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Old 04-30-2012, 04:14 AM
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Default Re: Ram Air Intake setup, what do you guys think?

I know 3 guys that would be proud of the new system.
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:52 PM
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If i have the k&n fipk installed and run a custom pvc tube from the slit in the bumper up to the cone filter, would that really change the amount air getting sucked it or is it probably doing all it can on its own?
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:40 AM
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Default Re: Ram Air Intake setup, what do you guys think?

If the cone filter is open, not in some kind of sealed box, then you've accomplished nothing. If it is in a box, and the PVC leads to that box, chances are the bends in the pipe negate any possible gain.
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:04 AM
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Default Re: Ram Air Intake setup, what do you guys think?

I <3 my free, FORD CAI, it gives me 207hp and 238 ft/lbs of torque!

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Old 05-23-2012, 06:08 AM
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Default Re: Ram Air Intake setup, what do you guys think?

Not a good plan. The metal will heatsoak & transfer the heat into the duct. Beside these motors are so weak its just not worth the effort.
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:24 PM
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Default Re: Ram Air Intake setup, what do you guys think?

nice, i've been toying around with doing something like that for a long time now, i didin't know there were pre-made peices for it though.
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Old 05-24-2012, 09:30 PM
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Be careful with mounting the intake so low. go through a deep puddle you'll suck up water like Diet Coke through a straw and hydro-lock the motor. Happened to a guy I know with his Nissan 240. not pretty.
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:08 PM
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Use pvc or metal as straight as possible then coat it in ceramic paint inside and out.
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:09 PM
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I might just do a drop in filter with ducting to vent cold air into the wheel well less risky with water and still straight as possible
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:21 PM
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I might just do a drop in filter with ducting to vent cold air into the wheel well less risky with water and still straight as possible
Untill you drive through the first rain storm. An incredible amount of water is sprayed into the wheel wells by your tires..... You'll hyrdo lock it the first time it gets wet.

Just do the drop in and take the silencer out, done.
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:40 PM
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Hydro lock won't occur unless the opening of the vent is completely submerged under water. Sprays of water , no matter how much, is too heavy to pull in through the filter.

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Old 05-25-2012, 12:40 PM
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You can add a smaller breather filter at the top to prevent that from happening at all.

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Old 05-25-2012, 12:55 PM
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Hydro lock won't occur unless the opening of the vent is completely submerged under water. Sprays of water , no matter how much, is too heavy to pull in through the filter.

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All that it takes to hyro lock and engine is enough water to fill 1 cylinder's clearance volume (volume left at top dead center). That volume is about 45-80cc. That's about 1/4 cup of water needed in 1 cylinder to hyrdo lock it.

I've taken many engine classes getting my mechanical engineering degree, please take my word. I'd hate to see someone loose an engine trying to find 5 extra horsepower that aren't really there. It's just not worth it.
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:31 PM
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All that it takes to hyro lock and engine is enough water to fill 1 cylinder's clearance volume (volume left at top dead center). That volume is about 45-80cc. That's about 1/4 cup of water needed in 1 cylinder to hyrdo lock it.

I've taken many engine classes getting my mechanical engineering degree, please take my word. I'd hate to see someone loose an engine trying to find 5 extra horsepower that aren't really there. It's just not worth it.
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Old 05-25-2012, 03:59 PM
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Yea I'm too lazy to do it unless it's guaranteed hp lol
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