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Old 07-27-2011, 07:51 PM
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Default should i get a new intake because of new exhaust?

so i said somewhere the other day, idk where i posted it but i am getting a new magnaflow exhaust system and am now waiting to pick my truck up tomaro to hear the noise... i cant wait

but anyways, when i posted that, someone said that is i get a new k and n , it would greatly improve my truck.... cld anyone explain?
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:53 PM
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Default Re: should i get a new intake because of new exhaust?

it would help. k&n improves air flow and cleans air better than paper filters. even if it does nothing for your exhaust it will help your mpg and stuff. go for it
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:55 PM
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Default Re: should i get a new intake because of new exhaust?

The exhaust (exiting engine) would be matched by an intake more air for breathing better!
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:56 PM
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Default Re: should i get a new intake because of new exhaust?

^^^ya thats what someone said... so what would improve? anything? or just keep the engine in btr condition?
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:07 PM
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Default Re: should i get a new intake because of new exhaust?

So you're leaving the stock MAF, throttle body, intake manifold, heads, and cylinders the same, but expect attaching a shiny new tube to the front to make a difference. I don't know why you would expect the engine to magically suck more when nothing in the engine has changed and the rest of the intake components are the same size. PLUS, all the K&N intake kits for your truck are un-shielded and will suck hot air from under the hood which will actually significantly decrease performance.

If you want to spend more money, buy a tuner. Don't waste you money on making things worse.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:09 PM
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Default Re: should i get a new intake because of new exhaust?

i never said i was buying anything, and u seemed a bit offensive there, take a chill pill. i just wanted to hear what the benefits are, BECAUSE ive never heard that much good stuff about them
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:17 PM
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If you were offended, you probably are the one the needs to chill. I answered your question and explained why. There are other people in the thread I'm responding too as well, not directing just at you. Don't read so far into it. That's just how I talk.

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Old 07-27-2011, 08:31 PM
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Default Re: should i get a new intake because of new exhaust?

^ he has a point he just tells it straight up with no BS. to get the full benefit you need to do it all. bigger maf,TB,intake, port and polish heads, headers,

in reality you wont get anymore air out faster as the manifolds are the same and they wil just restricte the same as before, not to mention the cats do that also with helping restrict it all
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:36 PM
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Default Re: should i get a new intake because of new exhaust?

I will say this. On my 4.0 OHV I did headers exhaust no cats with a FM 40, added a free flow intake and I noticed a great deal improvement. The first thing I noticed was the power to break the tires loose, (when it was an auto). Now I dont have any dyno data or any of that, but I know my truck and I could tell it had more power. Im not claiming that it added 50, 20 or even 10 hp, but it did do something.

Also, My .02 on the hot air thing is this, in stop and go traffic it might suck up hot air and hinder performance. But I garuntee that at 70 mph a free flow intake is not sucking up hot engine bay air.

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Old 07-27-2011, 08:50 PM
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Default Re: should i get a new intake because of new exhaust?

I used to have a Probe GT with a 2.5 KLZE stock it makes 192HP, I put a catback system on it and made 199, then I put a Injen Cold air intake and it made 217! I'd say that qualifies as a big boost... all checked on the same dynomometer at Groom's engines in Nashville.
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:16 PM
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Default Re: should i get a new intake because of new exhaust?

Too bad this thread is about Ford Rangers and not Ford Probes. They're not the same.

An intake that isn't directed to outside fresh air is going to suck hot underhood air. Doesn't matter how fast you're going. It is not avoidable. And that hot air makes a big impact.
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Old 07-27-2011, 10:05 PM
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Default Re: should i get a new intake because of new exhaust?

Ford has already made the intakes on our trucks as efficient as they can be with everything else stock, a cat back exhaust will do nothing except make the truck louder, unless you do full rebuild with headers, bigger throttle body, the whole shabang, your really just wasting money.
Maybe on other vehicles it helps, but not our trucks.

Whats a CAI, $250?
Get the $50 drop in filter instead, and do the airbox mod, basically does the same shit.
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:48 AM
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Default Re: should i get a new intake because of new exhaust?

wow, the guy's not looking to add 50hp! Of course p+p, headers, manifolds, and all the others rambled off will make the biggest difference, duh. It sounds like he simply asked about an intake. Plus, all those parts cost $$$. If your looking for a simple mod, it works plan and simple
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I used to have a Probe GT with a 2.5 KLZE stock it makes 192HP, I put a catback system on it and made 199, then I put a Injen Cold air intake and it made 217! I'd say that qualifies as a big boost... all checked on the same dynomometer at Groom's engines in Nashville.
there us a difference in a probe and a Ranger though

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wow, the guy's not looking to add 50hp! Of course p+p, headers, manifolds, and all the others rambled off will make the biggest difference, duh. It sounds like he simply asked about an intake. Plus, all those parts cost $$$. If your looking for a simple mod, it works plan and simple
no it doesnt. The TV ads work, thats about it. Matt (FireRanger is right). It will add nothing to a Ranger. "plain and simple". You would have to replace all of the stuff that Matt said, and only then it "might" make a negligible difference. But that's alot of money for a "negligible" difference.
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Default Re: should i get a new intake because of new exhaust?

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It sounds like he simply asked about an intake.
Which is exactly what I answered. Rather than simply saying "no", I explained why my answer was no. I didn't tell him to do those other things. I told him that without those other things, it would be pointless. It's called providing details and explanation.
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