Dry Ice Cold Air Intake: Does Frozen Air Make More Horsepower?


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  • Hoonigan
    Hoonigan   6 months back

    Now the Fireturd may be retiring, what new project car would you like to see sacrificed in the name of science?

    • Stelios Karaoglanis
      Stelios Karaoglanis  4 days back

      First of all, you did this project the WRONG way throwing low temp CARBON DIOXIDE in the combustion chamber, instead of COLD AIR

    • rollout the battle rapper
      rollout the battle rapper  4 weeks back

      why wasnt nitrogen used? also wouldnt it be more effecient to sandwich the dry ice in between the outside of intake tube and some insulation wrapping?

    • Kevin Clark
      Kevin Clark  1 months back

      Or just VTEC in something it shouldn't be from murica

    • Kevin Clark
      Kevin Clark  1 months back

      VTEC Cutlass

    • Matthew
      Matthew  2 months back

      how about using NOS to cool the air going into the mix? or better yet......

  • cjones29hd
    cjones29hd  19 hours back

    CO2 not combustible. Dry Ice intake for entertainment? Priceless.

    • Nightmare HD
      Nightmare HD  1 days back

      dry ice is frozen co2 co2 + fuel + o2 = less powaaaaaarr

      • CaptainHook TreeClimbing

        Did anyone say that dry ice is co2? So technically not all air??

        • Anthony Freyne
          Anthony Freyne  3 days back

          Just make it bad ass you wont no balls twin turbskee

          • Stelios Karaoglanis
            Stelios Karaoglanis  4 days back

            You got a dislike from me for bad execution of a high efficiency tech. This is not COLD AIR INTAKE, its COLD CARBON DIOXIDE (NON COMBUSTIBLE) INTAKE. You managed to CHOKE the engine, not BREEZE it

            • topspeedjunkie1
              topspeedjunkie1  4 days back

              So I've just started watching but dry ice releases co2 which you would think would counter most of the power gains if you were to pipe it straight through you would do better

              • Dr. Johnny
                Dr. Johnny  5 days back

                I guess I found my long lost brothers xD and I thought nobody was as crazy as me.

                By the way: your dyno sucks for this kind of test.
                Yes you need moving air.
                More cold air means better burning and more gasoline.
                With a strengthened engine and optimized ECU you would easily get 20% more horsepower.
                Even more is possible.

                Pretty nice vid

                • shaiq butt
                  shaiq butt  1 weeks back

                  Next run it on pure 99.9% compressed oxygen tanks

                  • Tyler Jordan
                    Tyler Jordan  1 weeks back

                    Dry ice is just frozen carbon dioxide so you're just cramming carbon dioxide into the engine

                    • Paul S.
                      Paul S.  1 weeks back

                      i need a car give it to me

                      • Thomas Jackson
                        Thomas Jackson  1 weeks back

                        Read other comments before commenting. The co2 thing has been beat to death, back to life, and to death again. Lmfao

                        • Joe Nagel
                          Joe Nagel  1 weeks back

                          You need to try putting the dry ice separate from the air stream going into the motor. Dry ice is solid c02 and c02 doesn't burn

                          • Cameron
                            Cameron  2 weeks back

                            Not to be a smart ass but dry ice is carbon dioxide... not oxygen...

                            • nightspeed98
                              nightspeed98  2 weeks back

                              My take, It went faster because there was air being forced into the fan pushing air in.

                              • pissedoffhulk
                                pissedoffhulk  2 weeks back

                                try running a Oxygen tank through the intake. Dry ice is CO2 which doesn't help combustion. Pure Oxygen on the other hand.....

                                • 420noscope
                                  420noscope  2 weeks back

                                  Turbo it with eBay turbos now, paint it flat black. Make it trashy lol. Should be really fast, and a good test to see if eBay turbos have actually come a long way from what they were when they were first being sold. They used to be trash, but I've heard that they have gotten better.

                                  • napalm6969
                                    napalm6969  2 weeks back

                                    Looks like there was a bloody ass body part in those coolers medical organ transport coolers l?

                                    • napalm6969
                                      napalm6969  2 weeks back

                                      Do a giveaway of the car

                                      • Marlo Breding
                                        Marlo Breding  2 weeks back

                                        It went faster because first cooler blew open, allowing proper A/F ratio

                                        • dale duree
                                          dale duree  2 weeks back

                                          The most commonly known flammable liquid is gasoline. It has a flash point of about -50° F (-65° C). The ignition temperature is about 495° F (232(232° C) [sic], a comparatively low figure."

                                          There is such thing as too cold and the fuel wont atomizer correctly.

                                          • Mattydavee
                                            Mattydavee  2 weeks back

                                            Your pumping co2 in to the engine that’s not the way to go about it dudes

                                            • Hoonigan
                                              Hoonigan   2 weeks back

                                              We should of just hooked up Fire Extinguishers. 😂

                                          • Mangel Leslie
                                            Mangel Leslie  2 weeks back

                                            Accidentally give it a 500 shot?

                                            • Vollick
                                              Vollick  2 weeks back

                                              isnt dry ice carbon dioxide? that doesnt burn.....

                                              • Hazy
                                                Hazy  3 weeks back

                                                Hoonigan is the fake it till ya make it crew

                                                • Bezzy Russell
                                                  Bezzy Russell  3 weeks back

                                                  If the air was isolated from the co2 it would work

                                                  • Bezzy Russell
                                                    Bezzy Russell  3 weeks back

                                                    @Hoonigan lmao next up will a co2 fire extinguisher increase horsepower

                                                  • Hoonigan
                                                    Hoonigan   3 weeks back

                                                    Come to find out Co2 actually extinguish’s the combustion......

                                                • The Firehawk
                                                  The Firehawk  3 weeks back

                                                  Cold air = more power. Cold CO2, or any CO2 really = less power

                                                  • Junk Male
                                                    Junk Male  3 weeks back

                                                    maybe, pump liquid nitrogen through the Radiator also!?????!!!!?????????

                                                    • Corey a
                                                      Corey a  3 weeks back

                                                      Dry ice puts fire out.lol

                                                    • Sander van Ditmarsch
                                                      Sander van Ditmarsch  3 weeks back

                                                      You should have used some kind of medium to transfer heat instead of just letting the air past the dry ice. Dry ice is frozen co2, if those gasses get mixed it reduces the oxygen concentration, which reduces horsepower. Basically the same as running at high altitude.

                                                      • g zimmermann
                                                        g zimmermann  4 weeks back

                                                        Thelma and Louise is what this car ultimately needs to do. jtol even tho its already been done. call it nostalgia or some shit.

                                                        • Hoonigan
                                                          Hoonigan   4 weeks back

                                                          If we can find a way to make home made rockets, we would be down to launch FireTurd off the side of a mountain.

                                                      • MaxBrix
                                                        MaxBrix  4 weeks back

                                                        I want to dislike a perfectly entertaining video because dry ice is dumb.

                                                        • Hoonigan
                                                          Hoonigan   4 weeks back

                                                          You're right it would be dumb, but we did solve a lot of questions with this one off experiment.

                                                      • MaxBrix
                                                        MaxBrix  4 weeks back

                                                        CO2 injection. Might as well use a fire extinguisher for boost.

                                                        • Hoonigan
                                                          Hoonigan   4 weeks back

                                                          As dumb as this Idea sounds, we still want to try it.

                                                      • Mr Free1 • 18 years ago

                                                        Adding co2 will never work. Also even if you did cool the air without adding the co2 the stock ECU would need time to trim before any changes could be measured

                                                        • Kurtis Drum
                                                          Kurtis Drum  4 weeks back

                                                          The compressed farts.
                                                          The cold fart intake.
                                                          That's what I'd nickname the last and this video's experiments. XD

                                                          • Alex Mac
                                                            Alex Mac  4 weeks back

                                                            Needs to warm up first. And cant draw water.

                                                            • James Price
                                                              James Price  1 months back

                                                              In all seriousness I hope they saved this car with a new engine and trans and made a cheap drag car like hotrod garages bonemaro

                                                              • Richard Guernsey
                                                                Richard Guernsey  1 months back

                                                                1st launch was a bit hesitant and second was not PLUS the fuel container blew open so, perhaps that was a factor.

                                                                • Richard Guernsey
                                                                  Richard Guernsey  1 months back

                                                                  @Hoonigan I AGREE. What I'm saying is the reason the second run was faster is because Brad didn't hesitate like he did on the first jump at the start meaning it had nothing to do with the cooling rig/setup. He just did a better run.

                                                                • Hoonigan
                                                                  Hoonigan   1 months back

                                                                  Dry Ice produces Carbon Dioxide which means there was less oxygen getting into the cylinders...

                                                              • Richard Guernsey
                                                                Richard Guernsey  1 months back

                                                                MAN! That Vinny is an optimist

                                                                • Lolo Uro
                                                                  Lolo Uro  1 months back

                                                                  All u need to do is put dry ice on top of the intake manifold and it will make a good 15-20hp!! Instead off all that b.s. coolers on top adding drag and weight.

                                                                  • anoosh akhavan
                                                                    anoosh akhavan  1 months back

                                                                    the reason was it made more torque but less hp. simple as is

                                                                    • Ethan Rush
                                                                      Ethan Rush  1 months back

                                                                      You need to make videos of lab coat Brian’s special secrets cause he knows stuff you guys dont🤔

                                                                      • Dexter Jackson
                                                                        Dexter Jackson  1 months back

                                                                        this is a good replacement for junkyard wars

                                                                        • matthew mowatt
                                                                          matthew mowatt  1 months back

                                                                          pro charger +Water cooled intake + dry ice

                                                                          • louis Soto
                                                                            louis Soto  1 months back

                                                                            That is supercounterintuitive dry ice let's off carbon dioxide which is going to choke your engine in the process of cooling down the oxygen

                                                                            • brandon Poe
                                                                              brandon Poe  1 months back

                                                                              You guys should do pure oxygen injection.

                                                                              • Austin king
                                                                                Austin king  1 months back

                                                                                I would have loved to rip this thang in forza

                                                                                • Mitch Richard
                                                                                  Mitch Richard  1 months back

                                                                                  Everything these guys do is a FAIL. Shame. Cuz they would be cool videos. But they all shit