You will just loose some mid-range torque....other than that, it will work fine....
so did you do that to your car? what do you do about the power at the lower bands...kwintegra said:i dynoed my car both ways and each time i got better hp gains from having it on the throttle body about 5hp more than with the tube.
good thread.. a lot of techs in that threadTuan said:here's my intake tech article to show you why that can't happen:
please read it before you spout BS here.
intake tube length and diameter play a huge role in shaping your dyno power curve.
So what did you do to make more midrange with no tube? compare no tube to a straw?
As I said, no tube results in a narrower higher or peaky powerband which makes the car virtually undriveable around town since you have no low to midrange power...imagine losing more torque from 2000-5000 rpm than you have now but then get a surge only from 6500-7000 rpm ..that's worst than turbo lag!
That is his fault for putting it on incorrectly... that intake is not plastic, and that engin couldn't have rocked enough to break the intake... And pantie hose? hum.. that would just melt and get sucked into his engin.. whatever that was.. no one should ever do that...gsr squirrel said:that reminds me of some guy i met a while back who worked up a hyundai tiberon. he bought one of those ractive intakes and it broke off and apparently fell through to the road, i don't klnow how that happened. just going by what he told me. so now he pops open the hood and i see no intake. all saw was a pair of panty hose..doubled up maybe, covering the throttle body. one look at that and i almost busted my head laughing when hitting the floor.
just thought i'd share my experience with you guys. later