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Old 03-30-2011, 01:54 PM
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Where? Do you see anyone arguing or fighting? Every single person in this thread is smart and agrees. He asked for help. And lots of people answered him. Is that bad?
haha no man, I was just saying that the other one started exactly the same way, and then went way down hill. This guy obviously is a little more mature
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Eh, even with just a tuner the intake is of no value. You need a lot more actual physical mods to the intake manifold, heads, and exhaust to actually make use of a larger intake.

The tuners do A LOT on their own with no added work or mods. IMO, worth every dollar. I only wish I drove enough now a days to justify buying one.
Yeah I hear ya. If I had the funds, I would so get a tuner for the truck. And also some new headers for my exhaust I have. Then my CAI would do some work .
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:35 PM
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Even if these intakes improve air flow it would only help if the motor needs more air and I don't think these low revving, 1 intake valve per cylinder with minimal cam lift are ever going to be gasping for more air.

That's why these intakes won't improve power and why we can't get a cool intake noise
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:38 PM
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:48 PM
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I bought the K&N cold air intake system. I regret buying it. I paid 230.00 for it. That was with my discount at Oreilly's at the time. I honestly think it didn't do shit for me. I believe it made the mpg worse. If you just want a cheep one go to Advance, and get the spectra filter and pipe. It shouldn't cost you no more than about 50.00 to build one.
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Stay away from the drop in filters too because they just make an oily mess out of your MAF and Throttle body.

Just go get u a motorcraft paper air filter and be done. Then thank us for the money you can use on a different mod.

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Old 03-30-2011, 09:18 PM
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lot of talk on here about the "CAI" but no one seems to mention a "free flow intake" which are different. A free flow intake will have less obstruction, same as doing the "air box mod" with the goal being less restriction I assume. So its obvious that the factory the stock intake is inadaquete, otherwise, what the purpose of doing the air box mod...?

And I really dont mean to throw gas on the fire, but CAI do help, it is proven. However, in stop and go traffic, idleing, moving slow it will suck up hotter air from the engine bay and hinder perfomance. Driving 70 mph, it will not draw hot air, well I guess maybe if its REALLY hot outside! hahahahaha
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Old 03-30-2011, 09:40 PM
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lot of talk on here about the "CAI" but no one seems to mention a "free flow intake" which are different. A free flow intake will have less obstruction, same as doing the "air box mod" with the goal being less restriction I assume. So its obvious that the factory the stock intake is inadaquete, otherwise, what the purpose of doing the air box mod...?
This does only apply to those vehicles with an air box. The 2.3 is equipped with the cone style filter and intake, so our stock factory intake is a bit different then yours on the 4.0.

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remove your passenger side headlight. instant super CAI!

my 2.3 doesnt have a cone style filter?
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:51 AM
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remove your passenger side headlight. instant super CAI!

my 2.3 doesnt have a cone style filter?
Then do excuse me, I'm not familiar with the Duretec 2.3, only the Vulcan 3.0 and Lima 2.3.

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Old 03-31-2011, 04:18 AM
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lot of talk on here about the "CAI" but no one seems to mention a "free flow intake" which are different. A free flow intake will have less obstruction, same as doing the "air box mod" with the goal being less restriction I assume. So its obvious that the factory the stock intake is inadaquete, otherwise, what the purpose of doing the air box mod...?

And I really dont mean to throw gas on the fire, but CAI do help, it is proven. However, in stop and go traffic, idleing, moving slow it will suck up hotter air from the engine bay and hinder perfomance. Driving 70 mph, it will not draw hot air, well I guess maybe if its REALLY hot outside! hahahahaha
- The air box mod is for SOUND ONLY. Nothing to do with performance. It does not add or improve air flow. Nobody has "proven" it has added anything. It's a sound mod, not a performance mod.

- The stock intake is not restrictive. In order to have "less restriction", you have to have restriction in the first place, which there isn't. If you mod the engine extensively so it requires more air than the stock intake is designed to handle, then yes it would be worthwhile to upgrade the intake.

- The stock intake is already a cold air intake by design. It already draws in fresh outside air, not air from the engine bay. There is no argument to this whatsoever.

- People who have actually dyno'd our trucks with these stupid useless kits prove that they do NOTHING and in some cases actually hurt performance. And all you need to do is watch the IAT reading to realize it is already drawing fresh cool air.

- Yes there are vehicles out there that they do help with. Vehicles with crappy intakes from the factory. We are not one of them. The CONCEPT of a CAI is sound and good. But there is no need to apply that to our vehicles because the factory already did.

Never once has anyone on this forum that insists they help been able to show a shred of actual evidence other than K&N's marketing pictures and flashy advertising. "I feel it in my ass" doesn't count either. But real tests showing they don't work have been posted. And the overwhelming majority of people on here agree with that.
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Old 03-31-2011, 04:52 AM
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if you want to spend a little money and do something to your truck.......do a maintenance item...it the long run you will be much better of.........ie. drop you differential cover and replace the gear-oil.........<$20, < 1 hour. fuel filter $10 for th efilter, $10 for the tool.......I changed mine the other day in 8 minutes.and I took my time........that included pulling the fuel pump fuse.........IMHO fuel filters do not get changed enough......
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Stay away from the drop in filters too because they just make an oily mess out of your MAF and Throttle body.

Just go get u a motorcraft paper air filter and be done. Then thank us for the money you can use on a different mod.

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Nope, not quite. I have had a K&N air filter for 7 years. It can mess up your MAF and throttle body if it's OVER OILED. Most people over oil it and don't follow the instructions. The only thing I do different is I let the filter air dry over night instead of the usual 4 hours. I bought 2 when I first got my ranger 7 years ago. And it never did mess up the MAF or throttle body (ordinary debris did that which I fixed on my own in about 15 minutes). Just don't over oil it and you'll be fine. Motorcraft does make a good filter though.
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:44 PM
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Nope, not quite. I have had a K&N air filter for 7 years. It can mess up your MAF and throttle body if it's OVER OILED. Most people over oil it and don't follow the instructions. The only thing I do different is I let the filter air dry over night instead of the usual 4 hours. I bought 2 when I first got my ranger 7 years ago. And it never did mess up the MAF or throttle body (ordinary debris did that which I fixed on my own in about 15 minutes). Just don't over oil it and you'll be fine. Motorcraft does make a good filter though.
+1 on the over oiling comments being the only way to cause a problem. I have a K&N in my bike that uses ram air to pressurize the air box and the air box and intake past the filter is completely clean with no oil or dirt.
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:49 PM
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easy fix to all the mess. pump your ac hose into the inake. CRANK MAX A/C feel the power in your ass, up your ass, on your ass, whever your ass is, feel it!!hahahahahaha
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