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Old 04-25-2011, 07:18 PM
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How much MPG Improvement do you see with a Cold air Intake?
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:19 PM
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none, as a prior owner i can tell you they are not worth it for a stock truck
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:23 PM
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i put one on my dads truck and all it does is make it loud in the cab....no better gas mileage i guess it lets the engine "breathe" better but other than that it doesnt do shit
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:26 PM
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motors like to run on cold air better so it just makes the are in takes in cooler but it doesnt really work dont waste your money
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:34 PM
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^^^ Yes, cold air is better for power in the engine. But, what people who buy these silly things don't realize is that our stock intake is already drawing in fresh cold air from the outside.

Many of the aftermarket alleged CAI kits don't actually even do that, they just suck hot air from under the hood. This will hurt performance and MPG. The ones that DO draw from the outside won't actually improve anything over stock, since the stock one already does that.

So save your money.
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:55 PM
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It will help a little for power but probably not even noticeable.if u have a automatic it would probably be loader then a stick I can barely hear mine. Mainly when it's cold it whistles, unless I stomp on the gas then it's load but with gas prices I don't recommend that. It will give u better mpg but not enough to even notice anything.


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Old 04-25-2011, 07:58 PM
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There's a different with stock air filters and cold air intakes. If u get one I would go with anyone but K&N there a little pricey but you get a quality set up


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Yes, and still gain nothing regardless of how much you pay.
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:01 PM
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It will help a little for power but probably not even noticeable.if u have a automatic it would probably be loader then a stick I can barely hear mine. Mainly when it's cold it whistles, unless I stomp on the gas then it's load but with gas prices I don't recommend that. It will give u better mpg but not enough to even notice anything.


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mine whistles all the time
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:03 PM
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Yes, and still gain nothing regardless of how much you pay.
Yes but no. My brother just got a full system on his Colorado and there is a 12-15 hp gain. I just don't see much different in a ranger. My .02


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Old 04-25-2011, 08:04 PM
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mine whistles all the time
Is your truck stick or auto. They act differently when your vehicle is a automatic.


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Old 04-25-2011, 08:10 PM
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mine is auto
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:33 PM
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Yes but no. My brother just got a full system on his Colorado and there is a 12-15 hp gain. I just don't see much different in a ranger.
Really? How has your brother proved that? I call absolute bullshit unless he takes it too a dyno (where he will most likely prove himself completely wrong). 12-15hp from a shiny air tube? Does that make actual sense? Really?

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Is your truck stick or auto. They act differently when your vehicle is a automatic.
The engine is the same. Why would it sound different?
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Old 04-25-2011, 08:36 PM
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Really? How has your brother proved that? I call absolute bullshit unless he takes it too a dyno (where he will most likely prove himself completely wrong). 12-15hp from a shiny air tube? Does that make actual sense? Really?


The engine is the same. Why would it sound different?
You must not understand a cold air intake... It varies from different vehicles. And u must not know much about tuning a vehicle. Sorry for highjacking your post


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Old 04-25-2011, 08:39 PM
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Yes but no. My brother just got a full system on his Colorado and there is a 12-15 hp gain. I just don't see much different in a ranger. My .02


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He has to have some other kind of mods done to the truck. I noticed absolutely no gains out of mine in my Silverado even with exhaust and a tune. It was louder, but to me it also seemed like I lost throttle response, so I removed the crappy filter and just attached the tube to my stock air box since I had already sold the original tube.

You won't gain any noticeable power or MPG out of just an intake. You gotta do a lot more mods to the engine.
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