Ram Air System
This is a discussion on Ram Air System within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Could someone please explain to me exactly how the ram air system on a WS6 Trans Am works? I've tried ...
03-07-2007, 04:08 PM #1
Ram Air System
Could someone please explain to me exactly how the ram air system on a WS6 Trans Am works? I've tried and tried to figure it out from pictures on the net and reading other posts and I cannot figure out what the ram air hood has to do with the system, the exact path that the air takes from the atmosphere to the throttle body, etc. If someone could explain this to me, that would be greatly appreciated.
03-07-2007, 05:48 PM #2
Here we go again. The "ram air" isn't ram air, just an effcient way for cold air to reach the TB. How it works is 1. Air enters the scoops/"nostrals" in the hood crosses the open void between the hood and the air box before reaching the filter, from there it to tthe TB and intake. ON a non "ram air" car the air enter from under the hood and front facia, flow over the AC condenser picking up heat and turbulance before reaching the opening of the air box.
03-07-2007, 05:54 PM #3
So, does the hood seal to the front of the air box or does it not seal at all? Also, to switch to this setup from a non-ram air car, do I just need the hood and a special air box?
Thanks for the help.
03-07-2007, 05:57 PM #4
stock there is no seal, I'm not sure on how big the gap is though, don't think that its to big though. you will need a functional hood for sure there a few in the after market plus the factory one. As for the air box if you can find one it wouldn't hurt, I really couldn't tell you what the differance between them would be other then a wider opening in front.
03-07-2007, 06:11 PM #5
What is the difference between the non-ram air air box and the raised air box I hear everyone talking about?
03-07-2007, 06:14 PM #6
that I dont know, i think it sits higher to line up with the hood openings.
03-07-2007, 08:23 PM #7
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03-07-2007, 08:25 PM #8
*bows* thank you, thank you
03-08-2007, 12:40 PM #9
Thanks alot for your guys' help.
03-09-2007, 08:28 AM #10
so the ram air industion system will not fit under the non ram air hood? i was thinking about getting the induction system but i wasn't sure if it would fit?
03-09-2007, 08:52 PM #11
I'm not sure, but it definatly won't be as effective with out a hood.
03-09-2007, 09:43 PM #12
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03-11-2007, 08:46 AM #13
ok thanks for the site, yeah i figured it wouldn't be as good without the hood but the hood is pretty expensive for me right now!! lol
03-11-2007, 07:43 PM #14
how about if i. have the ws6 hood with trans am air box should i leave it the way it is or go get a aftermarket like k&n or aem or just the factory ws6 wich would be best right now i am running t/a airbox but the guy i brought the car from replaced the lid with a filter wich should i go with
thanks any help would be great
03-12-2007, 12:04 AM #15
I'm kinda gettin lost in the wording, you say you have a TA air box but then you say you have an open element, If you have pics that would be great. If you can get pics posted, i could give you a better answer sorry.
03-12-2007, 07:43 AM #16
ill take some later today and post.. im lost on it to i brought the car like it is
look like the pic i seen of the k&n intake for my car ahh whatever youl see later
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