Carby An interesting carb modification I found on Youtube

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by rjriggs, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. rjriggs

    rjriggs Member

    Check out this Youtube video:

    This guy has a flexible pipe running from the air intake on the carb that turns around and faces forward to increase the air intake. Anyone have an opinion on this?

  2. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    cold air intake is good, but don't believe any ******** about a ram air effect.
  3. rjriggs

    rjriggs Member

    Are you positive? I'm definitely NOT a mechanic, but it seems this is doing the same thing a turbo would do, forcing more air in. Of course, it would vary depending on your I assume getting the air/gas mixture right would be difficult.

    Of course, you're probably many other members are probably going to tell me! :dunce:

    EDIT: I just looked at the turbo thread. Now I feel like an idiot.
  4. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    the carburetor can only take in so much air, you have to be going quite quick for a ram air effect to happen. a turbocharger gets more air through the engine by compressing it, not by just blowing it into the intake.
  5. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    I have seen other members do something similar using PVC pipe. The u-turn in the intake could make the make things a bit quieter.