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Old 12-05-2012, 04:44 PM   #1
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Sound Tube Removal-2013 GT

So I am assuming that the sound tube just pulls loose from the firewall with minimum effort, correct?
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I half assed mine lol, I only took off the front half from the airbox to the little cylinder by the brake booster, I need to pull it off the rest of the way
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I half assed mine lol, I only took off the front half from the airbox to the little cylinder by the brake booster, I need to pull it off the rest of the way
Worth the effort of removing it?
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What is the purpose of the sound tube.
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Pipes sound from the intake into the cabin because the car is too quiet. Yea.
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Yes, it pops out. You need the right size plug to cover the hole.
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I just did mine and was going to do a write-up on it. I found online that you can get a plug to put over the hole in the firewall, and make it look nice and clean. I pulled mine right off when i put my new Steeda CAI on last week, looks way better without it. I just ordered this to plug the hole for under $7: Dorman HELP! 42098 Master Cylinder Gasket Dorman HELP! 42098 Master Cylinder Gasket : Amazon.com : Automotive

It's supposed to fit perfectly in place and give a clean, stock appearance like it was never there, which is what i'm going for. I'll probably use a bit of clear silicone to keep it sealed in place, just in case.

Here's a pic with it removed from my engine bay:


Installed the CAI, removed the "sound tube, and painted my plug covers blue over the last week, just hadn't had a moment to write anything about it or post pics...
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I just did mine and was going to do a write-up on it. I found online that you can get a plug to put over the hole in the firewall, and make it look nice and clean. I pulled mine right off when i put my new Steeda CAI on last week, looks way better without it. I just ordered this to plug the hole for under $7: Dorman HELP! 42098 Master Cylinder Gasket Dorman HELP! 42098 Master Cylinder Gasket : Amazon.com : Automotive

It's supposed to fit perfectly in place and give a clean, stock appearance like it was never there, which is what i'm going for. I'll probably use a bit of clear silicone to keep it sealed in place, just in case.

Here's a pic with it removed from my engine bay:


Installed the CAI, removed the "sound tube, and painted my plug covers blue over the last week, just hadn't had a moment to write anything about it or post pics...
So is it really a big decrease in sound when doing this?
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So is it really a big decrease in sound when doing this?
No, not really, I didn't honestly notice much of a difference with or without it. I think the purpose of the tube is to make it sound more aggressive with the stock air box, as if you have a cool air intake. The tube is just ugly and I wanted it gone for a cleaner look. It serves no purpose, other than to provide that extra sound, especially so now with the massive cool air intake I just installed being plenty loud enough to hear.

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I just did mine and was going to do a write-up on it. I found online that you can get a plug to put over the hole in the firewall, and make it look nice and clean. I pulled mine right off when i put my new Steeda CAI on last week, looks way better without it. I just ordered this to plug the hole for under $7: Dorman HELP! 42098 Master Cylinder Gasket Dorman HELP! 42098 Master Cylinder Gasket : Amazon.com : Automotive

It's supposed to fit perfectly in place and give a clean, stock appearance like it was never there, which is what i'm going for. I'll probably use a bit of clear silicone to keep it sealed in place, just in case.

Here's a pic with it removed from my engine bay:


Installed the CAI, removed the "sound tube, and painted my plug covers blue over the last week, just hadn't had a moment to write anything about it or post pics...

The exact same master cylinder gasket is at AutoZone, I know because I picked it up yesterday and did a tube delete. Didn't get to drive it though so I can't comment on difference in volume.
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I would be interested in purchasing your sound tube. My fiance' is looking for an idea for Christmas.
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I would be interested in purchasing your sound tube. My fiance' is looking for an idea for Christmas.
Ahhhh. Nothing says "merry Christmas" like a used sound tube!
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Ahhhh. Nothing says "merry Christmas" like a used sound tube!
Well we dont have much money and she wants to get something low priced for my Mustang. Its the thought that counts.
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Well we dont have much money and she wants to get something low priced for my Mustang. Its the thought that counts.
Why do you need a sound tube? Did your not come with one?
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Why do you need a sound tube? Did your not come with one?
No I have a 3.7, I couldnt afford a GT. Ive heard the sound tube on a 6 and it sounds great. I know v8 people are always looking to remove it.

Sorry I dont mean to jack this thread.
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I guess everybody is different. I read somewhere Ford installed sound tubes because some Japanese cars have them. Personally, I'm planning on removing mine.
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I go back and forth with it. Sometimes the foam is removed and sometimes I put the foam back. Right now I'm foamless
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I go back and forth with it. Sometimes the foam is removed and sometimes I put the foam back. Right now I'm foamless
Is the foam, behind the firewall? In the interior side? I wanna remove the tube soon, but don't want extra noise anywhere
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I removed my sound tube Friday night and the foam was in the tube at firewall.
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I removed my sound tube Friday night and the foam was in the tube at firewall.
Would you like to sell your tube?
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I am a V6 owner also in search of a used sound tube. Or even new. Anyone wants to sell there's let me know and I'll buy it and pay for shipping. Thanks guys!
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I had no idea there was such a following for the sound tube, I've got that whole thing, from the firewall to the airbox, completely intact and like new, shoot me a PM and let me know what you're thinking. I've got the stock airbox, minus the MAF sensor that I used on my new CAI as well, not sure if the V6 is different/same...It's just going to sit in a box in my garage next to the other boxes of old parts for cars i've had. Maybe I should sell all of it, I think I just found a new project!
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The GT owners want it out, the V6 owners want it in haha
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GT owners have real displacement sound, well we search for it in a plastic tube.
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Here are the exact parts you need to do it. The plugs are at lowes. They are in the hardware drawers.

Gasket goes in the firewall. Plug goes in the intake and you utilize the factory clamp.
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Here are the exact parts you need to do it. The plugs are at lowes. They are in the hardware drawers.

Gasket goes in the firewall. Plug goes in the intake and you utilize the factory clamp.
2013s need 1 1/2 inch plugs. 10 11 and I think 12 use 1 3/4. Just to clarify. I have no idea why they would change it.
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Thanks a bunch guys! This is my project for the next couple of weeks. I'll put a sound clip on once I'm done.
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Here are the exact parts you need to do it. The plugs are at lowes. They are in the hardware drawers.

Gasket goes in the firewall. Plug goes in the intake and you utilize the factory clamp.
Thanks for the pic! Now I know what I am looking for when I can next get too lowes.
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To clarify the 1 3/4 will fit on the outside over the hole. The 1 1/2 will fit inside. I slipped mine on the outside because I didn't want to have it slip inside my intake tube (I doubt it would but w/e) . I have a 2012 5.0
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To clarify the 1 3/4 will fit on the outside over the hole. The 1 1/2 will fit inside. I slipped mine on the outside because I didn't want to have it slip inside my intake tube (I doubt it would but w/e) . I have a 2012 5.0
I put a 1 1/2 on the outside of mine now I'm confused haha
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I removed mine when the Axlebacks went in. My plug came with my JLT intake, removing it was simple.
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I put a 1 1/2 on the outside of mine now I'm confused haha
Really ? You have a 11+ l? Idk how the hell you did that cuz the 1 3/4 was a butch lol
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Really ? You have a 11+ l? Idk how the hell you did that cuz the 1 3/4 was a butch lol
I have a '13. I read on mustangforums ,I think, some guy pointed out that the 13 used 1 1/2" instead of 1 3/4" so i trusted he was right, went to lowe's and bought those plugs you have 1 1/2" and they are a bit snug so I have to trim it down a bit, but I also bought a 1 1/2" PVC plug slip just in case and that fits snug around the outside.

It literally makes no sense as to why it would be different but it's definitely different haha
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Just removed the sound tube on my 13 GT/CS. Was super easy, just yank the tube out of the firewall, remove the 10mm bolt, then release the clamp on the intake tube. Used a 3/4" electrical knock out seal that has a cross bar on the firewall after I painted the KO seal to match. Then used a 1" knock in electrical KO seal on the airbox. Had to slightly open the tabs on the seal, then used clear silicone to seal to the air tube. Used black truck bed liner to blend it after all done.
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i pulled the 2 foam pieces out of the sound tube to make it louder in the car lol
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