Thread: Intake Ribbon Mod
05-07-2012, 02:33 PM #1
Intake Ribbon Mod
I have 2012 FX SHO and I have been reading about removing the ribbon blocking the intake. Do you destroy the ribbon when you remove it? It would nice to put back in if I ever had a problem. Is the little ring that RIVA sells really needed if you remove the ribbon?
05-07-2012, 02:42 PM #2
Removing the ribbon will not destroy it. It comes out in one piece in and can be reused if you need to. The Riva ring is necessary, I've seen people do their own mods using PVC, but IMO the riva piece is worth the 30$
05-07-2012, 05:02 PM #3
05-07-2012, 05:24 PM #4
05-07-2012, 05:38 PM #5
The R&D piece is longer to make a port matched ID between the throttle body & manifold. Can't say for sure if it makes a difference, but every little bit helps.
First two pics are the R&D part & last one is the Riva. You can see how the R&D sleeve extends through the bracket for smoother airflow.
05-07-2012, 05:43 PM #6
the ribbon delete is a very wise bang for the buck mod.....just look at the intake ribbon butt plug and im sure you will concur.
05-07-2012, 06:10 PM #7
yep I like that R D piece , has the lip on it , ounce you get that harness out the way things are a lot easier but theres some bolts underneath that are gonna give you a headache and the j pipe on the IC is a B ,there nothing hard or damaging about the install its just complicated to get to, I think when you do this your rpms are going to go up enough to hit rev limter "if I remember correctly"especially if you get the cold air intake you can get the intake grate to bring them back down,
05-07-2012, 06:25 PM #8
dont need to worry about those problems if you got a VXS/R ...just sayin!
05-08-2012, 01:36 PM #9
Is the ribbon located in the intake manifold? So what do you have to remove to get to it? Do you have to pull the intake manifold?
05-08-2012, 02:07 PM #10
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