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Building upon some of the other ideas that people have posted, the Macan Filter cover is quite restrictive.

FlatSix has proved this with dyno tests.

One option for those who are risk adverse and would not risk cutting their own air filter cover is to just order two spare filter covers.

They run about $35 a piece and cutting the bar and trying it our significantly reduces the risk for those DIY.

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Short of having a seizure or trying to cut the bar during an earthquake, removing the center of the filter cover is quite easily accomplished by anyone that knows how to tie their shoes. I'm not saying this to be a jerk, but to provide a little reassurance to those thinking about doing it and are apprehensive. As @scubadiver indicates, if the absolute worse case scenario ensues and the earthquake hits while you are seizing and you accidentally cut through the side walls of the filter cover, you can order a replacement part (or one of the carbon ducts from Flat 6) and all is well. Wishing I had done a simple video when I did mine so I could have posted for others.
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Another advantage of ordering the $35 part or $85 for two with shipping is when taking it in for warranty and service if you are cautious.

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I did this with a dremel. Super easy.
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A picture (of the mod) is worth 1000 words...
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A picture (of the mod) is worth 1000 words...
Yes, I have a Dremel tool -- what should I remove?
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If you google image search what a flat 6 carbon fiber intake duct looks like, it will be obvious.

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https://www.macanforum.com/forum/mac...ox-covers.html
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I started the air box modification Jan. 2017 and sent pictures to Jon @ flatsix who developed the retail product. I later modified the hood openings. See pics of airbox lid.
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