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Unfortunately not. I will definitely post when I do though. Possible tomorrow.


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Basic but informative, very good. For bonus points, take off the front bumper and remove the intake resonator and its heavy-ass mounting brackets -- you don't need them anymore! Use the space to run some ducting from the bumper (cut out the fog light shroud or something) to feed the SRI, your engine will appreciate the cooler air.
Is it possible to remove it without removing the front bumper? There's also another inlet to remove in back on the front bumper no?
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The intake duct on the radiator shroud should stay -- it feeds air directly to the cone filter and I can't see how that's a bad thing.

As for the resonator, the brackets holding that sucker on are hidden underneath a bunch of stuff, and you need a super-long, flexible socket to even reach the bolts without taking off fender liners. I doubt you can do it without taking off the front bumper.


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The intake duct on the radiator shroud should stay -- it feeds air directly to the cone filter and I can't see how that's a bad thing.
If in remember correctly, the intake from the top is a 90* angle. It may bring air in but I don't think it really benefits the SRI at all. Plus I don't know if I'd trust just those two plastic clips to keep it in place.


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We don't have a true ram air once we go SRI -- there's no box to create positive pressure. So it doesn't matter what angle the duct sits at, it's just bringing ambient air into the engine bay to wash away the hot air that would otherwise collect in that area underhood.

My duct hasn't come off yet.


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We don't have a true ram air once we go SRI -- there's no box to create positive pressure. So it doesn't matter what angle the duct sits at, it's just bringing ambient air into the engine bay to wash away the hot air that would otherwise collect in that area underhood.

My duct hasn't come off yet.
Excellent point. Maybe ill throw mine back on and see if there is any noticeable difference. I was looking into getting the CS SRI box so it won't do much good after that. When @tastic did some testing, it showed that the box is actually worth it.


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Guess I'll leave it on then. As for the resonator, that is the resonator right? I'll attempt to take it off to save weight, probably not much?
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Guess I'll leave it on then. As for the resonator, that is the resonator right? I'll attempt to take it off to save weight, probably not much?
Probably not a lot but it may be a good thing to save for a rainy day.


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color0. Can you pinpoint to me where the location of the screw for that box without removing the front bumper? Thanks
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No way in hell that is possible lol. The bracket is pretty much tucked behind the front left fender liner so I needed to have the front bumper all the way off, tuck a 12" socket extension way deep into the crumple zone, and that's where the bracket is.


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