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Old 02 Oct 2007, 04:48 pm
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Default i have a 96 honda civic, and was wondering if i should get a cold air intake or a short

ram. which is a better
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 04:51 pm
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Unless you have a hood scoop, you should go with the cold air intake. Ram air is good when air is being taken in from a hood scoop, and is especially effective at high speeds when cold aid is rushing by. Now, if you are using the stock hood which lacks a hood scoop, a ram air would do little if anything at all as it would barely increase air flow since it would be sucking up hot air (less dense which means less air molecules). You have to understand that the air it would be sucking would be from the engine, and the engine is incredibly hot. Your best bet would be a cold air intake. Use a down pipe and all that stuff, the lower the better. good luck
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 04:54 pm
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i own a shop,and a cold air is a better set up it lets the engine get good clean fresh cool air most all of the time,and this keeps the fuel from evaporating so much ,the better the fuel and air ratio is on a car or any engine the better that vehicle will run,and perform,and it also helps with gas mileage also,good luck with it i hope this helps.
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 05:00 pm
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cold air is better, less moisture goes in with a cold air than with a short ram.. and it has more time to cool itself.
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 05:03 pm
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Cold air is better but make sure to get the water bypass valve so you don't kill your motor on rainy days.
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 05:08 pm
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Best think to do would be to take it to a Chevy dealer and get what you can get for trade on Cobalt SS
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 05:09 pm
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Hey, I have run both on my 96 civic, the cold air had more pull to it, but I found it best to pull the second pipe off and run the short ram in the winter. My gas mileage did not change at all with either one. I would suggest using a K & N filter, the cheap one did not so a very good job, and my oil was nasty even at 2000 miles. If you run a full cold air, don't forget to install a by-pass vavle from AEM, it will save your engine on rainy days.
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 05:14 pm
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well personally i think the the short ram is better cuz the cold air intake is really not getting much air in the lower bumper and yes might be cooler ....but why don't u inventions in a ARC intake much better and more tq and hp
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