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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-28-2017, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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Super Shorty Big Gulp Air Filter install?

I'm a luker and I have never done any car moding before but was considering doing the Super Shorty Gulp Air Filter (Also, leasing mine so can't do too much). I think I could handle the install if it is a matter of removing the air filter box and slipping on the super shorty filter and tightening the brackets and then bolting it down? Would it be as simple as that?

And then the other alternative would just be to do the K&N air filter, which would be easy enough.

Which would yeild a better power increase and why?

Link for reference to the big gulp super shorty - Super Shorty Big Gulp | DamnFastDD.com
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I am also leasing, but that never stopped me from modding. As long as you can revert it all back to stock later, you're good. I have tried the K&N drop-in filter and it's a good option as they have a better airflow vs stock. Maybe it gives you better throttle response, to be honest I couldn't tell. It will sound slightly louder than stock and you'll hear a bit of the diverter valve which is nice. It's also the easiest install of them all, but that should never be your deciding factor as all intakes for this car are very easy to install. The choice between these two will depend on what you're looking for. Neither will give you any significant hp gains worth mentioning. But the shorty big gulp, in my opinion, will give you the best sound of any intake available today as it uses the stock tube which is perfect at muffling some of the unwanted noises while giving you that pshhh sound that actually sounds very pleasant when it goes off inside of the stock pipe.

I wanted my car to sound as aggressive as possible, but not loud and obnoxious, so I went with the same idea as the shorty big gulp, but I am using a different filter and connector. If you want to go the k&n route, I can sell you mine for cheap. But if you want the best sounding intake, grab the super shorty and have fun!
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You aren't going to get a noticeable power increase from either. No more than about 5 - 7hp if you're lucky.
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I appreciate the response.

If I would have saw this early, I would have taken you up on your offer to by your k&n route but I ordered one off amazon to give it a shot.

I actually saw your video on youtube of the green filter before I saw it here which is what made me consider the super shorty. I thought your car sounded great, so if I dont like the K&N I will go for the super shorty. I will give the K&N filter a shot, Worse case scenario I am out 50 bucks.
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That's really awesome that you guys are doing this too. Very interested in seeing the dyno numbers with that hot, compressed air being dumped back into the intake versus venting to atmosphere. The dyno numbers between stock and this new cold (well warm) air intake mod I am very interested to see!

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Just installed this shorty intake coupler. I am very impressed with the quality. I really like the mounting bracket too. It lines up exactly where one of the original bolts goes in. The whole thing is nice and heavy too. The aluminum is very thick compared to anything I've seen before, so there is no risk bending it if you over-tighten the clamps. It's build solid for sure. The stock pipe fits perfectly on one side. The other side is 3.5" OD, so any cone filter will work for this in that sizing. I am running my green dual cone filter, so the sound is identical to the video I posted (as expected), which is what I liked, but wanted a better solution to my mickey-moused setup. Overall, I would recommend this adapter to anyone looking for a nice and clean sound with less suction noises. I also recommend leaving the recirc. tube attached as you definitely get a better bov sound this way. As far as the HP gains, well, Tork will chime in on that once they dyno it, but I don't expect much. I got it mainly for the sound and quality.




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Just installed this shorty intake coupler. I am very impressed with the quality. I really like the mounting bracket too. It lines up exactly where one of the original bolts goes in. The whole thing is nice and heavy too. The aluminum is very thick compared to anything I've seen before, so there is no risk bending it if you over-tighten the clamps. It's build solid for sure. The stock pipe fits perfectly on one side. The other side is 3.5" OD, so any cone filter will work for this in that sizing. I am running my green dual cone filter, so the sound is identical to the video I posted (as expected), which is what I liked, but wanted a better solution to my mickey-moused setup. Overall, I would recommend this adapter to anyone looking for a nice and clean sound with less suction noises. I also recommend leaving the recirc. tube attached as you definitely get a better bov sound this way. As far as the HP gains, well, Tork will chime in on that once they dyno it, but I don't expect much. I got it mainly for the sound and quality.




That looks great, I think I am going to end up getting it. I love the sound of it.

I know you are also leasing, so if you were to bring your car into the dealer for maintenance, would you uninstall that or leave it and uninstall at the end of the lease?
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I'm going to assume that the lease agreement has a clause stating that you will not modify the car. This almost certainly being the case, you're going to want to swap it back out with the stock airbox before bringing it in for service.
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That looks great, I think I am going to end up getting it. I love the sound of it.

I know you are also leasing, so if you were to bring your car into the dealer for maintenance, would you uninstall that or leave it and uninstall at the end of the lease?
Modding and reverting back to stock takes ~10 minutes, add another 5 if you took off the recirc hose completely.
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For sure, I would bring everything back to stock related to the engine if I were to go in. I can't do anything about the exhaust though. But I try not to go to the dealership for anything other than warranty repairs or recalls. I don't know, leasing has never stopped me from modifying my car. As long as I am excited about it, I'll keep modding.
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