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Cold air intake??

Good or bad idea??
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I would get an exhaust before an intake. The stock intake is already a cold air intake. If you want aftermarket make sure you get something that places the filter in a box so it doesn't suck in hot air from the engine bay. So go for brands like Volant or S&B if they make something for your truck. Also a K&N filter will not gunk anything up as long as you oil it correctly despite what Takeda says.

You can do this for now: https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=10455
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^ interesting link
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Looks easy. How much does it help?
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It's flows a bit more and you get a nice sound a long with it.
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I did it and it sounds pretty good.
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I more or less got my K&N for the sound factor (and am very pleased). Paying 100 shipped wasn’t bad either, but basically don’t expect much in performance. I do notice a bit of heat soak on the really hot days when I’ve been driving a while, but I also noticed a slight increase in overall mpg.

With the same mods before the intake I averaged 14.5-15.5 mpg consistently and now I’m averaging 15.5-16.5 on a normal work/school week. All other variables have remained the same, so I would have to credit the increase to the K&N
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i wouldnt waste the money.

get an Xcal. way more bang for the buck.

I did the K&N drop in with air box mod, which guys have said yeilds the same gains as an intake.

At the same time, like Mr. Special said, i notice the heat soak on hot days,.
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I just got a K&N drop in filter. An open ended or open intake in the engine bay will only suck in the hot air in the bay. If you do get a cold intake, opt for one enclosed in a box. The box acts as a heat shield.

I personally like the K&N drop in. Avoid over oiling and your fine.
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I just got a K&N drop in filter. An open ended or open intake in the engine bay will only suck in the hot air in the bay. If you do get a cold intake, opt for one enclosed in a box. The box acts as a heat shield.

I personally like the K&N drop in. Avoid over oiling and your fine.
hot air is flushed out because when a vehicle moves, air is moved quickly through the engine bay. spend some time and read this

http://home.comcast.net/~rbickford32.../index-KN.html


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well i think it's a great idea get one K&N has one that add's 10+ hp and start small
u need more are then u get the exhaust or jet chip
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The OEM intake & air box is a CAI.
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any mod "to make you go faster" is dumb without a retune.
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