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Are intakes bad for your car? #283306 Sep 23, 8:14pm Sep 23, 8:14pm
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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.

Re: Are intakes bad for your car? [Re: Adam0903] #283307 Sep 23, 8:17pm Sep 23, 8:17pm
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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?
Re: Are intakes bad for your car? [Re: Adam0903] #283308 Sep 23, 8:17pm Sep 23, 8:17pm
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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?

Re: Are intakes bad for your car? [Re: celicafourotwo] #283309 Sep 23, 8:18pm Sep 23, 8:18pm
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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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Re: Are intakes bad for your car? [Re: Clos] #283310 Sep 23, 8:28pm Sep 23, 8:28pm
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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?
Re: Are intakes bad for your car? [Re: celicafourotwo] #283311 Sep 23, 9:20pm Sep 23, 9:20pm
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it can hurt if you have some cheap ass filter with big ass holes on them...

Re: Are intakes bad for your car? [Re: ragingpaseo] #283312 Sep 23, 9:29pm Sep 23, 9:29pm
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Every car has an Intake system rofl

Re: Are intakes bad for your car? [Re: ragingpaseo] #283313 Sep 23, 9:30pm Sep 23, 9:30pm
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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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Re: Are intakes bad for your car? [Re: Sancho] #283314 Sep 23, 9:32pm Sep 23, 9:32pm
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also if you get a CAI do this

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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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Re: Are intakes bad for your car? [Re: Pnoy] #283315 Sep 23, 9:34pm Sep 23, 9:34pm
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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.

Re: Are intakes bad for your car? [Re: celicafourotwo] #283316 Sep 23, 9:35pm Sep 23, 9:35pm
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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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Re: Are intakes bad for your car? [Re: Virgilson] #283317 Sep 23, 10:56pm Sep 23, 10:56pm
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Re: Are intakes bad for your car? [Re: JBing] #283318 Sep 24, 7:21am Sep 24, 7:21am
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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..??

Re: Are intakes bad for your car? [Re: ZOEpilot16] #283319 Sep 24, 7:56am Sep 24, 7:56am
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Re: Are intakes bad for your car? [Re: beans] #283320 Sep 24, 9:57am Sep 24, 9:57am
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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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Re: Are intakes bad for your car? [Re: Zero] #283321 Sep 24, 10:07am Sep 24, 10:07am
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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.

Re: Are intakes bad for your car? [Re: renfield90] #283322 Sep 24, 10:25am Sep 24, 10:25am
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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

Re: Are intakes bad for your car? [Re: ghostingcelica] #283323 Sep 24, 10:50am Sep 24, 10:50am
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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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Re: Are intakes bad for your car? [Re: tai_mai_shu] #283324 Sep 24, 10:56am Sep 24, 10:56am
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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

Re: Are intakes bad for your car? [Re: stefanoc] #283325 Sep 24, 1:28pm Sep 24, 1:28pm
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^^^yah, i forgot to mention that its not CARB legal.

Hey Steve, thats a great idea. thumbsup


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Re: Are intakes bad for your car? [Re: ghostingcelica] #283326 Sep 24, 1:49pm Sep 24, 1:49pm
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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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Re: Are intakes bad for your car? [Re: RedSunCelica] #283328 Sep 24, 3:40pm Sep 24, 3:40pm
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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...

Re: Are intakes bad for your car? [Re: CelicaRacer05] #283329 Sep 24, 8:15pm Sep 24, 8:15pm
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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??

Re: Are intakes bad for your car? [Re: ZOEpilot16] #283330 Sep 24, 9:08pm Sep 24, 9:08pm
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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?
Re: Are intakes bad for your car? [Re: celicafourotwo] #283331 Sep 24, 10:42pm Sep 24, 10:42pm
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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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