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Old 11-10-2010, 05:59 PM
DRFTNGKNG DRFTNGKNG is offline
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Wink Air Intake?? a 4L into a 3L??

I was wondering if a 4L air intake from a ranger can go onto mine!! Btw i am talking about aftermarket, like K&N, Afe, Volant; just to name a few. a 4L intake from a 2004 ranger into a 3L intake from a 2004 ranger edge. i was thinking of finding one used, and just changing the filter with a newer one.

REASONS ONE MAY ASK??

A) bigger intake tube- more hp, torque, more CFM
B) bigger air filter
C) loook a lot nicer!!
D) cheaper of getting a 3L intake used.

Also, its the whole thing from the filter all the way into the throttle body. the whole assembly.

Question: can i fit directly onto the 3L throttle body??

thnkz!!
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Old 11-10-2010, 06:13 PM
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REASONS ONE MAY ASK??

A) bigger intake tube- more hp, torque, more CFM
B) bigger air filter
C) loook a lot nicer!!
D) cheaper of getting a 3L intake used.
I'll probably get hated on by the intake fanboys for saying this. I'm not trying to be a dick. I'm trying to save you the money.

A & B are bullshit. You will gain nothing. It is the equivalent of the Tornado and those stupid fuel line magnets. C and therefore D is personal preference, however it seems like a lot of money for a shiny useless tube to me. If you're goal is performance, don't waste you time, money, and efforts. There are so many other things
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Old 11-10-2010, 06:22 PM
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Default Re: Air Intake?? a 4L into a 3L??

if you need a new intake go for it, if you dont then why? stocker for a stocker?
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:32 PM
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Default Re: Air Intake?? a 4L into a 3L??

Its not the same as a tornado. Two different theories. The only thing they have in common is they deal with air and neither one give you the results you think they will on the power side.
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:23 PM
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Its not the same as a tornado. Two different theories. The only thing they have in common is they deal with air and neither one give you the results you think they will on the power side.
I'm not talking about the theory. I'm talking about the end result. Which in both cases is nothing.
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:47 PM
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Default 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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Old 11-12-2010, 06:07 AM
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Default Re: Air Intake?? a 4L into a 3L??

Personally, i agree with you totally. its just everyone disagrees with this!! even just replacing the stock air filter with a K&N. thanks bud!!
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