is CAI rice? - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-09-04, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
Bangers's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Brisbane\Australia
Age: 31
Posts: 211
is CAI rice?

I'm getting my cat back exhaust done very soon, and with my very basic understanding of engines, I know intake is also important.

So I'm contemplating doing CAI at the same time as the exhaust, so I've searched and been reading all day. And it just seems from almost everyones reply that it's basically going to make zero difference at all? Is this true?

I don't expect it to gain any rwkw, but it would be nice if it revved alot freer or made some difference.

So should I bother with any intake mods?
Bangers is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-09-04, 09:59 PM
BA'o'Matic 100% working.
Dellboy999's Avatar
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Victoria
Age: 44
Posts: 3,838
Re: is CAI rice?

depends what mod you are planning, but a bigger intake snorkle and a high flow panel filter, cannot be called rice in my books.

I did put something here, but it vanshied, I think

"So long and thanks for all the fish!"
Dellboy999 is offline  
post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-09-04, 11:19 PM
.au member
back2thefutura's Avatar
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Sthn NSW, AU
Posts: 2,747
Re: is CAI rice?

Mate you cannot be serious with a thread like this!

:wgaf: what anyone else says!

CAI's ARE worth doing if they're done properly. Granted that unless your engine is already worked you may not find much difference, but anything that is a positive to your car is worth doing IMO, and it definately is.

2002 Focus CL Hatch
too slow..............for now
back2thefutura is offline  
post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-09-04, 11:28 PM
Dev 5 Mutant
loxxr6's Avatar
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Sydney
Posts: 1,383
Re: is CAI rice?

Fitting a larger intake snorkel will most likely just give you a better throttle response. Top end may benefit slightly but its the feel of how the engine revs which will most appeal.

Proud TQE Operator
1999 Black Manual AU XR6HP
Unichip equipped by Autotech Engineering, Granville
Cam install by Crescent Motorsport, Liverpool


loxxr6 is offline  
post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-09-04, 11:30 PM
Registered User
EFFalcon's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Mornington Peninsula
Age: 32
Posts: 7,517
Re: is CAI rice?

Aslong as its done properly, it has its benefits.
experiment :)

1995 EF II Falcon GLi: Heritage Green, 4spd Auto, AUII 17" Rims, Custom BA Front Bar, Lowered, Gas Research LPG, Clear Indicators, JVC MP3 Headunit, Phoenix Gold 6.5" Splits, Coustic 481QE Amp, Clarion 12" sub, Leather Seats, Power Window Conversion, 3.45 LSD, Pacemaker Comp Extractors, 2.5" Exhaust, Mandrel Bent Intake, High Flow Filter, Wade 1004 110 cam.

In Progress: BA XR Side Skirts, BA XR Rear bar, BA Shifter Handle.

Want your EF on Drop me a PM!
E-Series Club Stickers Here!

E-Series Moderator/Membership Officer/Webmaster/Cruise Official
EFFalcon is offline  
post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-09-04, 11:56 PM
known as tibbo
RaceCraft's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 2,033
Re: is CAI rice?

it stands for cold air induction, cold air is better than warm air. Bigger snorkles etc mighn't give you the optimium solution, you mighn't nessisarily want to draw in anymore air, but the same volume.. Try and make the temperature of the your new CAI (inlet charge) as low as possible...

As John said, do it properly and think about drawing the air from outside the engine bay
RaceCraft is offline  
post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-10-04, 04:07 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2004
Age: 28
Posts: 3
Re: is CAI rice?

i agree with effalcon give different things ago.. dont most ppl put the snokel from the xh with a k&N on neways??
markus182 is offline  
post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-10-04, 05:11 AM
Experimental Racer#6
TIKFD6's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Wodonga Vic
Age: 42
Posts: 8,204
Re: is CAI rice?

They are not RIC3, if done properly they work well.
TIKFD6 is offline  
post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-10-04, 08:31 PM
Trendy's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: here
Age: 28
Posts: 233
Re: is CAI rice?

Just dont cut a hole through the bonnet with tinsnips and have a pod filter sticking out like this corrola i saw last week in the woolies carpark, i was so tempted to rip it off and pour my whole 660cc bottle of coke i was drinking down it

XD series II Fairmont, 250 x-flow, 3spd auto
Trendy is offline  
post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-10-04, 08:57 PM
Proud Ford Owner
Mike Gayner's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 799
Re: is CAI rice?

Don't listen to these guys telling you "colder is better" because it simply isn't true. The optimum temperature for air entering the instake port is 40'C. Anything higher and your air charge will not be dense enough, if the temp is too low the fuel will fail to properly atomise in the combustion chamber and will not burn efficiently. The simple fact is, expensive cold air induction kits on stock or near-stock engines are a waste of money. I recommend replacing your air filter with a high flow panel (NOT pod) filter and leaving it at that. If that isn't enough for you, the next step is to replace the snorkel with a larger (XG) unit. Beyond that, don't touch it. The factory set up is fine unless you are looking for big power.
Mike Gayner is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Engine Specific Tech > Inline 6 Tech
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bought a new car! antigravity The Showroom 28 12-10-03 11:49 PM
wiiil i b rice blinkAU The Pub 13 06-04-03 08:22 PM
Rice by the Simpson's BlownXR6 The Pub 6 05-16-02 11:53 PM
Rice Van's and Rice Van Driver ED Manual The Pub 24 11-21-01 05:00 AM
Rice Rice baby XF Falcon The Pub 10 11-18-01 06:15 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome