How Many Miles Do You Have?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Nathan, May 14, 2017.

  1. mhoward

    mhoward Member

    True dat! My son pulled the horn out of his 1999 XLT 3.0L. He did it specifically to get the throatier (is that even a word?) sound.
     
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  3. Dchad53

    Dchad53 Member

    We are gear heads. If we know what you mean...It's a word LOL.
     
  4. mhoward

    mhoward Member

    Awesome! Then you will know exactly what I'm talking about when I say "that red 'L' shaped thingy with the hook on one end that is right next to the hot oval box on the right side between the tires" right? LMAO :)
     
  5. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    ...a third thing it does, as well.....it makes sure the engine sees cooler outside air.
    When I pulled the horn off the airbox on my VW, I didn't notice a power increase, only a sonic one.
    I then realized I was also pulling air from inside the engine bay, where the engine heat has more effect on the air the engine breathes in.
    That snorkel leading to the outside is actually giving you a slight power increase (cold air is more dense, allows you to "stuff" more oxygen molecules into the cylinder and a get a "better" burn out of the fuel, blah, blah, blah...).
    Never thought about the shape, though. That's pretty cool! -b


    Dean
     
  6. mhoward

    mhoward Member

    @DeanMk: That is also true of the air horn. The Rangers already have a cold air intake, which causes me to laugh when someone on one of the forums brags that he just installed a K&N cold air intake ($300 or so). The K&N unit actually turns your truck into a hot air intake, because of the design. But I digress; even with the air horn removed, it still catches the bulk of the air from the outside. I personally think the best bet is to leave the airbox alone... Ford did a good job designing it. :)
     
  7. Dalton38

    Dalton38 New Member

    103,000
     
  8. DeanMk

    DeanMk Member

    Yeah, most cars these days have a cold air intake.
    You have to go back to almost the 70's to find one that doesn't.
    Might look "anemic", but its actually a power builder.


    Dean
     

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