01-27-2004, 03:33 PM
like the title says, i did it, and i love it. you guys really weren't kidding when you said it is the best bang for the buck. i feel like i'm driving a new car. however, i was wondering where i could purchase a splash guard/heat shield for my filter b/c as some of you may know, it has been a blizzard in chicago the last couple of days and i would like to protect my filter if i can. i'm not so much worried about sucking up water b/c as i've been told b/4 it has to be completely submerged to even worry about it, but i am worried about the filter getting filty b/c of dirt and salt coming in thru the front of the bumper (right next to the fog light) b/c of the other cars flinging s**t (salt and sludge) at my tib.
01-27-2004, 03:36 PM
So how long did it take? What was the hardest part? You change any steps compared to others? You take your wheel off first to get out the resonator? Take some pics! :D
01-27-2004, 03:46 PM
it took about an hour, and i would have to say the hardest part was trying to get the freakin' rubber thing to go around the hole so that you don't scratch the damn intake :D ... too bad i ended up scratching it anyways, but at least it is scratched where no one else can see (in the fender) :D
i started by taking the battery and stock box (under the hood) out. then the wheel, then the wheel well cover and then the resonator box (man the screw in the front was tricky). all in all everything went very good. i just wish i knew where to buy the damn splash guard/heat shield b/c i know s**t is getting tossed at the tib and hitting the filter. i know this b/c i have a ralley red tib and when i drove back from my friends house (had to use his garage) my front end was grey b/c of all the sludge and salt. :shocked:
01-31-2004, 08:11 PM
PM'd you this, but just in case.
01-31-2004, 08:57 PM
Cringe. Thanks for the info. [Ditto to GhettoLwyer].
The Power of Dreams
01-31-2004, 09:09 PM
www.ptuning.com for heat shield. And, as the sponsor banner says (top of screen), you get 5% off I think.