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Hi there. I have a 2015 200 Limited and wanted to install a cold air intake in it. I watched a ton of videos to learn before getting my hands dirty and once everything came I was prepared. Everything was going smoothly until I had to remove the bottom part of the original air box housing.

Online says the box may have some resistance when trying to pull it out, and it’s supposed to snap out, however I simply could not do it. I also found a screw inside the air intake housing (below the when you remove the actual filter) and this screw is virtually impossible to remove. But no videos mentioned this screw so I figure I don’t need to remove it.

so for the time being, I decided to keep the bottom part of the housing, as it will still provide airflow, but wanted to see am I missing something preventing the air intake from coming out, or am I just weak lol?

And is it even. worth it for me to remove the bottom housing? Like will I even get more airflow or should I just leave it?


I’ll provide pictures of what I have below. Please anything helps. Thanks
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You may have to remove the RF wheel-housing splash shield to get at the lower housing screws?

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I agree. The stock 200 already comes with a well-engineered cold air intake.
The airstream baffles & resonators are tuned. They don't rob horsepower or fuel economy.
Some people like the extra noise. Any claimed benefits are just marketing.
 

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Its funny they call these cold air intakes. The air it is pulling in is hotter than where it pull it in from the oem areas.
Lol tbh I agree. After I installed it, I checked out of curiosity and the air was hot, however thats completely normal as it is right next to a very hot engine and other components, and the air will not magically be cooler right next to it. Anyways, it sounds sooo much better and honestly, I feel like it drives much smoother
 

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You may have to remove the RF wheel-housing splash shield to get at the lower housing screws?

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Thanks for the reply. So in the bottom left picture (with the numbers 1 and 2), are those three arrows pointing to screws or some kind of retainer clip? Because the middle arrow I do have a screw that seems it will not move even after I removed the washer and nut. And also all over online, I have seen people pull these out with ease, so how are they able to if there are screws holding the housing in?
 

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You may have to remove the RF wheel-housing splash shield to get at the lower housing screws?

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Yes he will. Sections [#1] and [#16] in the illustrations are mounted behind the splash shield and that's the only way of removing the lower air box.

I've done this myself, but only to completely clean those parts from accumulated sand and dirt on a car with over 250,000 miles. I'd recommend a factory sized K&N drop-in filter instead....
 
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