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    Hey all! I'm currently working on an air intake (pics to come when finished), however I need to extend the wiring on the sensor that is on the side of the air intake. I do not know what this sensor is. There are only two wires running to it. A blue and a blue/green. Is it as simple as just using standard +/- wires? Thanks for any help!
     
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    Figured it out. IAT sensor.
     
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    Well! Pics still need to happen.
     
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    Here it is! Shiny and red! Found this while exploring the internet. Only paid $40 for it as well! Most likely no better than the stock air intake, however it looks cool and gives me space for my second battery/fuse box. Plus it makes the engine bay look a bit better!


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    Did your kit not have a second hole for the sensor? Mine had two holes for that sensor, I just had to swap the plug from one to the other and then fit the sensor in place. It was a tight fit, I had to use a bit of motor oil to lube the rubber O-ring to get the sensor to slide in.

    Also, I you rotate the filter pipe more towards the rear of the engine, you can use the hose they give you only, and you don't have to connect to the factory line. Just disconnect the factory line from the rear of the engine and tie it in there. I have a photo of what I'm referring to in the media section for reference.

    Did your kit come with a decent bracket? Or is the piping just kind of floating out there?
     
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    Yes, the sensor is next to the red hose. I had to extend the wiring and it was indeed a tight fit! Good to know about not having to connect to the factory line.

    Yes, there's a bracket that I have under the hose clamp on the filter that bends down and hooks to one of the factor bolts sticking up below it.
     
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    i had to extend the same AIT wire when i installed my Volant CAI. if you extend the wire make sure you use the same gauge wire. you can either solder (if you know how and can solder cleanly i guess you can say) and use heat shrink or just use butt connectors that have heat shrink already on them to make it water proof.
     
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    Do you have a picture of the bracket? I'd rather use one instead of having it kind of sit on top of the bottom of the stock air box.
     
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    Sir, I like the way it looks and especially the price?
    Could you put a link or name? Thanks, douglas
     
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    My only concern is it’s intake is in the hot engine
    compartment
     
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    That’s a good looking unit for only $40. What you say, or anybody say, about the intake being n the engine bay? Thanks, douglas
     
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    Unfortunately this won't have any positive effect.

    These cone filters can improve 2 things.
    1) Throughput - however in our car, the air filter is not bottleneck, it is throttle body
    2) More cold air, because factory box gets heated...

    You need cold fresh air. Colder= more dense=more oxygen = more fuel = more power.
    There is no such air under the hood so the most important part is insulation from heat.
     
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    I got it because it looks cool and it was a good deal. I don't really care about performance too much since I drive a Dodge Nitro :D But if you are looking for an upgrade to your performance, this definitely isn't the way to go.
     
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    :D Understand you POV, however I don't really care about how it looks under the closed hood. ;)
     
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    My question is this, is this system,the cold air intake inside the engine bay, detrimental to factory drive abilities, is it even to factory, is it negative to factory or is it an improvement to factory? If it’s even or better, I’m getting it and I will get a larger throttle body. Thanks, douglas
     
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    Gasoline engine is working with ratio 14,7:1 (air:gasoline).

    Colder air means more dense air means more oxygen and this allows you put more fuel -> more power. However you can only reach ambient temperature. How much your factory box heats the air?
    I did some research. In stop-go it was 30C difference. While driving less than few degrees, because the air volume is big each second, so it get through quickly. With this said do I need cold air in stop&go for few hundred bucks? I don't.

    On the other hand good kit with good filter and well installed is good. While engineers ballance whole system, bigger TB will probably benefit from cone filter throughput.
    Is it must have? Not. Is it +10HP? Unlikely.
    And then what gets in must go out. So exhaust diameter is next. It is only about your budget.

    What is a must have is a good filter, you don't want let your engine suck in abrasive dust in exchange for few HP. Also cone filters shall be sprayed by oil to perform filtering. NO NO NO to silicone oil. It is lambda and cat killer.
     
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    Understandable :) I'm making mine a show car, so gotta go with looks :cool:
     
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    Not all cone filters are a oil type filter that has to be cleaned and oiled. K&N has a few that do not require to be oiled, their Cotton Gauze filters require oil and the Non-Woven Synthetic filters do no require oil. pretty much depends on the brand filter and what the company recommends.
     
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    I think this CAI is misnamed, it should be named HAI, hot air intake. It
    sucks in the hot engine bay air, no good. Thanks, douglas
     
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