Here’s a couple of interesting, to me anyway, mods the previous owners did to improve the air intake side.
Yes, those are holes drilled in the stock air box with most of the bottom cut away and the intake pipe hacked.
This next one, When I was cleaning the intake pipe I noticed what looked to be a cut mounting point. I didn’t remember cutting anything like that off. In fact, except for an errant sub frame stud (rehab to be documented later) everything was unbolted, or at least the bolts cut off and mounting points left in tact. A look at Mazdaspeed and it appears they removed the resonator box. Show up with that and Dewhurst is likely to deficate masonry material. Even though the box is a noise reduction device. I’m impressed they found a plastic cap that expoxied right to the resonator inlet. Looks like another $170 at Mazdaspeed (when they turn my account back one, didn’t get race results for last season) or see what Blake has. I didi notice that in my buying sprees I didn’t get a proper intake. I’ll pick up an SPX-1 from Wheeler after I get the other corners on the car, closer to being able to start it. I’ve got a lot of shit to do. And now I’m having fun.