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there will be a difference, but not a difference where youll go WOW... and sound-wise it should be louder... but imo i think its just a waste of money
 

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Should sound approximately the same as on a stick.

The gains aren't terribly noticeable. When I first got mine, I noticed a TINY bit of harder pulling around when VTEC hits. Remember, Roger Foo, who runs the Civic hatch on Speedvision uses a stock Honda airbox. That should be clue enough that the stock one flows pretty fucking well.

I mainly bought my AEM because it was 160+ shipping. Online blowout sale. That's less than my fave tuning shop can get it wholesale.

It's the only engine bolt on I'm going to do, because I'm not going to waste a grand on I/H/E, to get miniscule gains, when I could spend a bit more on a swap or GReddy turbo later.
 

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Wait, wait...

I have an auto and an AEM CAI. Man I love it! It's worth it! I also felt a fairly small, but definitely noticeable power gain over the short K&N tube I was using. And the sound is great… When VTEC hits it really sounds cool, not too loud, just cool. When I am in a parking garage or something I noticed that it’s giving off a kind of humming tone like whirring sound. I thought that was great! I got the AEM and I really thought my car was fast on 14’’ wheels, then I got 17’’ inch rims and I feel like I am back to where I started as far as acceleration. But I think that I might feel a little sluggish without the intake. Even if I am only gaining like 2 to 5 hp from that thing. IMO, go for it! Just don't put the licence plate frame on.

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WTF??

what the hell,, accelerazn-- waste of money?? unless your getting a turbo,, why is that a waste of money?? if your goint to do any modifications to make a car faster,, your going to want better air flow.. an intake is like the most popular and common mod to do.. waste of money?? Im not one to flame usually,, but thats a dumbshit thing to say..
 

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Agrees with superspud. How is buying something that'll improve performance, a waste of money? Not all people will do an engine swap/turbo etc. some people have more important things to invest their money in. Man,,,this bored seems to have gotten plenty of "cocky know it all" people since the change. Man, whats next, people are going to say adding an intake is "rice" next, right?
Anyway peace
 

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I say do it

I had a AEM CAI

But Sold it for only $130 shipped that was a fucking steal

I got a TRUST JDM INtake *short ram* i lvoe it more then my CAI..

My car Pulls harder with the Trust then the AEM CAI :0

JDM baby..JDM!
 

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i've heard that with autos, shorties perform better than cai. i have a cai on my car right now. i don't think bolt ons help autos for shit, i have one. i would've saved my money and gone turbo, or better yet, sold the car and gotten a stick if i could.

friday night, i lost to a DX b/c he had a stick, but i kicked the shit out of a stock auto EX. i have i/h/e, and increased timing, so the moral of the story is the only other car you'll be able to beat is stock autos
 

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Just a CAI won't add much power, but it will make the car louder. If you fabricated a ghetto CAI by cutting a hole in your airbox, it will sound much better than that. A CAI doesn't shine until it's accentuated by a header, exhaust, etc. My CAI wasn't impressive until I added a cat-back exhaust. Now, the car actually pulls. As for bolt-ons on an automatic transmission, don't worry. There are many upgrades (not all) you can do until you're ready to put down the money on an engine swap/turbo. By then you can throw in a tranny too, if it bothers you. As for sound problem with an auto you were asking about, that's another thing you don't have to worry about. It sounds the same except there's one less gear and the shifts last a little longer. If you plan to purchase an AEM CAI, you won't be dissapointed, as long as you're going to continue upgrading your car.
 

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Why would a CAI sound different on an auto? And why would having an auto weaken the effect of the mod? I don't get that.
 

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well he asked for an opinion and he got one. And i think spending over 500 bucks just to get about 10hp in performance isnt worth it.. unless he does have a turbo like you said where in that case he will see significant improvement. But hey if he wants to get an AEM cai just for the sound then i say go for it... and since when did i say i was cocky and a knowitall? all i gave was my opinion...
 

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and also, you talk about cocky "know it all people" after the change.. well ive been a member of sho since wayyyy back... but to tell you the truth i probably know more about hondas then you probably do... sorry man
 

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Hey LX98Civic. You know our cars are identical...auto and all. I'd say my AEM CAI was the best "bolt-on" I've bought. It definately pulls harder with it. The sound is f***ing great.

I took the cold air extension off and used it as a short ram when they were resurfacing my street...there was a very noticeable diff.
You can't go wrong with the AEM.

You're gonna get an intake no matter what right? And it would be a REAL waste to use anything other that the AEM so just go for it.
 

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LX98Civic said:
I am just wondering how the sound is with an automatic and if there was much gains from this mod?

Before I shell out $230

wow...$230 is a lil high for the AEM cai. I recommend shopping around first. You might be able to find a better deal. I have an auto also...*sighs* depressing, but oh well. I'm probably gonna either get an AEM cai or just make it myself (since i'm hella broke :) ), but I personally wouldn't pay $230 for an intake
 

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and also, you talk about cocky "know it all people" after the change.. well ive been a member of sho since wayyyy back... but to tell you the truth i probably know more about hondas then you probably do... sorry man
Sorry to bust your balls, but i've been on here quite some time also (3+ years if not more). And the last statement you said is pathetic. Honestly, i could give a fuck if you know more than me, which you may, but dont talk shit unless you know me. "sorry man" If you want to discuss any issues about this feel free to private message me and we'll have a civilized discussion.
by the way "eitan" the reason that a CAI would have not as impressive gains as a manual, is because a manual has less moving parts. Less moving parts means more efficient, which means more power to the ground. Thats not to say that some autos can't be efficient, but honda autos are known to be somewhat weak/inefficient.
 
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