hey all, i own a 1999 Dodge Intrepid ES. The only mod i have now is a new sound system, could i get some advice about what other mods i should put in that would work well. i am thinking about getting a cold air intake, but would a cold air intake work in Arizona? from what i understand those only work in cold air. and it gets up to 124F in the summer. thanks in advance.
A cold air intake works on the premiss that outside air is cooler that the air under the hood. So, even in Arizonia the air outside the engine compartment should be cooler than the air under hood where temps can soar to well over 124 degrees. Personally, I would go with for it.
124f is still alot cooler than the operating temp of an engine. Plus a CAI setup on our cars makes more of a sound difference than it does performance. So if you are interested in making your car sound a bit throatier and deep breathing, put one on. Also get your exhaust hooked up. I would suggest cutting off the stock muffler and resonator and replacing it with a better muffler. Some members here use flowmaster 50 series some use magna flows. I personally have straight pipes and I love it.
Edit: demondeac and I must have been typing at the same time
The biggest benefit (I think) of the cold air intake is the increased air-flow. In my opinion I don't think that you would notice much difference between AZ and WA as far as outside temp effecting it. Really "cold air intake" is misleading in our cars, it really should be called "slightly cooler intake". But cutting out all that factory noise reduction crap on the intake will really help your baby breathe better.
A fuse is either blown or not in these cars.....you can find them on the driver side of the instrument panel. The fog lamp bulb is 20 amps (or the yellow one for easier reference) and should cost no more than $3 to replace.