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Old 26-Aug-2003, 10:27 PM
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CAI sound

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What kind of a noise would a CAI make?? (like low growl or something???) Is it noticable from the outside of the car?

Sometimes I see car passing by that have a quiet, but noticable growl to it but they don't have upgraded exhaust, is it because of CAI??

If I install a CAI, would it take away my low end power?? Thanks!
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Old 26-Aug-2003, 11:04 PM
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it'll help low end torque ... the power feels like it kicks in earlier
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Old 26-Aug-2003, 11:07 PM
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Thanks Gatherer!!!
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Old 26-Aug-2003, 11:14 PM
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personally, I don't like my CAI. That's just ME.

the sound is a little different and much more quiet than a short ram intake.

the sound you probably hear is a short intake, it's usually more pronounced in terms of sound and tone.
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Old 27-Aug-2003, 12:24 AM
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when i had my old intake it was actually louder then my exhust... which is decently loud itself.... but that noise is only at full throtle or close to it
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Old 27-Aug-2003, 03:37 AM
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I could hear a suction sound at idle
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Old 27-Aug-2003, 06:33 AM
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Low growl at wide open throttle, short ram slightly louder at low revs and wide open throttle.

CAI still good, esp at wide open throttle and VTEC

when I turn off the engine I get a huush sound from it.

people at the gas station stare
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Old 27-Aug-2003, 06:42 PM
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Originally posted by gatherer
it'll help low end torque ... the power feels like it kicks in earlier
I'll have to DISAGREE on this one...
you LOOSE low end power and gain High end power....
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Old 27-Aug-2003, 06:49 PM
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^^^ i have to agree with Roy on this one...I found that I lost bottem end, and gaind midrange to top end, mostly excelerateing onto the highway...but I have a short ram so maybe its different than a tru CAI... Its mostly noisy during high suction..ie Low throttle then WOT...my intake whistles gind of like a bov at 3,000rpm...K&N Typhoon...
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^^^ i have to agree with Roy on this one...I found that I lost bottem end, and gaind midrange to top end, mostly excelerateing onto the highway...but I have a short ram so maybe its different than a tru CAI... Its mostly noisy during high suction..ie Low throttle then WOT...my intake whistles gind of like a bov at 3,000rpm...K&N Typhoon...

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Old 27-Aug-2003, 09:18 PM
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im installing my short ram intake tommorow well see how it goes
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Thanks David, please let me know!!!!
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Old 27-Aug-2003, 11:42 PM
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With a short air intake K&N or whatever filter you use will give you a second of hesitation off the line compared to stock.

I have seen tis on many of my friends cars and on my old acura, if you have enough done to the car you wil really not notice the difference but just intake on a stock car you will see it almost pause for a second till the engine starts going.

But it will make a difference on the highway once you get going.

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Luv the sound an intake makes
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Old 28-Aug-2003, 11:22 AM
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the thing thats cool about hondas they got long timing shaft thats why it makes that loud sound unlike other rides like neon or something ooo lets not forget the VW VR6 sound i love it.
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Does your car sounds so agressive now David???
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Originally posted by echien
people at the gas station stare
LOL... I know what you mean.....
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Old 28-Aug-2003, 12:26 PM
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it all depends on the car and the intake manifold
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