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Old 12-18-2014, 01:34 PM   #1
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Sound Tube Delete - Cheaper Alternative

So I read about deleting the sound tube that runs from your intake tube to the firewall; not a bad idea. Makes the cabin of the car much quieter and removes the unsightly look of the tube running along the side of your engine bay. I found some "kits" you can buy online for this mod but didn't agree with the prices for a small rubber plug.

So here's a cheaper alternative I found:
-Firewall Plug (purchased at Pep Boys, Help Section)
-Intake Tube Plug (Purchased at Home Depot, Hardware Section)
*Total Cost: Under $5 total for both pieces*

I recommend this quick and easy mod to anyone who wants to reduce cabin noise; afterall, if you still want to hear your pony roar, just roll down your windows!
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Good info.

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Old 12-18-2014, 02:42 PM   #3
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Thanks, been meaning to do it for some time, the pictures are great, save you from looking through all that stuff at Lowes/Pep Boys/Autozone
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Good find...deleting mine was one of the first things I did to my '13 GT. Just never got around to posting pics of the plugs used.
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:03 PM   #5
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So I read about deleting the sound tube that runs from your intake tube to the firewall; not a bad idea. Makes the cabin of the car much quieter and removes the unsightly look of the tube running along the side of your engine bay. I found some "kits" you can buy online for this mod but didn't agree with the prices for a small rubber plug.

So here's a cheaper alternative I found:
-Firewall Plug (purchased at Pep Boys, Help Section)
-Intake Tube Plug (Purchased at Home Depot, Hardware Section)
*Total Cost: Under $5 total for both pieces*

I recommend this quick and easy mod to anyone who wants to reduce cabin noise; afterall, if you still want to hear your pony roar, just roll down your windows!
OK, so I went to advance and no problem, got the same P/N firewall plug.
LOWES didn't have the exact same stopper so I went 1/16 larger and small and neither fit my intake tube, too large.
FYI my vehicle is a 2013. So after measuring I need 1&1/8 to 1&1/4.
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You just have to be careful with the intake plug. I went this route a while ago and a few months later my car kept stalling out. Found out that the plug fell out even though it was snug as **** when I put it in.
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Sound tube

Yeah I'm a little nervous about the plug for that reason.
I saw he clamped it with the factory clamp. I may put some rtf on it
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I removed a foam piece or two when i got my gt in june 2012. Loved it ever since. Cabin noise is music at the right times and barely noticeable when not driving to please.

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Is anybody looking to sell their sound tube?


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I used the same firewall plug but used this for the intake plug and it has worked very well. It fits on the outside of the intake stub instead of inside it.
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