Re: best induction location?
The Venturi Muffler is there to reduce noise, it has no importantance in anything else then passing noise rescriction laws.
Removing it, will increase the inner diameter of the air intake. It is the same system as was fitted to f.ex BMW 4.0L engines of the 90's.
For TS engines, removing it, won't hardly make a difference, but if any, it would be a positive one. It shold make it possible to suck more air through the air filter box. For the BMW 4.0L engines removing the Venturi Muffler, is a widely used mod.