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Air Intakes

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by milk215, Mar 28, 2004.

  1. milk215

    milk215 Junior Member

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    Can someone explain the difference between a short RAM intake and the regular long one? Which one is better?
     
  2. Canuck 93 Civic Si

    Canuck 93 Civic Si Senior Member

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    There are two types. Short ram and Cold Air Intake (CAI)

    CAIs are better because they pull in cooler air from outside the engine compartment. Depending on the application you can also get a bid of a ram air effect going down the highway. The only problem with them is that they can allow water into the engine if you drive in a flooded area or really heavy rain.

    Hope that helps

    Sean
     
  3. JDMilan

    JDMilan Senior Member

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    the filter must be submerged entirely under water,,


    short ram gives a tad better throttle response but pulls in warmer air

    vice versus.
     
  4. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    comptech icebox :thumbsup:
    throttle response of a short ram
    power gains of a cold air
    no worry of sucking up water
    QUIET


    but its not cheap
    and its somewhat of a bitch to install (compared to any other intake)
     
  5. v13tl2omeo408

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    :werd: the ice box is best. Gives you benefit of a cold air source from the cai, mid-high gains from the short ram, doesnt suck in water, really quiet for sleeper, and loud when you take off the top cap. Its the best of both worlds.
    * i bought a "type r" version of it. I am pretty sure it is generic. i got it for 75 with a filter, kinda pricey but i think its worth it. had to take off bumper to install but well worth it if you live in CA. You can't really hear the moded intake with cap on.
     
  6. JDMilan

    JDMilan Senior Member

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    icebox for sHoOoO
     
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