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

What Should I Do? Please Give Me Advice!

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by ovcrash, May 22, 2003.

  1. ovcrash

    ovcrash Senior Member

    Messages:
    408
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2002
    Location:
    Quebec, Canada
    What should i do, change my air filter with a K&N one and keep my stock intake. Or, buy a CAI?
    I have a prelude 97.

    I'm just scared that if i put a CAI it's gonna fuck some stuff up or something.
     
  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    30,017
    Likes Received:
    3,947
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    if your that skured just get a drop in
     
  3. dohcvtec_accord

    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

    Messages:
    8,433
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2002
    Location:
    The left lane
    Or get a bypass valve to go along with your CAI.
     
  4. rsaeini

    rsaeini Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,415
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2003
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    why not just buy a short ram, no bypass valve to worry about.
     
  5. dcsports413

    dcsports413 Senior Member

    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 4, 2003
    I have an AEM CAI with no bypass valve. I have never once had a problem with it, although I never take drives in rivers and lakes. I have heard the filter has to be submerged in water put your engine in hydro-lock ( obviously never experienced this). The filter will be located outside of the engine bay behind your wheel well, which keeps it from even getting wet. IMO, AEM makes one of the best CAI, if not THE best on the market. BTW, the AEM comes with a K&N filter.

    Hope that helps. :D
     
  6. dohcvtec_accord

    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

    Messages:
    8,433
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2002
    Location:
    The left lane
    True, you can get a short ram (i.e., filter on a stick), but you're sucking up air heated by the engine bay. I think the formula is, for every 10 degree Fahrenheit you lower the intake charge, you gain 1% in power (anyone back me up on this?). So, if it's 70 degrees outside, 100 (average) under your hood, you're losing 3% power while using a short ram. That's only 3 horses with a typical 100-horsepower engine, but it can be close to ten if you're getting close to 300 horses. I'm pretty sure under-hood temps get above 100, especially on hot days and hard driving conditions, but this is just an example.

    Hey, power is power. :D
     
  7. rsaeini

    rsaeini Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,415
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2003
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA

    it's in front of the wheel. there is no place to put the filter behind the wheel. if they did that the filter would be sitting in your glove box. not trying to be a dick but just pointing that out.
     
  8. rsaeini

    rsaeini Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,415
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2003
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA

    sorry but i have to be a anal sack of shit, it's every 11 degrees. everything else was right though.
     
  9. dohcvtec_accord

    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

    Messages:
    8,433
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2002
    Location:
    The left lane
    Hey, don't get me wrong, I'm still using a short ram till I get some $$$ to get a CAI.

    Thanks for the anal correction to my statement. My anal-ness consists of triple-checking my posts for spelling/grammar errors before I hit "add reply". :D

    And I'm going to mod my intake to make it a glove box-mounted filter. :lol:
     
  10. rsaeini

    rsaeini Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,415
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2003
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA

    :werd: , i aint got the money for a CAI either.

    i bet you that if someone did make a glove-box mounted intake it would probably perform better that a CAI cuz the air inside the cabin is a lot calmer and it can be sucked in better. there's an idea for ya. and this is one of those ideas that make you go hmmmm... <_<

    if i ever decide to make my civic just a straight project car and i didn't care what happened to it i just might test that theory but it wouldn't be a very fair test because i would require dyno pulls to prove it and on a dyno you're in a stationary position so the air is calm already. the only place to test this theory is on the 1320.

    B)
     
  11. dohcvtec_accord

    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

    Messages:
    8,433
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2002
    Location:
    The left lane

    If you ever do some R&D and manufacture that, I want a cut of the profit. :lol:
     
  12. dcsports413

    dcsports413 Senior Member

    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 4, 2003

    You are right, my bad, thats what I meant to say. :rolleyes:

    BTW, You're not a disk. :lol:
     
  13. JDMilan

    JDMilan Senior Member

    Messages:
    6,730
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 11, 2003
    Location:
    Boca Raton, FL
    if money is an issue you can buy a generic CAI piping, and get some type of filter element and this should run under 150 or so. Go with a CAI, also consider the overpriced Comptech Icebox.


    Milan
     
  14. dohcvtec_accord

    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

    Messages:
    8,433
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2002
    Location:
    The left lane

    :lol:
     
  15. ovcrash

    ovcrash Senior Member

    Messages:
    408
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2002
    Location:
    Quebec, Canada
    Thanks guys, i'm gonna look for a CAI.
    Anyone know's where i could buy just the piping? and the filter seperatly?
     
  16. dcsports413

    dcsports413 Senior Member

    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 4, 2003
    Why do you want to buy them separately? Just buy the AEM and be done with it.( comes with pipe and K&N) You can buy one for your car around $200. AEM pipes are tuned in pipe diameter and length for each different car. The ebay “CAI” are not. AEM also gives you good hardware to ensure a good fit. IMO every little bit helps.
     
  17. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

    Messages:
    49,693
    Likes Received:
    53
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    Retirement Home
    Personally, I prefer the hot air ram intake, commonly known as a compressor wheel :lol:
     
  18. dcsports413

    dcsports413 Senior Member

    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 4, 2003

    :lol: Is that cold air, can I get a K&N with that? :lol: :lol:
     
  19. rsaeini

    rsaeini Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,415
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2003
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    ok ok, i get the point. i fixed my post. it now says "dick".
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page