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CALIFORNIANS - 2nd air filter

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by xENSLAVE, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. Nov 17, 2011 at 4:07 AM
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    xENSLAVE

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    Nothing yet..not even wheels :(
    With California having strict air regulations, has anybody from here had any repercussions from removing their secondary air filter?? I'm planning on removing mine and am inquiring on what to expect when it comes time to smog it and how hard would it be to put back in (if deemed necessary)
     
  2. Nov 17, 2011 at 9:43 AM
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    Trifenix

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    What filter are you speaking of?
     
  3. Nov 17, 2011 at 9:46 AM
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    Plenty of people in CA have. CA only does visual inspections now for newer vehicles but the don't open intakes. Take it out and don't think twice about it.

    live via :dancingbacon:
     
  4. Nov 17, 2011 at 9:48 AM
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    Jerez

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    Beat me to it lol...^this
     
  5. Nov 17, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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    If you do remove it, please post the results, i.e. did you get a noticeable improvement in MPG.
     
  6. Nov 17, 2011 at 11:39 AM
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    The 4 bangers benefit from removal but MPG isn't one of them or the change is too small to make a difference.
     
  7. Nov 18, 2011 at 12:36 AM
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    Nothing yet..not even wheels :(
    I'm gonna take the dancing weenie's advice. I'll prolly take it out over thanksgiving vacation. I hope I don't screw it up.
     
  8. Nov 18, 2011 at 1:53 PM
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    where is it in the engine bay?
     
  9. Nov 22, 2011 at 9:13 PM
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    take it out, don't over complicate it. mine came out with a needle nose pliers. they're fairly brittle. just pinch and tweak, and out it'll come and it'll barely be noticable that it was once there
     
  10. Nov 27, 2011 at 8:42 PM
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    Aries stainless steel bull bar , afe pro dry s filter , secondary air filter removal, scangauge II
    I noticed a change in power when I removed mine. Also put in the pro dry s filter at the same time, so it was prob a combo of both factors. I put the OEM filter back in when cleaning the pro dry, it feels very choked off compared to the pro dry. Pro dry is best bang for the buck in my opinion. Been using it for for over 40k miles now.
     
  11. Nov 27, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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    dunno about emission testing or whatever, but if they open up your hood all their gonna see is a stock intake. so no worries about that.
     
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