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Old 02-07-2011, 11:01 AM
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Default Re: cheap horse power

Yup. Those silly $300 "upgrades" that stick an open cone under the hood where it's 180 degrees in the shade... and call themselves a "cold" air intake are pretty laughable. Yet their flashy marketing works and people keep buying them. I mean really, you could wrap your stock intake in 300 $1 bills and the insulation it provides would be more effective than those stupid things. The "upgrade" kits that actually do duct in fresh air from the outside (just like the stock intake...) won't reduce performance, but like I said before, without other mods, it won't add anything either.
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Old 02-07-2011, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Psychopete View Post
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).
Your right, if you look on k&n's website, they have the horsepower gains for your truck, and most all rangers horsepower gains with the CAI are around 5000 rpm's which means you basically have to hold it till you hit the rev limiter to get any horsepower gain, which is not good on your engine.
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