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#1 of 3 >>customized intake systems<<
Nov 10, 2006 (3:42 pm)
hey guys what up,,, i diddnt know which forum to post my question in, so i'll do it here. i was at the auto parts store yesterday, and i came across lots of parts for custom made intake sustem, they come with all of the individual tubing and filters. i looked at the catalog and i saw some really cool looking and radical looking designs,, u can virtually make your own short ram of CAI and route it anyway and anywhere you want. i forgot what the company who makes them was called, but my question was, will it offer the same quality and effects from one of the big mane ones (injen or AEM).??????????
#2 of 3 Re: >>customized intake systems<< [944s]
Nov 20, 2006 (4:16 pm)
Most intake systems have either vacuum lines or PCV lines routed through them and these systems would need consideration before making changes. Although the aftermarket intake systems look simple, flow rate calculations need to be done to ensure that the mass airflow sensor flow rate measurement is correct. An improper sensor reading might might result in increased emissions (ie you won't get it throught the DMV in your state) or reduced power. So the theoretical answer to your question is no. Injen and AEM have engineers design the system in an attempt to maximize power while minimizing emissions. A "hack job" may produce more power, however, it also may produce less power and in the extreme case result in engine damage.
#3 of 3 Re: >>customized intake systems<< [john500]
Nov 21, 2006 (2:01 pm)
thx a lot dude ur answer makes a lot of sense
i appreciate it!