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jauten1 said:
Thinking into it a little further, maybe the difference is that cold air intakes bring in cold air but do not "jam" it in like the one on the Ridgeline will. Imagine going 60 MPH all that air will be pushed into the intake.

Maybe if you left the hood open this would happen :) Looking at the system air is not going to be pushed in. There are holes/slots in the top cover that's under the hood that the outside air is drawn from. There are two strips of weather stripping on the hood to seal the air intake system so that it draws air from these holes/slots and not from the engine compartment. When the hood is closed there's no direct path to the outside air, rather it enters thru the grill then up thru the slots and into the intake. You can see the hole/slots in this pict near the bottom:

http://wallpaper.speedycars.net/honda/Honda_Ridgeline_RTL_2006_064.jpg
 
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