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Old 07-07-2012, 04:30 PM   #1
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Cold Air Intake Benefits?

What are the benefits of the CAI for a 2nd gen 4 banger? If I live in south Florida does it really do anything for me?
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:19 AM   #2
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The stock in take is a cold-air intake. You can improve the air flow through the stock intake by removing the secondary charcoal filter and the resonator in the wheel well. Other than that, buying a "cold-air intake" would be a waste of money in my opinion.
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What are the benefits of the CAI for a 2nd gen 4 banger? If I live in south Florida does it really do anything for me?
You already have a cold air intake.

There are no advantages to aftermarket "CAI" systems other than making more noise and letting more dirt into your engine.

I'm running an ultragauge and with the stock intake, my intake air temperature is rarely more than 5 degrees above outside air temp.
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The stock in take is a cold-air intake. You can improve the air flow through the stock intake by removing the secondary charcoal filter and the resonator in the wheel well. Other than that, buying a "cold-air intake" would be a waste of money in my opinion.
Removing the charcoal filter doesn't do shit.
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All of this has been discussed on the other thread lol Rich you were even on it too. Not tryin to be a dick but just trying to save peoples time
It's a losing battle.

People won't use the search feature, and even if they do, they will keep asking the same things over and over until they get the answer they want.


Eventually, some kid who's bought into the hype will tell them that the CAI makes 20hp and gave them 3mpg more and they'll buy one.

Then they'll get pissed that they LOST 3mpg because they like listening to the BRaap noise.
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Intake = Quicker throttle response if you ask me.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:38 PM   #8
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Intake = Quicker throttle response if you ask me.
Whippersnapper is going to love this quote.
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He'll probably just tell the dude to wait for someone to ask then........
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i didn't think there really were any benefits, just wanted to see what you all would have to say
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Intake = Quicker throttle response if you ask me.
When I had an intake I tested throttle response on a throttle response dyno. The readings where off the chart.

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When I had an intake I tested throttle response on a throttle response dyno. The readings where off the chart.

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Well i dont even know who that is lol so i didnt rip it off him but i do know that i say your truck on youtube on a TW meet run and its pure secks lol im jelly as fuck!
Which one??? Did it have gorman in the title??
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Yea the Gorman Cali meet. If only people were into MT and LT around here i wish i could see your truck in person!
It is pretty bamf and gnar. It not that special.
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I'm not gonn lie, I like the braaaappp of it.
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It is pretty bamf and gnar. It not that special.
toot your own horn why dont you
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12 years plus have past since I installed my fipk.
I haven't paid for a replacement air filter/element since installed.

The fipk may not offer any real performance increase...
but it saved me some money... and I'm good with that

btw... my junk runs as good as the day I bought 'er

I'll attribute that to changing the oil/filter religiously

^ that... and I don't drive it like I stole it

To each there own... I'm good
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When I had an intake I tested throttle response on a throttle response dyno. The readings where off the chart.

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