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Mugen Airbox on a D16Y7/Y8

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by unleashed Civic, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. unleashed Civic

    unleashed Civic New Member

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    Hey everyone,
    I am from Belgium and I have a civic coupe EJ6 with D16y7.

    I was wondering if it is worth it to buy a mugen airbox to put on my Y7
    I can buy a cheap one wich is made for the EK.

    My plan is to rebuild the engine with y8 head, y8 intake manifold and y8 exhaust manifold. And keep the y7 bottom end (with new oem parts)

    So, what do you guys think?
    Is it worth it, will I gain some HP withe the end setup?
    I know on the Y7 that I have now it will be mainly bling ...

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. AHHVTEC

    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    you will gain some hp but not enough to be spending tons of money on it, how much are you getting it for
     
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    I am getting it for 375€ and that is about 482 usd

    I still have some time though to decide if I take it or not ...
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    :eek: $500 for an intake box!?!?!

    fuuuuuuuuuck that
     
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    What is the price where you live then?
    Because even if I would import it, I will have to pay extra to release it at customs ... :S
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    never even considered them so i never looked it up before... but apparently we are getting ass raped even harder over here... they want $870 (673€) for one over here LMMFAO!!! :lmao:

    i just cant possibly imagine an intake box making enough power to make it worth anywhere near that much money

    i have a comptech ice box on my car.... i got it about 8 years ago so i dont remember exactly what it cost but i think it was around $300-350 for the box and the short ram intake w/ filter... which i also thought was too much to spend on an intake... but i liked the design (it looks to be pretty similar to the mugen box... but with a 3 inch short ram, instead of reusing the stock arm)

    having purchased and seen the ice box first hand i would not buy another one (not that you can get them any more any way... they stopped making them a few years ago)
    the design is really pretty simple
    you could probably make your own for under $100
    get a generic short ram... or get some mandrel bent pipe and make your own
    make the intake fit up to your stock intake box
    get a K&N drop in OEM type filter
    remove the resonator box from your stock intake
    get some brake duct tube (its the same shit as aircraft ducting sold at a lot of DIY plane sites for a lot less money than performance shops sell it for ;) ) and make a snorkel that drops into the front bumper area where a cold air would sit
    if you want to get crazy you can remove the ribs from the intake box and smooth it all out in there.... but i dont know if that would make enough difference to justify the effort :shrug:

    but seriously...
    generic short ram .................. $20-$30 (maybe less if you look around)
    stock air box ......................... Free
    K&N replacement filter ......... $40
    Aircraft Ducting 3" ................. $8 - 12 per foot
    some hose clamps/zip ties ....... $ :shrug:
    pretty much totaling out somewhere in the $70 - 90 range depending on how crazy you want to get and how professional of a job you want to do

    you can also get some heat blocking paint and paint the intake tube... or get some heat wrap and wrap it
    or you can get it powder coated with a heat blocking ceramic type coating... that will cost a bit though...

    but no matter what, there is virtually no way it can possibly run you the $500 that mugen box will cost you

    from my observations Mugen products are never worth the price they charge for them... there is almost always something available that is just as good or better for less money somewhere

    unless of course you are looking for the JDM bling factor... then you pretty much need to spend the cash on the JDM bling regardless of functional value
     
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    Hmm, you've maid a point here,

    I might just go for an Injen short ram, and make a duct from the bumper towards the filter.

    And as a side project I might just try what yoàu've explained with the intake I took out of the car ;)

    thanks man!
     
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    yeah at best 4hp
     
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