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Hello all- Ithink I posted my questions in the wrong area,so here goes..
installed the venom brace..easier to do by removing the air muffler/silencer box.
Question: Do I need to reinstall the box?
Is it's sole purpose to reduce air intake sound, or is it an essential part of the airflow engineering ? Being downstream of the mass airflow sensor, if the hole was plugged and airtight, I would think it would not change/affect the computer. Any thoughts on this? Seems like a big lump there for nothing. I am retaining the stock air filter/induction system otherwise.
I'm not interested in a CAI ,just want to eliminate the lump. Any suggestions for plugging the 'hole"?
I thought a disc of suitable material, silicone the perimeter,use original clamp and be done. Thanks in advance!
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The 2.0 cars are very sensitive to air flow at the MAF. I have not read of similar sensitivity for the 2.4 cars.

But from your description I am confused at what box you are proposing removing. Can you provide more info or better yet a picture?

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The 2.0 cars are very sensitive to air flow at the MAF. I have not read of similar sensitivity for the 2.4 cars.

But from your description I am confused at what box you are proposing removing. Can you provide more info or better yet a picture?
Number 10 in the following pic. I don't think there is anything similar in the GXP.





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Ahhh yes that helps. I have never seen one of those before.

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Yes ,it's part 10.thank you..Any issues? Please refer to my original post..
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Yes ,it's part 10.thank you..Any issues? Please refer to my original post..
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There are a bunch of threads back in the 2005 - 2006 time frame about removing this box.

Here's a couple:

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Haven't had an issue since 2006. Found a PVC threaded plug that fit the hole perfectly from Home Depot and just tightened it down.
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Guys , thanks for the info and daveoc for searching the thread for me. I now have three good plug ideas.
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The LV Venom brace can not coexist with the resonator box on the NA cars.
You can not put it back, so you need to plug the hole.

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There are a bunch of threads back in the 2005 - 2006 time frame about removing this box.

Here's a couple:

DIY - CAI this weekend!!

http://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/f...ans-cai-53066/
IIRC Dori-San called it the mallet mod because he cut the end off a mallet head to plug the hole.

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IIRC Dori-San called it the mallet mod because he cut the end off a mallet head to plug the hole.
Was it Dori-San? I couldn't remember who named it that.



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Hello all-
Just a quick update..I now have a Mallet engine..eer, sort of,kind with the handle. I beheaded a rubber mallet with the table saw,a dab of silicone and it fit like a fist on an eye.Looks great..Thanks again..got my curt hitch today..will make a tiny aluminum platform just for a couple suitcases. Backbone on order. Jan, I will get the Probeam and the Solo NA muffler. Thanks again for the tips!
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