I've been thinking intakes lately, and how to improve them for any gasoline engine, and had believed very firmly that:
The faster the air is induced=better
I also believed that GENERALLY, more performace=better gas mileage, providing that the same driving habits be retained.
On my internet search for gas mileage and performance, it seems that gas mileage is proportional to hot air, and performance to cold air. The reasoning is that with warmer air, less fuel is mixed, saving gas. But wouldn't that just make the engine less efficient? Wouldn't that be counterproductive? If you had more performance (cold air), wouldn't you have to push down on the pedal less, thus saving gas?
Box in my Downey CAI to keep it colder, wrap the chrome intake tube in fiberglass exhaust wrap, possibly route the box to the outside (ram air).
Would this increase hp and mpg? Or should I just trade out for a stock box/deckplate?
Chris4x4, I know you had a post about intakes and throttle body sizes related to a garbage can or something, but I can't find the post. Please enlighten me with your allknowingness.