I dont notice any shake or anything. of course i insalled mine on the second day i had the car so i never got use4d to it without the intake. But i still think it idle smooth. I also didnt remove any plates. i didnt know of a air restrictor plate.
Maybe it was b/c I didn't have my coffee yet lol. It seems to be idling like before, when I took it for lunch. It's referred to as a air deflection plate, my assumption was it would direct the air towards the stock air box bottom inlet. I'm not positive if its supposed to be removed b/c the scoop sits against it or if Volant doesn't think the scoop will fit down there with it in. If anybody knows please answer.
do you have to take off the tires to do this? can it be dont without jacking the car up on ramps and all?
I have the 20'' rims/tires on mine and its a very tight squeeze between the wheel well and tire, plus the car sits pretty low to the ground. It can probably be done, but to save yourself the headache and frustration, I would probably just jack up the driver side and take that tire off. I did not do this, I just dropped it in from up top like I believe you did. I'm just curious if this panel is sitting right against the snorkel and restricting air flow. If the weather gets better this weekend, I'm probably going to pull skid plate down and take a look.
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