you may laugh....air box on 09 colo. 3.7 l5 z71

Discussion in 'Chevy Colorado Forum (GMC Canyon)' started by 09colo, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. 09colo

    09colo New Member

    you guys might think this funny, but i tried it and it worked great. i took the top of the air box off,disgarded the filter, took a pair of nylon stockings from the old lady and streched it across the bottom of the air box. put the top back on buttoned everything else on. now i have gobs of cool air going into the throttle body. i noticed the difference in power right away. along with the exhaust cut out open, it scoots pretty good. now i know some of you guys are thinking this guy is a tight wad. just go buy a k&n or someother brand. but with the money i saved, i bought and had installed the cut out. so i killed two birds with one stone. the whole swap took about 10 mins. i hope the old girl isn't looking for her
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2012
  2. retired2001

    retired2001 Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    It sounds like a good idea, but I don't know how much I would trust the stocking. Good luck!
  3. RebelChevy

    RebelChevy New Member

    I'm all for the cheap/free jimmy-rigged upgrades but i would be worried that the stocking is gonna get sucked into the intake. keep an eye on that
  4. 09colo

    09colo New Member

    air box

    if you strecht it over the lower part of the air box good, and make sure the lid is on tight. you should have no problem. have a couple hundred miles on mine and all is well.
  5. dsfloyd

    dsfloyd Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    definately gonna flow well, but not sure if its filtering very much dirt
  6. 09colo

    09colo New Member

    should be as good as k&n filter, i would think. i mean if you live in a area that has dusty or sandy conditions i'd keep the paper filter in. under normal driving conditions i think it would be ok..........time will tell.
  7. Nutbag

    Nutbag New Member

    Thats cool idea for city,but go paper for dusty conditions.
  8. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Loving the Outdoors Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Hope shes not Missing them yet??? :lol: I see he has not been on in a

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