hahahahahaha here we go again, some body close this damn thread befor all hell breaks loose again, lets just leave it at both are good intakes and Opinions are like assholesred aem civic said:goddamn lets all pray that blackdeucecoupe doesnt show his gay ass up and argue again......
Define "looks better." Ever see a 'black man' with a gold tooth? Some ppl think that "looks better", especially if it has a sapphire or diamond in the middle. How's that for mental imagery, AEM zealots?Bosstone700 said:Why would so many people prefer the AEM C.A.I over the ICeman.? The Iceman is plastic so it doesn't accumulate heat, unlike the AEM which is metal and we all know metal stores heat easily. Is it just because it looks better?
That's right; feed the bear! It's safe...CivicNOS1 said:...and blackdeuce, if the Iceman is REALLY better
(and believe me, I'm not saying you don't know your stuff)
then how much better... um... .5 horsepower?
Well, lets see. The car manufacturers ALSO have their cars equipped with CRAPPY airboxes, are you saying those pieces of plastic $hit are indeed high performance.How could ALL those car manufacturers be so stupid???
You were an arrogant bastard to begin with, but that statement right there further makes you look like the fucking idiot that you are.BlackDeuceCoupe said:
I'm the smartest person on this site, or practically any 'Honda site' for that matter,
You were an arrogant bastard to begin with, but that statement right there further makes you look like the fucking idiot that you are.
You pride yourself on being "right" all the time. You find pleasure in proving yourself all the time to all of us "inferiors", which is exactly what you think of everyone but yourself.
You sir, are THE GHEY.
Great post, however, only a fraction of AEM CAIs are 3.0" in diameter. I believe all Civics are 2.5". (At least, mine is, and its a 97 EX.)AMkrew_1 said:That's not a very good way to make friends. How about we all just chill out. I mean, it's only an intake, right? Check it... I like both of the intakes in question here. And, personally, I would get the iceman if I HAD to choose. I'll tell you why.
I like the AEM because of the rigorous testing that they claim to do. They have a good quality filter, and they look great in the engine bay. They have a perfect fit with brackets to keep it in place and they have consistently shown a substantial increase in power. The reason that I would not choose this intake is because of the aluminum tubing, which is a straight tubing. I know that you think that bigger is better, but sometimes it isn't. Look at exhausts, for example. If you had a 5 inch cat back you would be losing power, instead of gaining it. Same goes with the intake. I believe that the intakes made for the civics from AEM are 3"( please correct me if I'm wrong) and only because the other manufacturers make them 3".
The Iceman, on the other hand, is a plastic tube which gradually decreases in Diameter in order to speed up the air. The greater the speed of the incoming air makes for better combustion. More air, more power. Now, not to hurt all of your feelings, but the temperature of the air doesn't matter nearly as much as the volume of air going into the combustion chamber. Of course, cooler air is denser, but the speed of the incoming air is more important.
The reason that the longer tubes make more power is only because of the longer tube. The harmonics (which I really don't care to go into right now, because this reply is long enough) are better because the engine takes the air in in pulses. SHOCKING HUH? turbulence also kills power and to get a better Idea about this, look at a rifle. The longer tube allows the bullet to be truer to it's target. Same thing with air. less turbulence and more acceleration time in the tube.
Sorry if I hurt any feelings, but that is my take on the most important question to hit this honda board. Thanks for your time.