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cold air intake #82254 Jan 13, 10:58pm Jan 13, 10:58pm
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cold air intake
what is the big deal about Cold Air Intake? how does it boosts your cars performance???

Re: cold air intake [Re: celicakid03] #82255 Jan 13, 10:59pm Jan 13, 10:59pm
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the more air and fuel you put in the engine the more HP you'll get. Thats why turbo's make big HP, they jam air into the engine.

Re: cold air intake [Re: spaztikid] #82256 Jan 13, 11:01pm Jan 13, 11:01pm
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
the more air and fuel you put in the engine the more HP you'll get. Thats why turbo's make big HP, they jam air into the engine.

and a CAI is healthy for your car grin

Re: cold air intake [Re: celicakid03] #82257 Jan 13, 11:07pm Jan 13, 11:07pm
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Originally Posted by celicakid03
what is the big deal about cold air intake? how does it boosts your cars performance???


a Cold Air Intake increases your car performance by allowing cooler air to enter your engine. a few things to know:

1. cold air is more dense
2. the more dense air is, the more oxygen it carries
3. the more oxygen in your combustion engine, the more power is produced.

CAI's move the Intake filter away from the engine (hot air is found here) and usually into the wheel well (where cooler air can be found).

usually the CAI's piping is usually wider, which allows even more air (and thus more oxygen) into your engine (this is the concept of Short Ram...except it is still taking in relatively hot air).

so this is how CAI's are able to increase power (although it is still a small amount..most CAI's only increase horespower by 2-4 horses).

this goes hand-in-hand with the phrase "i love how my car runs in cold weather". colder air carries more oxygen because it is more dense...so your engine will combust better. so if you've never understood this phrase..you do now thumbsup

Re: cold air intake [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #82258 Jan 13, 11:13pm Jan 13, 11:13pm
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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by celicakid03
what is the big deal about cold air intake? how does it boosts your cars performance???


a Cold Air Intake increases your car performance by allowing cooler air to enter your engine. a few things to know:

1. cold air is more dense
2. the more dense air is, the more oxygen it carries
3. the more oxygen in your combustion engine, the more power is produced.

CAI's move the Intake filter away from the engine (hot air is found here) and usually into the wheel well (where cooler air can be found).

usually the CAI's piping is usually wider, which allows even more air (and thus more oxygen) into your engine (this is the concept of Short Ram...except it is still taking in relatively hot air).

so this is how CAI's are able to increase power (although it is still a small amount..most CAI's only increase horespower by 2-4 horses).

this goes hand-in-hand with the phrase "i love how my car runs in cold weather". colder air carries more oxygen because it is more dense...so your engine will combust better. so if you've never understood this phrase..you do now thumbsup

and another quality reply. The man is on tonight. thumbsup

Re: cold air intake [Re: celicakid03] #82259 Jan 20, 10:25pm Jan 20, 10:25pm
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ok thats cool thats cool uh now what about the bypass valve? confused

Re: cold air intake [Re: celicakid03] #82260 Jan 20, 10:27pm Jan 20, 10:27pm
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it prevents hydrolocking (when water gets sucked up the Intake tube)

Re: cold air intake [Re: celicakid03] #82261 Jan 20, 10:28pm Jan 20, 10:28pm
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Originally Posted by celicakid03
ok thats cool thats cool uh now what about the bypass valve? confused

it reduces HP, because it sucks in warm air also, but its pritty much just for a less chance of hydro lock


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Re: cold air intake [Re: spaztikid] #82262 Jan 21, 6:15am Jan 21, 6:15am
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I have a gt auto and I have had both a CAI and a shortram in my car...
I personally hate the shortram...Dont like the sound or how the air "pick up" is...I cant wait to get another CAI


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