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Do ya like my dual ram air setup?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TX Mudder, Jan 7, 2003.

  1. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    I installed a ram air setup from ramairbox.com
    It uses a 14x4 K&N and dual inlets.
    You reuse the right side inlet on your core support, but have to install another one on the passenger side (part no. 14026361)

    pic 1 pic 2 pic 3 pic 4 pic 5

    Both intake snorkel are baffled. You could aim a water hose right at them and the baffle will block the water. The air comes in around the sides of the baffle. If you don't see what I mean, go look on your truck at the inlet on the core support.
    -- Mike
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Looks slick...Slick!/forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    What did you use for the flex hose stuff? did that come with the air cleaner assembly?

    Rene
     
  3. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    It came with it, but all it is is dryer vent - 4" diameter. I would rather have the black neoprene tubing, but this is working.
    They sell a whole kit for out trucks, but the snorkel they give you is junk. GOtta buy the GM one.
    Also, it comes with a paper filter, like a FRAM. I just bought the K&N for it.
    -- Mike
     
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    You could aim a water hose right at them and the baffle will block the water.

    [/ QUOTE ] But they'll still act like a giant Hoover if they become submerged. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif Just something to keep in mind on those deep water crossings. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    But they'll still act like a giant Hoover if they become submerged. Just something to keep in mind on those deep water crossings.

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    I don't get a lot of that with my mall posing. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
    I actually have never crossed water. I do trail running and mud.
    -- Mike
     
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    That would be pretty deep water.
     
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    I sucked water into the first TPI engine that I had in my K5. The intake was mounted 42 inches off the ground. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif The engine was from an '87 Corvette, with 7,800 miles on it when the car was totalled. 200 miles later it was hydrolocked and rod number 7 peeked out of the block to say Hi. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif A new shortblock later and I had a TPI 383. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    They sell a whole kit for out trucks

    [/ QUOTE ] who? where can i get one? i have an open cleaner now and i've sucked a little water in before i don't want it to be worse next time. and what size filter is it? i have a 14" K&amp;N. "kit" meaning; air box, tubing, and baffle things?
     
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    www.ramairbox.com

    Click on kits, then on the more button. It will list the kit for 73-87.
    My price was $208 shipped. I got an aluminum top and bottom so it was a little more $ than the chrome one they normally come with.
    It uses a 14x4 filter. The kit comes with one, but it is a plain paper one (it's in my trash can now) and I put a 14x4 K&amp;N one in.
    Yeah, a complete kit. I could have done it with the snorkels they sent, but like I posted don't bother they suck. I bought a GM one and modified my core support for it.
    -- Mike
     
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    i was hoping for the big hood scoops too (like on GTOs and the like). But they look cool, does that set up give you much more power (or am i again thinking of racing ram air...)
     
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    It kind of reminds me of the arms on the robot from the old TV series "Lost in space"
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    They can be had with neoprene tubes too...4" or 5" diameter

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    Rene
     
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    "Lost in space"


    [/ QUOTE ] huh? i guess i'm too young for that one. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    For sure! That show was cancelled before you were born. But us "old folks" loved watching it when we were kids! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Old Folks? Harry... I'm not sure you qualify yet! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif Doesn't that mean you also should remember Lassie, Sky King, Flicka, the 2 Eds (Mr &amp; Sullivan?)... /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
    10 point bonus question: Name of Sky Kings plane?
     
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    I could use one of those, open elements do not fair well in water holes, nor gas tanks with holes but thats another story. /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    I remember Lassie and both Mr. Ed's. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif Never watched Sky King or Flicka though. I never watched much TV until I met my wife. She knows everything that's ever been broadcast! /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Wouldn't it work if you used PVC pipe and connected them to the box and filter via the rubber coupler with clamps? Probably too heavy with all that PVC.
     
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    Yeah, that would be too heavy. Plus, it needs to be flexible for when the engine torque over a bit (not a big concern for my engine lol)
    I plan to run the dryer hose they sent me until I find some neoprene hose with the reinforcing wire.

    I keep looking at that pic Steve posted - With arms flailing "Danger Will Robinson! Danger!" /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    -- Mike
     
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    Did you see the neoprene tubes on their site?

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