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Old 07-17-2003, 09:46 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by bboonneevviillee
The CAI is the heat shield box that forces the filter/intake to pull only cold air, rather than engine bay heat.
so thats forced air induction? you can run a pipe and a fliter and a by pass vavle to the ground isnt that cold air too?
Yes it is...of sorts.
TRUE CAI is the cold Air Box method Will is talking about. You can still get a slight benefit though from a Ram Air setup or a Air Induction setup you're talking about. That'* what I've done. I ran a 3" HD Flex Tube down to my front Air Dam & modified my stock air box inlet to accomidate the tube. True Ram Air is when cold air is forced into the air intake tube by the vehicle'* movement. Cols Air Induction (CAI) is when colder outside air is used instead of the warmer engine bay air. So technically you CAN have both a CAI & Ram Air setups.
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