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Dumb question but when replacing the air filter for the first time since I got the car last year, I notice that there is a tube in the middle of it which seems to go no where, What is its purpose? Do I need to block it off for my snorkel properly?


Thank in advance

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That's to centre the filter I suppose, mine looks different but it has something similar to the lower section without that tube extending upwards, perhaps earlier design. Also the lower lip is to act as a barrier should the water get inside the filter box hence the drain hole outside of it.

Many people mistakenly block it and then face the consequences, although jury is still out in regards to it. 

Regards

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Mine has got a 3 inch exhaust, but when I put my foot down doesn't sound grunty at all. I hear some patrols drive by and you can hear the turbo whistling and they sound like a v8 but are only 4.2's. if I block off the resonator in my air filter will it give a better tone? what else can/should I do to make it sound like a beast?

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11 hours ago, skid said:

Mine has got a 3 inch exhaust, but when I put my foot down doesn't sound grunty at all. I hear some patrols drive by and you can hear the turbo whistling and they sound like a v8 but are only 4.2's. if I block off the resonator in my air filter will it give a better tone? what else can/should I do to make it sound like a beast?

Just make sure it is straight through (no muffler) then you'll have some noise you are after but why? It makes no sense, it attracts unwanted attention and makes no difference to performance and is downright annoying after while .I ain't greenie either, it is not pleasant sitting in the vehicle for hours with loud exhaust for sure and I should know,  have some experience in that, how about 19 L diesel V12 with straight through 6" pipes (can hear it .several kays away shifting gears.....or straight six 12 L turbo intercooled beast is enough after 20 mins especially with 7"  exhaust pipe, all you can hear is turbo spooling up and droning during the cruising enough to give you massive headache within short period of time....Noise is a pollution not rock n' roll.....

Its possibly different experience when you can actually have performance drive like on track or nice twisty hilly run in a sports car but in Patrol, LOL!

Speaking of engine noises check this screamer out ==> 3.0 L flat 8  Porsche 908-3  its pure sex with your ears action!

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I have found the straight-through systems to be nothing more than a droning mess. Hence why I went for the muffler.

If you want Turbo whine that isn't a loud annoyance, fit a K&N filter that doesn't dampen so much of the intake whine from the snail. I also use a silicone hose to replace the awefull factory intake pipe and resonator. 

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I remember years ago, I went with work mates to a Ronnie Johns (Chopper impersonator) show in Albury, the show was OK (most of material was the same stuff seen on TV) but after the show, we all walking down the stairs when Ronnie came out, our friend seen him and asked him to do a favour..... LOL

She pulled her phone out and called her boyfriend, Chopper then got on the phone and told him to harden the f*** up and he was a pussy for staying at home. Priceless moment.

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