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Old 08-10-2009, 07:46 AM   #6
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The piece called the snorkle is a plastic cone which is on the airbox leading to the driver side intake vent. It's used by Porsche to silence the intake for markets where there are noise regulations.

There has been LOTS of debate as to whether there are any performance gains to be had from removing it (snaps off, and is reversable), but it does give a nicer sound w/o it.

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