Re: Open Element Air Cleaners: Popping up good ideas!

From: Bruce Bridges (
Date: Tue Jun 23 1998 - 10:14:12 EDT

Which ram air hood is he using? The one I saw on the web looked like it had
kinda tiny openings. Jpegs can be decieving... The ram air hood is the
best bet for power as long as the openings are big enough. 580 CFM doesnt
take too much. I'd like to go ram air hood on my CC R/T, but I just dont
have the info dammit...
At 10:47 PM 6/22/98 -0400, you wrote:
>At 03:51 PM 6/22/98 -0700, you wrote:
>> Pretty obvious rules
>>of thumb say short routing, smooth large diameter tubes and large plenum for
>>the air box will all help. Seems like the ram air hoods are the best bet
>>from a routing standpoint, but they have too small of an opening (like the
>>Challenger "sport" hoods, great looking, but not very functional).
> I would've agreed with you less than a week ago, but now I'm not so
>sure... Bill had a homemade ram-air system that sucked air from the
>front of the truck and into the airbox (2 ducts) that gave him about .2
>in the 1/4 mile. Last week, he hooked up his ram-air hood, and blocked
>the old ram-air so it was only using the hood. (He also used an X-stream
>lid with the hood.) I think the best he had run on street tires before
>was a high 14.9? I just installed a Gibson cat-back and was hoping to
>surprise him, but I didn't... He was runnin' 14.8! He was blowin' away
>his old best time on a 70 degree day with humidity that ranged from 75%
>to 85%. Not to shabby! Needless to say, I'm looking into a way to hook
>up my ram-air too! :-) I'd like to see what happens when Bill unplugs
>the old ram-air and runs with both of em flowin'!!
> Hopefully we'll get to run this week; we're planning on doing a bunch
>of ram-air, open element, intake, etc. experimentin'; we'll have to let
>y'all know what we come up with.
> -Jon-
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