Re: Air Intake?? a 4L into a 3L??
Yeah, I got what you were meaning after I walked off. Sorry.
So thats why I gained 3hp at the wheels after taking out the little plastic pieces, replacing filter with a K&N, and dropping in a little bit larger diameter ridged pipe? (90 degree day,75% humidity, port-a-cool w/ no water hooked up in front of truck) Which I do believe you lose something like 15% when it finally gets to the wheel from the crank. So I wonder how much I made at the crank? Maybe this is where they get those inflated numbers for selling CAI's. I also have a 94 Supra putting out a little over 800 that I have built and tuned. I know a tiny bit about the eng game. I am also a jet eng mechanic by trade. I know just a smidge about the old internal combustion eng's. But not too much.
It is outlandish to pay that much for a CAI, I will agree. To say it does nothing, well thats a bit off. No, end result you will never feel that 3hp. But you are 3 ahead when you do other power adders. Pennies add up too ya know? Two biggest factors, 1st and foremost is the air temp, which will vary day to day and season to season. 2nd, that stock tubing sucks in like a straw and limits under load. Spend the 35 bucks extra on the K&N replacement and at most the build it your self intake pieces from VatoZone or Pep Boys if you cant find something that wont flex when the eng sucks.
Basically, everyone is right to a degree in the whole CAI debate.
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