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Old 03-24-2011, 07:57 PM
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Question I've been wondering.

Is there a how to on Installing AirIntakes on Ford Rangers.. Specifically a 2001 Ford Ranger.? I think that's the next Mod I wanna do.
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:58 PM
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Cai?
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:59 PM
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Cai?

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Old 03-24-2011, 08:01 PM
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cai = Cold Air Intake

From what I have read on here, Cold Air Intakes don't do much on rangers, the intake is pretty straight and cool on Rangers from the factory. They are also pretty expensive, many people would recommend the air box mod. I'm sure more experienced people will chime in soon.
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Cold air intake?
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:05 PM
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cai = Cold Air Intake

From what I have read on here, Cold Air Intakes don't do much on rangers, the intake is pretty straight and cool on Rangers from the factory. They are also pretty expensive, many people would recommend the air box mod. I'm sure more experienced people will chime in soon.
Oh really? I heard about the Air Box mod on here a few times. It seems Some what Popular. But I'm not all the Familiar with it.
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:07 PM
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Unless you are gettin a programmer dont bother with a CAI i bought one and ended up selling it.
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:14 PM
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I'm just trying to make my way up in Mod-ing my ranger. I seriously just started Mod-ing it a few days ago. And the only thing I have done on it is I put Custom Fit Kenwood Speakers in it. I'm only 16yrs old. I'm not looking to do anything all that Major just yet.

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So about this Air Box Mod? Any threads on that?
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:25 PM
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Yes you can use the search function to find it, im only 18 man and have big plans coming into effect. Im sure you can do it too.
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:43 AM
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cai = Cold Air Intake

From what I have read on here, Cold Air Intakes don't do much on rangers, the intake is pretty straight and cool on Rangers from the factory. They are also pretty expensive, many people would recommend the air box mod. I'm sure more experienced people will chime in soon.
Cool as an engine bay can be.

Plenty of mis-information on this forum about intakes.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:19 AM
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So your saying they do help out a bit.. All I've been hearing is that there a waist of money, and just Intake Hot Air.. Lmao. Don't ask. It's what I've been hearing.
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They do not help at all on our rangers. People who already have them tend to claim they do without any actual factual basis for these claims. Take with a very expensive grain of salt.

The stock intake is already sized to accomodate the maximum amount of air your engine needs with no undo resistance. The stock air intake already draws in fresh outside air. Dyno tests on our trucks with our engines prove that they accomplish nothing or actually decrease performance. And simply monitoring the intake air temperature sensor proves it is already drawing in outside fresh air. Anyone who tells you otherwise is full of it. They aren't trying to lie to you. They just don't know any better. There is lots of misinformation about CAI's on here... all of which comes from the people who think they are actually a good idea.

Adding an aftermarket air intake will either:
A) Do nothing
B) Hurt performance by sucking in hot air from the engine

Your money is much better spent on other things, or saved. Save it and buy a tuner. They're like $350-$500 and make ACTUAL improvements.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:58 AM
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They do not help at all on our rangers. People who already have them tend to claim they do without any actual factual basis for theis claims. Take with a very expensive grain of salt.

The stock intake is already sized to accomodate the maximum amount of air your engine needs with no undo resistance. The stock air intake already draws in fresh outside air. Dyno tests on our trucks with our engines prove that they accomplish nothing or actually decrease performance. And simply monitoring the intake air temperature sensor proves it is already drawing in outside fresh air. Anyone who tells you otherwise is full of it. They aren't trying to lie to you. They just don't know any better. There is lots of misinformation about CAI's on here... all of which comes from the people who think they are actually a good idea.

Adding an aftermarket air intake will either:
A) Do nothing
B) Hurt performance by sucking in hot air from the engine

Your money is much better spent on other things, or saved. Save it and buy a tuner. They're like $350-$500 and make ACTUAL improvements.

What about just puting in a K&N Air Filter?

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And the Air Box Mod? Is there a thread on how to do that? I heard a lot of people doing that. And made me kind of interested.
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What about just puting in a K&N Air Filter?

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And the Air Box Mod? Is there a thread on how to do that? I heard a lot of people doing that. And made me kind of interested.
The K&N filter is also not a performance add-on really. The only advantage is that it is re-usable so you don't have to keep buying new ones. However, they have a nasty habbit of gumming up the MAF and intake passages with oil. In my personal opinion, on a stock motor, waste of money.

The air box mod is listed in our How-To section. (http://www.fordrangerforum.com/engin...ir-intake.html) Be advised, this is also not a performance mod. This is simply removing that little silencer tube. It makes it sound a little better. On a stock motor, it will do nothing as far as performance.
http://www.fordrangerforum.com/engin...ir-intake.html
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Old 03-25-2011, 04:28 PM
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They do not help at all on our rangers. People who already have them tend to claim they do without any actual factual basis for these claims. Take with a very expensive grain of salt.

The stock intake is already sized to accomodate the maximum amount of air your engine needs with no undo resistance. The stock air intake already draws in fresh outside air. Dyno tests on our trucks with our engines prove that they accomplish nothing or actually decrease performance. And simply monitoring the intake air temperature sensor proves it is already drawing in outside fresh air. Anyone who tells you otherwise is full of it. They aren't trying to lie to you. They just don't know any better. There is lots of misinformation about CAI's on here... all of which comes from the people who think they are actually a good idea.

Adding an aftermarket air intake will either:
A) Do nothing
B) Hurt performance by sucking in hot air from the engine

Your money is much better spent on other things, or saved. Save it and buy a tuner. They're like $350-$500 and make ACTUAL improvements.
That's what i meant when i said mis-information.

When you think a short ram is a CAI, and then you try to bury threads with misleading walls of text, it's easier to confuse people.
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