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Old 08-26-2009, 11:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ram Air Nets 5.1MPG gain...

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Highly doubt it, that and a 34hp increase. lol

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Old 08-26-2009, 11:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You have be travelling pretty damn fast for ram air to actually do anything
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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...and/or, vastly OVER rich A/F-ratio from the start!
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Obviously Karl doesn't work in the industry...

Autospeed has done quite a bit in this area. What I like about them is, when they say they tried something and it didn't work, they say it didn't work, instead of pretending that it did as so many do.
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"if you stand up to six feet in front of the car and someone slams on the gas in neutral you can feel the pull from the dual intakes. "
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What is this on, the Chrysler Turbine Car

So did "Ram Air" ever really make it in the mainstream? I can possibly see drag racing, but vehicles like the late 60's Pontiac HO engines and most recently, Pontiac's Grand Am with the Ram Air package is an insult to the buyer. The name implies nothing with anything but the air inlet for looks, IMO.

I haven't read any appreciable forced induction effect by either (especially the Grand Am). All marketing. Having driven the 3400 V-6 Ram Air Grand Am, it certainly did suck.

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The <94 Cavalier Z24 had an induction system that ran through the hood, using the hood itself as the intake "piping". The atmospheric vent (inlets) were the scoops that pointed at the windshield.

I have no idea if it made a discernible effect on power/economy. It did make a cool noise at WOT with no filter in, though.
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I was a little embarrassed for the guy lol
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Hmm. Wonder if that can give a crappy Ford 2.3L an extra kick.

Interesting article. Thanks for posting it!
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all injecteds have a bouyancy for error at slow, the ecu makes up for it, the carbs are too close to real time, and cannot be bothered unless full blown supercharge or turbo.

the cram air on injected should always work, unless you exceed the computers dynamics. I believe the claim of gain in mileage and of course hp. The carbs are rocks, it would be a hoax there.

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