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Old 03-29-2011, 10:19 PM
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Default Cold air Intake

Hey I am trying to find a cheap cold air intake for my 2.3l ranger.. I am wondering has anybody ever used this cold air intake? Intake
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:21 PM
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Don't waste ur money. Just do a search up here for cold air intakes
They do nothing for a ranger except make ur wallet lighter
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:34 PM
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Default Re: Cold air Intake

oh, they dont give them anymore power or anything?
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:41 PM
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no they dont. they're just for show.
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:23 PM
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Your stock air system is already a cold air intake by design, just take out the air filter and you will find that the air intake port is behind your passenger side headlight. The only way a CAI could improve the performance of your truck is to reduce the air resistance between the intake port and the throttle body, however ford designed it pretty good to begin with and would require sinking a lot of money into the truck to see anything substantial.

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Old 03-30-2011, 12:17 AM
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Your stock air system is already a cold air intake by design, just take out the air filter and you will find that the air intake port is behind your passenger side headlight. The only way a CAI could improve the performance of your truck is to reduce the air resistance between the intake port and the throttle body, however ford designed it pretty good to begin with and would require sinking a lot of money into the truck to see anything substantial.

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Ditto. The only thing he could do is go to www.thermotec.com and pick up an intake tube heat sheild. Buying one of those so called CAI's is a waste of money big time. Basicly the intake manifold has 2 parts, an upper and lower manifold. the product listed at the site you want is a lace up cool air heat sheild and installs about 10 to 15 minutes. And if he wants even kooler under hood temps, I'd invest in some exhaust wrap as well. There's an old rule of thumb concering Ford in general: If it aint broke, don't fix it.
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Old 03-30-2011, 04:00 AM
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X10. Real life actual tests show that they gain you nothing on our engines, which is a good thing. It means it was designed properly to begin with and you can spend your money elsewhere.
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:28 AM
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"cold air intake" is an oxymoron ...........if you do the airbox mod....it makes it sound a little different......but that is about it.......plus if you have a maf/air charge sensor .....you have to find a place for that?.spend the $20 on some maintenance issue.......you will be better in da long run
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Old 03-30-2011, 12:17 PM
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X10. Real life actual tests show that they gain you nothing on our engines, which is a good thing. It means it was designed properly to begin with and you can spend your money elsewhere.
Yep. about all you would gain is more airflow and that's it. But you can get more airflow just switching to a K&N o.e.m direct replacement for alot less money too.

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"cold air intake" is an oxymoron ...........if you do the airbox mod....it makes it sound a little different......but that is about it.......plus if you have a maf/air charge sensor .....you have to find a place for that?.spend the $20 on some maintenance issue.......you will be better in da long run
yep. I don't even know why they call it a "cold air intake" to be honest. hell it will heat up just as quick, if not quicker than your stock air intake system.
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Old 03-30-2011, 12:45 PM
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Well I has one and I be getting 5 extra MPG and 15 extra horsepower!!! LOL sike. I only have one installed on my stock intake tube is because of the looks. That and it's blue to match everything else in the engine bay and around the truck and I like the sound it gives out. But it doesn't do anything as for more horses or MPG. Stick with doing the air box mod and dropping in a K&N filter. Shoot. I might do just that in the summer and just paint the air box blue (for looks)
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Old 03-30-2011, 12:53 PM
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Just dropping in a K&N air filter would be enough. No need to waste money on a CAI unless you're going for a certain look, IMO.
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Old 03-30-2011, 12:55 PM
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Just dropping in a K&N air filter would be enough. No need to waste money on a CAI unless you're going for a certain look, IMO.
Or, if you have you engine tuned like with a aftermarket tuner and some other stuff. Then, a CAI would be worth it.
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Or, if you have you engine tuned like with a aftermarket tuner and some other stuff. Then, a CAI would be worth it.
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.
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...here we go again
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...here we go again
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?
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