It goes somewhere alright. The problem is that the somewhere is not much better than nowhere. No real airflow will occur but it is well protected from debris and water! It could *possibly* be used for Ram Air - but that would be futile - better to make your own with flex tubing. Search for this on here - there have been many posts regarding homemade ram air.
To reamove the resonator you do not have to remove the fender. You have to remove the platic guard around the front drivers side wheel well. Once that is off you can see the tubing inside the fender and how useless it all is. I pulled off the resonator but I doubt that really did much for performance.
I do have drop in K&N filter and plan of using the stock box but get some sort of ram air out of it. I preferr the stock box becuase it protects the intake from the super super hot air in the engine bay.
I am thinking about a scoop on the side fender and running a short tube right into the stock box. I think this should work because the stock air box enters the side fender right there. All i will have to do is run the tube straight out the side fender. I just have to find a small scoop to fit on the flat surface on the side fender.
I'm thinking about using the stock air box, too, with a K&N filter. Removing the resonator, and doing the CAI thing with dryer ducting. When I have money to get the car painted however, I'm gonna do like MX6Rocket from over at the Yahoo board with a hood scoop, and big cone filter, and heat shield. That seems to be the best way, plus, I love the way the scoop looks on the hood.
that stuff all works but i have the most inexpensive "ram air" youll ever find. take some dryer duct and go around the battery to the front end and put it there somewhere and figure out some sort of thing to catch the air and force it in. I found that to work nicely. that and my K&N have a noticable from stock crap
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