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New intake idea?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Styx586, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. Jun 25, 2011 at 11:36 PM
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    Styx586

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    So this is kind of an off the wall idea and i searched and haven't found anything similar... I'm thinking it may be possible to make a sort of "ram air" type intake for our trucks. I know the intake is routed to pull air from the passenger side front fender, so what if you cut a hole in the fender near the airbox and put some sort of vent there? kind of like where a snorkels hole would go into the fender but without the snorkel. any thoughts?
     
  2. Jun 26, 2011 at 5:18 AM
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    magog45

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    I have been looking at something similar but not a hole in the fender. I have a variation of the deckplate mod on my truck using some plastic pvc pipe. I plan on moving one of the horns and cutting a hole thru the rad cradle there then using some flexible tubing and some more pvc tubing to end up with an intake at the front behind the grill. Hopefully that will provide a a bit more cool air into the intake.
     
  3. Jun 26, 2011 at 7:29 AM
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    Styx586

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    Yea thats kinda the same idea i was having... URD makes a intake that does that exact thing for the 2nd gens. it'd be sweet to have one for our trucks.
     
  4. Jun 26, 2011 at 7:38 AM
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    chris4x4

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    "RAm" air isnt going to do much good until you are going over 80 mph. A friend of mine made a "scoop" for the intake under the headlight, and no gain was had below 80 mph.
     
  5. Jun 26, 2011 at 7:49 AM
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    Colder air temperature = lower air pressure

    Warmer air temperature = higher air pressure

    If ram air works so good, I wonder why they don't have Velocity gauges on superchargers and turbochargers instead of Boost gauges.
     
  6. Jun 26, 2011 at 7:53 AM
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    I think you got that backwards...unless you are talking about expansion and compression...Sorry being a weather man sucks.
     
  7. Jun 26, 2011 at 8:28 AM
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    Yes, that is what I am talking about. Density and pressure are different characteristics
     
  8. Jun 26, 2011 at 9:28 AM
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  9. Jun 26, 2011 at 1:19 PM
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    I guess that makes sense... oh well.
     
  10. Jun 26, 2011 at 1:48 PM
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    StAndrew

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    It might offer some benefit. Everyone knows the colder the air, the better. With the deck plate mod, my intake temp is usually ~10-15F hotter than the outside temp (more when in traffic, and much less when on the high way). It can help get cooler air into your intake.
     
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