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RAM AIR BOX

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Cmoe, Sep 25, 2001.

  1. Cmoe

    Cmoe 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone that is running them....How do you like it? How long have you had it? Would you buy one again?

    Link to Ram Air Box [link]http://www.ramairbox.com/home_page.html[/link]

    C'moe

    Kill Roy was here!


    Anyone that is running them....How do you like it? How long have you had it? Would you buy one again?

    Link to Ram Air Box http://www.ramairbox.com/home_page.





    C'moe

    Kill Roy was here!
     
  2. Cusm

    Cusm 1/2 ton status

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    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.ramairbox.com/home_page.html>http://www.ramairbox.com/home_page.html</a>

    Good lord. The rod up that man's butt must have a rod up it's butt.
     
  3. big d

    big d 1/2 ton status

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    ive had mine for 6+ months and seen no real performance improvements to merit expense. granted i have a pretty much stock vehicle, possibley different with modified vehicle. as for cosmetic it looks real cool and turns heads. material wise it looks real cheap. intake tubes are made of aluminum and damage real easy. the fiberglass dual ram system in places was so thin you could see through it. lid sit basicly on top of filter and does not seal very well and will let moisture in and rusts real easy. if i had it to do over the money would have been better spent on something else.hope im not stomping on your plans, just thought i might save you some bucks.
    '1979 chevy cheyenne blazer
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    4 a'little four play!"
     
  4. jberg62

    jberg62 1/2 ton status

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    I put one on my engine, which lives inside my '77 Blazer.
    After installing an Edelbrock Pro-Flo System onto my ZZ4, the performance was a little less than desireable (surging at stops) I spoke with the guys at Edelbrocks EFI tech and they asked me what type of air cleaner set-up I was using; open or closed. I told them open.
    I had a K&amp;N 14" open element. They told me that was my problem. The system was sucking in hot air from inside the engine compartment. They told me to switch to some sort of Ram-Air type set-up. I guess I could've gone to a stock air cleaner and just added an extra snorkel and some duct.
    I opted to just buy the box you linked to above. Call me a sucker nut that's what I did. I bought drier duct from Home Depot and routed it to the openings in the Radiator support to take in cooler outside air.
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid28/pf75643e8cf1b83390f27cc2f83655a7f/fe15b24b.jpg>My Ram-Air set-up</a>
    You're right big d, The airbox doesn't really seal all that great around the air cleaner, I think it's just primarily used to get the air to the air cleaner and not nessesarily to provide a completely air tight seal of the entire unit,though I'm sure that it's possible with a bit of silicone...If you don't plan on ever taking your air cleaner element out to clean it.
    It works just fine for me and I'm happy to have gotten it.
     
  5. chaptr2

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    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.angelfire.com/wa2/gashogs/chaptr2.html>http://www.angelfire.com/wa2/gashogs/chaptr2.html</a>

    I used to run one in my GMC stepside. When I first ran the airbox I had a 383 stoker and used a 600 Holley carb. I used to run out of fuel on the top end and lost power. When I upgraded to an Edelbrock 750, man what a difference and never running out of power. I used the 5-inch tall K&amp;N filter with an 80 degrees between the five-inch snorkels. Never use the ram air set up when it is below 40 degrees, your carb will act weird and I think mine actually froze. I had to really sit outside and baby it until it was warm.

    I first bought it at a swap meet for $65 used it for two years then sold it for $25 and the headlight buckets to put my headlights back in. The reason I sold the airbox was because it wouldn’t fit under a hood using a supercharger.

    Oh, yeah, my license plate frame says “Stroke it, Blow it, Ram it!” Now I have to change it to “It’s Been stroked and Blown!”

    If you have questions email me chaptr2@hotmail.com I don't come to this board all the time.
     
  6. Big_B_Murphy

    Big_B_Murphy 1/2 ton status

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    To save a little money, you might look for the air cleaner housing of a mid 80's carburated Z28. My 84 Z28 had a factory setup that was similar to what is shown in the pictures. And it is actually made out of metal.

    <font color=red> It is just as much fun to build it as it is to bash it</font color=red>
     

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