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    Well I got my new used air box from crashtd today and the cutting began. You may ask yourself, why take a perfectly good box and hack it all up. Well since the very first day I took the lid off the box I was dissapointed. All those turns, all those restrictions. So I thought, why not make your own modifications. So I did a little looking around and kinda took what I liked and used some of my ideas. Here is what I have done so far. I removed both walls that support the filter floor. I will lay up some carbon where the paper is now. A filter will be made on each side that will span from the original box bottom to the side. The lid will be removed and it will seal against the tank (I stole this idea, he he he). I will keep the velocity stacks and throttle bodies all stock. I plan to run my TLR on a dyno with the stock box and stock filter, stock box with the K&N (thanks crashtd), and lastly with the fully modded box. I have a slight tranny problem so that might get fixed to this winter. If that's the case, then new cams are going in too, heck maybe pistons. I will try to do a very detailed write up, like rupes did for the TLS box. Any sugestions, well I am always up for them.
    Last edited by yeller_twin; 10-27-2003, 09:24 PM.
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  • #2
    Here's the stock bas, before the modding began.




    "Richard....what'd you do?" Tommy Boy, when the door falls off. Looks like I don't quite have th concept of computers down yet...opps
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    • #3
      Before

      Here's the stock base, before the modding began.
      Last edited by yeller_twin; 10-27-2003, 09:24 PM.
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      • #4
        Could you drop the floor of the box and have the throttle bodies inside the airbox?

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        • #5
          Here you can see what I took out. Just think of all the weight I am saving too. There was a lot of plastic in there. About three hours of dremel and sawing in there.
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          • #6
            I could drop the floor, but I would have to re-route all the lines through the side or the bottom. I don't see that much of an advantage to justify that much work. You have to remember that I am lazy. I wanted the stock base so I could remove it just like a regular box and work on it w/o any troubles.

            To lay up a box of that sort would require a lot of masking off and a lot of free time, something I don't want to do and something I don't have time to do. I am gettin the best of both worlds here. I can also show anyone how to do this, beacuse it is really simple. Free forming or moldless construction is quite a pain and would get almost the same results, in my mind atleast.
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            • #7


              I'd like to see the inside of a Hermitt Dragon or Sharkskinz airbox to compare what they look like

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              • #8
                I agree.....now who wants to shell out the money for the comparison I did some searching and came to the conclusion I would not find it, so I am shooting from the hip here. Just using common sense. Just hope I see some type of gain.
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                • #9
                  good luck,looks like you got something good going .hope it works for you or should i say us.
                  MY MODS:
                  Ackrapovic Evo II full exhaust Head Work,Flowed injectors,Port /Polish exh and intake.cams,subframe,projector headlights,gap mod,Undertray,air/oil breather,pair valve removal,black frame Earth grounding mod . Dynojet PowercommanderII: (Custom Map by Orient Express):Galfer Wave Rotors Front & Rear: Pyramid Hugger:GSXR1k rear brake:A.T.R.E,Galfer Steel braided lines Front & Rear:TLS Cable Clutch Conversion:Woodcraft clipons:Vortex top triple clamp: DID Erv2 gold 520 conversion: Spocket Specialist Titan Tough Sprocket 17/41:GSXR tail: Nocut Frame Sliders:Air Tech Black Chrome Windscreen:LP Carbon Mirrors:Raised Tail 3/4" Ohlins Steering Damper:BRG 1/5 Throttle:GP Tech Fairing Bracket: Clear Alternative tail light:Black rims, ProTeck rearsets.gixxer 1k fender.Bitubo shock,custom projector headlights Race plastics and air tubes by AK composite 3/4 tail rasier custom made by TLDV8
                  Going For 440 wet weight.136 +HP. 72 +TQ

                  TO BE CONTINUED

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                  • #10
                    Dang it! Putting ideas in my head!
                    Looking good so far! Keep us informed!

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                    • #11
                      looking good, glad i could help yah on your modding

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                      • #12
                        Let the carbon begin. I cut some more out. I am guessing around five pounds of plastic has been removed. I can't wait till it's done.

                        It's still setting up in the garage as I type. So there is a lot more sanding and trimming to get it good, then more layers, and maybe another.
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                        • #13
                          Did I mention this is really messy? I hope the rag I have underneath doesn't get stuck to the box. My dad will be happy to see resin all over his bench......oh well. He already wants me to make some crap for him, but my crap comes first 'round here.
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                          • #14
                            NO DAD IT'S MY CARBON

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                            • #15
                              That's right.....get your own old man. Heck why you are at it get some more for me. Then learn how to do it yourself. I hate being the only person around this house that knows everything.
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