Search



Go Back   MustangForums.com > Ford Mustang Tech > 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang Technical discussions on 1996-2004 4.6 Liter Modular Motors (2V and 4V) within.
Sponsored by Cruizin Concepts


Welcome to Mustang Forums!
Welcome to Mustang Forums.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-07-2007, 12:23 AM   #1
ramprat
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Orlando
Posts: 93
Default IAC box removal??

anyone removed the little box connected to the iac hose and just ran a plain old hose? theres nothing in it so i don't see why it'd hurt - but i wanna make sure.
This ad is not displayed to registered or logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Mustang Forums!
__________________
1989 Mustang LX
1997 Cobra - Procharged -sold
2003 Cobra

------------------
Wife - 2003 Mustang GT - Vortech V2
ramprat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2007, 01:53 AM   #2
BuzzCut
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location:
Posts: 351
Default RE: IAC box removal??

That is a muffler. It will be very annoying without it. It doesn't affect performance so why ghetto it?
__________________
I G Joe is my b!tch. Make it happen FOOL!
BuzzCut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2007, 02:02 AM   #3
ramprat
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Orlando
Posts: 93
Default RE: IAC box removal??

the empty plastic box that connects from the intake plenum to the intake tube via plastic tube is a muffler? how is just putting a hose on it ghetto? :| you know what i'm talking about right?
__________________
1989 Mustang LX
1997 Cobra - Procharged -sold
2003 Cobra

------------------
Wife - 2003 Mustang GT - Vortech V2
ramprat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2007, 02:05 AM   #4
BuzzCut
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location:
Posts: 351
Default RE: IAC box removal??

Quote:
ORIGINAL: ramprat

the empty plastic box that connects from the intake plenum to the intake tube via plastic tube is a muffler? how is just putting a hose on it ghetto? :| you know what i'm talking about right?
Yes I do and it is a muffler. If it doesn't cost you power why remove it? When you just tear stuff off for NO reason that is ghetto maintenance. Do what you want but I can bet you won't like it that way for long.
__________________
I G Joe is my b!tch. Make it happen FOOL!
BuzzCut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2007, 03:25 AM   #5
ramprat
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Orlando
Posts: 93
Default RE: IAC box removal??

if it whines can't hear it over the s/c anyway i was wondering in the first place because on my wifes car it's just kinda dangling around with the hose and looks crappy - wasn't going to do it for power, its for asthetics - instead of having a silly box hanging around it'd be a hose.

Click the image to open in full size.


looks silly for some reason to me
__________________
1989 Mustang LX
1997 Cobra - Procharged -sold
2003 Cobra

------------------
Wife - 2003 Mustang GT - Vortech V2
ramprat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2007, 03:48 AM   #6
cliffyk
TECH SAVANT

 
cliffyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Vehicle: 1998 SL500
Location: Saint Augustine, FL
Posts: 10,909
Default RE: IAC box removal??

At the risk of sounding overly simplistic, this would seem to me to be a quite reversible modification--so why not just take it out and see what happens?[/align][/align]It is a silencer. The airflow through the IAC (and the entire intake) is not a continuous stream but rather a series of pulses as each cylinder draws in air and fuel--the little airbox provides a reserve and dampening effect to the pulsed flow into the IAC to reduce any noise that might be generated. I suspect that it does also impact the idle control performance to some extent because of the dampening/reserve effect.[/align]
__________________
-cliff knight-
SOLD! - 2003 GT, UPR X, FRPP 24lb/h, Magnaflow, PP 70mm TB & plenum,
Delta Force tuned, Steeda UDPs, Ralco flywheel,
RAM HDX clutch, 3.73s, 262 rwHP/305 lb-ft.

New ride (7/1/2013) 1998 Mercedes SL500-5.0L 32V VVT 326/347 HP/tq


Engineering is, at its base, making what you want from what you have.
At its extreme it is making what you want from what you can get.
cliffyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2007, 11:59 AM   #7
AJ06GT
5th Gear Member
 
AJ06GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Vehicle: 2006 Redfire GT Vert
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 2,890
Default RE: IAC box removal??

I always wondered what the hell that box was for.
__________________
2006 Mustang GT
2008 BMW E92 335i - GONE!
2003 Mustang Cobra - GONE!
1997 Mustang GT - GONE!
AJ06GT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2007, 12:10 PM   #8
BuzzCut
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location:
Posts: 351
Default RE: IAC box removal??

Quote:
ORIGINAL: cliffyk

At the risk of sounding overly simplistic, this would seem to me to be a quite reversible modification--so why not just take it out and see what happens?[/align][/align]It is a silencer. The airflow through the IAC (and the entire intake) is not a continuous stream but rather a series of pulses as each cylinder draws in air and fuel--the little airbox provides a reserve and dampening effect to the pulsed flow into the IAC to reduce any noise that might be generated. I suspect that it does also impact the idle control performance to some extent because of the dampening/reserve effect.[/align]
Doesn't affect anything and as far as dampning, IMO, Dampning is usually reserved for fluids. You could pull the hose off and affect the idle due to unmetered air entering the engine.
__________________
I G Joe is my b!tch. Make it happen FOOL!
BuzzCut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2007, 12:15 PM   #9
Brute03
5th Gear Member
 
Brute03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Vehicle: 2003 Mustang GT
Posts: 2,504
Default RE: IAC box removal??

so that box has a purpose after all
__________________

2003 True Blue GT 5spd
-UPR x-pipe
-SLP Powerflo cat back
-Cobra Brakes
-Sniper tuned

Home-made mil's
Brute03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2007, 12:39 PM   #10
cliffyk
TECH SAVANT

 
cliffyk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Vehicle: 1998 SL500
Location: Saint Augustine, FL
Posts: 10,909
Default RE: IAC box removal??

Air is a fluid... [/align][/align]That is, it's motion and behaviour are governed by the principles of fluid dynamics...[/align]
__________________
-cliff knight-
SOLD! - 2003 GT, UPR X, FRPP 24lb/h, Magnaflow, PP 70mm TB & plenum,
Delta Force tuned, Steeda UDPs, Ralco flywheel,
RAM HDX clutch, 3.73s, 262 rwHP/305 lb-ft.

New ride (7/1/2013) 1998 Mercedes SL500-5.0L 32V VVT 326/347 HP/tq


Engineering is, at its base, making what you want from what you have.
At its extreme it is making what you want from what you can get.
cliffyk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2007, 12:39 PM
MustangForums
Ford Mustang




Paid Advertisement

 
 
 
Reply

Tags
46, 97, aic, box, cobra, enhancements, gt, hose, iac, iacbox, muffler, mustang, picture, removal, silencer

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
New Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:21 AM.

© Internet Brands, Inc.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company
Emails Backup