True, about still getting cold air, but I thnk that after you start to move, the air inside the engine compartment will circulate and cool down somewhat as well. Other than that, I did it for two reasons:Originally posted by godspunk32@Mar 10 2005, 01:14 PM
Several people have the short ram intake...but...why would you want one. Removing the intake silencer and getting a K&N or other high performance panel filter is better than that. You still have cold air going into the engine, instead of hot air from the engine compartment.
You shouldn't oil it at all. It comes pre-oiled. You won't need to clean and re-oil it for at least 50K miles.Originally posted by detroit_raver@Mar 17 2005, 11:48 AM
i still don't know why ford put the stupid MAF sensor in the airbox for the 04's. that thing is probably soo screwed up from being so close to my K&N air filter. i didn't over oil it, but i have no idea how much oil is too much. expecially being right next to the sensor like it is.
i'm talkin about the one from my 97 that i put in my 04, that i had already cleaned and re-oiled. i sold that and bought another one for my 04 so i haven't re-oiled that one yet, but the first one i did. and it was in my 04 for over 6 months.Originally posted by SixFoFalcon@Mar 17 2005, 12:17 PM
You shouldn't oil it at all. It comes pre-oiled. You won't need to clean and re-oil it for at least 50K miles.
i'll pick some up when i leave to go buy my paint. can i buy it at pepboys or do i need to go to walmart or something?Originally posted by SixFoFalcon@Mar 17 2005, 12:28 PM
Just spray some no-residue electrical contact cleaner on the MAF sensor wires. That will remove any oil that may be insulating the wires and preventing heat transfer. If you think you may have over-oiled the filter, do this every 10K miles or so and you shouldn't run into any problems.
When I oil my K&N, I use as little oil as possible... I don't even coat all the cotton. After about an hour, the oil wicks through all the cotton and the filter is ready to go with no worries about over-oiling.
Short rams aren't worth it. Neither is the ram air idea. You have to be pushing an insane amount of pressure for it to even work. You'd be better off with a pipe into the fenderwell.Originally posted by DEDragonknight@Apr 28 2005, 09:04 PM
hey guys. im doing a modified short ram with (almost) ram air. i just wanted to bring this up as an idea for you guys cause theres a lot of contraversy with short rams. i will update with install pics as soon as i finish the installation. but heres the idea. short ram intake with 3" cone filter. it has a really sweet heat shield that shields all the sides (it is an inch wider than the filter in all spots) with the top side open (narrowist side is top). im going to take out the stock air box and hoses, and instead run 2 inch abs plastic piping, or maybe mandrel bent exhaust piping down into the fender, all the way to the front of the car next to the ac radiators in the lower air vent things. at the tip i will flare the pipe to 4 inches to catch air, and there will be a drain so that i dont suck up water. any thoughts?
Do you have any pics of the setup?Originally posted by mykej27@Apr 29 2005, 08:14 AM
I did the Short Ram intake for about a year. It worked well in cool temps and short trips and when I went to the track for slip times, but in the heated temp days in the summer and long trips, it was garbage. My set up now (True RAM) is amazing. Even with the long hose extension, it still has a quick throttle response from the line.