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Old 03-24-2010
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i dunno. i think it has coolant lines running through the IC.
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I was watching a show about the death road and because of the altitude, oxygen tanks need to be brought up to the summit. Since the engines loose so much power in the thin air, oxygen from a tank is bled into the air intake for the motor to increase power. I suppose it works similar too to NOS.
I think any gain by routing air into the intake will be canceled out by the added drag of the compressor.
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god, pure oxygen intake additive, imagine how hot that could potentially burn? imagine running pure oxygen. pretty much wouldnt need gas.

And Terrence, they cant require that, because it is a public school and cant be that exclusive. there are always libraries to do work at though.
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I doubt its pure O2, just a pressurized air mixture.

O2 tank + bumpy ride = bad
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the A/C duct ran into the intake has been attempted for years, its nothing new.... I know the shop guys in high school had a test car they did it on to show that it performed worse due to the drag of the compressor.... This was almost 20 years ago ..... you'd be better off with an ARB snorkel dragging in the "cooler air" from higher above the road, and it getting a "natural " forced induction from it... ( <---- what I've seen posted in their sales adds, gotta laugh)
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yea probably not pure O2 but still, could you imagine?
haha i saw that in an ARB catalog the other day. i think those snorkels are fugly too, but maybe thats just me
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My thoughts are AC draws power. That is why when you look under my hood you will see a void where the AC used to be.

On the contrary Colder air into the engine makes power. If he can get the same amount of power while running his AC then I would say all the power to him. He will have less cooling in the cab but that wouldnt be too bad of a price to pay when you have no power loss from having cooling.

I would like to see the numbers on this. I am almost positive that the numbers would lean in the bad idea direction. A motor pulls in a lot or air. I doubt any AC can cool the air in the airbox enough to make any difference.
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why would you physically remove your a/c? it being in there, if it is not "on" draws no power from the motor, whatsoever.... that is why there is a clutch on the compressor... it just works like an idler...

even if you never use it while driving... stuck in traffic downtown, 4pm, sun beating down middle of summer... ac is nice to have... and the difference in fuel consumption in gridlock, is negligable
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When I got my new motor it didn't come with a working compressor so I never bothered to get a new one. There may be a day I put one in, it is an easy job to hook one up.
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Honestly, I am surprised no one has asked for pics. LOL Everytime I went to a new thread I kept thinking back to this one, wondering where are the pictures :)
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OP, WE NEED PICS NOW!!!!!!!
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Old 04-17-2010
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i'll ask him, i would've had them already if it was my truck, ill try to catch him in the parking lot soon
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