View Full Version : Cold air or open element?
03-10-2007, 11:47 AM
Well the way I understand it, if I leave my truck the way it is, air is drawn in from outside the engine compartment through the fender. With an open element setup the air is drawn in from inside the engine bay. Which is better, because with the stock setup I am getting colder air, but with an open element I am am getting more air but it is hotter
03-10-2007, 01:19 PM
Can't tell you which is better, but I've got an open element, haven't seen any adverse effects to it.
03-10-2007, 01:42 PM
Technically, a true cold air intake would be best but the open air element is better than the stock intake.
03-10-2007, 02:15 PM
What do you mean open element filter, you can't run those on Vortec trucks, only on tbi trucks.
03-10-2007, 07:24 PM
He might mean this as an open air system on a Vortec. It takes in under-hood air:
03-10-2007, 09:28 PM
cold air will always be better...
i would get the air from the fender or the grill.
I did mines all custom, but looks totally factory... used factory parts from other gm vehicle. the air intake on the v6 I believe. I removed the slicer box, and made the snorkel door, permanently stay open, while sealing the bottom... so only pure cold air gets to the motor. It loves it, and makes a very loud howling sound upon load.
this is on a TBI last year of the engine.
03-10-2007, 10:01 PM
i did the same to my snorkel door, its great
03-11-2007, 11:34 AM
He might mean this as an open air system on a Vortec. It takes in under-hood air
Ya thats what I meant
03-12-2007, 07:59 AM
anyboy running ram air?
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