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Old 08-09-2010, 07:36 PM
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(1) Because the K&N isn't supposed to gain you anything. It's an expensive vanity air filter. It's only benefit is that it is reusable... saving you from having to spend all of $5 once a year on a normal filter. Incorrect use by over oiling ruins your intake and sensors.

(2) Because it didn't make a difference in response. You just think it did. The human mind will feel that difference because it expects that difference. The same way people pour a bottle of octane boost in the tank, start the engine, and feel an immediate gain in power. It's all in your head.

(3) No I'm not certified in anything related to this. But people who are have proven what I'm saying.
hes right about all of that. ive seen dynos that prove his point. in some cases, the cold air has decreased power
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Old 08-09-2010, 07:59 PM
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Here is my 2 cents.


Pick just 2.

:Cheap

:Reliable

:Fast
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:08 PM
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To all that have proven me wrong. i have appologized and admitted i was wrong. like i said that you probably know more about it then me.
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:10 PM
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FireRanger is right.

All CAI's do is lighten your wallet, and if your lucky, they wont HURT performance.

The factory intake is a true cold air intake, and will happily supply all the air the engine can use, and then some.

Tests prove that a NAPA Gold air filter provides the best trade off between air flow and filtration, and they wont hurt your intake sensors.

Not flashy, but if you want performance, then go with what's proven.

The factory set-up provides good all around performance, and if you want to get more, then be prepared to spend real money and time.

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Old 08-11-2010, 08:42 PM
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FireRanger is right.

All CAI's do is lighten your wallet, and if your lucky, they wont HURT performance.

The factory intake is a true cold air intake, and will happily supply all the air the engine can use, and then some.

Tests prove that a NAPA Gold air filter provides the best trade off between air flow and filtration, and they wont hurt your intake sensors.

Not flashy, but if you want performance, then go with what's proven.

The factory set-up provides good all around performance, and if you want to get more, then be prepared to spend real money and time.

-zz

ok i f***** get it i was wrong just freakin drop it i already said i was wrong. and i appologized about it.
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:50 AM
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I bought a regular cone filter and put it on my stock intake tube and I've noticed a little bit of pick up. But ive been driving this truck for bout 7 years now. Its hard to get cheap power on these 2.9s. Bottom line good maintenance and care of your truck is the best.
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Old 08-12-2010, 06:27 AM
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I bought a regular cone filter and put it on my stock intake tube and I've noticed a little bit of pick up
Seriously???? It boggles my mind that after everything in this thread, and everything in the several other recent threads about this topic, that I'm reading this post. Obviously under the hood is not the only place there is a lot of hot air.
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Old 08-12-2010, 09:31 AM
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Dude relax I'm just saying what I've experienced. I have noticed a little bit more throttle response with what i did. Ive had this truck since i was 15 and im now 23 I know this truck like the back of my hand. Did you happen to read the rest of my post?? This tread has become worthless now. Just saying.
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Old 08-12-2010, 10:46 AM
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People have there stuck on believe I find it funny when my uncle turned his gt500 into a super snake, shelby put on a cai probably because it took away from horse power NOT!
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Old 08-12-2010, 12:31 PM
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Dude relax I'm just saying what I've experienced. I have noticed a little bit more throttle response with what i did. Ive had this truck since i was 15 and im now 23 I know this truck like the back of my hand. Did you happen to read the rest of my post?? This tread has become worthless now. Just saying.
Yes I read the rest of your post, which has nothing to do with your claim that your hot-air-intake-cone increased your throttle response, which I would bet money it did no such thing.


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People have there stuck on believe I find it funny when my uncle turned his gt500 into a super snake, shelby put on a cai probably because it took away from horse power NOT!
Some people can also spell and construct properly formatted sentences when offering an alternate and correct viewpoint. You should try it. In the meantime, can you please explain (in english) what your uncle putting a CAI onto a GT500 has to do with a Ford Ranger pickup truck engine and intake design?
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Old 08-12-2010, 01:05 PM
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This thread has now gone to shit. Any way we can get this thread locked. Its a COMPLETE waste.
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Old 08-12-2010, 04:36 PM
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This thread has now gone to shit. Any way we can get this thread locked. Its a COMPLETE waste.
No it's not, its very useful. You not liking that you were wrong doesn't make the thread bad. Don't just jump in, disagree with everyone in the thread, and demand it be locked because you can't handle being a fool.
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Old 08-13-2010, 04:43 AM
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ok. what is a way to get more horsepower out of a 3.0?
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Old 08-13-2010, 05:04 AM
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Port and polish the heads and intake runners. Trim the intake and exhaust gaskets so there is no interference. These are a start. There are a lot of things you can do with an engine like different pistons, ignition modules, etc that will make a difference. You will need to do a lot of work to the engine to take advantage of a CAI and a header/exhaust combo.

Otherwise, you are looking at a turbo or a super charger. Either way will not be cheap though the turbo/super charger option would be easier in the short run that building the engine would be.
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Old 08-13-2010, 04:58 PM
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im not wanting to put alot of money into this motor cuz when and if it craps out i want to put a 5.0 in there.
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