On Sat, 20 Nov 2004 20:05:25 GMT, "Memphis10c" wrote:
This will let your engine breathe better. It will make a noticable (if
slight) increase to power (usually about the 4-5 bhp sort of mark).
The most noticable thing though will be the increased induction noise.
The car will sound far more racey at the lights. A real deep throaty
growl. The price is about right for this kind of kit, and as the
filter is washable you'll never have to buy another airfilter again
for that car.
Slight increase in power, slight increase in noise and a better
looking engine bay. Personally I like my motors real quiet, but it's
your car! If you like the look of it.. go for it.
I guess this is supposed to be a cold air intake? My problem with cold air
intakes with unhoused air cleaners is that they are taking in all the hot
air from the engine. So now it's a hot air intake.
Only problem is that it is sucking hot engine compartment air.
Price is typical of a conical K&N filter setup... but a real cold air intake
is like the one on 1995 Mercedes E300D... you know that gills on the
passenger side fender?
Common trick in the car modifying world is to duct cold air from
behind the grill using heat proof aluminium flexible hose. This rams
cold air into the filter. This cold blast makes for a very dense
intake charge. Like all things, there are pro's and con's. If you want
power, look at what the touring car racers are using - they have no
room for the added weight of snake oil ;)
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