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 Post subject: Ram AIR!!
Posted: Sun May 23, 2010 11:28 pm 
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Hi guys, i have a question,
Do any of use no if you can use ram air on a wet day, more spacific, if an engine bonnet had vents in it that were open to dust air and water, when the engine gets hot(as it does) is water safe to hit it? what about the air filter, if i was to modify an intake to except ram air will water be an issue?
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AS an example the one in the picture, presume its open to air, water from rain, will it cause a minifold to crack, or a filter to s**t up(presuming the filter was there...of course it wouldnt be)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ram AIR!!
Posted: Mon May 24, 2010 5:44 pm 
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Have you ever seen a XY GT? the had ram-air shaker did they not? they had a rubber seal thingy-whatsit with a drain on it to catch water/rain, have a look at them and get some ideas :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ram AIR!!
Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:15 pm 
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u can still use "ram air" on a wet day as long as the water doesn't flow into the inlet. A foam air filter will stop "light" rain getting into the intake, but if it's dumping 7 inches in an hour then u might have a problem. re: welcome to FNQ!!
Maybe design ur intake with a low section incorporated in it so it can drain b4 it hits ur intake??

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ram AIR!!
Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:21 pm 
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i have a metal plate taking up 1/4 of my grill funneling air into my snorkle and bugger all goes in but you need a low point before the filter with a drain hole.

look at the commys with the over the radiatior intake...i got a mate who just got one and its been raining on and off all week and its still going.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ram AIR!!
Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:44 pm 
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XA GT, XB GT/XC GS, HT Monaro, A little water won't worry it as long as the Dizzy and plugs are dry.
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 Post subject: Re: Ram AIR!!
Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:47 pm 
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Awsome thankyou guys is it worth it tho, does it increase HP

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ram AIR!!
Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:00 pm 
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Well the theory goes cooler air gives a denser charge which in turn increases power!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ram AIR!!
Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:10 pm 
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but it wont show up on a dyno. only on road.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ram AIR!!
Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:34 pm 
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DormanAU wrote:
but it wont show up on a dyno. only on road.

Nah i wouldn expect it to, WRX's have em hay, cools down the engine or somthing or helps.
I was wondering about the car i seen on here once, it had 4 filters on the top and was open to ram directly through a vent, looked great just strucked me as an issue for rain

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ram AIR!!
Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:37 pm 
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the one on a wrx is for the intercooler there a top mount.

i have just a metal plate in the grill it isnt much but i noticed a differnce, much more responsive.
ill post a pic in my build if i have one

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:41 pm 
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DormanAU wrote:
the one on a wrx is for the intercooler there a top mount.

i have just a metal plate in the grill it isnt much but i noticed a differnce, much more responsive.
ill post a pic in my build if i have one

if you find one link it

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ram AIR!!
Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:43 pm 
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it is an au so does have a large grill

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ram AIR!!
Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:50 pm 
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Does that really help? i can see the principle

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ram AIR!!
Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:52 pm 
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dont notice it as much putting it on but i took it off for one night drove to work the next day...made one there and put it on the car at lunch time :P im a boily

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ram AIR!!
Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:56 pm 
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DormanAU wrote:
dont notice it as much putting it on but i took it off for one night drove to work the next day...made one there and put it on the car at lunch time :P im a boily

So did you consider tunnel ram? like a tube as big as the mouth channeling the air?

 

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