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I bought a drop in K&N air filter...and I wanna do the "snow box" removal I hear about...what is that all about...and how long does is take?
 

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The Snowbox is an extension to the air filter box that you see inside the engine bay.

It snaked through the driver side fender, in a Z shape almost. It sits right above the tire, in the plastic liner area. The design is such so that the car can be driven in tire-high water and not take in any water, and something to do with snow but I really have no idea.

It's not a BAD design, but it does make the engine struggle for air. If performance is your goal, it's removal is a must.
 

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how long?

How long does it take to remove...also is it necessary to remove the fender?...anyone has pictures of this?
 

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it doeesn't take long to remove. All you need to do is take off the tire and fender liner and it's right there. It's only held in by one or two bolts.
 

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Marvin -- thanks for posting those pics!! I forgot they were on the old forums, and they do show what the snowbox is.

I believe you can get away with just taking the fender liner (black thing that covers the wheel well) out to remove it...
 

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kcfoxie said:
Marvin -- thanks for posting those pics!! I forgot they were on the old forums, and they do show what the snowbox is.

I believe you can get away with just taking the fender liner (black thing that covers the wheel well) out to remove it...

Yeah - the how-to I posted shows the process...
I like your pics though - really illustrate where they are looking, where it is located and what they are removing.
 

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marvins_dad said:
Yeah - the how-to I posted shows the process...
I like your pics though - really illustrate where they are looking, where it is located and what they are removing.
feel free to use them as references!
 

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dvious said:
so does my car have one of these? 02' Turbo S?

just curious.
Yup - sure does.

JD - took his out as soon as he got his.

All models come with it. I haven't had the fender off of an '06 yet, but I would imagine they would have a similar one.
 

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just finished a new mod to the OEM airbox. i picked up a CAI from TMTuning and just didnt like it. i had purchased some 3" neoprene aircraft tubing for it but since i wasnt going to use it I opted to do an easy mod.

since our airboxes are actually good and rated real high in HP i ran this from the front grill up.

all pics are on my flickr set.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/oneighturbo/sets/72057594122259129/



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restrictive junk ive had in to long after the snowbox removal
 
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