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Old 09-25-2010, 12:37 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I did a bit of an extreme hot air intake on my Max last week, and with our normal driving, it wasn't a big deal, but after driving it more than the normal ~10 miles the intake air temp rose precariously close to the water temp (maxed about 150') so I adjusted it to simply warn the air a bit. The engine didn't sound too happy to be pulling in that hot of air.

I hadn't considered how much air would be needed for the fans to work properly, sadly though my physics math is a bit, um, nonexistant. But it would seem opening the under belly pan under the front bumper would be sufficient to allow air in without needing to cause the aero drag of the front openings.
RIP Maxima 1997-2012

Originally Posted by jamesqf View Post
I think you missed the point I was trying to make, which is that it's not rational to do either speed or fuel economy mods for economic reasons. You do it as a form of recreation, for the fun and for the challenge.
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