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Old 03-03-2010
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cold air intake. opinions?

what kinda cold air intakes you guys run? i've run different kinds on my race cars. k&n is what i might put in, not sure yet. feedback? likes? dislikes? lmk
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I run Air-Raid. I like it, it came with a throttle body spacer and I've gotten a couple mpg's better.

With a 91 I think thats just a top filter am i right?
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yeah. mine is not tbi.
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Search...they are a waste on rangers. As Bob would said, it's the WWR mod....(Wallet Weight Reduction)
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Search...they are a waste on rangers. As Bob would said, it's the WWR mod....(Wallet Weight Reduction)

Psssh.. Made mine scare old ladies and small children when I stuff it. Worth it to me. lol
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Psssh.. Made mine scare old ladies and small children when I stuff it. Worth it to me. lol
Right. Was your butt dyno in working order? I posted a video of a dyno test. Stock vs. K&N CAI on a 4.0 in the 4.0 section. Not a single person commented on it but 100+ people looked at it. He actually lost horsepower when he put the K&N on...
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i just hate how in the way the stock tube is. an i could mount another battery in place of the filter box
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Right. Was your butt dyno in working order? I posted a video of a dyno test. Stock vs. K&N CAI on a 4.0 in the 4.0 section. Not a single person commented on it but 100+ people looked at it. He actually lost horsepower when he put the K&N on...
I have a 3.0 in mine. Most thing I noticed was a 1 mpg increase on average. And that it is loud as hell when I'm into it. Seemed to get more second gear rubber, and pulled hard for a longer stretch in rpm. Stock it pulled hard from 3000 to 4000. Now it pulls from 3k to 5k. Faster? Probably not. But it "feels" faster on the street with the smoother and longer power band.
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I have a 3.0 in mine. Most thing I noticed was a 1 mpg increase on average. And that it is loud as hell when I'm into it. Seemed to get more second gear rubber, and pulled hard for a longer stretch in rpm. Stock it pulled hard from 3000 to 4000. Now it pulls from 3k to 5k. Faster? Probably not. But it "feels" faster on the street with the smoother and longer power band.
How much are the K&N's? $200+ aren't they? That's a lot of money to increase mileage 1mpg...Definately not worth anything.
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Ive got a AEM and I like it just fine.
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I have a K&N and like it alot.
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How much are the K&N's? $200+ aren't they? That's a lot of money to increase mileage 1mpg...Definately not worth anything.
Not that much. Like $120 something. Got mine of craigslist. In box never opened $15 bucks. lol.

I was just going to get a drop in so at least I have a lift time warranty filter but this was cheaper.
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My K&N when I bought it a little over 2 years ago was $260 at Summit, Never felt like I got my moneys worth, no noticeable gains at all, except for a little whistle noise when at WOT. I would get the AEM intake if anything much easier to clean.
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the best setup for our trucks would be an AEM cone/tube in a Volant enclosure. AEM has the best filter but its not enclosed, Volant has the best enclosure but their filters are oiled
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i have the 3.0 in mine. it gets plenty 2nd gear rubber. an if i want to listen to a whistle i'll hop into my turbo integra. thanks for all the input. unless i find one dirt cheap than i'm not buyin one. not for 1mpg an a whistle. thanks for your input guys.
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Volant has a new powercore filter that isn't oiled.
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I have a 3.0 in mine. Most thing I noticed was a 1 mpg increase on average. And that it is loud as hell when I'm into it. Seemed to get more second gear rubber, and pulled hard for a longer stretch in rpm. Stock it pulled hard from 3000 to 4000. Now it pulls from 3k to 5k. Faster? Probably not. But it "feels" faster on the street with the smoother and longer power band.
Do you guys with 3.0L's really drive up to 5k on the rpm's I've always shifted at 3500 tops.
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k&n make good intakes...they can be a little pricey though
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id rather not suck up water cai= fail
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id rather not suck up water cai= fail
dude if your truck is that far underwater, the CAI would be last of my worrys...

ask me how I know. Ihave experience in the submerged truck field.
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dude if your truck is that far underwater, the CAI would be last of my worrys...

ask me how I know. Ihave experience in the submerged truck field.
x2, i hydrolocked my motor about 2 months ago. had to take out all the plugs and change the oil 3 times in the middle of the woods at 10pm. it sucked. but dont waste your money on a CAI
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dude if your truck is that far underwater, the CAI would be last of my worrys...

ask me how I know. Ihave experience in the submerged truck field.
Did I say it was the only factor and way water will mess up an engine? No. Will it increase the risk of water being sucked in, yes. You don't have to have the truck underwater to have it intake on water. Just a big puddle at the right speed will do it.
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i think its funny that there are 5 ( yeah understatment) guys that just hate on cold air's they many not be a huge power gain, but its not the only reason people get them....
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Psssh.. Made mine scare old ladies and small children when I stuff it. Worth it to me. lol
Please... you have never heard an open wastegate at wot if you think your intake is loud when you stuff it.
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