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Old 11-Aug-2006, 02:02 PM
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ok....i have a 2005 civic si and i'm thinking of getting a cool air intake

and i have a few questions....

1.) roughly how much hp does it add

2.) is there any maintenance required on it once its installed

3.) does it void any of the warrenty i have on the car

4.) can anyone make any recommendations on which one to get and roughly how much they cost

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Old 11-Aug-2006, 02:06 PM
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Re: cool air intake questions

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ok....i have a 2005 civic si and i'm thinking of getting a cool air intake

and i have a few questions....

1.) roughly how much hp does it add

2.) is there any maintenance required on it once its installed

3.) does it void any of the warrenty i have on the car

4.) can anyone make any recommendations on which one to get and roughly how much they cost

thanks for the info
1) you won't notice a difference. make 2-5whp near redline

2)no.. just to clean the filter periodically

3) it could possibly void the warranty, check with your dealer before purchase

4) if you are purchasing it for power gains don't bother. A ractive and AEM CAI would do pretty much the samething for your motor. So go with whichever one is cheaper, personally i'd by a second hand pipe and buy a new k/n filter.
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^^ what he said.

Plus you can get CAI's on ebay, brand new for next to nothing.

They are a dime a dozen these days.
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ractive FTW!!!
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does anyone know where i can get a custom CAI made? i dont feel like paying the $250 for an hybrid AEM intake, i just want a cold air to fit my setup, im a fan of the budget pipe with k&n filter.
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Originally posted by torscot
does anyone know where i can get a custom CAI made? i dont feel like paying the $250 for an hybrid AEM intake, i just want a cold air to fit my setup, im a fan of the budget pipe with k&n filter.
You ain't the only one bro!
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I bought a ractive short ram for my 2000 sir for $70. I'm looking to add a section of pipe to it to make it a cold air intake.

But i want mine to come out right in the front opening of the front bumper. So you'd see the cone filter in the opening off to one side. No just sitting in behind the bumper, behind the fog light.
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i'd figure more than 2-5 for a cai. i've seen dyno comparisons that showed up to 18hp on an rsx.
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Originally posted by weiRtech
i'd figure more than 2-5 for a cai. i've seen dyno comparisons that showed up to 18hp on an rsx.
True, but a CAI will make more of a difference on a k20 than the 1.7 in his si.......i would think.....

On my B16 I can say i noticed a bit more in the top-end, but not much.

I dyno'd 140whp at forrest & forrest racing in kitchener last weekend. Thats stock with short ram intake and axle-back exhaust.

If you buy an intake, buy it for the sound and fuel mileage (which I have noticed a difference in).
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there is more power to be made on a k20 then a d17. I put a cai on my car and felt no difference at all.

edit: just curious.. what kind of difference did u notice in mileage?
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For peopel looking to custom make intakes, Vibrant performance in mississauga makes all kinds of bends, connectors, elbows, reducers for intakes.
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Originally posted by chris_si98
edit: just curious.. what kind of difference did u notice in mileage? [/B]
i'm wondering the same thing
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Originally posted by 7andrew7


i'm wondering the same thing
2 to 4 mpg maybe....nothing huge....but it is slightly better.

I bought the intake mainly for the sound!

There's nothing like blasting past someone with their window down and hitting that magical 5600rpm when you finally wake up the VTEC monster under your hood....heehee
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If your getting an intake id suggest AEM all their products are dyno proven, their a great design. i got 5hp on the dyno gain from a aem cold air on my setup. down side their about 200-250.
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$250 for a 5 hp gain that only comes near redline is a bad financial decision imo. chris is right...go with an inexpensive setup as it will yield more or less the same results
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Originally posted by plzbeleiveit
If your getting an intake id suggest AEM all their products are dyno proven, their a great design. i got 5hp on the dyno gain from a aem cold air on my setup. down side their about 200-250.
It's a tube with a filter. I'm pretty sure the cheap companies just replica the AEM intakes anyways.
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Sorry but I gotta ask, a CAI made for a 00 SIR(B16) would work on a 00 SI(D16) would it not?
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if your going with cai, make sure to get a bypass valve. 98% of motors dont like water...lol
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Originally posted by rootx
Sorry but I gotta ask, a CAI made for a 00 SIR(B16) would work on a 00 SI(D16) would it not?
To answer your question:

I have a ractive short ram intake on my 00 b16. When i bought it, it did not specify if it was for a d16 or b16....since some of the pre-made fittings on the intake didn't line up with anything and are not used on my b16, i can only assume they are for the d16.

So yes and no. Some may fit, some may not.

Hope that helps.
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