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Old 12-10-2011, 08:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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5000 miles and I think its time...getting a DET light at WOT, gonna check the boots and hate putting the air box back in.
What are the steps to gutting the air box? is it just spliting tabs to seperate and removing shelves or is there more?

I also have the ATACC installed

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Old 12-10-2011, 09:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you are going to use the SLP airhorn kit, do what you mentioned plus you have to cut off the top raised portion for the plate to sit flat. It's the kinda triangular shaped area. Get the box very warm, heat the tabs with a hairdryer. Use very small screwdrivers and pics, work carefully and it will come apart. Clean it well on the seam and after putting it back together I like to run a bead of silicone around the seam to seal it from air leaks and belt dust. Duct tape works equally as well.
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If you are going to use the SLP airhorn kit, do what you mentioned plus you have to cut off the top raised portion for the plate to sit flat. It's the kinda triangular shaped area. Get the box very warm, heat the tabs with a hairdryer. Use very small screwdrivers and pics, work carefully and it will come apart. Clean it well on the seam and after putting it back together I like to run a bead of silicone around the seam to seal it from air leaks and belt dust. Duct tape works equally as well.
Thanks RD If I don't use the SLP kit it still can be done right? How much of the top plate is then removed?
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I split mine and gutted it but I didn't do the SLP kit Just glued the foam chimney to the hood and let er go.
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Thanks RD If I don't use the SLP kit it still can be done right? How much of the top plate is then removed?
Yes it can be done without the SLP kit, do as Chief says.
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Old 12-10-2011, 12:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Would I benefit from cutting the top to match the indent made into the foam from the hood?
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I think you will see once you get it split, the top of the box has a plastic piece that once removed makes the hole pretty large - which I think is sufficient for the 600.
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I like the SLP kit for the better seal you get. It has a funnel shaped horn with foam around it's outside that gets plastic riveted {push darts} to the hood plenum. It then fits into the airbox top.
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