Short Ram vs Cold Air Intake Kits: Which to Choose? Presented by Andy's Auto Sport
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Andy's Auto Sport presents a video about the differences between short ram
air intakes and cold air intakes, with examples of each for easy reference.
Air intake kits offer performance by replacing the restrictive factory air
box in your vehicle with free-flowing components. From stock replacement
parts to high-performance aftermarket accessories, Andy's Auto Sport has
what you need to get the looks and power your vehicle deserves.
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How to Customize a Universal Cold Air Intake Filter System - Pep Boys
Spectre Performance demonstrates in this video how to customize a universal
cold air intake kit using parts you can find at your local neighborhood Pep
Boys. Using universal parts you can simply assemble them in any fashion to
create the look you want to make.
First we take off the existing air cleaner and install a single 4 inch
plenum. Lay the plenum where your air filter was and put it in any
direction you like. Screw on the plenum with the existing air filter nut or
a custom nut of your choice. You will need couplers that will connect the
different intake tubes together that can be turned to mold within your
engine compartment. Simply slide on the coupler to the plenum and fit
accordingly. Secure the clamp on the coupler to the ridge inside and then
you can add additional tubing for the length you desire. Remember not to
tighten the clamps too hard, because you may need to move your tubing
around until you create a final fit. Rotate and adjust as needed. Attach
your air filter to the end of the tubing. You can find inserts that go
into the filter to accommodate a 3 or 3.5 inch tube. Once you have the
final placement in place, be sure then to go back and tighten all of the
clamps to hold the filter system securely in place.
The advantages to having a custom air intake filter system located in the
front of your engine is that you can take advantage of the air stream and
receive colder air going into the intake system instead of the hot air that
your standard filter was providing. Customizing your cold air intake
system is pretty simple once you know a few simple tricks. Not only will
your new custom air intake system look great, but it will increase your
engine's overall performance.
You can see more of these great DIY'er videos from www.pepboys.com or stop
in your local Pep Boys for more information.
K&N vs Stock Air Filter MPG Test
This is a comparison of fuel economy when using a factory air filter versus
a K&N air filter. All variables for the test were the same. The car was
run through the city in economy mode. Air conditioning and radio were off
during both runs and the test was run down the same route. My results were
reached using 1/4 of 98 octane gasoline and calculating my distance
traveled using the odometer. I started with an empty tank and then drove
as far as the vehicle would go. I know running out of gas is not good for
a car , but I wanted to see if K&N filters lived up to their claims of
improved gas mileage. I believe this video is solid proof that K&N filters
don't work. For further information on aftermarket air filters check out
Dinan Cold Air Intake BMW 323i Before And After
this is a carbon fibre dinan cold air intake that we installed, i record
the car revving and accelerating before the new intake, then we install the
intake then take a new video of it revving, and accelerating. the sound is
just awesome that this beast makes....
Quick Tip-Throttle Cleaning - EricTheCarGuy
This one goes out to BowlingBallOut who posted a question about a sticky
throttle on his Saturn. It was a great question so I decided to make this
video in response to it. There are many different configurations of
throttle assemblies but for the most part if you have a throttle that is
sticking you might be able to fix it using the procedures in this video. I
am aware you may not able to purchase spray throttle cleaner in some states
now but I'm sure they have some alternative available at your local parts
One very important note here is that if you have a drive by wire throttle
(DBW), then I do NOT recommend this procedure. If you perform this
procedure on a DBW throttle body you may need to have the throttle reset in
order to get your engine to idle or even start. I only recommend this
procedure if you're trying to correct a problem with a sticking throttle.
If you have idle problems, I recommend you check out this article on my
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K&N Intake before and after on 2004 GTO
Video of before and after on a K&N Intake Install on a 2004 Pontiac GTO. I
don't care what folks say, the car was a lot more responsive and it was a
modification I was glad I did. This also happened to be my first video
with my video camera. Hope you enjoy...or not...and please if you have
nothing productive to say don't say it as your comment will just be
K&N Air Filter - RIP OFF!
I'm sorry, but I just can't recommend this thing. You're going to pay four
times the amount of a regular air filter but another 12.99 for the cleaning
kit that you have to replace anyway every so often. Plus it takes you all
this time to spray it down with the kit, rinse, WAIT WAIT for it to dry and
then spray it down again with the oil kit before you FINALLY put it back in
I'd rather just buy the cheap air filter, drop it in and be done with it in
5 minutes worth of work. Am I crazy?