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cold air question

just wondering if anyone has ever heard of this but my cousin tryed it and he says it works and i was thinking of tryin it.
but i read that instead of purchasing a whole new intake system with the filter and hose and everything, but what i heard is just opening the top and removing the old box filter and just replacing it with a new round filter and leaving the top open and attaching it to the stock hose intake
didnt know if anyone has heard of this but from what i've heard it works
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Just do the airbox mod if you don't want to spend too much money.
https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ad.php?t=10455

If you want to buy the whole intake system look at Volant. The K&N FIPK isn't a very good system.
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I am a manager at AutoZone and I built a full intake on my truck for like $60 but I had a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer and I put a K&N on the end of the stock hose and took off the top lid and it worked pretty well.

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lol just buy an intake that airbox mod isnt gonna do much of anything
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Honestly, dont waste the money. I have a K&N intake and it "looks" and "sounds" pretty cool, but honestly, the performance gain from this thing is negligible. There are better mods to spend money on IMO

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I am a manager at AutoZone and I built a full intake on my truck for like $60 but I had a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer and I put a K&N on the end of the stock hose and took off the top lid and it worked pretty well.

Instead of a CAI, you have a HAI going there!!
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I have no idea what you are talking about Takeda
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'hot air intake' all that is doing is drawing hot air from the engine.
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I have no idea what you are talking about Takeda
Yeah, he is oposed to almost ever "performance" mod available for the Ranger.

But i do agree with him here, the way you have the intake tube bent back further into the engine bay, it is only going to be getting hot air from the engine. You want that filter as far as possible from the engine!

Hot air = less dense = richer mixture = less performance
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Thanks for explaining guys, I thought it was obvious from the pic.
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get the cai. i got a volant and it improved economy by 1-2 mpg. there is a reason for aftermarket... ; )
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get the cai. i got a volant and it improved economy by 1-2 mpg. there is a reason for aftermarket... ; )

I'm all for aftermarket performance parts. But to say you'll increase mpg is not correct. This will not happen.

If a guy wants to increase mpg you gotta put less fuel into the engine.
And a way to do that is to add warm/hot air. Not cold.

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I'm all for aftermarket performance parts. But to say you'll increase mpg is not correct. This will not happen.

If a guy wants to increase mpg you gotta put less fuel into the engine.
And a way to do that is to add warm/hot air. Not cold.

Rich
this is true. however the way you ascertain better mpgs through putting less gas in the engine is done by helping the engine run more efficiently.

so basically by letting the engine run efficiently through cais, exhaust, chips, and what have you, you use less gas hence better mpgs.
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this is true. however the way you ascertain better mpgs through putting less gas in the engine is done by helping the engine run more efficiently.

so basically by letting the engine run efficiently through cais, exhaust, chips, and what have you, you use less gas hence better mpgs.
With the CAFE standards today, vehicle manufacturers make their vehicles very efficient with their OEM CAI intakes, etc. The best way to improve MPG is with driving habits, NOT aftermaket "performance" mods!!
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cool we know what you think. thanks for bein a broken record
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