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Old 01-16-2012, 07:57 AM
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I can see water droplets being sucked up in a rain storm, would that be a hazard to be concerned with?
No concern. Small droplets of water will be stopped by the filter. In all honesty, and engine can take in small amounts of water and it won't do any harm, it can actually be a good thing, lowering combustion temperatures and can help clean the combustion chamber. It's when you get a lot of water that it's a problem.
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No concern. Small droplets of water will be stopped by the filter. In all honesty, and engine can take in small amounts of water and it won't do any harm, it can actually be a good thing, lowering combustion temperatures and can help clean the combustion chamber. It's when you get a lot of water that it's a problem.

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No problem. I have met guys at the race track that actually run "water injection" in small doses through nitrous taps. They gain power by having a cooler combustion. Pretty neat idea, and water is basically free...
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There would be no more water and probably less having the ability to get inside the airbox with the lower mounted hose mod compared to the OEM fender inlet. The headlight is in front of the space for that fender OEM air inlet. The headlight is not sealed at the perimeter of the housing. Driving at 70 mph in the rain is like a high pressure car wash at the perimeter, and some water gets sprayed around in the fender area where the OEM inlet is drawing air. Even with the inlet fairly level to the headlight, there's not a problem with water being drawn into the airbox, even with just the one OEM opening. The added hose inlet mod with a lower intake probably has less ability to draw water. Unless you mount the lower intake opening in a ram air attempt with the opening facing out the front of the bumper fascia, water will have an extremely hard time making any headway up that hose. Even with a ram air setup, you have gravity and distance working against water intake. Add to that the OEM inlet which prevents a stronger vacuum, and you're just not going to have an issue.

I would suggest this. Mount the modded hose inlet the way you want it. Wait for a good rain and maybe even drive through a couple of decent water puddles/crossings. Don't go crazy by driving through a river crossing...LOL! Now, you know how easy it is to pop open the airbox lid. Inspect the bottom of the box and two inlets for any appreciable evidence of water. I think you might find you're looking for a solution to a non-existent problem.
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The engineers must have thought that water would get into the airbox too because there is a 1/4" water drain hole in the bottom of the airbox.
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hey autobred, what size pipe did you use on the stock air tube? i have been wanting to do this since i got my new ram, but i dont know what size pipe i need and if it needs to have any bend to it? and was there anything else you needed to do this?
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What kind of air filter did u guys use
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looks good bruh great idea
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What kind of air filter did u guys use
K&N stock replacement size for the stock airbox. On that note, It would be interesting to see how many square inches of actual filter surface are actually contained in some of the aftermarket CAI units. I'm not saying they don't have more area, but it would just be neat for comparison's sake.
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Hey guys,
I have been reading through this post and it seems that you all have newer trucks than mine. I have an 03 and mine is a standard trim truck (no driving lights). Has anyone ever tried to do a "ram air" by removing the round plastic plugs that fill the places where the driving lights usually mount? I haven't looked up under there yet, but just curious if anyone has tried it or if there is some reason it cannot be done.
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