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Old 08-25-2010, 12:21 AM
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I just got a cold air intake and realized that it doesnt come with a box around it. Will this matter or affect the performance of the intake? And am i able to order just the box.
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Old 08-25-2010, 12:34 AM
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You won't need a box. I assume you have a filter, a tube and some clamps and a rubber connector, right?
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yes...just wanted to make sure it wouldnt hinder performance
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There's a couple schools of thought about the closed vs. open systems.

One group maintains that the open systems have a bigger filter and therefore, take in more air.

The other group maintains that the closed systems isolate intake air from hot engine compartment air.

I personally prefer the closed systems for that reason plus the fact that your intake manifold and throttle body will only take in so much air. The closed systems provide more than enough air to the engine.
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Good explanation there Michael and I agree, well said!

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Very nice, Michael. Thank you.
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Good post Michael
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I agree and so do the Powerblock guys on Spike TV.

Closed systems isolate the warm engine air. One caveat is they also remove the mounting plates/open underneath to allow more "fresh" air in also. I see this as an issue if you off-road, but for everyday driving it could work a little like a ram-air system.

just my 2cents...
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Thank you everyone, thank you...

I will add that if a CAI takes hot air in because the filter is exposed to hot engine air, is it really a Cold Air Intake?

I think not.
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