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Airbox delete threads- 05 Elise

Can anyone post some links to past threads about doing an air box delete for the Elise? Having some trouble finding them after doing a lot of searches. Looking forward to an even louder Elise and a little extra air😎
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Can anyone post some links to past threads about doing an air box delete for the Elise? Having some trouble finding them after doing a lot of searches. Looking forward to an even louder Elise and a little extra air😎
When BOE installed Rev 300, they put in their intake system.

https://www.boefab.com/collections/e...00-400-itg-cab


NOTE: Custom tuning req'd to run this intake.

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Is the reason for “tuning” because of the intake or the size of the throttle body?
As offered by BOE
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I say to ck with BOE, not me.

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I'm a fan of the smooth tube intake, K&N filter and snorkel delete. This set up basically maximizes the intake's performance without having to deal with MAF scaling or have any concern with heat shielding /water ingestion.

I might enlarge the airbox inlet to get closer to the cup car airbox inlet to get more sound and throttle response out of the system.
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The throttle response makes sense.
I cant imagine much change the sensors cant handle.

As far as colder more dense air, we are talking of dirty, disrupted air. Not clean surface air as from low at the front.
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Question... I'm prepping my car for the Torque250, sorting through the mods done before I acquired the car.

The filter/intake was replaced with the red HKS clown nose thing. I'm planning to replace it with the BOE 3" CAI.

Where the ITG Cold Air Box tube goes down to the vent scoop, is there a piece of trim that the tube feeds into? Like that holds in in place to collect and "ram air". Or does the tube just get zip-tied in place down near the side vent?
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Listen,

BOE are not amateurs. Moreover, their intake is likely to make the biggest difference if it needs a tune. Logic.

You should know that K&Ns are not very good and are often over oiled, which messes things downstream up.

Also, there is little hp gain, if any, with almost all intakes. The 2ZZ is an efficient engine, so gains don't drop from the sky.

Last, pls read the last entry here:


Note to new Elise & Exige Owners:


1. These cars have large (i.e. dangerous) blind spots. Multivex mirrors are NLA, but RLS (Really Light Stuff) offers very good tape-on replacements.


2. The horns are way too weak (quiet). There’s an inverse relationship: smaller the car, louder the horn needs to be.

Get something such as a Stebel Nautilus.

Stock: “Excuse me”


Stebel: “HONK! LOOK OUT!”

Remove the stock horn; replace with louder.

(I drive with my finger on the horn button in any traffic. Iffy situations, my headlights are on.

Stay to the left of traffic, i.e. avoid passing on the right if you can.

Stop way behind trucks, SUVs, etc. Some have blindspots >50’. )


3. The early cars came with misaimed and dim headlights. If you drive at night, convert to HIDs. While better than stock halogen bulbs are available, HIDs throw more light. Stay around 5000k. As of this writing LEDs are not as good.


4. Ensure your car has had the work required by the recall for oil line fittings done. You could lose an engine and/or spin in your own oil.

5. Transmission:

The best transmission lube I’ve found is Redline MT-90 plus a little Power Punch Extreme Gear Oil Additive. (Note that it takes two changes to get rid of the previous lube.)

a) Early cars have wobbly shift towers. Look up Stan’s Mod (bolt and spacer; http://www.billswebspace.com/ShifterReinforcement.pdf) and

And, use:
Re-Enforcer long thru bolts that terminate under car and tie down the tower:
https://www.inokinetic.com/lotus/re-...y=Transmission

These (lube, mods) make a huge change in shifting.


6. As per some engine builders on these sites, wait AT LEAST 20 minutes after coolant has reached full operating temp before engaging cam switchover.

For street cars, consider removing one or both oil coolers. Some cover them. Oil doesn’t get hot enough on street, leading to cam wiping.


7. Rear toe-links can loosen and break with disastrous results. You can check tq periodically, or use Nordlock washers. Best is conversion to better engineered brace, such as BOE’s InoKinetic’s for two examples.
8. While under the car with panel off, look around for hoses and wires chafing their way to failure. That’s how this was found:
https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f311...-u-tube-47232/

9. The stock radiators are prone to leaking where the end caps meet the metal part. Keep an eye on this. Most of us use single-pass all-aluminum radiators.

10. When your wheel well liner comes loose, skip the lame plastic rivet and use Well-Nuts instead.

11. Life will be better if you disable the auto-arming alarm function on the earlier cars. You won’t have to press a button to start the car. Instructions:

https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f320...ramming-70940/


12. These cars cannot be left off a Battery Tender for weeks at a time. Unless dead batteries are a particular joy of yours. Buy one right away. There are numerous threads here about which ppl use and like.

You NEED a digital multimeter (voltmeter) to work on modern cars. Handy around house too. Get one this week.

13, Some on this site are a bit obsessed with hockey pucks for lifting the car. Don’t use these. Too hard and slippery, generally, and too small a surface area. Use a piece of wood, as your hero does.

14. Visit the Uber Thread

https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f3/e...ow-here-25131/

15. Most parts on the car are made by Toyota and others, so buying things like a/c compressors, engine parts, etc. is wildly expensive when purchased thru Lotus.
Toyota dealers, auto parts stores are way less expensive.

16. The soft high-grip tires on most of our cars lose much of that grip when temperatures drop below 50 F. I know of too many ppl who spun their cars when not remembering this. I use hi-performance all-seasons.

Note that many summer tires cannot even be stored in temps below 20 F.

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Question... I'm prepping my car for the Torque250, sorting through the mods done before I acquired the car.

The filter/intake was replaced with the red HKS clown nose thing. I'm planning to replace it with the BOE 3" CAI.

Where the ITG Cold Air Box tube goes down to the vent scoop, is there a piece of trim that the tube feeds into? Like that holds in in place to collect and "ram air". Or does the tube just get zip-tied in place down near the side vent?
Same response as #4, above.

05 elise (BOE Rev300 supercharged, SSRs, shift tower mods, Multivex; HID hi/low beams); 05 Corolla XRS. Past '72 Elan Sprint (I restored), Lotus 7 w/X-flow, TT Supra, Bugeye Sprite, BMW 2002 & 2002tii, '65 GTO.

Driving Tips-https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f10...art-1-a-49665/
Moss Emergency Line-https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f10...cy-line-36631/
Bleeding Brakes- https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f10...-brakes-241138
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The BOE intake is good stuff. I have one on all 3 of my cars.

It does need to be cleaned periodically. If you get one order some cleaner and oil.

The aero duct on the end just sits down in the scoop area. Not attached to anything.

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Same response as #4, above.
Yea, I hate to take his time... especially due to this line from his Torque250 description:

"We cannot assist in sorting or compiling parts to create "used kits""
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