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Ribbon Delete? Worth it?

Neutron

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Pulling snorkel out of housing.
Its tough cause they use some adhesive in the groove
 

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I finally got around to the ribbon delete this afternoon. No problem , both ribbons removed in less than an hour. However , I spent the next 30 minutes trying to jiggle , twist , pry , etc. the snorkel from the air filter housing. Got afraid I was going to crack or break something and gave up !! Any tips or more pics would be greatly appreciated. I know that @swatski said is was NOT necessary to remove the filter housing from the engine compartment front bulkhead but I just could not get the feel for doing it. I would really like to give it another shot in order to achieve max benefit from the mod ? Am I wiggling the filter housing off the bulkhead OR wiggling the snorkel out of the housing?
You definitely need to remove the filter box with its housing, but you can get it off without unbolting - those will slide out. Kind of hard to explain.
Here is the snorkel (removed) - need to yank it out. I suppose some dish soap could help - there is a rubber pin holding it to the filter case.
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These are the bolts holding the air box - no need to unbolt, the box will slide out.
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And couple more pics of the snorkels before and after removal. Those just need some persuasion:
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Let us know if you need more pics.

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Has any of you tried removing the filter too? Mph change?
Unless your filter is in bad shape you are unlikely to see any major difference. Maybe 50 RPM gain - in a N/A engine. It could be different with a SC.
Fairly easy to check - almost no tools required to pull the air box on the water. Running without it for a while will not hurt anything.

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Unless your filter is in bad shape you are unlikely to see any major difference. Maybe 50 RPM gain - in a N/A engine. It could be different with a SC.
Fairly easy to check - almost no tools required to pull the air box on the water. Running without it for a while will not hurt anything.

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I'm guessing there is no point doing a cold air intake with a SC? I cant see it helping the charge temps.
 

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I'm guessing there is no point doing a cold air intake with a SC? I cant see it helping the charge temps.
A few people tried it in the SX192 thread and didn't get any positive results.
 

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Thanks for the info guys! I am about to do the upgrade on my 2016 240SX. One question I have is, do I need to locktite the bolts? Blue is fine?

Thanks!
 
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