let me be the first to say that when you install a Cold Air Intake
you take the damn front bumper off. yes, it looks like you can do it without taking it off. and you can...but it makes things so damn difficult. take the damn front bumper off
well now that i got that out of the way, i'm going to tell you how it fared. first i didn't go with tpr...just for the main fact that they don't supply a carb sticker on their Intakes
. i know they work great. everyone knows they work great. but i have had my Hood
popped open...twice...and i'm not willing to take a chance. so i went with AEM
gen 2. the pros: les CELs and gains from low to high end. the cons: bogging, running lean, etc.
so after taking about a million pecies of the stock air box out to clear away from the Intake
...something popped into mind...why don't i clean the thottle body and mafs while i'm at it. i used the "valvoline carb throttle chooke stuff"
and it seemed it worked fine until i got high from the fumes.
install was relatively simple. some peices were tough to get in (like that damn ecu breather hose to connect with the fan) but all in all a monkey could do it. seeing as i am less compitant than a monkey i had a friend with me to help. i made sure the battery was diconnected as to avoid throwing a code. cutting the Fender
plastics was a treat as well.
but after all was said and done i turned the key and i have never heard her sound so mean. the "KESSSSHHHH" from the CAI Intake
was louder than i expected and after pulling the throttle cable a few times it made a "Pashhh, Pashhh" sound...almost like a BOV. odd...i never expected or read about that. for a minute i got concerned.anyone care to comment feel free.
we took her out, slowly at first up san pedro to redondo by the ocean side that filled the coast with fresh cool air. it was obvious the Intake
was loving it. for some reason there was no bogging and i got the same throttle and power from when i had it stock. mid range was improved but the best was lift
. after i found i clearing i floored it...all of a sudden she kicked like a mule @ 6300 rpm and heard this sucking sound from the trasition of cam...something like "rrrrrrrrr-PASHHHH-BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!"...i've never felt anything like it. i've been in an rsx-s and it's v-tec never kicks like a gts. they say smoother is better, a smoother power curve relates to faster bla blah blah...at the time i didn't care. it was like rediscovering lift again.
when i got home the first thing i did was tape the wheelwell with duct tape. paranoia? yes. definately. but better safe than sorry. but after inspecting the placement of the filter (it's almost as high as the License Plate
) you come to wonder HOW people ever hydrolocked to begin with?? it's so damn high they would have had to drive in a puddle more than a foot high.oh well. that's my CAI
review. (Thanks to Judd (nebraskagts) for giving it to me.)