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Old 10-01-2013, 12:12 AM   #1
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Well I got bored one day and decided to make my stock intake look like the k&n intake that I had on my sixxer. Sort if a "Ram" style intake haha but here is it, no noticeable difference besides the sight of the drop in K&n filter
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Well I got bored one day and decided to make my stock intake look like the k&n intake that I had on my sixxer. Sort if a "Ram" style intake haha but here is it, no noticeable difference besides the sight of the drop in K&n filter Let me know what you think haha
That my freind is one great looking CIA
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to be honest i feel you're going to hurt the performance more then help in the end due to the heat sink. The stock air box is an amazing setup for a factory part...but just how i see it. The reasons why most ram air systems work so well is because when the hood is shut the filter is blocked from the engine bay using the sealed box effect of the hood and the stripping around the walls of a ram air box.
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to be honest i feel you're going to hurt the performance more then help in the end due to the heat sink. The stock air box is an amazing setup for a factory part...but just how i see it. The reasons why most ram air systems work so well is because when the hood is shut the filter is blocked from the engine bay using the sealed box effect of the hood and the stripping around the walls of a ram air box.
Yeah probably, but I'm stock besides some magnapacks so if it does help or doesn't, I'll most likely never know lol but it's only temporary, gonna rebuild my motor since it's got a ton of miles on it and suspect that it's burning oil
Just bought the car couple months ago with 177k on it
But shoot, hearing the whistle makes people think I'm going fast 👍 haha just kidding
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I like the look and creativeness
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to be honest i feel you're going to hurt the performance more then help in the end due to the heat sink. The stock air box is an amazing setup for a factory part...but just how i see it. The reasons why most ram air systems work so well is because when the hood is shut the filter is blocked from the engine bay using the sealed box effect of the hood and the stripping around the walls of a ram air box.
+1 that cover is to keep heat away from filter lol,

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Old 10-01-2013, 12:47 AM   #8
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I like the look and creativeness
Yeah I liked the look on my sixxer with my k&n intake, that's why I thought I'd give it a try lol if I decide to go back to the way it was ill just pick up another air box from work
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I usually will remove my passenger headlamp at track to try to make a ram air function for the air filter
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I usually will remove my passenger headlamp at track to try to make a ram air function for the air filter
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better way is just to remove the snorkel from your air intake, it is restrictive as it funnels down into a small opening... after removing it you will have basically a cai with a heat shield... its still a bit open to the engine bay but it is a much better option then what you did
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better way is just to remove the snorkel from your air intake, it is restrictive as it funnels down into a small opening... after removing it you will have basically a cai with a heat shield... its still a bit open to the engine bay but it is a much better option then what you did
I already took the rubber piece out, it's mainly for looks I guess haha I'm willing to bet that the numbers on a dyno would be the same if I were to have not cut it
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yah most likely the same, only difference is your not feeding your engine hot air as it gets pretty hot under the hood. atleast in the wheel well there is the cool air from driving blowing in...
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yah most likely the same, only difference is your not feeding your engine hot air as it gets pretty hot under the hood. atleast in the wheel well there is the cool air from driving blowing in...
Yeah it does get hot under there but I'm sure this will function exactly the same as my k&n intake on my sixxer lol
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yah cai on non heavily modified vehicles don't make a difference its just looks haha
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yah cai on non heavily modified vehicles don't make a difference its just looks haha
In my experience this is not the case. 1 is that you do pick up a few HP on the dyno. 2 is that the stock inlet tube necks down to a very narrow diameter on the turn into the plenum vs a good inlet tube from the aftermarket. Couple a good cai with a good plenum like the TFS unit and it let's the whole shebang breathe a lot better.


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C&l tube to custom heat shield and k&n. Also going to a TFS plenum. Ignore the meh engine bay. Need to do a wire tuck at some point and mount the coil packs behind the intake and reroute the spark plug wires.
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Well scotty put my diy intake to shame lol but his and mine are similar mine just to a c&l 75mm tb and plenum combo and a 6" filter at the end of mine in the shield. Pardon the quality i had to enhance it as best as possible from my mobile device

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I cut out the box on my F150 the same way and the response was horrible. I quickly replaced it with another.
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I cut out the box on my F150 the same way and the response was horrible. I quickly replaced it with another.
What year f150
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