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hey guys...

i heard today that cold air intakes in the south are kinda ineffective. this is from a guy who supposedly knows a lot about cars, he had one but ended up takin it off cause it didnt really do anything for his engine. his reason was cause the air is so humid that it makes a cold air intake inadequate. i know a couple of guys who have the K&N CAI, and they have not said anything about this. so i just wanted to see if anyone else has experienced any problems like this with any brand.

but it sounds to me like this guy doesnt really know what he's talkin about....but i dont know too much about this kinda stuff.
 

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thing is that a cold air sucks in air closer to the outside of the vehi... meaning the hot air from engine bay is not going into the motor giving the motor colder air... it will always be hotter in your engine bay then the hot air outside... get the intake
 

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I live in NC, it is really damn humid here, and I can tell a difference in my AEM intake. When ever they dyno test for CAI numbers, I believe there is a certain amount of humidity in the air. I guess he is trying to say humid air doesn't compress or combust as well as dry air? :bangit:
 

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thing is that a cold air sucks in air closer to the outside of the vehi... meaning the hot air from engine bay is not going into the motor giving the motor colder air... it will always be hotter in your engine bay then the hot air outside... get the intake
How bout if you live in Arizona where its a 115 in the shade.LOL
 

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well i live in florida. and it aint as hot as in arizona, but summer months we have 100 degree+ temperature and 100% humidity most of the time.

but yeah, im gettin one anyway. i was never weary of buyin one, i just wanted to see if anyone else had experienced anything like he was talkin about.

thanks for the input.
 

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rgregory1965 said:
How bout if you live in Arizona where its a 115 in the shade.LOL
i had a guy that runs a shop here in az tell me to go with true flow cai because they are local and do all there dyno testing for there products during july and august. he said he really pushes true flow because you really get no gain from afe, aem and others during our summer months. who knows just what ive been told.
also tru flow is supposed to be comming out with a all new cai here reall soon.
 

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as MIZZARK said, though the outside air may be hotter then a witches tit, its still many degrees cooler then the air under the hood. So you still are gaining with a true CAI vs no CAI.
 

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Pensacola, Florida... AEM BruteForce here & I felt a difference. It took @ 2 days but feels better.. LOUD as heck though when you lay into it
 

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They work, even in Florida. This engine needs some more air and they provide it.
 

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fishinfrenzi15 said:
hey guys...

i heard today that cold air intakes in the south are kinda ineffective. this is from a guy who supposedly knows a lot about cars, he had one but ended up takin it off cause it didnt really do anything for his engine. his reason was cause the air is so humid that it makes a cold air intake inadequate. i know a couple of guys who have the K&N CAI, and they have not said anything about this. so i just wanted to see if anyone else has experienced any problems like this with any brand.

but it sounds to me like this guy doesnt really know what he's talkin about....but i dont know too much about this kinda stuff.

I put on the 77 series from k&n when my truck was stock. It was my first mod. I was hardly able to tell a diff. All I was able to tell was a little more umph when i'd hit the throtle and itll shift down and then go.Its mostly in the mid 90's here in southern La. But when the temp got colder into the 50's and 60 in the winter I could tell I had it. Im thinking of getting a better intake but dont know if itll be worth the $ or not
 

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I've got an AEM in Houston, plenty hot and humid here. The power gains may be negligible in the hot months, but my MPG is much better than with the stock box all the time, about 2 mpg better according to my scangauge.
 
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