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Old 24 Jul 2009, 10:42 pm
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Default Improvements for Cold Air Intake?

I have recently installed a Spectre Intake but have questions concerning how to make it better.

Is there some sort of heat shield I could get to black the hot air. Obviously they come on airaids and such, but could I get just a shield? I popped the hood after a drive and noticed the fan was blowing extremely hot air straight into the filter, totaally defeats the purpose..

I have an air duct for it, but it isnt really functional right now. Any suggestions on how to make better use for it? I thought of moving the battery back slightly to make room for the duct to go down. Looks like its a straight shot.

Also, may seem silly, but is there something on the market like an intercooler for an intake, that blows cold air straight into the filter? That would be hella cool. Tried searching but no luck so far.
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Old 25 Jul 2009, 11:30 am
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Here's what you want.
K&N Intake Kit - Apollo Universal Cold Air System (CIS) - THMotorsports - Lowest Price Parts HKS Exhaust Apexi World Sport Koni Seibon Carbon Fiber ACT Exedy Clutch Skunk2
The filter is inside the housing.
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Old 25 Jul 2009, 05:20 pm
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Wow, your setup is awesome! Is that an SRI/ram air setup rolled into one???

I would keep it the way it is. The conical filter takes in the warm air, giving better gas mileage, and once you start moving quickly the ram-air affect will yield more power and better highway mileage. Keep it as is would be my opinion.
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Old 26 Jul 2009, 02:39 pm
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The conical filter takes in the warm air, giving better gas mileage
Are you serious about this statement?
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Wow, your setup is awesome! Is that an SRI/ram air setup rolled into one???

I would keep it the way it is. The conical filter takes in the warm air, giving better gas mileage, and once you start moving quickly the ram-air affect will yield more power and better highway mileage. Keep it as is would be my opinion.
Oh my, you are so far off base and so wrong it is beyond funny.
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Old 26 Jul 2009, 09:15 pm
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Are you serious about this statement?
Are you confused as to how a warmer intake charge equates to a more fuller burn within the combustion chamber?

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Oh my, you are so far off base and so wrong it is beyond funny.
It's basic physics.. cant really deny thems now done can we.
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Basic PHYSICS---Cold Air is more DENSE therefore at the proper fuel air ratio there is more potential BTU capability in the combustion chamber , therefore more horsepower...The only advantage to warm air is that in extremly cold weather the warm air helps bring the intake tract air up to a usable temperature and that allows the computer to lean out the mixture sooner than the system would with cold air,,That would give you a minimal MPG increase UNTIL the motor warmed up....Shove the choke in class over --no homework
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Old 26 Jul 2009, 09:46 pm
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^ That pretty much says it all.

If you can find ANY proof whatsoever that hot underhood air helps mileage and horsepower, I'll eat my hat.
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Basic PHYSICS---Cold Air is more DENSE therefore at the proper fuel air ratio there is more potential BTU capability in the combustion chamber , therefore more horsepower...The only advantage to warm air is that in extremly cold weather the warm air helps bring the intake tract air up to a usable temperature and that allows the computer to lean out the mixture sooner than the system would with cold air,,That would give you a minimal MPG increase UNTIL the motor warmed up....Shove the choke in class over --no homework
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Old 27 Jul 2009, 06:38 am
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You guys cant be this ignorant? Perhaps you should get out of the PT forums some day, and experience the world. Why do you think the factory has the stock t-stats set for 220+ degrees? For fun? Because it's cool? NO. It's to induce a better burn, hence giving it better mileage.
Why do you think aftermarket 160* t-stats yield worse gas mileage? For fun? Because nobody like gas mileage anyways? No. Basic physics.

Why do you think people in ny get 5+/- mpg difference in the summer time than the winter time? For fun? Because it's imaginary?
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