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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-05-2010, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I can't afford a full crab intake. but I can make a Tiger Crab ram air set up. I'm still using my stock intake and air box, with out the intake resonator.

I thinking of seeing what kind of increase, if any I would get from the addition of the ram air into the stock air box from a tiger crab.


I was also considering installing the aftermarket intake tube going into the stock air box with a cone inside. Then all the air the intake brings in comes from the Tiger Crab mod.

Does any one have any experience with this set up, or have any thoughts on if an increase is possible with a stock intake?
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I dont recommend it and here is why:

Your stock box is sealed. Because of that it has the intake resonator attached to help capture moisture and water. The stock box just pulls from the quarter..nothing is funneled in. Funneling everything you capture up and into that box will put water into your sealed intake box and we all know where it goes from there.

If you snorkel up some air make sure you have a place for water to go & dont put the filter in the air path but rather in the area where the positive pressure would help it breathe in air.

Am I making sense?

Yes Im doing it but my box (Crab) isnt sealed (to allow water to escape) and
the snorkles air path is not in a direct line to the filter.


Look at it this way...If your AC unit spits out water and you didnt want to get wet how could you still use it to stay cool? Simple...point the vent next to you but at an area where the spitting water could escape. You can still feel and use the air even without being in its path and not being sealed along the bottom will allow for the water to run off.

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I think the snorkle is a fun cheap way to "ram" are to your intake but you have to do it in a way you can use & also wont hurt your engine.

Well...thats my opinion.

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That makes complete sense, I wouldn't want moisture getting into the intake.

Thank you so much for your input. I would be very disappointed if I thought I was modding when actually I was just ruining my car.

I only hope that crabs can rub off on me!!!
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moisture is not the enemy. 100% humidity. lots of moisture. no problem. the problem is when you get large amounts of water into your engine. Then you get hydro lock. What if you put a scoop on the side of your bumper? raise it up so you dont have to worry about puddles.

I think someone else on here did that! Heres a link to the thread!

https://www.g6ownersclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7026
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I drove in Hurricane Ike and had zero issues.
To suck up water like that with a CAB you would need to be in 3 foot
deep of water. The filter is not in a direct line with the airflow to the box and
the bottom of the box is not sealed to allow water to flow out.

Look at it this way....If you throw a bucketful of water into a room and not in the
path of a filter that is suspended midway in the air what are the odds it will suck that water into it? Now add a drain in the floor.

The Tiger Crab (or snorkel) funnels the air into the cab from below. The airflow is not a straight line. It hits a 90 degree turn and water doesnt like to move like that. Most will hit the sides at the accent and flow back out. Any that make it through the curve and up and into the box does not hit the filter but hits below and behind it.

I dont think water is an issue when you incorporate that set up.

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