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Old 05-21-2008, 01:52 AM
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im just kind of curious, where did the "cold air intake" term come from???? K&N lists it as a fuel injection performance kit "FIPK". I have seen CAI for other vehicles like a focus and it has piping which takes the filter down by the bumper. I think members here are using the CAI term, very loosely....
My son's Honda Accord has a "real" CAI. What we have is more like what the import tuner crowd calls a "short ram" intake -- except for the heat shield or airbox, which is a guess why we call ours a CAI.

If you really want cold air, get a bunch if ice cubes out of the fridge and dump them into the airbox. Your truck will run great until the ice melts. It's an old drag racer's trick. Or if you want to go high tech, get an air conditioning radiator (the one that goes inside the dash) out of a small car, and plumb it into the air conditioning system and locate it in the airbox. I once saw a setup like that on a turbocharged SVO Mustang -- it made huge boost numbers and lots of power.

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Old 05-21-2008, 03:19 AM
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Iknow what you mean. i have the K&N 57 series, and I know its NOT a CAI. I think some members throw CAI around and dont really know what CAI's are. I was clarifying for someone who might be lead into believing that these kits are true CAI. There has been a lot of discussion over the large gaps left open after having removed the airbox and such, this is why its not a CAI. but i really do love my K&N, I've noticed a vast improvement over the stock air box set up
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Iknow what you mean. i have the K&N 57 series, and I know its NOT a CAI. I think some members throw CAI around and dont really know what CAI's are. I was clarifying for someone who might be lead into believing that these kits are true CAI. There has been a lot of discussion over the large gaps left open after having removed the airbox and such, this is why its not a CAI. but i really do love my K&N, I've noticed a vast improvement over the stock air box set up
I know what you mean by the cold air thing and the K&N's. The thing most people overlook about the heat shield is that it does in fact "shield" the filter element from heat soak radiating directly from the engine and exhaust manifold.

Considering all your intake air has to be drawn through that filter element .... I can see a benefit to keeping it protected from that radiated heat. The next step is to open up the front crossbar like in the SS front end. Notice how the crossbar has those nice little openings for air?
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Notice how the crossbar has those nice little openings for air?

yep, and I'm looking for one for my TB
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I have an Airaid on the 05 TB. Sounds good, seems "peppier"!
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I went with Airaid as well because they filter better than K&N.
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2006 envoy denali is always a qt down between oil changes

Hi guys, I have noticed that my 2006 envoy Denali is always down at least a qt of oil in between changes, I faithfully change the oil every 3000-4000 miles and use Castrol GTX 10w 30 oil. My vehicle has 68000 miles on it and has no oil leak and no smoke out the exhaust. The dealer tells me that this is common. If anyone has an answer or suggestion I would greatly appreciate it.

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