I did that on my LS too... I didn't notice a decrease in performance but after about a month I put it back on (to hear my exhaust more, heh!) and it did feel like it pulled a little harder from a stop (torque). Dunno? Does that mean a short ram would have the same effect?RedTeg26 on Aug/10/02 said:I HAD THAT GOING oN MY 95LS BUT I HEARD THAT ITS NOT GOOD FOR THE ENGINE. IM JUST PUTTIN IN AN AEM INTAKE, PLUS IT REALLY KILLED THE LOW-END TOURQUE oN MY CAR.