Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE

    You know what we all love...

    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
Musky_Madness

Cold Air Intakes

Recommended Posts

I recently ordered a cold air intake kit for my 97 F150. I'm curious to see if any other FMers have one and what their experience has been.

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One thing is for sure, you will get more noise. Most cold air intakes will get you 5-10 hp. Just be careful because all the cold air intakes on the market use oil soaked cotton gauze filters and some cars and trucks mass air flow sensors malfunction and dirty up quick. You get more airflow, but you also get more dust. You'll like it, on some cars it makes a real noticeable difference since the stock intake was so restrictive.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You're mostly going to notice more noise, sometimes its the same engine sound just louder, sometimes you can hear the intake sucking air. If it uses a reusable filter, make sure to keep an eye on the filter and clean it regularly. They get pretty dirty pretty quickly since there is no more airbox or filter cover.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It definitely added more horses and torque. When accelerating, it sounds like your in a turbo charged diesel with the sucking and whistling sounds. So far so good! I'll be curious to fill it up with gas again and see what the mileage has been now that I've let off the pedal and am driving normally again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Glad you like it. That's how people start losing mpg's because they love the sound of the sucking up and acceleration now. I think most intakes increase mpgs because they are less restrictive but people can't restrict their leadfoot. smile

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It regularly looses mpg in the super cold anyways, just like every vehicle when it's cold. I'll be curious to see how much different.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • I just purchased a used 20 gauge for my 14 year old daughter. I hunt mostly state land for pheasants. It is a 2 3/4 auto with interchangeable chokes. What size steel shot and choke tube would you recomend for her?
    • I just got back from a work trip to MI. I could not believe the difference in ground cover. We traveled all the way from Dearborn back to Bemidji heading through the U.P.  Most of MI had very little ground cover but WI was flush, green everywhere! I only got to check a few spots at rest areas but I never saw a thing. The ground was dry at most spots on the way home. I'm gonna go hit my spot tomorrow, hopefully it hasn't been picked yet!
    • love those when ya see them!!!
    • Took the kayak crappie fishing opening weekend and when calm always bring with the DSLR with. These turtles are glad the weather has finally consistently warmed up. I always find it funny seeing turtles stacked on top of each other and found a few along with multiple species which was nice.     
    • I was going to hunt wi this weekend but fishing musky with my fly rod is what I will do instead.  Good luck!!!!!!!
    • Anyone still at it?   not sure that i will get Isaac out anymore, will still ask these last few days.   Good luck everyone.
    • Haha, sounds like you have a good head on your shoulders and great perspective, Borch.  Plus, I think it's good to be upset about missing!  It motivates a guy to take more selective shots and make better shots.  My shot selection was ok, but my execution was not good.  I made a good shot at a stationary target, but the target was walking.  D-U-M, dumb!!!  Such is life!  Next year Morgan and I will shoot turkeys (as long as I can still get her out there).  
    • From what I read the idiot did not tell anybody....was asked to play in the World's and declined saying his wrists hurt so they made him go in and found the torn tendons...what a duffus.
    • It reminds me if the first year I took my son turkey hunting.  He had several close calls but didn't get a bird.  He was upset.  I said, "Why are you upset?  We got to hunt together for several days and had several exciting encounters.  If you shot one the first day we would have missed all that fun together"  He thought about it for a while and he smiled.  The older I get, the less its about the kill.  Reframing what I thought success was has added to my hunts.  Now, if I could get less upset when I miss a bird I'd have it all figured out.