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Old 11-17-2005, 10:37 PM   #11
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i think his gene pool needed a bit more chlorine
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I guess your friend COULD be correct. The driver of the vehicle with said "intake" would have to be insanely dumb. Ya know, liked the different sound so much that he/she just ran it up to 6500 and held it until it blew.
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Hes probably one of those "ignant" people who would take the stock airbox off and then leave nothing connected to the TB.
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Old 11-18-2005, 09:24 AM   #14
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Comfy.. tell him to leave his car totally stock. Just to ensure it never blows up. Get your new car..put an intake on and blow him away at the track.

Afterwards look at him and say.. Intake didn't blow it up, just biew by you.
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Not suprisingly, I've actually heard other (ignorant) people express this same sentiment on other forums. I think the belief comes from their concept that all these BIG engineers spent years designing this car/truck/floatation device/widget, and they are the "experts", so anything you do to change it can only make it worse.

These people have obviously never met an engineer (I am one, so no offense to anyone) and have never seen what happens when large corporations, rules, regulations, and compromise are involved/necessary.

These are the "Safe Zone" people, otherwise known as SHEEP; baaa, baaa....
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Oh yeah, and on an almost completely off topic note regarding my reference to "expert", the definition of EXPERT:

"X" is an unknown quantity and a "spurt" is a drop of water under pressure, so an "expert" is an unknown quantity under pressure.

Vewy, vewy, twue...
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Tell your friend to stop stealing my air.
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Old 11-18-2005, 01:28 PM   #18
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My friend says an intake breaks your car.

He says a factory air box is there for a reason. So it wont break your car.

I know they answer but can you just answer anyway. I wanna print this out so I can show my friend that an intake does not break your car.

Oh yeah so why does the factory use an air box and not an intake. Thanks folks
Comfy, your friend is just misinformed. Pardon the hostility from the rest of the crowd here. We just don't take kindly to our air being stolen by knuckleheads.

The stock intake has 2 issues: 1) It is put there to keep the engine noise down as Willren said. When you put a FWI or a CAI on your car, it sounds much more throaty. Personally I like it. 2) Obviously if you take it off you need to put something on there. The engineers were right in that you do need a filter for your incoming air. However, corporate interference forces them to put the air intake style box on there because it restricts the engine and contributes to it failing sooner and never reaching its real potential.

Many people on this club have intakes of some sort replacing the stock one and have had them on thier cars for years. Personally, I know when I put one on my 94, I was just totally dumbstruck at how much the car was improved. The words Holy Crap didn't sum it up. Anywho, your friend is wrong and I hope you see that from these posts. If you want to put an intake on your car and don't feel confident enough doing it yourself, post your location and a request for help, and I'm sure one of the club members will help you build and install it. I know that I wanted help doing mine originally and I've learned a ton from guys like BillBoost.
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I don't necessarily agree with Aaron. My thoughts on the restriction and holding back power are simply. If you don't work the engine much, it can and will in most cases last much longer. Making for a happier consumer.

We are merely power hungry.

(On my way to harvest another couple HP from my motor)
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Originally Posted by willwren
The airbox is a sound baffle. Most car-buyers don't want to hear their noise.

Your friend is probably the stupidest human being on this planet. He probably also thinks stickers add horsepower.

Darn it, now I am going to have to re-do my numbers.
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