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I installed my new headlights, front turns and fog Silverstars and while I was under the front end with both engine covers off, looking up at my K&N drop-in, I couldn't understand where the "fresh" air would come from. I saw a few people have purchased 4" duct work, and cut a hole to grab some air. So I took off the drivers side lower radiator plastic shroud, and thought... well now it should get some air. But then I got looking at the shroud and thought man this would be a cool scoop to direct fresh air to the cavity behind the headlight assembly, right below where the intake filter is. So I tried and it didn't fit. Then I cut a tab off and it fit perfect! But it was a little loose, and I could only imagine the thing flopping around. So I drill a small hole and zip tied it to the radiator support bracket (factory hole and everything) Check out my free how-to capture fresh air by flipping the shroud.
First, these are images of the OEM shroud in place, with both engine covers off.
 

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Kool innovation thanks for the tip & pics.
 

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Then I removed the two plastic fastners, pulled it right out.
Clipped off the tab with snips.
Flipped it upside down so the air is being deflected from the opening to behind the fog light area.
Pushed in the plastic fastners, they lined right up perfect.
I drilled a small hole to use a zip tie.
Done, I know you love me.
Now hurry up, go outside and do this.
 

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Looks good, great job!

I one of them that did the 4" duct thing. No tape "Band-Aids" holding it together.

On the back end: Attached a 4" coupler on the underneath side of the hole (attached directly to the hole you see in your picture posted "K&N Filter Looking UP").

On the front end: utilized another 4" coupler (heated and bent to form a scoop) which went through the plastic shroud. Made a couple of sheetmetal tabs to poprivt the scoop to the shroud (made sure the coupler had a nice air-tight fit going through the shroud).

Even with the two factory ... for lack of better terms "pop-rivits" the shroud had no problems holding the scoop.

Very clean and usefull.
 

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Well it took long enough but I finally did this today
 

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Funny how old this thread is and it just came to life again.
Absolutely no side effects by doing this. (filter never gets wet.... it's too high for water to travel)
 

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The factory piece blocks off any air from getting under the filter, directing all toward the radiator. I took the lowest piece off, flipped it 180° (had to cut a little tab), reinstalled and now instead of blocking any fresh air coming into the area below the filter, behind the drivers side headlight, it now has a scoop that deflects some into that needed area. Even just removing it all together is better than how it comes from the factory.
I have no clue about any other model years, I know for sure 2006.
 

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The factory piece blocks off any air from getting under the filter, directing all toward the radiator. I took the lowest piece off, flipped it 180° (had to cut a little tab), reinstalled and now instead of blocking any fresh air coming into the area below the filter, behind the drivers side headlight, it now has a scoop that deflects some into that needed area. Even just removing it all together is better than how it comes from the factory.
I have no clue about any other model years, I know for sure 2006.
i removed the lower flap on my old 2007 5.7, it was the same ... thanx again for this mod...
 

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I think I'll try this this weekend. Thanks.
 

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is there a mod similar to this for the SRT...
It would be great if you could take a look under there and report back whether the 08 SRT has the same setup as the 06 R/T. I have the SRT front end, so I would guess it does have the same shroud.


{EDIT}OH and congrats on becoming a Daddy, nothing better then the bond of a Daddy/Daughter.
 

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It would be great if you could take a look under there and report back whether the 08 SRT has the same setup as the 06 R/T. I have the SRT front end, so I would guess it does have the same shroud.


{EDIT}OH and congrats on becoming a Daddy, nothing better then the bond of a Daddy/Daughter.

thanks on the dad comment... :D

i've looked at the lower air dams on my srt and there are some black plastic shrouds blocking those to areas from what i can see... not sure if they funnel in air or not...
 

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another great free mod........... !
Interesting hack. I'd be curious to see if it made any real difference. You're potentially reducing airflow across the radiator in favor of increasing airflow to the air filter. The former potentially results in a slightly warmer engine temp while the latter potentially results in a slightly cooler air charge. I suspect it's a wash. I'd also be a little wary of having a more easy path to ingest water into the intake (especially with a re-usable gauze filter).

Cheers,
 

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Interesting hack. I'd be curious to see if it made any real difference. You're potentially reducing airflow across the radiator in favor of increasing airflow to the air filter. The former potentially results in a slightly warmer engine temp while the latter potentially results in a slightly cooler air charge. I suspect it's a wash. I'd also be a little wary of having a more easy path to ingest water into the intake (especially with a re-usable gauze filter).

Cheers,
good input as always:beerchug:
 

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good input as always:beerchug:
BTW, also a big early congrats on the impending tax deduction. :)

For the ultimate fancy car seat, the Recaro START is the shiznit. However, you'll need to get something else for the first 6-12 months since that cannot be used as a rear facing seat.

Cheers,
 
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