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they are all the same. do the same things.
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desnorkled stock air box FTW!

if you want more flow, cut some more holes in your stock airbox. same prinicple, and way cheaper.
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desnorkled stock air box FTW!

if you want more flow, cut some more holes in your stock airbox. same prinicple, and way cheaper.
ok i will do that ... and have a k&n airfilter....BUT ....will that SUCK RAIN into my engine ???????????????????????????
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ok i will do that ... and have a k&n airfilter....BUT ....will that SUCK RAIN into my engine ???????????????????????????
You will suck water into your engine if you blast through deep puddles at like 60 or decide to try to use your truck as a boat. The snorkel is really only there to extend the opening closer to behind the headlight so cold air is ensured.
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k&n pulls in hot air thats all, i like a drilled out stock box and a k&n drop in
....lets see how many holes

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desnorkled stock air box FTW!

if you want more flow, cut some more holes in your stock airbox. same prinicple, and way cheaper.
well im not mudding in this truck so just rainwater is the only thing im worried about .......
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i will try that it just so happens i have one of those
well i would have to disagree because a "cold air intake" by technical terms is an intake that sucks in air outside of the engine compartment and not in it. The stock intake on these trucks are some what of a cold air intake, plus with aftermarket cone filters flow a lot better than the stock intake. dude you gotta think the makers of these intakes test these intakes before they put them on the market.
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well i would have to disagree because a "cold air intake" by technical terms is an intake that sucks in air outside of the engine compartment and not in it. The stock intake on these trucks are some what of a cold air intake, plus with aftermarket cone filters flow a lot better than the stock intake. dude you gotta think the makers of these intakes test these intakes before they put them on the market.
The stock intakes are true cold air intakes. They suck cold air from behind the headlight which comes in from the grill. You also have to remember that aftermarket companies are out to make money so they can sometimes exaggerate their ratings.
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yes i know i'm just saying by technical terms the filter has to be outside the engine bay. and yes they do exagerate there ratings on these intakes but over all they do flow a lot better than stock. i have done tests on most intakes for these trucks and k & N f.i.p.k. cold air intake was the most beneficial intake for these engines. i go to school for performance on cars and trucks. the k&n f.i.p.k. cold air intake gave the truck 8.5 extra hp on these trucks at the wheels believe it or not.
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yes i know i'm just saying by technical terms the filter has to be outside the engine bay.
Untrue.

A CAI sucks cold air either by running outside engine bay as you said, or by having cold air routed to filter, like the stock air box.

What most companies sell are short ram intakes, where instead a short tube is used so you can get more, albeit hotter, air into the cylinders.
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I had the K&N FIPK and it was garbage. It had no real sheilding from the engine bay heat. I would lose power sitting in traffic because the head would build up under the hood.

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I believe that, its a short ram, so when your not at speed it is extremely heatsoaked.

You may be able to wrap the tube with heat wrapping to avoid that problem.
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i like my intake. i have the thunderbolt/roush air box which covers a lot from the engine bay and the only exposed side to the cone filter is right behind the headlight. i also put a k&n cone filter instead of the paper one that came with it.
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And when you do grab an intake don't get K&N. I had one and the "heat shield" it had looked like it was designed by a 12 year old.
LOL! so true! K&N FTL, they make absolute junk
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I noticed a huge change with my K&N CAI. Then a few weeks later got my SCT xcal3 programmer, and got huge gains!!
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i was thinking of buildin a custom intake for my ranger my tube is a simple bend the only thing that i have a concern over is the set up of my mass air flow sensor. i would of course put in the stock location to attempt any complications and i know people how are pretty good machinest but is there another sensor that i can use instead? i know jegs has one but i have heard that they wont work with tuners is this true?
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get flowmaster.. I have a gibson, it sounds good(not ricey), deep sound. but not loud enough for my like.. Gets a little too raspy at higher RPMS
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Does anyone make a ram air for our trucks? Or has any one person done this?
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No ram air.
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No ram air.
Danggit. lol I want to look into this, and see what it would take. And maybe modify another one from another vehicle and see what I can make.
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it would be awesome if there was a kit where we could route some tubing from the passenger side foglight (you wont have a fog light on that side though) or just have something rigged up in that opening in the bottom front fascia
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