Certified SSR "Nutcase"
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Lyman, SC
Rear spoiler, 20"/22" Dub Phase6 Wheels, '06 Chrome Pkg., 2-Tone Katzkin seats, Magnaflow CB Exhaust
Modified Air Filter Box:
I've been toying around with modifying my air filter box, removing the hood, for quite some time now. After talking with Joe ("2005SSR6speed") and him putting any of my ill effect concerns to bed, the only thing that worried me was physically messing up my air filter box in trying to remove most of the hood.
I recently bought an extra air filter box assembly from "vmax1244" in case I messed mine up. Then last Saturday, with the help of "Jax" and his trusty dremel tool, we did it. It turned out good, and today I decided to dress it up a bit more. I purchased some 1/4" wide press on bright chrome door trim molding from Advance Auto Parts.
With my de-screened MAF sensor in place with the now opened up aif filter box, I'm definitely sucking in more air. You can hear it and feel it at the higher RPMs. The truck pulls harder and longer now. BTW, I did pull the ECM fuse #27 while we were doing the hood removal.
Here are some photos of the completed installation.