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Old 10-20-2009, 10:01 AM   #617
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I think we can clearly stop using the term "ram air". The physics behind it prove that there is no such thing on a vehicle going the speeds we typically travel.

However, I believe the confusion stems from the fact that these "ram air" style kits such as the OTR intakes do (in most cases) improve the flow of air and are able to get colder air to the engine, therefore increasing horsepower and leading people to believe they are obtaining this ram air effect.

This is as best as I understand it from reading all posts up to now. If this is correct, I hope we can all stop arguing. If not, I give up
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:31 AM   #618

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I don't even know why anyone calls New Era or Vararam "ram air" to begin with. They are OTR (over the radiator) intakes. They claim to be more efficient which results in higher pressure in their units, but I don't recall either claiming they have ram air to thank for the hp increase. And I think we need a new acronym for CAI while we're at it, Cold Air Intakes pull air from outside the engine bay. HAI or just air intake (AI) would be more appropriate. I think everyone likes to cling to "CAI" because its popular and we got in the habbit with the 4th gens which really were CAIs, but now it is just a marketing ploy too.
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:39 AM   #619
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