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Old 09-16-2004, 10:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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how is the cold air intake when winter hits, im from ny and winters get cold.. how much of a differance will it make compared to the stock box that i have on right now?
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wow, i take it no one knows this,, surprising
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You'll feel a lil gain in horsepower although nothing drastic.... like in turbo cars when its cold out it helps the intercooler lol... its not going to ruin anything if thats what your asking...
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Old 09-16-2004, 01:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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where in NY are you? Just moved here.

Anyway, yes, the cold weather will help, but not by any noticable difference.
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Old 09-16-2004, 01:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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im from syracuse.

I was asking about the cold weather because when i stall the cold air intake with the heat shield, will it run too cold in the winter? I know there's a temp that it runs best at and if it gets too cold how will it run. i dont want to ruin anyting
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I have some friends that take the heat sheild off in the winter. I don't know why they did it though.
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i remove mine in the winter, because my car plows in the snow, and the CAI gets all clogged up with snow.. typically you just put your stock air box back in or make a short ram intake. I decided to use the short ram intake.
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does anyone know of the site that sells the one that is cai and then it has a silicon pipe half way that can turn it into short ram, ive seen it before but cant rember off the top of my head!

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can water get into the intake if u have a cai?
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so is it pretty easy to put the stock box back in and vise versa. im not paying someone money on something i can do myself. thanks
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Not hard at ALL.... if u can put gas in your car, putting in CAI or short ram intake is a breeze .... you do know how to use a wrench right!
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Not hard at ALL.... if u can put gas in your car, putting in CAI or short ram intake is a breeze .... you do know how to use a wrench right!
LOL, yeah, thats the metal thing that turns nutz right?
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