FAQ: Short Ram Intakes
Q: What is a short ram intake system?
A: A short ram intake is an air intake that replaces the factory unit but keeps the same configuration. The replacement pipe is general larger and smoother than the factory rubber tube and the filter is also larger with a higher flow rate. This allows for more are to enter through the intake increasing efficiency and power.
Q: What are the advantages of a short ram air intake system?
A: short ram intakes are easy to install and maintain. They provide a good amount and are typically a little cheaper than cold air intake kits.
Q: Are the filters replaceable?
A: You can replace the filter on any aftermarket intake kit, but all will come with a cleanable/reusable filter.
Q: Will a short tam air intake void my warranty?
A: An intake will not void your warranty. However, if not supported by the car’s manufacturer they might not warranty parts that are directly connected to the intake (throttle body, mass air flow sensor, etc).
Q: How often do I need to clean the filter?
A: It depends on the filter that comes with the kit. Most companies include the recommended cleaning intervals with the kits.
Q: Are short ram air intake smog legal (CARB exempt)?
A: Some short ram air intake kits are smog legal (CARB exempt), but you need to check in the description and see if the one for your particular application has an EO#.