Cold air intake kits? do they work?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by stylesandsmiles, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. Do cold air intakes work?
    Does size, make or brand name matter?
    Will I notice a difference in power, sound? or is that a myth?
    Does this save gas, or is that another myth?
    stylesandsmiles, Nov 2, 2004
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    PT Guest

    It is just a waiste of money.If you want"power" buy a muscle car...not a
    cold air intake.Put a type"R" will do the trick! ;-)
    PT, Nov 2, 2004
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    Jamco Guest

    yes they do make a difference, and do change the sound. They make a small
    difference, but when you contiune to add more mods it becomes more
    Jamco, Nov 2, 2004
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    chris Guest

    PT If you don't know why post!

    Tuner Performance Reports did a test on Short ram Air and Cold Air Intakes
    in one of there back issues.

    chris, Nov 3, 2004
  5. I understand that this market place is trying to suck out as much money from
    the consumer as they can. I was told it would only make a difference If I
    installed a larger exhaust system.
    stylesandsmiles, Nov 3, 2004
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    PT Guest

    I heard something like that too.More air in=needs more air out,makes
    senses.Also they said something about computer chip?
    But still i think it is just more for the look and sounds...and money.

    P.S. By the way a own a 95 civic CX.
    PT, Nov 3, 2004
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    Eightupman Guest

    OK kids....imagine an engine...ANY engine as an air pump with a little fuel
    and spark thrown in to make power. If you open up the intake AND the
    exhaust, you will get more HP. You will also burn more fuel. Going with
    just an intake is NOT the way to hop up the performance. You also need a
    header, a performance cat, and a larger cat back system. If you balance the
    upgrades PROPERLY, you can get more HP. You can also get an adjustable
    timing gear to tweak the valve timing (for the professional or the highly
    knowledgeable) and squeeze a bit more out of an otherwise stock motor.
    Eightupman, Nov 3, 2004
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    Jim Yanik Guest

    But is the stock intake a greater restriction than the stock exhaust is?
    It may be,in order to reduce intake noise and tune for more torque at low
    I got a very noticeable increase in power with my CAI on my 94 GSR,and
    Honda Tuning Magazine measured +20 hp on an RSX-s with their dyno tests.
    Jim Yanik, Nov 4, 2004
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    Jim Yanik Guest

    Depends. If the intake is the greater restriction,then you will still see
    improvements.Also,the intake air is COOLER,thus more *dense* a charge for
    the same VOLUME,and has more O2,allowing more fuel.

    Honda Tuning Magazine got +20 HP gains on an RSX-s with each of 2 different
    CAIs. On a DYNO,no exhaust mods.That disproves your statement.
    Jim Yanik, Nov 4, 2004
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    Eightupman Guest

    True, ,to a point.....most of the time volume will depend on the combustion
    chamber size......that is were the mix is so that is the most critical
    element...and turbulance in for good fuel mix, ,and smooth flow out.
    Eightupman, Nov 4, 2004
  11. Ok group, thanks for the info, I should end this now before too many issues
    arise. I do thank you for your input and feedback. One last question was
    where can I get honda parts at a good price? please email me at oelias0546
    AT (replace AT with @)


    stylesandsmiles, Nov 5, 2004
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