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Aug 19, 4:24pm - #254394 
reg. air intake vs cai

ive heard that if the car is being used for daily driving a regular Intake would damage your engine, and cause hp loss. is this true? is it permanent? i would prefer to get a CAI, but there i cant seem to find ne thing for our 5th gens (set aside henry vo's Intake).

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Aug 19, 7:36pm - #254395 
ive never heard of that before, but in regular Intake what do you mean, as in stock, ?


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Aug 19, 11:10pm - #254396 
nah..as in like the ones you can buy off ebay. also i think ram-air damages ur engine?

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Aug 20, 12:46pm - #254397 
if you looked on c.net you would have found 2 people trying to sell their iceman CAI's. I've heard that the "regular" Intakes off of ebay just need better filters and it's fine. I wouldn't do too much to the engine, why do you think highly paid, top of the class engineers at toyota made the air box that way? Maximum efficiency in every category ranging from powerband to gas mileage, everything was taken into consideration.


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Aug 20, 1:58pm - #254398 
im thinking of buying one of those cheap ones off ebay, just so it looks kool under the Hood... thumbsup

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Aug 20, 8:47pm - #254399 
thanks bloodred, i was gonna buy one of the cheap Intakes on ebay and slap a K & N on there. but i heard because ram air forces so much hot air to the engine, i heard it damages it over time. btw why ppl sellin their icemans? something wrong with them?

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Aug 20, 10:48pm - #254400 
not that there's anything wrong with their icemans. More like people thought it was time to sell their car so they need the OEM parts back so it's easier to sell or they got a new Intake.


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Aug 21, 2:04pm - #254401 
i have had an Injen CAI in my 2000 gt with 232000miles

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Aug 21, 2:08pm - #254402 
and i still get like 30mpg

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Aug 27, 2:43pm - #254403 
I got my Intake from pep boys, it was the one made for the civic. This was before there were so many available on eBay >.< but i like it. Just had to cut the pipe a bit to make it fit but other than that no problems with it thumbsup

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Sep 1, 6:20pm - #254404 
what year civic did you buy the Intake for gearshiftx??

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Sep 8, 10:21am - #254405 
i think its the 92-95 civic ones. I dont remember exactly.

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Sep 10, 5:24pm - #254406 
yea i believe i read it on celica.net somewhere but the 92-95 civic and the 94-97 integra Intakes will fit with a little modification. someone correct me if im wrong

i have an iceman

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