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Old 10-28-2005, 03:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Intake louder in cold weather

The temps are dropping up here in NY, and I have noticed that my CAI (cosmos) is quite a bit louder than it was a few months ago. There are no leaks or anything - it is just louder! Anyone with similar situation or am I losing my mind?

I think I'll put the stock intake box back in for the winter. Need to get a drop-in K&N first, of course.
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it's louder because colder air is much denser than warm air. More air = more noise.
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he is right its cause its cold out, either that or you can't tell what an exhaust leak sounds like.
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Thanks fellas thats what I thought - the denser air thing.
No exhaust leaks, it is the intake fo sho.
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