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Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by piercedtiger, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. Apr 20, 2015 at 9:24 PM
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    DougDeBonet

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    When it gets hot outside and there's a ton of heat radiating off the asphalt that's probably going to be worse.... That's the whole gimmick with "cold air" intakes. So, the filter is moved out of the engine bay, great, but it still sucks up hot road air in the summer time and water when there's a puddle.
     
  2. Apr 20, 2015 at 11:17 PM
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    nope, not at all. it's actually a lot cooler...
     
  3. Apr 21, 2015 at 6:35 AM
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    I understand that but when it gets hot outside, the air it's taking in is the same temperature as it is outside lol
     
  4. Apr 21, 2015 at 6:40 AM
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    That's not going to do much. The CAI box isn't sealed so there's not going to be any vacuum to pull air through there..
     
  5. Apr 21, 2015 at 6:40 AM
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    DonziGT230

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    It is a lot cooler but that hose is going to do little if anything to get that cooler air to the intake.
     
  6. Apr 21, 2015 at 11:21 AM
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    Fucking look it up
    I love this thread so much and thank you for all sharing your mods I'm sure I'll be coming up with some redneck shit here soon and will share
     
  7. Apr 24, 2015 at 10:48 AM
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    Please do a writeup! that is nice...
     
  8. Apr 24, 2015 at 10:52 AM
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    I opened mine and wrote inside my name and Vin for the truck. Also did the hose clamp mod.
     
  10. Apr 24, 2015 at 6:17 PM
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    hose clamp and pop'n'lock here
     
  11. Apr 25, 2015 at 8:43 PM
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    Finally finished up the shovel and fire extinguisher tonight.
     
  13. Apr 29, 2015 at 11:53 PM
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    Fucking look it up
    And it costed you how much and install process?
     
  14. Apr 30, 2015 at 4:00 AM
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    A true CAI (for any vehicle) will draw ambient air. It does not mean the filter is 'outside', but that the intake point is not drawing underhood air.

    It will always be hotter under hood than ambient. The last CAI I installed (on a car) I measured the intake air and the underhood air with two digital devices simultaneously with an ambient of 93*. The split was around 35* while driving, and dropped to 20* at idle (heat soak, less volume). The delta is even greater in winter of course.

    Each 10* in intake temp reduction = ~ 1hp. So the whole CAI concept really isn't a gimmick.

    However........... Most CAIs really aren't. Most just move stuff around, add some bling and noise, and maybe appear that they'd provide cooler air. A true CAI has to have the intake located in either a negative pressure area outside the bay (like firewall mounted cowl induction) or some type of direct 'ram' air. Which, as a side bar, doesn't really 'ram' anything. But it can provide ambient air.

    And too many proclaimed CAIs put a crappy filter in an improper place, one that can injest water, as you suggest.

    I'm a fan of CAIs. Done right. Which most packages are not.
     
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    Exactly but 34° with that 3hp, that's not a difference you will notice. In the colder months, definitely better, everything performs better with colder denser air.

    My other gripe with most "cold air" systems is that they lengthen the tunnel the air has to travel to reach the throttle body, thus reducing throttle response which is annoying because that's easily noticeable vs a 3hp gain which is really about 2 at pavement (or dirt ;))
     
  16. Apr 30, 2015 at 5:39 AM
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    Maybe I missed this, but how do you have a fog light switch with an indicator light on it? Is this a 2012+ thing?
     
  17. Apr 30, 2015 at 6:08 AM
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    Total cost for mounting brackets for shovel and hi lift is around $10. I just used three bolts to mount the Hi Lift to and the shovel I just use two small "L" brackets (around $2-3 total) and bolted them to 1 5/8 cone nuts I got at Home Depot. I'll get some better pics today.
     
  18. Apr 30, 2015 at 1:00 PM
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    replica9000

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    With the stock intake, I've noticed the intake temps will be close to ambient when driving a steady 30+ mph, but they climb rather quickly when idle/stop & go traffic.

    I had put a "ram air" hood on one of my cars, which helped a little. The factory "ram air" was useless. Claimed to add 5hp.
     
  19. Apr 30, 2015 at 2:18 PM
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    Clearwater Bill

    Clearwater Bill Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can't see.

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    I actually can't answer that. The fogs were in the truck when I got it, and they were added on. In fact, I have to rewire them to correct a problem where several days of sitting will kill the battery because some relay stays hot (live, and temp too!) all the time. But as far as the switch goes, yes, it works and illuminates. I have no idea if it's an OE piece or not, but it looks like it to me.

    Hoping when I dig in that I find it's prewired for fogs, and some buffoon missed it.
     
  20. Apr 30, 2015 at 2:55 PM
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    It's an FJ part. they have the same switch face and an indicator light, but are a 6-pin harness instead of a 4-pin harness. Not overly complicated to swap in though. I put one in mine last month :thumbsup:
     

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