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Old 02-24-2005, 09:05 PM   #1
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is it possible to create your own ram air system?
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Old 02-24-2005, 09:09 PM   #2
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Yes, most people run ducting around to get a fresh cool air supply for your Intake. Nearly ALL OEM intakes are like this anyways, at some level.

Or in willwren'* case he went nuts and started using it to cool the supercharger.
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well what about with a ram air hood?!?!
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If you could find a ram-air hood for Bonnie'*, then yes.
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Another(bad) option is to use some cheapo stick-on hood scoops and drill through the hood under neath them. What you would have would work, but look massively ricerish.

Best solution is to run a fender-well intake and snake it out in front of the radiator. The high-pressure air there makes for a better ram intake than the hood-type, and it'* invisible. Sleeper!
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When you use a ram air intake you're not doing anything for the pressure of the Air, it doesn't "ram" into the engine....
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the ram air intake simply runs cool air to the intake, not much to it...
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alrite kewl! thanks guys! thats not a bad idea with the snakein it around to the front
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useless until probably 100+ mph
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useless until probably 100+ mph
Somebody figured what it would actually take for RamAir to work a while ago. It was in the upper 100'* I think, say... 160mph?
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