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The short ram intake of your vehicle basically substitutes for the stock intake to decrease the temperature of the engine and increase the amount of airflow into the combustion chamber. This greatly improves the torque, horsepower, and gas mileage of the automobile. If your short ram intake has worn out, then don't hesitate installing a new one. With this simple guide, you'll surely be able to mount a new one in an hour or two.
Before you install a new short ram intake on your vehicle, make sure that it has been approved for use on your make and model. This way, you won't have to experience future hassles when driving. Also, see to it if you need to purchase any additional components like hose clamps before you take out the old short ram intake.
Before installing the short ram intake, make sure to take out the car battery. This way, your vehicle's onboard computer would reset to the new one. Also, this will give you more space to work with. Remember to wear eye protection whenever you work near the car battery. Uninstall the previous short ram intake. Usually, you can uninstall it by removing the bolts of the old one from the block and by taking out the tube and unplugging the MAF or the maximum air flow sensors.
Now, it's time to install the main piping for the short ram intake. Do this by tightening the hose clamps at each end of the throttle's body. Make sure that the rubber mounting is secured in place; this depends on the style of the short ram intake system that you bought. Connect the breather hose, MAF sensors, and tube to the newly installed short ram intake. Mount the new air filter, as well. Tighten the clamps using the flathead screwdriver and connect the battery back.
Stick the key into the ignition and rev up the engine a few times. Check if you hear any strange noises that could mean wrong installation. If it's properly installed, you should hear a slightly loud sound coming from the engine because of the increase in combustion in the engine block.