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Old 01-28-2008, 10:00 AM   #1
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How do you remove the air box?

[Cross posted from Renntech]

Hello all,
As I pull out parts for mods/replacements, I had tried to remove the air box this weekend and was unable to get it out. Is there a special trick to it?

This all started when I needed to remove the MAF and the screws were so rusted that one snapped inside and I had to hack it apart. I was thinking about installing a cold air intake instead so how the heck do you get the old one out?

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Old 01-28-2008, 11:59 AM   #2
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Here's dj's DIY:
intake install step by step with pics and video

I'm sure there must be an easier way, but here's one way:
New Stuff, lol

And here's some other useful info:
Evo intake labor????

Maybe dj can chime in to help out?? I'm interested to see what he will say as well. I was actually looking at this info when I saw your post. I'm looking into doing this as well and trying to gauge how the diy would be.

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Old 01-28-2008, 01:24 PM   #3
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I was never planning on putting the OEM box back on so I just used some large snips and just hacked it out. The plastic is brittle so just broke off in chunks. Took about five minutes.
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Old 01-28-2008, 04:44 PM   #4
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I'm with Steve...could have cared less about the factory air box and just took it out in pieces. Figured it would just lay around in my garage until I eventually threw it out anyway.

But that Evo sound...intoxicating!

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