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what is wrong with this pic? i know, look at his air tank it is only 2 inch off the ground. i hope it does not rain

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submitted May 16th 2006

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tank...you did mean to say "filter from air intake" right? they make inline bypasses to prevent water from sucking up into the engine.this is a common way to get colder air into the engine but he should have used shorter intake piping. must be a ebay kit.lol
12 years ago
That is not a very smart place for an air intake. The filter is pretty close to the road, good luck getting into a driveway. The piping is also going to be quite long, pretty well defeating the purpose of the intake. Good luck with that.
12 years ago
c'mon boys, that is a NEW K&N exhaust filter. He's doing his part to stop pollution.
12 years ago
For a second I thought the filter was attached to the exhaust.
12 years ago
If this pic was taken from the rear then it just might be a turbo back there. If it's not a snail and it's just a cold air intake then that's one stupid motherfucker
12 years ago
my guess would be that filter belongs to a rear mounted turbo system
12 years ago
a DUM ASS nonetheless
12 years ago
Kodega, you weren't the only one. I thought some blonde stuck an air filter into her exhaust to help prevent pollution. That probably would have been funnier.
12 years ago
wow this guy is an idiot. the purpose of a cold air intake is to suck up cold air. if the intake is placed like that, you would just be sucking up the hot air off of the pavement. WTF is a rear mounted turbo system. thats just plain stupid. you people need to read up on your automotive technology before you post up stupid shit.
12 years ago
hot air off the pavement?? Because thats gona be waaaayyyy hotter than the still hot air coming straight off your engine. Yeah your right people really do have to read up on their automotive technology before they post dumb shit.
12 years ago
I seen them on friends cars under the hood with a tube added on that sits just behind the front grill
12 years ago
I'll bet it sounds like a really loud lawnmower!
12 years ago
It very well could be a rear mounted turbo. Its really not that all far fetched and has somewhat of a point. A lot of dudes with turbo diesel trucks are doing it these days. The point of it is that the air has to travel a longer way to get to the intake manifold. By that time the air has cooled off significantly. The colder the air, the more dense it is. The more dense, the better combustion. Or unless of course its just another case of a stupid fucking ricer.
12 years ago
And my balls itch... an intake has nothing to do with making the car sound like a lawnmower... a half ass ebay exhaust will however.
12 years ago
Rear mounted turbos would be on rear mounted engines. Only one I have ever seen was a quad turbo setup on a Ferrari Testarossa. I think I still have a pic of that around here somewhere.
12 years ago
that can't be in the rear, it looks like plastic or some such shit and the rocks and garbage flying from the tire would beat it to shit in 10 miles
12 years ago
Why dint anyone notice that the wheel was turned slightly out???? Bunch of morons..its not a rear mounted turbo, its just some stupid fuck who tried to be cool and put a cold air intake on his piece of shit mazda and didnt fucking know how!
12 years ago
manchild..that is why the pic is posted on here. cause the guy is a idiot. the filter isnt placed in there properly henc whyi said a ebay intake system. cause they are always tooo long. then the manufacture tells you if it doesnt fit send it back WITH NO SCRATCHES OR DINGS but by the time you have gotten this far like in the photo it has alot of scratches. i usually ask people ebay or a real one. they tell me ebay i am ready to cut tubing. rear mounted turbo...wtf.....do you know the purpose of a turbo being inside the engine bay? its to prevent turbo lag! trust me if there was any other place to put it it would have been put there. not only that do you know the porpose of a turbo? its to recycle hot exhaust gases back into the engine cooled down at a higher velocity. a semi truck is way different and it is not the same technology. now if this car was a nsx then rear mounted would be a possiblity but..the filter is still to low and i dont see any intercooler piping sitting next to it.
12 years ago
mrdaniel and manchild are right.........read before you post!!
12 years ago
I can't wait to see what speed it has to do to clear speedbumps.
12 years ago
rear mounted turbos r real, and the filter does sit between the back tires, however not as low as the pic above... http://www.ststurbo.com/camaro_install_pics
also, moving the filter to the ground like in the pic (not turbo etc) does lower the temp of the air, but, due to the length of the pipe, his car loses power in the lower rpms, but gains it in the higher rpms, for example, 2001 subaru impreza 2.5rs, b4 intake, limited to around 120mph, after cold air intake (filter sits behind turn signal area in lower front bumper, still protected by the splash guards etc) the car now hits 140 (still limited by ecu) but it gets to 140 faster than it used to get to 120....
12 years ago
simply said, the above intake, slower 0-60 but faster 0-120+
12 years ago
And GETDOWN.... turbos always have lag. Its how it goes. But that is what the wonderful invention called a "blow off valve" if for. Turbo creates nasty pressure in the manifold because like oyu said it runs off wasted energy aka exhaust. Now, for those of you who dont know, a turbo runs off exhaust. And like said about spins a fan and rams more air into the engine. However, turbos need to 'spool' up from exhaust because its the last part of the car to recieve and type of power whatsoever. Turbos will continue to spin after you let off the gas because exhaust is still going out as your engine goes back down the rpm band. This the turbo creat a huge amount of pressure in the intake manifold. The blow off valve comes in handy to release that pressure. If you didnt have a BOV, basically, kaboom.
12 years ago
true about the lag, but, with a turbo car, theres no reason to mount a cold air intake as above, cause after the air is compressed by the turbo, it then runs through an intercooler, eliminating the need for cold air fromthe start as in a n/a car, alot of aftermarket turbo cars simply have a filter mounted right to the turbo itself, or no filter if they r dragging, or stupid.... dont get me wrong guys, yes, the one in the pic is a bit ridiculous, it should be protected by the bumper or something
12 years ago
Couple things. 1 it was said that the reason for a "cold air intake" is to suck up cold air. So tell me what happens when the outside air is not cold?? hmm one must wonder. The reason for a Cool Air Intake, is to bring in air and take it directly to the intake manifold (obviously after it is filtered.) By taking it directly there, instead of forcing the air through a whole lot of piping, it reduces friction through the intake system, thus creating "cooler" air than the standard air intake on most vehicles. Engines like cooler air, so it happens to create horsepower. 2 GETDOWN mentioned that the reason for a turbo was to recycle exhaust gases and basically cool them and put them back into the engine. Wrong. The exhaut gases spin a "fan" within the turbo housing. The fan compresses the intake air and forces it through the turbo piping, through the intercooler and then into the intake manifold. Thus creating compressed and cool air at the same time. Engines also like compressed air, so you get the best of both worlds. And one more thing I just noticed. Code_X mentioned that a Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS was limited to 120mp/h before a rear mounted turbo, and after the rear mounted turbo was installed it hit 140mp/h?? That doesn't make a whole lot of sense considering most of the time (not including governing by the manufacturer like BMW and Mercedes Benz) a vehicles top speed is hindered by its gear ratios. So I don't think adding a rear mounted turbo would effect topspeed, and if it did, not by 20mp/h, it would be very low nominal number.
12 years ago
^ good point. But the whole point of a rear turbo is to have even cooler, more dense air by the time it even reaches the intercooler.
12 years ago
idriva240sx - Your post cracked me up. I'll bet your one of those children with the turbo fuel injected Briggs&Straton 'dat be all blinged out, yo'. Admit it... I promise to only laugh for a while.
12 years ago
oh GETDOWN im not saying the guy isnt an idiot. that he is. I was just pointing out that the temperature of the air coming off the pavement would at most be a few degrees hotter than the temperature of the outside air and an awful lot cooler than the temperature of the air in the engine bay.

from a performance point of view yes this would work , but from a practicallity point of view its fucking stupid. there are far better ways to do it.

The basic equation here is : colder air is more dense. The denser the air the more molecules of oxygen you can fit in your engine. The more oxygen you have the more fuel you can inject. The more fuel and air you have the bigger the explosion. So anything that will cool the air further will make a increase in power, even if it is of negligible size.

This in some terms is a lot smarter than a lot of these "cold air intakes" that you see on these riced up cars. They whack a metal pipe and a pod filter on the intake and think that its going to make the air colder and a gain in power. They then leave the pod un-shielded inches from a very hot engine. The pod filter often breathes a lot better than the factory equivalent and does have some advantages especially when a high flow rate of air is required, such as in a turbo set up.


Idrivea240sx :
A rear mounted turbo would produce more lag. the extra lengths of pipe would mean more volume of air that needs to be compressed, thus taking longer. The lag commonly referred to when the throttle body closes in fact refers to the lag the turbo takes to spool back up and produce a given amount of pressure. Without a suitable bypass/blowoff valve the backpressure on the compressor wheel in the turbo will cause it to slow down. With the venting of the pressure by the valve the turbine keeps spinning at a constant speed and the turbo slowing and lag in spooling up again (turbo lag). However the factory bypass valve eliminates this in most cases. The only reason people put a BOV on is A. for wank factor ,or B. In the case of them running a higher PSI. This can cause a factory bypass valve to leak due to it not being able to cope with the increased pressure.
12 years ago
***with the venting of the pressure by the valve the tubine keeps spinning at a near constant speed and the PREVENTS the turbo slowing and lag in spooling up again. **** forgot a word
12 years ago
wow, THEORY, try reading my post first, i did not say the subaru had a rear turbo, i said it had a cold air intake, as in the pic, and that has "tricked" the computers limiter to allow for 20 more mph...
also, MANCHILD, a rear mounted turbo (if u read the info on the link i posted yesterday, which obviously, some of us didnt) does not have more lag, w a rear mounted turbo, there is no need for an intercooler, therefore, the air needs only to run from the turbo, to the intake manifold... on a standard turbo, the air runs from the turbo, forward and down to the bumper, then through an intercooler, then up and back to the intake manifold, sothe length of pipe is probably close to the same. also, the whole time the air is in the pipes it gets warmer, unlike a rear mount, where it actually gets cooler, as its not in or near the engine bay, and the air passing under the car is flowing over it (also mentioned on the website that sells the rear mounted turbos, which, again, i posted above)
12 years ago
im not claiming, as the website does, that the rear mounts r better, all i can underdstand them being used for, as on their site, is american v8s, due to the fact that there is no space for a turbo, as it would have to be mounted at or around the tranny (to collect exhaust from both sides) otherwise the v8 guys wld have to do a twin turbo, i may be wrong here, but im skeptical as to being able to fit a twin turbo system under the hood of say, a z28, without cutting up the car, but again, i could be wrong
12 years ago
I am going to just say, That the kid is a dumbass and i see an engine rebuild in a few months...
12 years ago
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