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Adam0903
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Sep 23, 9:14pm - #283306 
Are intakes bad for your car?

I just got a 2000 celica and I am wanting to put Intake on it. My dad thinks this could possibly mess up the engine. I have told him that getting Intake would be a good thing for my car because of the better gas mileage and the slight increase in power, but I need input from others to show my dad that it is fine.

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Sep 23, 9:17pm - #283307 
only bad if it suck up water, if it does then you lost ur engine..hydrolock..but pretty rare..Intake are like a new nose for ur car, ur car breathe betta..


Originally Posted by pesho01
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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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Sep 23, 9:17pm - #283308 
lets just say yes and no, yes because of hydrolock, but you can avoid that by not driving over puddles of water, no matter how little the puddles look, and there is no other reason y it should mess up ur engine so yeah. wat Intake are you going to get?

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Sep 23, 9:18pm - #283309 
Originally Posted by celicafourotwo
only bad if it suck up water, if it does then you lost ur engine..hydrolock..but pretty rare..intake are like a new nose for ur car, ur car breathe betta..

damn you beat me to it thumbsup

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Sep 23, 9:28pm - #283310 
yea, atleast we have the same thing in mind..


Originally Posted by pesho01
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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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Sep 23, 10:20pm - #283311 
it can hurt if you have some cheap ass filter with big ass holes on them...

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Sep 23, 10:29pm - #283312 
Every car has an Intake system rofl

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Sep 23, 10:30pm - #283313 
Get a shield or cover for your CAI if you're not sure. If you get AEM, don't get the bypass valve!!! Reports shown that pieces break off and get stuck in your engine, which is worse than water. thumbsdown


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Sep 23, 10:32pm - #283314 
also if you get a CAI do this

Intake/CAI, Fender Wall Liner - Custom happywink
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i've been told that it does give you better gas milage and yes slight increas in horsepower.. oo and love the sound grin


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Sep 23, 10:34pm - #283315 
depending of what kind of Intake system and filtering you use, it has its own advantage and disadvantages. Like Cold Air Intake (CAI) it sucks cold air but the draw back is the inlet where the filter is located mostly at the buttom to avoid the heat from the engine and therefore possible cause of sucking water in it when it rains. Short Ram Intakes sucks air but mostly hot coz it's sitting close to the engine but you don't have to worry about water getting into the pipes.

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Sep 23, 10:35pm - #283316 
Originally Posted by celicafourotwo
only bad if it suck up water, if it does then you lost ur engine..hydrolock..but pretty rare..intake are like a new nose for ur car, ur car breathe betta..


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Sep 23, 11:56pm - #283317 
NO


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Sep 24, 8:21am - #283318 
uhmmm... i've been thinking about getting an Intake also (MOST LIKELY AEM) but heres the thing thats got me thinking... you said..."would be a good thing for my car because of the better gas mileage and the slight increase in power" ... better gas mileage??? i
thought by putting an Intake it would use/burn more gas...

i'am i wrong on this...?? anybody..??

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Sep 24, 8:56am - #283319 
thumbsup

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Sep 24, 10:57am - #283320 
go with TPR. if its not raining you can use the CAI form and when it is raining you can change it to the Short Ram form.

hydrolocking is the only downside.

and I've heard/read that you wont get the CEL with the TPR Intake.


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Sep 24, 11:07am - #283321 
theonly downside with TPR is that it's not CARB approved, which means that a cop can be a real prick if he wants to.

CAI means more air into the engine, which requires more gasoline, so there might be a slight decrease in gas mileage. However, gas mileage is determine primarily by engine size and driving habits.

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Sep 24, 11:25am - #283322 
everything that you do to boost Performance will put more pressure on your engine. i dont know if its the right choice of words but its along those ideas. but i dont think an Intake would be that bad

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Sep 24, 11:50am - #283323 
I just got my Injen CAI installed a couple weeks ago and im lovin it... but like everyone was has been sayin better gas mileage and increase in power that is true, i drive like a maniac and shift in high RPM's most of the time and have noticed a slight decrease in gas because of how i drive, but with the Injen CAI you start to feel the power in high RPM's. I dont think its bad only if ur cautious with it and try to keepa look out for water... Get a shield and you'll be fine.


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Sep 24, 11:56am - #283324 
you get better gas mileage because there is better combustion of air/fuel mixture in the chamber.
you get gains because better air flow basically, the engine could breath in more with an aftermarket Intake, and can exhale better with an aftermarket exhaust.
as for the tpr Intake, whoever is out of california shouldnt worry about CARB. as for the residents of california, if you really worried about the CARB number, then buy a used AEM Intake or Injen, take the CARB sticker off of it, and stick it on the TPR Intake. simple as that

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Sep 24, 2:28pm - #283325 
^^^yah, i forgot to mention that its not CARB legal.

Hey Steve, thats a great idea. thumbsup


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Sep 24, 2:49pm - #283326 
Originally Posted by ghostingcelica
everything that you do to boost Performance will put more pressure on your engine. i dont know if its the right choice of words but its along those ideas. but i dont think an Intake would be that bad


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Sep 24, 4:30pm - #283327 
If you have to ask the question "will this mod be bad..." then you shouldnt do it.


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Sep 24, 4:40pm - #283328 
i just went with the TRD Performance Intake with the Intake butterfly removed... it sounds good,and increased Performance, but im not sure about the gas mileage, i think mine went down...

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Sep 24, 9:15pm - #283329 
yeah.. see... i'am not sure if i should do it.. cus i kinda like going from LA to VEGAS nonSTOP on half a tank of gas!!!

so do cool air Intakes improve gas milage?? yes or no??

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Sep 24, 10:08pm - #283330 
no..more cool air=more fuel burn=more hp..u prob. loose gas milage, but not to drastically..hey just get one and have fun with it..sound good, improve gain, like 1-3hp<<varied..can't go wrong bro..heck if you really worry about problem that'll cost, like hydrolock, just get a Short Ram and heatshield..Short Ram will just sit where ur stock air box were, so no water will enter in..no worry, just not as much gain as CAI will give u, but you got an Intake..


Originally Posted by pesho01
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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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Sep 24, 11:42pm - #283331 
I know the reason of this question in the first place and I'm not going to say where this came from. Adam0903 you read too much like myself. No the Intakes aren't bad for your car. They are great for everything. Believe me if I put one in my engine bay everyone should. I'm not one to risk a $6000 new engine on a piece of metal and a filter. It's all good, performs, and sound great. Many people have problems with throwing a Check Engine Light with a new Intake. I have no problems what so ever with anything related to my CAI.

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