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Cold Air Intake; waste of money? Short Vid

 
Old 06-08-2017, 04:45 PM
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Here's a video showing the various performance gains/losses when going from stock to cold air intake.

He explains that for drag racing, it's good. For a daily driver, he basically says it's a waste of money...

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not even gonna watch the vid.

yes any performance gains are minamal on a stock truck. need a tune and exhaust to get the most for performance.

waste of money? not to me. i judge by smiles not hp gains though
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Our trucks came with CAI from the factory. So yeah a waste of money unless your goal is under hood bling and more noise from the engine.
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It's my understanding from what I was told is that the chambers and the ochordian style flex tube will cause the air to be turbulent and not flow smoothly.

Next, here's my issue. I got an off road bumper installed and have the stock airbox and tuning. Inside, rests a K&N.

When the bumper was installed, obviously a lot of the factory parts were removed due to there not being any where to put it. Now, my truck has everything explained above but without the tub that goes from the box to the bumper/fender.

It's basically sucking air right from the airbox. Granted, this bumper has plenty of ports and it breaths. Coupled with the raptoid grill, it get plenty of air but not fresh from the fender like the factory was designed.

I was thinking of getting the cold air intake because it'll allow for a greater volume of air instead of sucking through just the hole directly on the airbox.

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i don't like k&n or oiled filters.

what year truck and motor we talking about here for more thoughts?

cause all my random thoughts may break brains lol
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Lol, Here you go...

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http://www.stage3motorsports.com/51-...ystem-Dry.html for smile factor and possible mpg/hp gains.


http://www.stage3motorsports.com/54-...ake-Cover.html just incase you think it is too loud

http://www.stage3motorsports.com/140...st-System.html for extra smile factor.

warning: i may or may not have expensive taste in quality upgrades for smile/sound/mpg/hp gains

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Very cool man. But daaaamn, $319... As far as sound, I won't need the cap. It's already grumbly now that the hoses in the fender are gone. You feel like it's almost pointless at this point. It's sucking in air from the fender in general. It's from
The engine compartment but it's not like these cars, you know, we have a TON of space. So my grill and the bottom of the bumper and front will be pushing mad air through it so the engine compartment except at stop lights will remain pretty cool.

The second part is the ochordian and all of those chambers bugs me as the air doesn't flow smoothly. It's all over the darn place before it gets sucked up at the butterfly. So a straight org seems the best. Maybe I should just buy thentubing and stay with the stock box and the flat K&N. No?

As far as the exhaust, funny you say that. I JUST got a Borla installed last Saturday man. Lol

I left the resonator on though. What are your thoughts? I keep reading that the resonator is necessary for back pressure. Others say no, so long as your pipes are no more than 3" for a single outlet, from the factory 2.75", then that'll create enough back pressure to prevent the flow from reducing performance because the pipes, etc are "too" free flowing....

Should I have it removed?
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Back pressure is bogus imo. People run open header and see gains.
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If you want maximum efficiency then this is where you should stay in order to prevent having too much flow... an exhaust that is too free flowing, such as an open header, will perform at higher RPMs but where you use the vehicle as a daily driver, you want the scavenging effect to create torque which is needed to get the truck moving due to its sheer size.
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