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Old 08-14-2010, 05:37 AM
bagdranger bagdranger is offline
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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.
Your wrong about me sir. I'm not disagreeing with anyone. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, its just you chose to bash someone else's. My comment about what i did to my truck REGARDLESS of whats logic is just what i felt with my truck. But its whatever with me. I personally dont care. This tread became a this is what i think and then being told, by someone, that its no way possible. Either way somebody that wants a thought on something to do with their truck is up to them. We just lend our 2 cents worth as of what we did, not just what someone, like yourself, thinks is right or wrong. I apologize for anything misleading, my opinions are just what they are. Take it as it is. And no sir, momma didnt raise no fool.
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Old 08-14-2010, 07:17 AM
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This thread is retarded but I still say the cai looks a hundred times better than a big black air box. If you want your engine to look nice then sure. Hp, don't really thinks so.... Just do an air box mod...
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:24 AM
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Your wrong about me sir. I'm not disagreeing with anyone. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, its just you chose to bash someone else's. My comment about what i did to my truck REGARDLESS of whats logic is just what i felt with my truck. But its whatever with me. I personally dont care. This tread became a this is what i think and then being told, by someone, that its no way possible. Either way somebody that wants a thought on something to do with their truck is up to them. We just lend our 2 cents worth as of what we did, not just what someone, like yourself, thinks is right or wrong. I apologize for anything misleading, my opinions are just what they are. Take it as it is. And no sir, momma didnt raise no fool.
I'm not wanting to disrespect anyone's opinion. everyone is entitled to one.
On the other hand, opinions don't really mean anything when it comes to real verifiable data.
Opinions matter when it comes to things like, "do you like how this looks?", or "do you want Coke or Pepsi?".
Performance is qualtifiable and can be measured.
The answer is either "Yes" or "No".
There have been inumerable real dyno runs that have settled this question over and over again.
Again, I'm not wanting to create a personal conflict, but when someone asks a question, and a real answer is available, then the "Real" verifiable answer stands, regardless of "opinion".
If driving around with a shiny tube on your truck is more important, or makes you "feel' like you're getting more out of your vehicle, then by all means, spend the money.
That is what keeps the after-market industry alive.
But keep in mind, just like fishing lures, most are designed to catch fishermen, and not fish.

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Old 08-14-2010, 10:04 AM
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Very true and i agree. Like I've said before I know my truck very well and I know what I've felt. Its just my 2 cents on what I know my truck did. Just saying.
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:15 PM
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An opinion you are entitled to, regardless of the fact that you're still wrong. No matter how many times you announce to the world that it added power to your truck, I or someone else will point out that it didn't do anything at all. And we do this for the good of everyone else reading the thread looking for accurate information. I could care less if you don't believe me and are dead set on your incorrect information. At least everyone else will me the wiser.

And for that reason, this thread is not useless AT ALL. You just don't like it. You don't have to like it. You don't even have to read it. None of which makes it a bad thread.
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:13 AM
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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.
Then you are kinda stuck. Save your money for the 5.0 conversion.
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:30 PM
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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.




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?
first off learn to read the gt500 thing shows along with other add ons the cai makes power you must have nothing better to do than sit on here and read posts and trash people great live, go f#$k yourself! u ever here of short writing or am I suppoppsed to speak and write proper english with commas and periods, is this english class are you the know it all teacher if only we could go through computers
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Old 08-20-2010, 06:45 AM
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Then you are kinda stuck. Save your money for the 5.0 conversion.
well im still torn on what im doing because i cant decide if i want to bag it and keep it low and slow or static drop it ad make it fast..... so yea im still torn.
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Old 08-20-2010, 07:21 AM
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well im still torn on what im doing because i cant decide if i want to bag it and keep it low and slow or static drop it ad make it fast..... so yea im still torn.
bag it and put a V8 in it. A friend of mine has a '79 Farmont w/ a EFI '93 HO on bags and it is a lot of fun. Mine will be bagged one day, have a lot of parts to do it, but I am broke as hell for the time being.
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:47 AM
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first off learn to read the gt500 thing shows along with other add ons the cai makes power
Too bad this thread is discussing RANGERS which have nothing to do with a GT500. A CAI gains you nothing on a Ranger. Your continuing to argue this further proves you don't know what you're talking about.


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you must have nothing better to do than sit on here and read posts and trash people great live, go f#$k yourself!
I'm not trashing. I'm correcting incorrect information. The fact that you do not like it does not change what it is. I do not have the ability to fuck myself.

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u ever here of short writing or am I suppoppsed to speak and write proper english with commas and periods, is this english class are you the know it all teacher if only we could go through computers
Case and point, I don't even need to respond to that gem.
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:07 PM
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doesnt the location of the stock intake allow it to get clogged up easier?
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:38 AM
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Nah. Clogged up by what? Really the only things that can clog it up is mud, dust, and water. Mud and water will clog anything up regardless of where and what. A snorkle is the only way to avoid that if you traverse water and mud that deep. Dry dust (like a desert) is going to get sucked in no matter what you do. I suppose volcanic ash would do it too, but again it doesn't matter where your intake is for that. And frankly, you would probably be better off moving away from the active volcano to fix it.
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Old 02-07-2011, 07:04 AM
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hey does anyone know of cheap horsepower gain??? i know the two words dont go togather but that is all my wallet will let me say.. so anything cheap? any mods? anything???

Thanks for everyone that gives info or if you just wanna read go right ahead!
Above all remember the basics, the engine is an air pump that compresses a combustional mixture, ignites it and uses the power pulse for output. So making it breath easier frees up the engine fighting for air and fighting to get rid of the exhaust. A cheap cold air kit (even homemade) and a low restriction exhaust will let the engine breath and spin up faster and the HP used to suck and push before now goes to the rear wheels. Do the cheap and easy stuff first. Enjoy!
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:06 AM
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^^^ All accurate and correct. Except, without additional heafty engine mods and exhaust work to go with it, simply upgrading the intake won't add any benefit. It is already sized from the factory not be a restriction and breath just fine. If you make modifications, tuning enhancements, and add more exhaust capacity, then modifying the intake would be beneficial.

And I agree 110% that you can do that kind of intake upgrade yourself with parts from home depot for about $20. And it will be more effective and useful and the aftermarket "upgrade kits" that suck in hot air all day.
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:22 AM
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Actually, a badly set up CAI has more opportunity to suck in more "bad stuff" than the stock system. They usually set near the cooling fan under the hood. I see a lot of CAI setups that are very counter intuitive over what the factory has put in (but I won't hate on it, all in learning and fun). But from what I have gathered, it appears that any gains from a CAI on a stock engine are very small and (are at RPMs mostly never used or are unsafe for the engine).
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