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Old 07-13-2012, 10:22 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I've always stepped back and scratched my head about the thoughts or use of a "Cold Air Intake." What makes it a "Cold Air" intake? All that I have ever seen are located inside the engine bay sucking in "HOT" air~! Also, as I understand, they breath easier because they filter less, and are "oiled" for fitlering. How does the oil affect performance of the MAF? Seems to me that most OE air fitlering systems are more than adequate.

I like your choice. I always wanted to own a Mustang. Back in the late 60s, a good friend of mine owned a 1967 289 High Performance Mustang. It was awesome! He knows where that Mustang is today...........North Carolina in a collection~!

Good luck with your mods. And, thank you for your service~!
As a child I loved cool, fast, and exotic. So I never really liked Mustangs, the only older cars I liked were Maseratis. But with these models, my v6 has more horsepower than the v8 two years before it, and every NA v8 before it in a Mustang. And the fuel efficiency is unprecedented in these vehicles. A lot of people I know infer I am a "Mustang guy" but I am more of a guy who found the Mustang to be the best product for his needs. Amd that's just too long to tell people!

V6 Mustang Cold Air Intake Kit 3.7L (2011-2012)

Looking at them, the cold part comes in because it boxes off the warm engine air, and it attempts to get it's air from outside of the car. Also, it is a large cone shape, rather than factory shape.

My guy who knows his stuff, and I recently found out, his team has designed the new GT500 with 650+ hp, 200+ mph, he informed me that the reason they are not done by factory is because they are loud, and when buying a new vehicle, even something sportier, people tend to like it quieter as a whole.

For more power, they make sense. At high speeds, the box is like a parachute inside the engine bay, and the only way out is the air intake. Also, that cone shape is WAY bigger regarding surface area, so it does the same filtering, but filter filters a lot more air in the same amount of time.

Now a days, especially in my vehicle and the year before and two years after, the air intake is phenominal. Ford did a great job with the tubing, so mine will add only 5-15 hp, approximate based off of outside sources, while say a 2006 could see up to 30. Most people also do a tune, but I'm a play it safe warranty kind of guy.

No offense to Mustangs! I just am not a fan of most pre 1990s cars, but I've only heard food things of the 289s.

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Old 07-27-2012, 10:44 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Today. Drive to work. 41.9 miles per gallon. I can't believe it. But it makes sense, because of the terrible rain storm, and bad traffic, I could only obtain 26.x on the way back. But my jaw was dropping, I even pulled out my phone and video recorded as I pulled near my work. Fantastic.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:16 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Man, I don't like this sites uploading abilities regarding images! 100kb image size, 500 pixel width!

The smallest I could make my shrink my picture was to 638 kb from 4.48 mb, but that is still too large!

I am trying this site now: Resize Images online

If it DOES NOT work, I will edit this, and put in something that does work. Hope this post helps someone, as I searched and found no help.

Confirmed, setup your settings, and then you just re download it and then upload. Used for My Garage.
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Old 08-25-2012, 11:35 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I just added a car on here, the owner isn't convinced to join yet.

New record broken, another almost broken.
I beat 34 mpg, and almost hit a 500 mile tank. 495.x. I would have just driven around for it, but I have to multiply my mileage by 2.7% for tires instead of the stock mileage. So I didn't realize it. I want to hit 500, yes, but my real goal now is 35 mpg tank before first OH snow fall, and 600 mile tank by november 2013.
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:09 AM   #15 (permalink)
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If you add a diffuser in the back, you will most certainly need an underbody for it to be effective. If you can make the underbody curve upward slightly into the diffuser, do it.

Cold air intakes do kinda bring colder air in, but as long as you're in the engine compartment, it's not going to be that effective. If you really want cold air, you form fit an opening from the front of the car to the filter, and have everything sealed off and wrapped in some sort of thermal insulator. Then you'll really get some cold air This will also put a positive pressure differential on the intake system at higher speeds, like a turbo does, but not nearly as much psi.

Congrats on your hypermiling, and thank you for your service!

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