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Old 03-26-2005, 02:19 PM   #1
 
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I absolutely am capable of not much when it comes to engines so this may explain why I would ask this kind of question, but it makes sense to me...

The purpose of this cold air intake is to allow better airflow and to draw it from a source cooler than the air that radiates from the engine...

my question is, why can't the cold air source from our air conditioners be used to feed the cold air aspect of the cold air intake with lower humidity levels and much colder air?

Would this do anything other than just consume more gas or trade off lost power from running the A/C with power gains????

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Old 03-27-2005, 12:27 AM   #2
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Running the A/C just to feed colder denser air to the intake would probably be counter-productive. The A/C compressor would probably use more power than you would gain from the additional cold air.
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Old 03-27-2005, 12:34 AM   #3
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Beat me to it ToyHauler. I agree. Cool idea though. I woulda never thought of that.
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Just for the hell of it I tried that last summer dont know if it added any additional HP but it made the engine louder(as in meaner sounding) for some reason ? i will be hitting the dyno this spring will try it attached and not attached..i dont hold out much hope of any gains though the compressor running would more than offset one would think
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It might provide more benefit down south when temps are up in the high 90's than up around the artic circle. "Whew, it's 40 degrees outside...I'd better turn on the A/C before I burn up!"
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It might provide more benefit down south when temps are up in the high 90's than up around the artic circle. "Whew, it's 40 degrees outside...I'd better turn on the A/C before I burn up!"
Arctic circle ha ha that funny "Freeze" Ill have you know its damm hot and humid up here in the summer for aboot 15 miniutes
one last think 40 degress up here in Metric land is 104 of your degrees and yes it does get that hot here believe it or not ..yes all of our igloos melt lol
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