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Old 12-24-2004, 06:57   #1 (permalink)
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Question Ice in Airbox???

I have herd a few people putting Ice in their airbox and snorkel. Working on the principal of an intercooler.

Would this make a noticable difference in cooling the air and could it damage your air filter? I have no idea about it, that is what I herd, what do you think?
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Old 12-24-2004, 07:35   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Ice in Airbox???

I've heard how drag cars do this. I'm also guessing you'd need some decent airflow going in to make it make any difference.

In Sydney weather ice prob wouldn't last long and it prob couldn't do any worse harm than having rain get in your filter.

On a street car I'm not so sure it'd work.
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Re: Ice in Airbox???

It works very well on any engine, no matter what state of tune.
A cold intake charge is always a good thing, and will increase power.

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Re: Ice in Airbox???

Sort of on the topic. i thought about putting in an Aircond condenser running the cold side. So it works like an intercooler but better. I wonder how good it would work
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Re: Ice in Airbox???

I've seen people using dry ice as well which wouldn't melt like normal ice.
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Re: Ice in Airbox???

My mates turned a headlight into a cold air duct by passing the filter and going straight to the throttle body.

Works a treat at the drtags, im gonna use it next time i run.

How would you go about putting ice or something into a system like this?
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Re: Ice in Airbox???

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I've seen people using dry ice as well which wouldn't melt like normal ice.
Yes but dry ice would be a problem because when it melts/evaporates it produces Carbon Dioxide which hinders combustion. Ice as least just becomes water/water vapour which can drain away.

I guess it would depend on how much airflow as to if the CO2 from the dry ice would make much of a difference.
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Re: Ice in Airbox???

One prob with ice at dragways is the marshals dont realy like water dripping out of the engine bay and i know alot of eople pare gona say they wet the burnout area but it beats me. I was thinking about the a/c condensor idea but i figured that the power the a/c compresor sucks it just wouldent be worth it
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Re: Ice in Airbox???

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Sort of on the topic. i thought about putting in an Aircond condenser running the cold side. So it works like an intercooler but better. I wonder how good it would work
i heard off a mate whos a mechanic at ford, that jaguar a few years ago had experimented with some of their cars coiling the air cond cold line in the air box and it apparently made back the couple of hp the compressor uses to run
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Re: Ice in Airbox???

but the amount of power you require to drive the a/c compressor, would be useless compared to the gain... it would cost u more power than you'd get by doing that!!!
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