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Anyone know where u can get workin ram air and where i can get the hood to buy for it?
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Anyone know where u can get workin ram air and where i can get the hood to buy for it?
pfyc.com banshe ram air hood with heat extractors. that what i going to get
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cold air yeah, "working ram air", not at speeds you'll be going at. Ram Air is a myth

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ram air is a myth ????...you cant be serious ????
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sorry but i am. this is one of automobile's biggest urban legends and one that doesn't seem to die. there are many articles about ram air. at speeds under 200-300 MPH the effect is almost non-exsistant. look up real ram air and see how it works. at 150 MPH a well designed ram air (one that propbably wouldn't look too cool on your car) gives a maximum theoretical pressure of .4 PSI and at lower speeds next to nothing. it's a PERCIEVED cool thing not actually too useful on the street or 1/4 mile. the good side of it is that bringing in a cooler and thus denser charge of outside air IS helpful but there's cheaper ways to do that. for what it costs i'd rather spend my money on a cam. if you want boost get a Turbo or blower

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Hi!
I own the "Banshee" hood on my '04 and get positive looks, thumbs up, waves, etc. The ram air function is not an issue with me...but it IS ram air...and has motor heat exhaust vents that work great. The hood saves about 1/3 vs. a steel hood and it LOOKS GREAT! I would certainly recommend it to you!

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Post pictures please!!! I was looking at the banshee hood too anyone remove the little silver grilles???
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sorry but i am. this is one of automobile's biggest urban legends and one that doesn't seem to die. there are many articles about ram air. at speeds under 200-300 MPH the effect is almost non-exsistant. look up real ram air and see how it works. at 150 MPH a well designed ram air (one that propbably wouldn't look too cool on your car) gives a maximum theoretical pressure of .4 PSI and at lower speeds next to nothing. it's a PERCIEVED cool thing not actually too useful on the street or 1/4 mile. the good side of it is that bringing in a cooler and thus denser charge of outside air IS helpful but there's cheaper ways to do that. for what it costs i'd rather spend my money on a cam. if you want boost get a Turbo or blower

well..i didnt know that!!! see you learn somthing new every day.....i figured sense every drag car runs a ram air style set up there was someting to it ? you would think if they were just after cold air they would run cowl induction and save a ton of drag from the huge ram air scoop??
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Strange that it works on a motorcycle then. Suzuki Hayabusa for instance !!
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I was GOING to keep quiet on this but..........cant.

RamAir DOES work, maybe not to the point of a supercharging effect but that was never the design of it. ANYtime you can get fresh cold air into the motor, it will have a better gain in performance than when you suck it from the bottom of the fender, route it through bends and sharp edges to finally reach the throttle body. It is called a ram air because the air is coming from directly in front of the throttle body being "rammed" straight in.
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