Cold Air Intake Comparisons?

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A little bit of porting and polishing on the old intake scoop. Might try to take a little more off when I have time.

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Just buy a big red one.

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Have you noticed any difference after installing? I’d find it hard to imagine any gain when the intake tube is still the same size. Looks cool though
Have you noticed any difference after installing? I’d find it hard to imagine any gain when the intake tube is still the same size. Looks cool though
Cool counts!
Likely no gains but it’s red.
Intakes and horse power are at their best nowadays so hard to improve unless you are stage 2 or higher. But this intake tube is low cost and well made. Better than OE intake tube and did I mention it was red. Also comes in blue or boring black.
 

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The people who decry the CAI are usually the same ones who actively hate on the tailgate damper (true fact).

Go read Mishimoto's R&D blog (below) on their findings around the stock air intake, and make a decision for yourself thereafter.
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

And before the cynics chime in, yes I know Mishimoto has a vested interest finding ways to gain performance from an upgraded intake (so they can sell the sh*t out of it), but there is plenty of objective data in the blog to make up your own mind.
Mishimoto actually has made a intake for the ranger now. Even has a molded setup that replaces the OEM ram air and gives a pretty clean look. No fancy red filter visible though, but might be something people are interested in if they want a more clean look.
 

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