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How does cold air get into the cold air intake?

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I was studying how air flows thru the grill into the cold air take on my new to me 2019 Mustang GT. The front grill was updated to a Mach 1 front grill by a previous owner. As best I can tell air is not flowing through the grill directly into the cold air intake because it's blocked off. I put a flashlight on the tube going into the cold air intake, facing towards the grill and no light comes through.

So how does cold air get in to the cold air intake?

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It's there, just really small openings. Alot of us open up that area of the grill to allow for more air into the snorkel that directs air to the filter.

Specifically for Mach1 bumpers, I believe you can pop off that fake foglight cover and it will do the same.

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It's there, just really small openings. Alot of us open up that area of the grill to allow for more air into the snorkel that directs air to the filter.

Specifically for Mach1 bumpers, I believe you can pop off that fake foglight cover and it will do the same.

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I was wondering about that fake fog light, if I could easily pop that off or would I have to cut it out.
 

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Burlap bag of crushed dry ice in the air box. On 22+ you can replace the carbon trap with an ice tray. And you get the 10hp back.
 

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Let me be frank with you. A true cold air intake routes air from the outside of the car to the inside intake manifold. Those intakes are not true cold air. When I had my rsx there were 2 intakes you could buy, the regular straight ram air that would suck from the engine bay and the other was one that would pipe down to the driver side fender well where it would suck ambient air not from the engine bay. So to answer your question I don't believe that is a true cold air intake.
 
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Let me be frank with you. A true cold air intake routes air from the outside of the car to the inside intake manifold. Those intakes are not true cold air. When I had my rsx there were 2 intakes you could buy, the regular straight ram air that would suck from the engine bay and the other was one that would pipe down to the driver side fender well where it would suck ambient air not from the engine bay. So to answer your question I don't believe in my opinion that is a true cold air intake.
This was my thought, so the set up I have from the previous owner adds no value.
 

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You have a hot air intake, not a cold one
Most of those aftermarket “improvements “ are in fact a downgrade compared to the stock intake because they suck the hot engine compartment air instead of outside air
 

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Been waiting to see someone hook their intake to the Mach 1 fog light hole for a true cold air intake
 
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Been waiting to see someone hook their intake to the Mach 1 fog light hole for a true cold air intake
I looked at Dodge Challengers before I purchased this Mustang, they have this connection, so I thought the Mustang would as well. I never checked until yesterday.
 

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I looked at Dodge Challengers before I purchased this Mustang, they have this connection, so I thought the Mustang would as well. I never checked until yesterday.
Yep that’s where I got the idea as well. Really surprised someone hasn’t done this yet
 

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OP do you have the full Mach 1 bumper conversion? Or just the grille?
 

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Weren't people removing some piece of the grill/bumper to get cold air, and it actually made the MAF read wrong because the air was too turbulent?
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