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Old 02-16-2006, 12:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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CAI Debaffle?

hey guys, i was reading some of the posts on CAI' s and the like, and was just curious, what exactly is debaffling your airbox and does it help?
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Old 02-16-2006, 01:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know about the 4's, but the 6 cylinder airbox has a baffle in it to redirect airflow. It's in there mostly for decreasing intake noise. Taking the baffle out supposedly gives better airflow into the engine. Mine is debaffled. It is a little louder and I'm not sure if there are any gains, maybe high up in the rpm range? Cheaper than an aftermarket intake (like free).
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cool. thanks tom for the input. i'm going to look at trying to debaffle mine.
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Old 02-16-2006, 05:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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very simple.... its just a piece of plastic that u have to take out...

IMO, if just sounds a little deeper... NO GAINS!
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and where is this plastic? In the piping just after the air filter?

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if u pop your hood... its right behind the driverside headlight... where the hole is...??

there is a pice of plastic that u can remove to make that hole bigger, which would result in "more air flow".. or a deeper sound...

your best bet, is to remove the airbox, and just examine it.. and just take the peice out!
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and where is this plastic? In the piping just after the air filter?

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Inside the airbox itself.
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