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Old 06-17-2007
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Icon5 MAC intake. Is it worth it?

Jusnes Modified has Mac Intakes for 149.99. I would like to take advantage of this price and gt one, but is it really worth it? A Polished K&N i around 250 and thats kinda high, but I like the Polished pipe. MY question is are they worth those pennies, they are cheap and use a K&N filter so i figure there is no difference. The only thing I dont like is there is no heat shield.
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Old 06-18-2007
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I use one. The only difference between the K&N and teh MAC.. about 100$. The air temps are the same and they both flow about the same according to the ECO of my truck. The IAC reads about equal on them both.

People will offer that plastic doesn't retain heat like the metal does.. the air is moving so fast through it, there isn't time for it to warm up anything.

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I really want one. D. do you know how much Hp it adds.
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Honestly.. I couldn't tell you what it adds on a ' stock ' engine as I bought it after I had my longblock assembled. What I DO know.. as far as ' flow numbers ' are concerned.. I have a laptop and a program called ' digimoto ' that reads EVERYTHING from the PCM. IAC, intake velocity.. EVERYTHING.. The numbers are just as good as what the K&N has, in the higher RPM's, they are even better.

I have a Nozzlet for Nitrous and its one of the reasons I went with the Mac setup ( K&N froze/broke.. poorly made IMO as the factory intake tube lasted quite a while and NEVER had any problems! ).

Its not so much ' horsepower ', but usable Airflow/Torque. Remember.. a car with 250hp and 100lbft will never beat a car with 200hp and 500lbft in a race or a pull.
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I really like mine and it was worth it to me. Makes the truck louder and the exhaust sound better & more performance. I think the MAC site says it gives you 12.5 hp.
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Honestly.. I couldn't tell you what it adds on a ' stock ' engine as I bought it after I had my longblock assembled. What I DO know.. as far as ' flow numbers ' are concerned.. I have a laptop and a program called ' digimoto ' that reads EVERYTHING from the PCM. IAC, intake velocity.. EVERYTHING.. The numbers are just as good as what the K&N has, in the higher RPM's, they are even better.

I have a Nozzlet for Nitrous and its one of the reasons I went with the Mac setup ( K&N froze/broke.. poorly made IMO as the factory intake tube lasted quite a while and NEVER had any problems! ).

Its not so much ' horsepower ', but usable Airflow/Torque. Remember.. a car with 250hp and 100lbft will never beat a car with 200hp and 500lbft in a race or a pull.

Try telling a ricer that! LOL :
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Man, I really want one.
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Try telling a ricer that! LOL :
Why tell when you could show them?

I guess I will be getting one of these. I know this, an exhuast, and a Bama tuner will be nice.
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I guess I will be getting one of these. I know this, an exhuast, and a Bama tuner will be nice.
I saw a stock 03 ranger SOHC with a MAC intake magnaflo exhaust and a ' tune ' put down 200rwhp and 220lb/ft on a Dyno. It was an Automatic as well.
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Those are really good numbers.
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With a small amount of headwork, I believe the SOHC is quite efficient and COULD put down 250 crank HP with 275lb/ft and still attaine its present mileage.
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Without a doubt. They are nice and have a lot of room to work with.
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With my flowmaster dual exhaust.....and BAMA tuner......my truck has been starving for air for the past year....my air filter was dirty....so i ordered my MAC intake from underdog....and it rocks....

1st of all....without the ac on it has some nuts again....

2nd, WITH the ac on, it has just as much horsepower...normally if my AC was on, i wouldnt even try to race anyone or do anything.....but now i can have the ac on and still spin the tires....

I will have track times sometime soon.....without i ran 16.6......so we'll see what it does WITH

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I saw a stock 03 ranger SOHC with a MAC intake magnaflo exhaust and a ' tune ' put down 200rwhp and 220lb/ft on a Dyno. It was an Automatic as well.
Thats exactly what I have except a Mazda minus the Tune. Image below as well as vids in my signature. I love my MAC.
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i loooooved my mac intake its the sh** i had it on my 3.slow and it was loud and looked good and so much cheaper than the k&n lol
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i ordered one last week so it should be here soon
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