Look my floppy eared buddy. I hate to brake the news to ya but look at the
size of what you are trying to filter. That wimpy K$N might just get sucked
in. If ya want I might be able to make a call and get a filter off a
locomotive. I figure the volume of fumes would be about the same. Or failing
that maybe a turbo scrubber, they are heavey but I'm sure we can strap it on
your wide ass.
I'm thinking of going back to the beach, it's cooled off to about 86, nice
breeze off the water.
I agree to an extent. However, they do make claims regarding SPECIFIC
vehicles by year and model. No performance part manufacture can make
across the board claims. They can only show results for specific tests
done. Whether those will relate to some other vehicle is unknown.
They were doing it. Perhaps when you were still Tom B or before you were
here. They had been claiming 20HP at the rear wheels with one of their toys
Actually in the ad they showed a early Camaro, anyway after all the
protesting and stuff they stopped with the outlandish claims.
Of course, it turned into a filter thread. Ya want to go to T-wrench's?
Click or beam ? <VBG>
Uhm hold up...
Now, if we're talking 1st gen, the air pickup is actually the HINGE
opening on the passenger side rear. This is where there is greater air
pressure and therefore where the input air WILL come from when the truck
At full operation temperature on a hot day with the AC blasting and the
pavement damn near boiling hot, the input air temperature to the stock
air intake system is insanely high (I've recorded temps as high as 165F
in the factory air duct) at 70ish mph.
It'd be hard to get much WORSE than that.
Unless you are or have made considerable mods to your engine, you will see
no gains for your money with it. Even if it manages to give you the claimed
5 HP, do you really think that you would even notice it with the size and
weight of your vehicle? If money is important then I would save the $60 or
more that it costs by not buying it.
If at first you don't succeed, you're not cut out for skydiving
I know I read about tests done with a camper shell. It did reduce the
drag but the increased weight offset any gains. Don't know about a bed
cover but leaving the tailgate down won't help.
I have read an exception to this. When towing a typical RV trailer some
slight reduction in drag occurs with the tailgate down. Don't know if
its specific to TT's or FW's or what.
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