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Ok so I have been reading it in peoples lists of things done to thier cars, just courious what is the air silencer delete exactally?

Man do I feel like a dit di dur asking this!!!!
 

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Ah Ok, I removed that right away when i did the K&N cone filter, guess I never thought of it as a silencer.

Thank ya much.
 

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Seriously though I didn't notice any diff when removed except maybe more noise :zdunno:
 

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Removing the air silencer is jokingly referred to as the end-all-be-all modification around here.

There's also a good home made ram air system that you can build for cheap that works well with a K&N filter. I run this particular set up on my car. Shadowdragon has put together a slightly different version that you can read about on his website.

I put together a short list of amazing things that removing the air silencer can do for you, your car and the world in this thread that I'll post here for your entertainment.

Removing the air silencer will:

  • Increase your mileage
  • Increase your horsepower
  • Dramatically improve your 0-60 and 1/4 mile times
  • Increase your top end by at least 100 MPH
  • Improve handling
  • Increase airflow and give you that amazing exhaust sound you've always wanted
  • Make you more appealing to the opposite sex
  • Increase the size of your manhood
  • Cause you to win the lottery
  • Cause world peace
  • Save the whales
  • Reverse global warming
  • Free Tibet
 

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I know better then to think any of the simple bolt ons are going to up my horse power. I have seen a lot of members have it in thier signature, along with some pretty serious mods, I guess I just didnt know if it was the box or the violin case.

Not that I am tryin to get anything going with this thread, but seriously it amazes me how this site is full of people just got a stick up thier ars. I have read more pose in the last month of people raggin on other guys for what to some people is a pretty simple question but for others, they just want to know.

I thought this site was TCCoA, Thunderbird Cougar Club of America, Not MTCCoa, Modified TCCoA. Some people come off so arrogant here and if you ask a gernal question that isnt producing insane amounts of HP additives to your car your a freakin newbie and dont know ****.

I dont know how many times I have read do a search. Well for some of the more computer savy that might be all fine and dandy, but I Have done the searce for like say lately upper control arm removal, and i get everything under the sun that says Upper, Control, or Arm in it, some have nothing to do with my topic at question. Sometimes its just easier to ask in a new thread and if someone leads you to an old thread THANK YOU.

I am part of many car sites and this one has by far been the worst for BS responces or snappy responces to belittle the guy asking.

WE ARE NOT ALL HIGH HORSE POWER CAR GURUS HERE. NOT ALL OF US KNOW EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN ABOUT THE MN12s.

If you look under my name I am a "membership expired" member, and the reasoning for that is I got sick of all the arrogant pricks giving me answers, only recently have I came back to the site for some questions that guys at other sites couldnt help me with.

THIS IS THE LARGEST THUNDERBIRD/COUGAR CLUB I KNOW OF, A LOT OF KNOWLEDGE HERE, BUT ALSO A LOT OF ATTITUDE SOMETIMES.

Sorry for the rant but I feel it needed to be said.
 

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Jeff, have you tried refining your searches by using the quote and plus symbols? For example "upper control arm removal" + "94 Thunderbird". Go to the Advanced Search from the Search drop down toward the top of every page and then type in the exact info you are looking for in the keyword section using the quote symbols. The plus symbol in conjunction with the quote symbol will refine the search even further.

Edit* Well I guess that wasn't a very good example of a refined search - it only brought back this thread. :D Evidently too refined.

So I tried "upper control arm" + "removal" and got a few more results. But what confused me is that even though words were supposedly restricted by being w/in the quotes, the search results did show the individual words. Hmmm,,, gonna have to look into this a little further.

2nd edit* still can't seem to locate some good results. Sorry man.
 

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If my reply lead to your rant I apologize. I tried to be helpful and link some other mods that can be done along with the air silencer removal to help inprove air intake.

The other list was like I said. "For your entertainment". It was a joke.

You have to take the good with the bad around here. Like anywhere. I can't imagine that this site is any worse than any other site.
 

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Yep trunk your "Entertainment" is cool . Makes me grin :)

As well as your Sig at the bottom , I am working on getting some more Gigawates from my 4.6 [aks]Flux capacitor. lol :)
 

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No I understood that was for entertainment, and its not really this thread, I would like to consider myself some what mechanically inclined and I know when my blinker fluid is empty. My rant just came from some other replys I have read in the last couple weeks to guys who really are completely new to these cars, what can be done to them and then get completely belittled in thier own thread.

For instance there was a guy(sorry dont remember the thread)that asked a really simple question that I can see someone that doesnt know much about the working componants of a motor was wondering if part A would fit where part B goes. And all he got was jokes poked at his expence and didnt get a good answer until like probably 15 posts later.

As for the search, that is my problem exactally, its not a very simplyfied search option and to do an advanced search you very seldom get good outcome because it is almost too advanced. A lot of times its just easier to ask in a new thread.

Just like part of Ford Truck World that I am part of, I dont know how many times I have seen people start new topics on putting a Body Lift on, but I can honestly say I dont think I have ever seen "USE THE SEARCH OPTION TO GET YOUR ANSWER, DONT START A NEW THREAD" as the posts to asnwer his questions. You will see, yes this question has been asked time and time again, here are a few good threads to help you out. Good Luck with the project!!!! Keep us updated! Again I dont remember what threads I have read them in but those are almost word for word quotes. And if I could find them and learn how to qoute someone I would do that here.

Dont get me wrong, Im not MAD, just a little upset and uneased at how useless some of the responces could be on here from time to time, Its a car club, with car questions, may they be for the beginning rookie to the advanced pro.

Yes other online car/truck clubs have thier fill of jokes in the threads, but this site by far from what I have seen gives more BS answers then usefull ones.
 

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Hey, IMO You are ABSOLUTELY CORRECT, Bro. Although Trunk and Thunder are among some other Great guys out here completely helpful and willing to give info, I"ve been looking to find out all I can about the silencer delete myself, its still a little vauge, seems like it's a 2 part piece, if I"m reading these threads correctly, or not?? lol!
Wanted to be sure not to pull the whole thing and leave the box 'bare' on the bottom, leave part of it connected, even after searching I feel I'm getting half a story, some of the links, photos and sites are LONG gone... The basic mod info's out there, sure, but I like to really know as much as I can before I go tear the car apart, even for something this simple. Most guys are willing to give honest input, but you run the risk of getting Flamed for not knowing enuff? Thats stupid. What's the point of the site if not for information??
I dont wanna open myself up to water in the intake, how much or little to be removed is a legit question, But Ive been uptight to push for more info or discussion since it's such a overused/abused topic.
Just my .02...
 

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These pictures may help clarify for those who can't get a good mental picture. The first is a 3.8L system, the second a 4.6L system, but the piece to remove is essentially the same. You want to remove the piece circled in red in the pictures and leave the actual air cleaner element and housing. The piece circled, the infamous air silencer, is removed from underneath.

3.8L


4.6L
 

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feel the same way. i am not a newbie but im not a pro but i do ask some newb questions that dont get awsered, and that really does bother ne,if u have the time to be a smart A$$ the u have time to people like trunkmokey, badbird,madmikeyl,and a good bit othersawser the questioin IMHO!but where there is bad smart butts on this forum,here is really good people like ,trunk monkey,badbird,and madmikeyl
 

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These pictures may help clarify for those who can't get a good mental picture. The first is a 3.8L system, the second a 4.6L system, but the piece to remove is essentially the same. You want to remove the piece circled in red in the pictures and leave the actual air cleaner element and housing. The piece circled, the infamous air silencer, is removed from underneath.

3.8L


4.6L
Beautiful...
I've already gotten in there an pulled it, but, for the next guy that comes along, it's valuable info that should be out there, STICKED, since it's the obvious 'Mod' everyone aparantly does at first...
You rely on guys who have been there before to find the Pros/Cons of any modification, and you've simply GOT to feel free to ask questions until YOU understand it, otherwise, like I said, what's the point of the site??!?
Not everyone out here is a condesending A$$, but by the same token, not everyone here is an engineer, ya know??!?? Sometimes the obvious isnt the same for all of us....

Anyhow, I'm STILL hoping some of the HEAVYweight Ford guys/Engineers/Physics majors out here might put .02 in and EXPLAIN how this 'elbow' actually quiets anything down at all. Just out of curiosity, since it's such a hackneyed post....
Personally, sometimes I need to understand HOW a thing works before I second guess the engineers at Ford and remove it...
 

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These pictures may help clarify for those who can't get a good mental picture. The first is a 3.8L system, the second a 4.6L system, but the piece to remove is essentially the same. You want to remove the piece circled in red in the pictures and leave the actual air cleaner element and housing. The piece circled, the infamous air silencer, is removed from underneath.

3.8L


4.6L
BUMP THIS.

Took a while to drag up a picture but it was nice to see this.
 

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Speaking of simple ram air systems: I have this extra 8" vent from my recent bathroom vent install and I've thought about cutting the necessary hole into my hood to add it. All I would need to do is mount the airbox upside down (so it sucks from the hood vs. the fender well and bolt this to the hood.

It's either that or make it into a roof scoop.

I'm sure it will be good for another 20HP (as a hood scoop vs. an roof vent/scoop) -g

PS. If you want your own, check out Home Depot Racing Supply.
 

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I havent run into someone who seemed to give me an attitude, guess Im not on enough. I would say something about the AS but everyone else has. But when I first saw mine I turned the plastic bend so it was "scooping" air from the lower grille. Then I just removed it and ziptied the box down with K&N box filter. It has a slight whistle when I put my foot down.
 
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