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Cold Air Intake Benefits?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by tacomathunder, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. Jul 7, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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    tacomathunder

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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?
     
  2. Jul 8, 2012 at 6:19 AM
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    AndrewFalk

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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.
     
  3. Jul 8, 2012 at 8:24 PM
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    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.
     
  4. Jul 8, 2012 at 8:24 PM
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    Removing the charcoal filter doesn't do shit.
     
  5. Jul 8, 2012 at 8:30 PM
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  6. Jul 8, 2012 at 8:33 PM
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    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.
     
  7. Jul 8, 2012 at 8:37 PM
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    Aw9d

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    Intake = Quicker throttle response if you ask me.
     
  8. Jul 8, 2012 at 8:38 PM
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    Whippersnapper is going to love this quote.
     
  9. Jul 8, 2012 at 8:46 PM
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    He'll probably just tell the dude to wait for someone to ask then........
     
  10. Jul 8, 2012 at 10:55 PM
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    i didn't think there really were any benefits, just wanted to see what you all would have to say
     
  11. Jul 8, 2012 at 11:08 PM
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    This is whipper qoute right here^
     
  12. Jul 8, 2012 at 11:16 PM
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    Whippersnapper say s this all time. I know cause I ate sizzler with guy today. :)
     
  13. Jul 8, 2012 at 11:18 PM
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    When I had an intake I tested throttle response on a throttle response dyno. The readings where off the chart.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Jul 8, 2012 at 11:20 PM
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    :laugh:
     
  15. Jul 8, 2012 at 11:23 PM
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    Which one??? Did it have gorman in the title??
     
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    It is pretty bamf and gnar. It not that special.
     
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  18. Jul 9, 2012 at 9:40 AM
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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
     
  19. Jul 9, 2012 at 5:58 PM
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    Fixed it for you :D
     
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