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RE: Airbox Mods

It's been my understanding that the reason for cooler air equalling better
performance (on a turbo or NA engine) is that the density of the air is
higher, so you get more oxygen per cubic foot of air.  Which is why your car
runs better on cool damp days than hot dry ones, since the atmospheric
pressure is higher.  I'm no engineer, I'm not sure about this, so please
feel free to correct me.  Under this line of thinking, wouldn't it make
sense that a large air intake which tapers through ducting and finally
arrives at your intake manifold, be more dense due to the increased
pressure, and therefore provide better combustion?  I may be totally
misguided in this, but I would like to find out.  This thread has been