Custom RAM intake - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning Talk about modifications, or anything else associated with performance enhancements. Have a new idea for performance/reliability? Post it here. No idea is stupid! (please use Detailing and Appearance for cosmetic ideas)

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-21-2003, 11:46 AM   #1
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Texarkana, Texas
Posts: 6,041
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Damemorder is on a distinguished road
Default Custom RAM intake

i was talking with some a/c guys at work, they said i could get some tin w/ insulation on it
i could cut a hole in the hood right behind the drivers side headlight, going to a custom airbox, tubed to my MAF
put a lund scoop on top
would there really be a performance gain?
what filter would i use?
Damemorder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2003, 03:05 PM   #2
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 359
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Kuhl is on a distinguished road
Default

To be honest with you I dont really understand what you mean, you said right behind your headlight, but wouldnt it have to be up there a ways light almost half way up your hood?

Probably the best kind of filter would either be a K&N type or one of those Ractive heat shielded filters that channel the air directly into the pipe (works awesome on my car).

For a regular SE there would definetely be a performance gain because of the airbox being gone and you having faster air flow but the actual hole in your hood and custom air box probably wouldnt help the performance of your car any. I would save that for ppl with superchargers.
Kuhl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2003, 06:27 PM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Texarkana, Texas
Posts: 6,041
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Damemorder is on a distinguished road
Default

thinking more about it, and being lazy
i think i'll just go with a tube behind the grill going to my stock air box with an enlarged opening
Damemorder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2003, 07:20 PM   #4
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Davison,Michigan
Posts: 1,867
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
russianpolarbear is on a distinguished road
Default

I got that done on my 93 Bonne N/A and it runs like a beast over 30 wow what a change.!
russianpolarbear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2003, 10:48 PM   #5
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Edmonton, AB Canada
Posts: 2,621
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
DeathRat is on a distinguished road
Default

I know what he means as the older style Bonnevilles have a different location for the air box than the 92'* - 99'* do. Your idea can work & don't let anyone tell you any different. But it is true though, to gain the MOST out of it A SC'd engine would get the best benifit from this as compared to the NA version. You will still gain a little hp from the colder air intake, but not enough to add lots of HP though.
DeathRat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2003, 12:37 AM   #6
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 359
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Kuhl is on a distinguished road
Default

What is it, every drop of 10 degrees in temperature increases hp by 1? Thats a lot considering your engine compartment gets pretty hot.

Someone else that knows more could comment on that hp thing but its somewhere around that.
Kuhl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2003, 12:42 AM   #7
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Edmonton, AB Canada
Posts: 2,621
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
DeathRat is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kuhl
What is it, every drop of 10 degrees in temperature increases hp by 1? Thats a lot considering your engine compartment gets pretty hot.

Someone else that knows more could comment on that hp thing but its somewhere around that.
That'* about right, but Altitude comes into play too remember!
DeathRat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2003, 12:44 AM   #8
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Texarkana, Texas
Posts: 6,041
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Damemorder is on a distinguished road
Default

doesnt the ait being pushed into the engine instead of the engine pulling the air help?
just as reduced backpressure means the engine doesnt have to push the air out...
Damemorder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2003, 01:58 AM   #9
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 359
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Kuhl is on a distinguished road
Default

ya
Kuhl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2003, 04:53 PM   #10
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Bloomington-Normal, IL 1997 SE
Posts: 3,734
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
macho_mike21 is on a distinguished road
Default

why would an SC car get more of a benefit? Dont the SC heat up the air anyway and cancel out the "cold" part?
macho_mike21 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
looking to trade a samsung 512 ddr2 ram 4 a 512 ddr ram 88bonnsse Lounge 1 09-04-2007 04:53 PM
Custom & Functional RAM Hoods for 2002 Bonneville SSEi arowae Detailing & Appearance 7 07-22-2007 05:46 PM
custom short ram intake for '96 SSEi optmusprimer Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 33 10-25-2005 06:37 PM
Building Custom Ram Air. Air Box Modified. Pics. parallelcircuits General GM Chat 13 08-07-2003 01:10 AM
My Somewhat Simple Idea for a Custom Ram Intake hood Kuhl Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 7 05-22-2003 08:03 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:46 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.