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Cold air intakes.


cacti35

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I have a 2020 2.3 L Ranger. Was wondering if anyone has any experience with adding this.
Any problems? Does it really help with mileage, power. or just not worth the time & money.
Thanks
Larry
 


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I should've done this myself when I still owned my 21, and documented it here. That way I wouldn't have to link to an inferior ranger website so.. my apologies.. either way.. the link below documents a pretty slick airbox mod.

 

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Thanks for the prompt reply. After reading thru the thread, I believe I'll leave well enough alone.
Larry
 

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Many cold air intake kits aren't really cold air intakes. You have to look at how they are laid out and where they draw their air from. The ones that have the air filter isolated from the rest of the engine bay potentially can be cold air systems but you need to look at the details.

Technically speaking, the factory intake is a cold air system since it draws air in from outside the engine bay. So, before you leap, study the kit(s) you are interested in before you buy.

There is also debate on whether any gains you get are lost due to heat absorption through the metal tubes that connect the filter box to the intake manifold.

The subject is a hotly debated one. So, I'll leave it at that and let you decide for yourself if a CAI kit is worth it or not.
 

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On Ranger5G and the late-model FB groups the majority opinion is the the S&B intake is the best
Alls I'm gonna do is get a K&N replacement filter next time I need an air filter.
 

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