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I just installed an airaid mxp cai. The filter seems like it could be made differently for better flow. It is very large but the big black oval piece at the inlet end blocks the incoming air from the fender. Do they make another filter that is open at the end?
The AirAid MXP CAI will flow more air in CFM than what the motor will/can pull in. This system is even better with a supercharger. When you are moving the air is constantly rushing into the front of vehicle (i.e. headlight area) where the filter is mounted. With all the air rushing in front of the vehicle there is no need for additional ram air sources. The design of this MXP is the best on the market. The BIG filter has enough flow even for a supercharger, The bigger intake piping aids into less noise turbulence compared to a small intake pipe, not to mention the built in velocity stack for the best flow. The Mass Air Flow sensor is in the BEST or sweet spot for optimal A/F reading. There is no need for an enclosed box as you will starve the motor for air. Just think... You shorten the length of piping to the motor, the less time you'll have for throttle response.
Although, there are a couple of people on here who put additional custom ram air mounts and i think it's really COOL ~literally!! If you can drop the intake temperature down (compared to the hot engine air temp) you'll make more power. But once you're rolling the hot air is expelled out and of the engine bay. PROS/CONS here...
PROS: What these guys are doing helps out for the drag strip. Lowering the intake air temp and forcing the air into the motor. Great MOD!
CONS: it's Not for everyone.. When it rains, going off road, etc. you might have a chance to scoop of all that water into the intake and right into the motor. Even with a pre-filter you can't guarantee it will not stop submerged water.
If you plan to do it. Most of the forum members put the scoop as high as possible and right next to the headlight (right next to the driver side headlight) & don't forget to use a water barrier or pre-filter made to fit the filter specs.
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