Cold Air Intake question...
Maybe this is a stupid question. But I figured I'd ask and see what opinions I got back. I've got a MAC intake on my Ranger and I love it. I've been running a Scangauge for awhile now to keep an eye on the actual water temps, RPM's and Intake Air temps. I've noticed that for the most part, my intake air temp has pretty much doubled. I sort of expected that since I'm basically pulling air from the engine compartment, but I'm pulling more air with less resistance. That seems to be the idea anyway. So my question is this, my cars normal air intake temp is around 85 to 95 depending on if im moving or sitting still. The Ranger's is way higher due to the type of intake. Would I be better getting an intake like a Volant that is sealed from the engine compartment air and seems to get cooler air from a neutral location? or should I just leave it be? Just curious of the good and bad points of the whole intake thing. I love my MAC don't get me wrong, but my intake air temps are well above 120 lately.
Don't touch that please, your primitive intellect wouldn't understand things with alloys and compositions and things with... molecular structures. -Ash
2001 Ford Ranger XLT Ext. Cab 4x4 4.0L V6