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Old 05-03-2007, 04:43 AM   #1
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Last night I got my silcone hose reducer from turbo housing to afm (reducer).

I relocated the afm to in front of the radiator. It also does not catch on the bonnet either.

The difference is now like night and day now. I also think my 4 wire 02 sensor wiring had a loose connection.

I will post up pics later tonite. I have lost even more bling now (spike)

Just wanted to see pics of how and where others have relocated their AFM

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OMG yes!! I want more info because I want to relocate the filter behind the headlight lid with AFM.
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I have lost even more bling now (spike)
Tabs that's not good.
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OMG yes!! I want more info because I want to relocate the filter behind the headlight lid with AFM.
one of my future plans to, after checking out "the pass" on m.net it seems like an ideal place
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I am pretty please wth it.







Heatsoak can go kiss my ***!
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Tabs since you took bling out,you also need to put bling back in.
Polish your thermostat housing.

Looks good
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Just wanted to see pics of how and where others have relocated their AFM
I relocated mine to a box on a shelf in my garage FTW!!
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yup thats what I did. I had to trim the silicon coupler to make it short enough, then trim the edges of the fan on either side of the mounting bolt to make it fit. it was a snug fit.
are you using the stock greddy dp? if not, could you get a picture of any trimming you had to do with the heat sheild? I have to trim mine sometime soon, and it'd be nice to get some ideas in my head before I do it.
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I just recently did the same thing, except I angled it outboard a bit.
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VRTSid: the pass?

expensivehobby22: pictures?

tabs604: what size filter is that?
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I'll take some pictures tonight.
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tabs604: what size filter is that?

Its a K and N Induction kit for a 1.6 NA. fits nie and snug and looks better than the ugly yellow greddy filter and for a change this is not hot to the touch anymore now as it as at front and above the fan too.
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So what size coupler did you use?
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Relocated my AFM into this location last November. This has proven to be a very efficient setup- the pressure drop across the unit is zero even with the engine at full load.
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You MS/EMU/Link/Tec guys think you're funny? Well you're not, OK! You're about as funny as a screendoor on a battleship!

That setup is pretty sweet. I don't see any room to for a recirc fitting though... guess it's VTA if you're going that route. Does it sound any different?
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You should tap a vac line fitting onto the AFM for the breather. OlderGuy and brgracer have pics in their VBgarages showing where they did it.

Sam, my 2 ventures into AFM removal, though brief, were night and day. *Much* better drivablity and a 1.5-2 psi boost increase without that damn thing.
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Relocated my AFM into this location last November. This has proven to be a very efficient setup- the pressure drop across the unit is zero even with the engine at full load.
I did exactly the same - makes it a whole lot nicer IMO.
Never gets warm, the restriction is now zero - even at full load and the engine seems to like it too! Must be the cardboard box it's sat in that helps I think though!

Here's what mine looks like now (sans AFM)...

I've never had any problems not running the crank case breather either - been running it VTA for years now and never seen any problems at all!
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damn you guys without afms ! i wanna run a coldair box like that but WITH the afm... i've been looking at the begi 1.6L setup with that weird *** "s" piping that makes room for the afm to fit behind the driver side light... seems tricky.
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Couldn't find my camera last night so it'll be tonight before I can post pics. Doesn't look much different than tabs setup though. It's just angled an inch or two outboard from where the end of his air filter is.
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I did exactly the same - makes it a whole lot nicer IMO.
Never gets warm, the restriction is now zero - even at full load and the engine seems to like it too! Must be the cardboard box it's sat in that helps I think though!

Here's what mine looks like now (sans AFM)...

I've never had any problems not running the crank case breather either - been running it VTA for years now and never seen any problems at all!
Looks familiar

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