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true cold air/ ram air

has anyone fabricated or is there one available ( other than oem or volant) that gets cold air similiar to most cai kits out there and not the short ram style intakes that are available for our trucks? i assume because our vechicle use a mass air meter not that easy...similiar to this... http://www.aempower.com/ViewCategory.aspx?CategoryID=19
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What I did was put a K&N drop in filter in my stock airbox. I also made a custom pipe setup by buying stuff locally and online. This is a website where I got the idea, http://www.freewebs.com/arizonarider...madeintake.htm . Go to both pages for the airbox mod and the tunnel mod. It uses most of your stock system but adds a better breathing tube. On the page it says it cost him about $130 but mine only cost about $50. Good luck and let me know if you'd like any help or pictures.
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Hey what did you decide? You sort of left your thread for dead. Any other questions?
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Ohhh well the one that was done for 130 will pull in hot air.. as he used metal piping which will heat up with the engine he basically just created a warmer intake after his MAF..
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not the one you linked but the one shown on this site.
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Check out this web page and this web page

"If you cant duck it f*** it" that is the idea behind your intake =]

haha i like it
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"If you cant duck it f*** it" that is the idea behind your intake =]

haha i like it
well.. not really. I'm not that simple minded. It also houses THIS
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Yeah i know your shooting nos.. where did you get that kit? and what added wear and tear are you doing?
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I engineered the "kit". It's 1/2 existing parts and 1/2 new prototype parts.

I ramp the nitrous so as not to add much wear at all. It ramps from 10-15hp up to 60hp over 4 seconds.


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What was your price in kit?
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still undecided.. when i had the march kit for a kit for a 4.6 noticed how big hose/ scoop was for the 4.6 and that is supposed to be a 15 hp gain on it... on the ranger don't see how possible to mount anything close to that size due to limited space and still look decent appearance wise..hose diameter imo would have to be about 2.5 in or less to fit...still playing around with elbows,etc to make the bend where the silencer hole is, only other option i think is to make a new hole somewhere else in the airbox?
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When I started mine the first thing I tried was a 4" pipe from under the bumper, up between the frame and inner fender and to the bottom of the air box. That only requires a little trimming of the plastic inner fender. Its no biggie.. but you'll supply the filter with a lot of road debris and grime.

I ducted air in from the pass side of the grill. That worked just as well and my filter doesn't get any dirt on it. Although in the rain and winter driving I'll see a bit more than normal.

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how did u duct it from pass side of grille? don't want to cut any of my truck up... do those aftermarket metal heat shields for air filters do anything?

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how did u duct it from pass side of grille? don't want to cut any of my truck up... do those heat shields for air filters do anything?
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who carries the clear plexiglass? how do u bend it? thinking of trying that .. the one in the rad support at least
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anyone know where could find the rousch thunderbolt box for a 4.0? only seen for the 3.o for sale lately... anyone with experience with the mac intake? they CLAIM + 10 hp and up to 4 mpg ...i doubt that, had one for limited time but wasn't impressed and seen other people say less power than stock... popular belief?
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