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how do aftermarket intakes effect gas mileage?

Also, how do all those other mods like CAI's effect gas mileage?
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Speaking out of personal experience, I didn't notice much difference in fuel mileage. I drive mostly city so if anything it dropped slightly. The theory is, cold air is more oxygen dense. The more oxygen the engine is getting the more fuel it needs to mix in the make a clean a/f ratio. The CAI has much less restriction then a stock intake so more air is sucked in meaning more fuel.

As far as highway is concerned I did see a slight increase in mileage. It seems to me that the CAI does help with fuel mileage when you are keeping consistent speeds.


Best of all though the CAI makes the truck sound really nice. I have a 2013 Ram 1500 Sport with the stock exhaust and my S&B intake made it sound awesome.
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haha that answer pretty much answered it! thanks!
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how do aftermarket intakes effect gas mileage?

Also, how do all those other mods like CAI's effect gas mileage?
What's the difference between an aftermarket intake and a CAI?
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Maybe he meant after-market intake manifold and a CAI.
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