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cold air intake?

K&N/Universal cold air intake (RC-5052AB) | Air Intake System | AutoZone.com

has anyone used this on their truck? i wanna know if its worth it.
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CAIs are pointless on rangers..plus the stock airbox is already a CAI..just removel the snorkel..search for "airbox mod".
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ive done that but when I do its over heats super easy
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That doesnt make any sense....its getting more air and its overheating?
Maybe check your coolant and thermostat.
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yeah thats what I thought but then I was wondering if its because its pulling hot ait from the engine bay. But i need to just replace the thermostat too
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that looks really weird. Intakes don't do anything really aside making noise. I only have one because I got it from K&N for free lol
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there is no way your truck will over heat from pulling the snorkel out of the air box.
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Ok well I'm gonna go get a new thermostat soon. Maye tomorrow. And I'm gonna pull the snorkel back out. I wanna get an exhaust too but I'm stuck on which one. I'm only 17 and am starting to learn about cars and I'm thinking of an mbrp but I'm gonna cut my cats off when I do it so I was also thinking of maybe a flow master super 40 or 50? I don't want it super loud but I don't want it to ricy either.
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Use the search function and search exhausts. There are plenty of threads about exhaust. Exhaust is mostly personal preference
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if you get a flowmaster, get a 50 series. 40+ is mainly for larger motors and won't sound as good imo
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I only use K&N lay-flat drop in filters because of the 1,000,000 mile warranty. Since they are easy to clean I never have to buy another $18 paper filter ever again
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if you get a flowmaster, get a 50 series. 40+ is mainly for larger motors and won't sound as good imo
My 50 series flowmaster

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thats what i had on my old truck and thats what i have on my current truck lol i like the sound. Mine is dumped right now under the bed, its good for off roaring
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Here is my old truck with a 50 series. It was a 3.0L

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CAI's are basically pointless all together, they only improve your performance by a little
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Just get a regular intake (K&N) and run that, it does help your truck get more air flow that will do better than the regular air box
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Dude I know I watch mighty car mods all the time but it's the sound that matters lol
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Those guys are funny. "Mammy!" "mammy!" "I'm gonna get a fallafol" which are pretty tasty btw...
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My suggestion (I just ordered one for my 02 v6 3.0) get the aem brute force 21-8109dc... i found mine on amazon for about 150 and its a K&N filter on it just under a different name.. my buddy has one on his and it looks nice under the hood
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I wouldn't sacrifice the slightest bit of power on a ranger just for it to "look nice" under the hood.

hot temps= any intake will make your truck lose power since it'll increase IAT.

*If you tune your truck, an intake will help it. On a stock tune, forget about it.
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I was just saying it as one of the plusses, It will give you a little more power if needed and when driven nice itll give you another couple mpg. If you do end up getting a complete air intake kit and want to get the K&N might as well get the AEM since its cheaper and virtually the same thing
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have you read any of the posts in this thread? An intake will result in a loss of power with a factory programmed truck in any fairly "hot" temps. anything over 60*
Its a waste of money without a tune unless you like spending money to worsen your vehicle lol. I'd personally spend it else where but if you want to pay over 100 bucks to have a cool sound by all means, do it lol

i sold mine at the beginning of the summer because i lost a significant amount of power with the stupid thing installed on a factory tuned truck.
I got it for free anyway so it was all profit but now i actually need one to go with the supercharger.

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I have a k&n cold air on my 2002 4x4 ranger and I can tell a difference in gas mileage
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What device should be used with a K&N CAI for tuning? I purchased one under incorrect infromation and would like to optimize it's potential.
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Great video Wildcat.... I'm sure for every good reason there are fewer bad ones on this issue. I read on two different site that any computer controlled engine (MAF) will somehow get false reading because that thin wire in the MAF sensor will get coated with oil from the filter. I know this for a fact cause I used an K&N for a few year and removed the MAF to clean it and it looked like the back of an old fridge. 7 or 8 dollars every couple of years isn't that much to pay on a new air filter. I took the K&N out of my 89 Mustange as well. I guess its all about the $$$ when it come to that. What is the cost of one now adays? Will I keep the car for 1,000,000 miles? How much is too much when you recharge it? What does the recharge kits cost? With that goofy looping hose I have that come from the A/C I don't want to take that on and off more then I have to...What brain thought that up???? I believe that brining in cooler air from outside the engine comprtment is better but your only talking about a few degrees and a few second before the air passes into the hot intake manifold.

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thanks, i would still like to know what kind of tuner to install?
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