Can't seem to find via searches, just a bunch of, hey, i'll install and post results later, with no followup
I'm guessing the tube work simply isn't large enough to give a forced induction the neccessary volume.No sure how it could hurt a n/a motor or a blown/turbo motor. The engine will only take in what air it can use. As long as there is not some crazy turbulence being created in the intake then should be no negative effect. Plus colder air is denser air which is more oxygen molecules for a given volume of air compared to the same volume of hot air. Just my thoughts on the matter.
Not so. You're not losing anywhere near 30hp through a stock airbox or CAI. Some short ram intakes can actually increase power, particularly N/A. Most N/A fuel injected engines will lose power with no air intake.That's a poor example.
There's no way to explain the loss due to the snorkel, since the air filter is also removed. Much of the horsepower loss could be attributed to the restriction of the air filter, which is also no longer connected.
Additionally, since the snorkel breaths cold air, and the engine breathes warm (or hot) air, it's not accurate to do the test with the hood open and a giant fan blowing cold air into the engine bay. In real world tests, the non-snorkel test would have a much higher ambient temp, which would have an effect. How much? Who knows.
Hmm.... Just learned something new. Thanks for the clarification.No. In fact, it's been proven by Ripp to rob horsepower on supercharged Jeeps. If it hurts a blown Jeep, it's not going to help an N/A one.
If I had the coin, mine would be blown already. Ripp makes a quality kit. :thumb:Hmm.... Just learned something new. Thanks for the clarification.
Though I wasn't thinking of the fact that the Jeep could be supercharged. Now that sounds interesting, I need to do some homework on these newer Jeeps.