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Old 03-21-2004, 05:13 PM   #21
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What a nice/clean/professional looking install! Great work. I've been thinking about adding some sort of Maytag Ram Air setup to my vehicle as well and noted what you aid about benefiting N/A engines more than */C'*. Care to elaborate or speculate?
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N/A will benefit more because it uses the natural tendency of the pistons to pull air in. However pulling from the cylinder head all the way to your filter isn't the most efficient. An */C is the 'middle man' and it'* compressing air. If you give a "ram effect" to your N/A you'll have some positive pressure relative to the ambient air, you'll have more pressure and the engine will have more air available to pull, and it will be refreshed with new air quicker.
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this also doesn't count for the "ram" effect too
i'm going to say from looking at it that there is no ram air effect
Well then that makes you the biggest pessimist of all. Especially since you obviously didn't read my first post carefully. During the first part of the test when I had the TOP end of the tubing blocked off, the pressure of the incoming air blew the hoses off the scoops.

No ram air there, huh? It also impaled a wasp all over the SC cover. Figure that velocity out. There was some engineering involved in this one, Russ. It wouldn't have gone on the car if I didn't KNOW it would work.
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this also doesn't count for the "ram" effect too
i'm going to say from looking at it that there is no ram air effect
You son, are are not looking at it right... WillRam kicks a$$.
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Russ, your BS call on Bills mods is totally baseless. For one, we have been present and included throughout the duration of this project. I highly doubt Bill would think of this, design it, build it, test it, and post results IF it was to result in negative efforts.

Think about it. Ingenious creativity for the BENEFIT of everyone here, and for the benefit of his car. He is gettting undreamt of power on a budget and without resorting to using nitrous.

Discredit with all the fact (which you dont have) before posting your "opinion"

It makes you look foolish.
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Russ, your BS call on Bills mods is totally baseless. For one, we have been present and included throughout the duration of this project. I highly doubt Bill would think of this, design it, build it, test it, and post results IF it was to result in negative efforts.

Think about it. Ingenious creativity for the BENEFIT of everyone here, and for the benefit of his car. He is gettting undreamt of power on a budget and without resorting to using nitrous.

Discredit with all the fact (which you dont have) before posting your "opinion"

It makes you look foolish.
I couldn't have said it better than that. Bill know'* what he'* doing. He'* been working on this for quite some time. His results are more than enough proof.

By the way Bill, thanks and damn good job! I'll be working on my CAI soon, and will definitely do this.
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Good job Will.
It looks great and seems to work just as well.
I'd still be tempted to insulate that intake pipe and air box but then it might lose some of your aesthetic apeal.
It should be most noticeable as soon as the warmer weather arrives.
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Russ, your BS call on Bills mods is totally baseless. For one, we have been present and included throughout the duration of this project. I highly doubt Bill would think of this, design it, build it, test it, and post results IF it was to result in negative efforts.

Think about it. Ingenious creativity for the BENEFIT of everyone here, and for the benefit of his car. He is gettting undreamt of power on a budget and without resorting to using nitrous.

Discredit with all the fact (which you dont have) before posting your "opinion"

It makes you look foolish.
You (and others) seem to be misunderstanding me. I am not attempting to call BS on Bills mods. Also, I'm not saying there is no benefit from this mod, in fact, there are great benefits from the cooler air entering the intake tract are immense.

I am not debating the benefit of this modification.

If I have been misunderstood and I appear foolish, so be it.
 
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hey Will.........

when does the BC family get a new sig pic???
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