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Old 12-12-2004, 01:24 AM   #11
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theres no way any 'cold air intake' will halp any of the types of buggy or truck we run. its a gimic plain and simple.

theres way too much airflow in and around the head of the motor and the plastic body to allow the kind of heat buildup that will affect the intake air temperature to the degree that it can be affected in a real automobile.

in a real car, theres this problem, you see - a big freakin metal heatshield called a 'hood' that keeps all the wonderful heat emitted by the massive motor in place. that heat raises the intake air temperature and lowers the power output of the vehicle drastically.

i looked on my buggy, and failed to find a 'hood'.

installing the correct air intake plumbing that sucks in cooler air from inside the front fender or even direct cold air thats rushing past a hood scoop drastically lowers the intake air temperature and effectively increases the available power output.

almost exclusively, every modern car has a factory 'cold air intake' system that plumbs in cooler air from inside the front fender or grille area through the air filter and into the engine. upgrading only has limited results, unless we're talking way more air flow.

And in fact, some of the available upgrades are detremental to the performance of the motor. Ever pop the hood and find the factory airbox removed and this big coned shaped filter hanging around in there? Guess what its sucking? HOT AIR. it has to be enclosed in a cold air box to work properly, and barely anyone does it. its a hassle to fabricate one around the cool looking aftermarket cone filter and plumb it into the fender, so people leave their cool-looking and expensive cone filter to suck hot air and rob them of performance.
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Old 12-12-2004, 01:34 AM   #12
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when it coems to real cars... when the put an air intake onto it they r cutting down the restiction that comes with the stock air box... now to get cold air u suck it in from under the car...the front... or the fender... and yes u do get cold air to the engine that way....
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