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Old 08-13-2010, 09:02 PM
TACTICALGLOCK TACTICALGLOCK is offline
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Default Cold air intake or k&n

What works the best with the 4.0 cold air intake or a k&n filter.
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Old 08-14-2010, 04:57 AM
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Default Re: Cold air intake or k&n

What you have now from the factory is basically a cold air intake.

A aftermarket intake will provide nothing unless you add other aftermarket parts and a tuner.

Just stick with a k&N filter and clean it regularly
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Old 08-14-2010, 07:19 AM
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lmfao! again?
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lmfao! again?
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:25 AM
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Default Re: Cold air intake or k&n

I wouldnt get a CAI. I have one and completely regret it. I shoulda just got a k&n or aem drop in. Im actually thinking about going to the junkyard and getting a entire intake system off of a truck and swapping the stock system back in and sell the CAI.
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Old 08-15-2010, 05:33 AM
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Default Re: Cold air intake or k&n

A K&N filter is just a filter.

A CAI will get its air at a greater distance from the engine than stock to provide air that's cooler.

A short ram is useless (edit: it does take off a restriction, but it's not going to be a very noticeable improvement), but it makes a nice sound depending on engines.

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Old 08-15-2010, 03:14 PM
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Default Re: Cold air intake or k&n

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?
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Old 08-15-2010, 03:33 PM
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I love my K&N CAI.
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Old 08-16-2010, 02:29 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?
Yeah me too.

I think its a ranger thing

Or maybe they think short rams are also CAIs
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Old 08-16-2010, 03:15 AM
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Default Re: Cold air intake or k&n

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
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:19 AM
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Default Re: Cold air intake or k&n

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/gener...-air-flow.html
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Old 08-16-2010, 06:34 AM
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Default Re: Cold air intake or k&n

I've read it before, but respectfully did not post in it.

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Since your stock intake is plumbed to the outside (in the grill by the right headlight, you are already drawing in outside air, which is as cool/cold/fresh as it is going to get. Adding a new shiney piece of pipe will not change that or make the air be colder. This is why aftermarket CAI kits are a useless waste of money on our trucks. This is PROVEN.
Again, a CAI is not a short ram, nor is it even close to where ford takes its air from.

The Ford's 2010 intake is BEHIND the right headlight, taking in air it can get INDIRECTLY.

Sure, it can mean occasional cooler air than a SR, but NOWHERE as cool as a CAI.

I'm sorry but your "proven" means nothing when faced with facts.
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:07 AM
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Hahaha. So you think the outside air right there is different than the outside air somewhere else? Right. Try again. And a ram intake accomplishes nothing either since the intake is not a restriction. I don't care how you want to hype up your shiny useless tube, but until you put it on a dyno (and prove yourself wrong), you are blowing hot air. Everything I've said has been dyno proven over and over and over and over by multiple people. I'm not faced with facts, I am the facts. You on the other hand have opinion on your side...
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:18 AM
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Default Re: Cold air intake or k&n

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What works the best with the 4.0 cold air intake or a k&n filter.
To answer the original question, neither is really worth the money. The CAI is a total waste of money. Like, fuzzy dice waste of money. A K&N will not yield any performance increase. The only thing useful about it is that it is reusable. You have to re-oil it and if you over-oil it, it will screw up the intake. A normal paper filter costs $10. In my opinion, it's a waste of time. Your money can be spent on other useful things.
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:03 AM
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Hahaha. So you think the outside air right there is different than the outside air somewhere else? Right. Try again. And a ram intake accomplishes nothing either since the intake is not a restriction. I don't care how you want to hype up your shiny useless tube, but until you put it on a dyno (and prove yourself wrong), you are blowing hot air. Everything I've said has been dyno proven over and over and over and over by multiple people. I'm not faced with facts, I am the facts. You on the other hand have opinion on your side...
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.
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