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    Hi there, i'm quite new to this site, i have just fitted a pipercross air filter but what is the airbox mod i have been reading about on the other pages?
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    Look here:

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=54505



    Also take out the cone thats in the airbox

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    Just to explain a little further for you. If you take the top off the airbox and remove the filter, you will see a curved cone shaped piece about 5" long IIRC. Just hook your fingers under the front of it and give it a sharp pull, it will come off. It's as simple as that
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    Quote Originally Posted by GARY3306 View Post
    Just to explain a little further for you. If you take the top off the airbox and remove the filter, you will see a curved cone shaped piece about 5" long IIRC. Just hook your fingers under the front of it and give it a sharp pull, it will come off. It's as simple as that


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    Quote Originally Posted by GARY3306 View Post
    Just to explain a little further for you. If you take the top off the airbox and remove the filter, you will see a curved cone shaped piece about 5" long IIRC. Just hook your fingers under the front of it and give it a sharp pull, it will come off. It's as simple as that
    what will this do?

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    What will removing the cone acheive.
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by davieboy1976 View Post
    What will removing the cone acheive.
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    Have a read of this dude

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=42382

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    Basically it allows a greater volume of air to spread out over more surface area of the filter. If you look at your old filter, the dirt build up will most likely be where the horn exit was. Removing this allows greater air flow (essential for a diesel engine to get lots of nice cold air). You won't see your car 'taking off' F1 fighter style, but you should notice a slight difference for the better.HTH
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