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Old 08-16-2010, 08:12 AM
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^ Made me LOL.
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:19 AM
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I've never heard so many bad things about CAI's until I joined this forum. Is this true for all vehicles, or just the Ranger?
From everything I've read about CAIs, it's the same. The same thing goes on from time to time over on the HondaSUV forum concerning CR-Vs but with less in-fighting about it.
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:38 AM
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It all depends on the design of the stock intake. In our case, it is big enough and already drawing fresh air. So there is nothing to improve on. Certain engine mods will require more air, in which case you would need a larger intake.
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:09 AM
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Well, in the case of the CR-V, the engine is tweaked out as much it can be. The only way one can get more power there is turbo or a supercharger.

From what I've seen on the 2.5 and I have to assume the other engines are the same, there is a lot of things one can do to the engines before forced air would become necessary. One just has to have the time, energy, and money to do it. Then and only then would a CAI prove any real benefit.
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:13 AM
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I went outside to snap some pics of my intake, but you know what, now that i see for myself how the ranger's intake works, and how little it has to do with a CAI, i'm doing the mod.

Your argument makes no sense, you can say dyno this dyno that, physics are physics.

I'm out of this waste of time.
Your wrong. I measure intake temperatures and log this data on my truck(s). The stock intake is optimal.
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:36 PM
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Yo FireRanger your right about the whole intake thing. I just recently had to swap out my customized Spectre intake system back to the stock intake system on a 4.0 02 ranger because of MAF codes being set off by the CAI. Im glad I did not waste like a 150 bucks or something on a K&N or any other name brand.
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:41 PM
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i also like my K&N intake kit but i bought it knowing it isnt a cold air intake and i wasnt expecting huge gains or anything from it, although i did notice a small gain in mileage. i mainly like the huge washable filter element, plus it sounds cool. lol
I love my sound it sounds like I for a a turbo lol my girl absolutely hates it lol
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Yet I love my k&n sounds nice and I do get some better gas mileage also u don't have to keep buying air filters and it is just all around nice
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:07 AM
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Default Re: Cold air intake or k&n

even if you installed a cai were would you put it? in my experience its better to put those lower farther away from the engine. in a car i can see em workin but if you plan on doin any off roading i think the factory is definitely the way to go. haha and if you want something that sounds good just get a cherry bomb
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:45 AM
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Yeah it just looks cool. I think flow master series 40 dumped is the way to go man.
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:54 AM
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Never considered K&N for it's re-usability, for some I'd be willing to bet for the price of a K&N drop in, you could buy enough regular paper filters probably for the entire time you own the vehicle, and come out a head on time wasted cleaning them.. Just my 2 cents.. Just so much easier for me to go buy a new filter, put in into the air box, and discard the old one.

But suppose it depends on the conditions you drive in. I live in the city and don't have to drive too far. I have probably replaced my paper filter twice in 5 years/20K miles in my Tempo. First when I bought the car, second time for good measure.

It's just an air filter tho.. Just as long as you got something, better than nothing.. LOL
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