Just pulled my silencer - MustangForums.com


4.6L General Discussion This section is for non-tech specific information pertaining to 4.6L (Modular) Mustangs built from 1996 to 2004.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-15-2009, 06:08 PM   #1  
scooter3
4th Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
scooter3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,147
Default Just pulled my silencer

Took about 10 minutes and pulled my silencer out and what a difference. Much better throttle response. Now all I have to do is replace the crappy paper filter for a good performance unit and call it a day. No need to buy a CAI now!
scooter3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2009, 07:23 PM   #2  
Frostbitten
4th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location:
Posts: 1,495
Default

lol sweet. i added a K&N intake and it definately added some power. put a full exhaust on there and youll really start to feel some gains
Frostbitten is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2009, 09:29 PM   #3  
0949er
4th Gear Member
 
0949er's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 1,909
Default

CAI are pretty much useless.

If you want a new intake, after you take the silencer out, take a dremel and cut that whole "cap" off the end of the stock "filter cover" thus, making it able to suck air in from all sides.

Free Cold air intake that will work just as good as any (for the most part)
0949er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2009, 09:34 PM   #4  
lilcrate
4th Gear Member
 
lilcrate's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: MO
Posts: 1,030
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 0949er View Post
CAI are pretty much useless.

If you want a new intake, after you take the silencer out, take a dremel and cut that whole "cap" off the end of the stock "filter cover" thus, making it able to suck air in from all sides.

Free Cold air intake that will work just as good as any (for the most part)
He said no need to buy a CAI.
lilcrate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2009, 10:16 PM   #5  
SVTeeshirt
5th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 4,955
Default

lol i thought this was O.T and a gun thread.

carry on.
SVTeeshirt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2009, 12:02 AM   #6  
WannaBeGearHead
Go Texas!!!
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lincoln, NE
Posts: 4,607
Default

I have a question, why is it that so many people say CAI are useless and a waste of money yet they have a CAI or RAI? I'm not calling you out 0949er it's just that A LOT of people on here say the same thing, yet own a CAI or RAI. I'm confused?
WannaBeGearHead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2009, 12:07 AM   #7  
TheCrimzonKnight
3rd Gear Member
 
TheCrimzonKnight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Killadelphia
Posts: 556
Default

Because most of them purchased it and then realized it was not worth anything.
TheCrimzonKnight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2009, 12:52 AM   #8  
SVTeeshirt
5th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 4,955
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WannaBeGearHead View Post
I have a question, why is it that so many people say CAI are useless and a waste of money yet they have a CAI or RAI? I'm not calling you out 0949er it's just that A LOT of people on here say the same thing, yet own a CAI or RAI. I'm confused?
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackWidow00GT View Post
Because most of them purchased it and then realized it was not worth anything.
DING DING DING!

the stock intake is quite efficent, its a good design, and metal intakes get heatsoaked. JLT intakes seem to be nice but are they worth the money? dun dun dun.

Do they make JLT for 2vs? i've never really seen anyone with one.... i have no clue why they wouldn't. I could just search and find but i'm really tired so for now sorry mustangforums lol.
SVTeeshirt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2009, 08:48 AM   #9  
IRSmart
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Westminster, Maryland
Posts: 357
Default

any gains felt by removing the rubber fitting on the end of the airbox is most likely in your head. it is there for a reason, not to silence anything, but to stop the airbox from taking in warm air from under the hood. i simply trimmed mine so that it didn't have a bottleneck shape, but it is still taking in air from the fender.

and trimming off the end of the airbox would be and even worse idea, as it would then allow warm engine bay air to be sucked in that much easier.
IRSmart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2009, 10:31 AM   #10  
scooter3
4th Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
scooter3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,147
Default

Well I was actually able to drive the car a bit last night with the silencer off and it was not responding the way it normally does. Seems to have lost a bit of top end. Drove about 6 miles to get to the freeway and then another 20 or so on the freeway. I played a bit with the throttle and the car just did not seem right. So today I am going to put it back on and stick a K&N filter in to get rid of the cheap paper one in there now.
scooter3 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
S197 Parts baddog671 Parts For Sale 20 07-26-2016 01:20 PM
window tint issues? chrisdbassplayer 2010-current S197 Appearance Section 4 10-13-2015 06:53 PM
1994-1995 ODBII Port Urambo Tauro 5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang 6 10-05-2015 09:37 PM
Rear Package Shelf jrrhd73must Classic Mustang General Discussion 2 10-02-2015 09:17 PM
V6 Project Problems ThatJuanStang V6 (1994-2004) Mustangs 4 09-25-2015 08:01 AM


Tags
0304, air, body, box, cap, car, cobra, ford, fox, mach, mustang, remove, removing, silencer, stock

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

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:09 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.