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What's the deal on the aftermarket cold air intake. what does it do?

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Cold Air Intake brings in cooler (and therefor denser) air from outside the engine compartment. Denser air going into the cylinders means slightly more compression and more power.
 

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A CAI will also add more noise to the car, mostly when you are really pushing the RPMs. Acceptable to some people, objectionable to others.

It adds a couple of HP!
 

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On the Sky application, any performance gain is mainly due to the air taking a more direct route to the engine. When all the stock plastic plumbing, chambers, and assorted junk is removed you will actually be able to see the engine!
 

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skybuy said:
What's the deal on the aftermarket cold air intake. what does it do?

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In a nutshell a cold air intake pulls more air through the engine... an engine that breaths more air, performs better. :) Our creates about 10 hp and 10 ft-lbs of torque.

BTW our cold air intake is available right away :)

Here is one of our clients who installed one on his car:

http://www.skyroadster.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3424

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What happens if you wash your car and get water on the CAI?
 

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SilverSky said:
What happens if you wash your car and get water on the CAI?
The one sold by GM has an outer filter on it. This prevents water from weting the filter element. I'm not sure if any of the aftermarket CAI come with this.
 

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SilverSky said:
What happens if you wash your car and get water on the CAI?
It will only effect the car if the filter is completely submerged in water... if so I think the intake would be the least on your worries :) Yes, if you hold a water hose on the filter while the car is running it might effect the car a bit, but a little water never effected these filters, the filter is a K&N type filter which is oiled to keep the water from soaking in.

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Way2Fast said:
The one sold by GM has an outer filter on it. This prevents water from weting the filter element. I'm not sure if any of the aftermarket CAI come with this.
The GM filter isn't oiled so yes, it is in their best interest to put a shield on the filter. The paper filter they use will soak up water, if it didn't have a shield. The down fall of the shield is while it shield water it also shields out air, resulting in a drop in performance. It is a double edge sword.

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The Stig said:
The GM filter isn't oiled so yes, it is in their best interest to put a shield on the filter. The paper filter they use will soak up water, if it didn't have a shield. The down fall of the shield is while it shield water it also shields out air, resulting in a drop in performance. It is a double edge sword.

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Personal watercraft also have CAI available for them. Even those made by K&N have "outer wear" water repellent pre filters available for them. Granted, for PWC useage, the pre filters are more important than for automobiles. However, tests have shown that none of the prefilters restrict airflow or cause any measurable loss of performance.
 
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