1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Cold Air Intake

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by truoss, Jan 17, 2004.

  1. truoss

    truoss Senior Member

    Messages:
    206
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2003
    I have a GSR engine in my 94 civic hatchback. Which intake works the best? There are several on Ebay for around $20, are they any good?

    Opinions please =)
     
  2. Canuck 93 Civic Si

    Canuck 93 Civic Si Senior Member

    Messages:
    539
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2002
    Location:
    Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
    You get what you pay for.

    Although, any decent size tube that brings in cold air from the outside of the engine bay should be alright. Ive heard good things about the AEM cai that has one tube inside another. I forget what its called though.
     
  3. JDMPlaya

    JDMPlaya Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,789
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2003
    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    There has been several cai known to work really well, AEM, Injen.. etc..

    My buddie bought an ebay intake, and it worked really well, He was very happy with it.. (he had a 92 civic cx with a gsr)
     
  4. truoss

    truoss Senior Member

    Messages:
    206
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2003
    JDMPlaya, by 'ebay intake,' do you mean the $20 items? There are some AEM intakes on ebay as well, but they are sooo much more expansive. I don't need the best, I just need something that will work well.
     
  5. EGVortechGSR

    EGVortechGSR Member

    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2003
    All I can say is, be sure to get the air bypass valve or don't get a cai at all! Trust me, you don't want to learn this the hard way.
     
  6. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    30,015
    Likes Received:
    3,945
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    the comptech ice box is great ... but if you dont want to spend a lot its not for you

    just get a cheap ass ebay intake and replace the filter with a K&N one
    then if you want get some ceramic heat resistant paint and spray it inside and out .... better than AEM :thumbsup:
     
  7. truoss

    truoss Senior Member

    Messages:
    206
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2003
    Thanks for the info. E SolSi's idea sounds good....
     
  8. asmallsol

    asmallsol Super Moderator

    Messages:
    8,074
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    Houghton/Livonia Michigan

    Thats is basicly what I did except instead of ceramic paint, I found some insulation stuff that blocks heat even better. Here is a pic where you can kinda see it (and I have changed to a K&N filter since this.)

    [​IMG]
    There is a dence foam inbetween the aluminum foil outside, and the intake tube.

    It was something that I had laying around, I needed an intake for my swap, so why not. I will eventually go with a comptech Icebox, but until then, this is fine.
     
  9. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    30,015
    Likes Received:
    3,945
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    header wrap would also work very well
    or even better the header wrap with the shiny metal shit on the outside of it




    have fun getting the ice box in there ... its a bitch
    fuckin thing took me about 2 hours to install
     
  10. GSRCRXsi

    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    9,622
    Likes Received:
    345
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2002
    Location:
    MD
    got a pic of what the ice box looks like installed? and what are its features?
     
  11. JDMPlaya

    JDMPlaya Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,789
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2003
    Location:
    Columbus, OH


    yea the $20 ones :) Believe it or not..
     
  12. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    30,015
    Likes Received:
    3,945
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    CT

    [​IMG]

    basicly its a large bore short ram intake with a high flow filter that goes into a modified air box with a LARGE snorkel that drops down to the front corner where a normal CAI puts the filter

    the filter stays up high in the engine bay enclosed in the box safe from water and shit
    it still gets all the cold air that a normal CAI would
    it WILL NOT suck up water
    comptech tests it at a vacum load i believe 3x higher than an ITR makes at WOT and it still wont suck up water
    it is also very quiet... it doesnt make the cheesy "BWAAAAAAAAAA" sound most intakes make... its quieter than a stock air box with the resonator removed
     
  13. JDMilan

    JDMilan Senior Member

    Messages:
    6,730
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 11, 2003
    Location:
    Boca Raton, FL
    go with what E said, :thumbsup: completely agree.
     
  14. truoss

    truoss Senior Member

    Messages:
    206
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2003
    ESolSI, what a nice engine bay...wow. So clean. I hope my civic will look half as pretty when I am finished. Good job!
     
  15. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    30,015
    Likes Received:
    3,945
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    thanks ... but thats not mine .... just a pic i found .... i have a black del sol :)
     
  16. truoss

    truoss Senior Member

    Messages:
    206
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2003
    Oh okay, sorry. Still like the pic. =P
    Do you have a picture of your black del sol?
     
  17. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    30,015
    Likes Received:
    3,945
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    not at the moment
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page