Thanks to all the innovators for this treasure trove of good info. Just bought a used 03 meanie (full stock) and through past experience did my website reading on all your mods. All very logical and economical!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To clarify my understanding:
(1)The ICS can be removed to get rid of "annoying" ticking sound?
That ticking isn't present at higher temps when the solenoids don't need to kick in - but the air mod will lower the air temp and thus the solenoids are useful.
(2)What temp range with the airbox mod can you expect to operate without the ICS without further mods???
Bending the tabs and repositioning the solenoids allows the inner lip of the filter to clear the solenoids so that a 9" filter is useable - yes?
Thanks so much for all your work and help with my questions.