yea i wanna know too . because i wanted to put one of these long ones that go into the hole where OEM intake box sits .
but i heard the short ram ones are better for the engine to breathe and people just put the filter right on the intake manifold n very short ...
i also want to know which one to get and which is better ...?!?!
A filter on the intake manifold will sometime smell like fresh gas, and be loud. But the shorter the intake better the low end power and faster throttle response. A cold air intake will give you better mid and high rpm power. Either one is fine.
Its all about HONDA help your brothers.
Cold air intake is good but if you live somewhere that rains a lot, it'll suck water into the engine because the filters mounted close to the ground. I just have a short ram, because its almost as good and I dont have to worry about sucking in water.
Do you know how to get a carb sticker? Also, if I get one, do I need to swap back to my oem to do smog?
The C.A.R.B./E.O.# sticker is only on approved parts. You cannot just 'get' a sticker the number is related to the approved part. A smog legal part does not require removal during testing, its approved.
If you have smog/smog laws, just purchase an approved part. Less hassle, no worries if your hood gets 'popped'.
Anyone out there have links or info on what intakes are California approved? At madmike, this is going to be the only mod that I'm going to do to my accord for now. Maybe install exhaust later. Thanks for the info everyone.
With the drop in, would it produce the tone or would it sound like it's been ghetto-flowed?
Itís not going to produce any tone change with a drop in. Iím of the opinion that any engine tone should come strictly from the exhaust on an N/A engine. Iím also of the belief that the stock intake flows more than enough air on a mostly stock N/A engine.
Again this is my opinion, but I just donít buy into the slam an intake on results in X amount of horsepower.
I'm thankful I live on the west coast where we don't see much rain. You're right about the CAI. My brother had a AEM CAI on his Civic and it got damaged because it picked up a rock on the freeway. I would've thought by now there'd be a protective screen or something to prevent that. Yes all stock internals as this is a old vehicle and may be going to the graveyard in about a year. I may just go with the drop in as it is the cheapest of the options. Thanks for the input.
even with that inner fender under the wheel has 3 small holes where air would go into that stock air box the resonator chamber that sits there .... which i took out cuz i see no point for it, so if you get one of those intakes that go in there even with the inner fender water would still get sucked in?
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