need an opion on performance intakes - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 03-25-2009
bmfmancini's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: brampton ontario
Posts: 347
need an opion on performance intakes

hey people im in the market for a nice performing intake system any thoughts or ideas ?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-25-2009
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Elizabeth City, NC
Posts: 767
They look pretty, make more noise and suck $$ out of your wallet.

No performance gain.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-25-2009
whippersnapper02's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posts: 7,415
Look for something that encloses the filter in a box. Volant has a nice setup but they only work on the 01 through 03 models. K&N makes a good product but there is no shielding to keep engine heat away. The higher the intake temp the less power you will make if you didn't know. Also you will gain power from an intake but you won't gain anything you can feel. When combined with other performance parts the intake will help more. I'd save for a nice catback exhaust and not a exhaust shop mess.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-25-2009
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
Save your cash. Only one I would ever put on would by a Volant though. Theres much more ways to spend your money performance wise though.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-25-2009
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721
Volant OR a Roush Box with a custom steel intake pipe. Hands down, my best intake setup i've ran. I love it.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-25-2009
wydopnthrtl's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: SE, Mi
Posts: 2,342
They do increase power. But IMO you'll need at least an aftercat and you'll need to be up over 4000+ rpms. If your not interested in both of those.. put the moeny elsewhere.

Rich
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-25-2009
hougy's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Cobb, GA
Posts: 206
K&N is OK, I have them. You should just go to www.stuffforyourranger.com and see what is up there, cheaper probably. If you get an intake, you need to get an exhaust...otherwise no real point. You do get some performance, but as far as emissions go...it is only the beginning of things you need to look at to squeeze out more HP.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-25-2009
bmfmancini's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: brampton ontario
Posts: 347
thanks for your opions guys the cat back has been pretty much done on my rig just finishing the tailpipe i was looking for more like a intake for show purposes i am aware the performance gains ae minute
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-25-2009
DillonT's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 352
just remove the silencer from your air box, if you want, you an even cut another hole in the front, thats what i did.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-25-2009
bmfmancini's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: brampton ontario
Posts: 347
is that a permanent solution as i still have an active warranty on my rig and dont want something ilreversable
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-25-2009
NATEFX407's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Kawartha Lakes, ON
Posts: 459
It's completely reversible, it would take like 5 minutes to return to stock.. (Removing the silencer, that is, not cutting a hole in the airbox.)
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-25-2009
DillonT's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 352
theres a how to on it in the how to section. crazy easy
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-25-2009
crazymikey's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: your mom
Posts: 4,008
as long as you can get the box out of those stupid grommets in the first place. Nearly gave myself a hernia in the process.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-25-2009
bmfmancini's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: brampton ontario
Posts: 347
can somebody give me a link to that how to im having troubloe finding it thanks
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-25-2009
BigRedDog's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Quad Cities (IA/IL)
Posts: 498
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-25-2009
bmfmancini's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: brampton ontario
Posts: 347
thanks bro
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 03-25-2009
jaycheetwood's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Ogden, Utah
Posts: 2,218
VOLANT FTMFW

Name:  IMG00025.jpg
Views: 12
Size:  62.3 KB
Name:  IMG00026.jpg
Views: 12
Size:  30.5 KB
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 03-25-2009
Dumpedmk3's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Coral springs florida
Posts: 208
Do a search for swiss cheese airbox on google.

That's what I did. Sounds f'n great.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 03-25-2009
bmfmancini's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: brampton ontario
Posts: 347
remeber i cant make a modification like that due to warranty but damn that does sound good
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 03-26-2009
bmfmancini's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: brampton ontario
Posts: 347
guys i would to thankyou for this suggestion i did it today and man i love it no need for a intake now thanks again
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 03-26-2009
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
I didn't notice anything from removing my snorkel, just more noise.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 03-26-2009
whippersnapper02's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posts: 7,415
^^I like that noise.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 03-26-2009
hougy's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Cobb, GA
Posts: 206
Quote:
Originally Posted by 04blackedge View Post
I didn't notice anything from removing my snorkel, just more noise.
That's because more air is being let in.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 03-26-2009
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
I know that
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 03-26-2009
Lord Of War's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Thornton, Colorado
Posts: 4,599
Its funny how alot of you dont think intakes work.

Ford made a Ranger in 2002 with a 4.0L SOHC that pushed 222 hp. An exhaust and intake were installed to reach these figures.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
need opion muddduck72 Suspension Tech 5 06-15-2009 10:54 PM
need opion on hood scoops bmfmancini General Ford Ranger Discussion 45 04-06-2009 06:25 PM
I need your opion Downey General Ford Ranger Discussion 10 11-21-2007 12:52 PM
cheap air intakes vs expensive intakes bpolly_2004 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 4 03-27-2007 02:04 PM
Opion on new mods? hotandsexyfordgurl New Ideas 42 09-11-2006 03:44 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:22 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.