i have an injen short arm intake now. i don't care to spend another $200+ for a new one. maybe i can fabricate something so i can have a CAI. and if i dont' like it, i can always remove it. :vpleased:4doorGSR said:3" diameter is best for better flow.
CAI is better for colder air.
best of both worlds is the INJEN CAI which is 3" in diameter.
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One more thing: Hotter air increases the likelihood of detonations. I would be a lot more concerned about detonation than I would be about a couple extra feet of piping, and some people have complained about detonations on their civics after installing a JRSC. The air inside an engine bay is already pretty hot, and that means less of it will fit in a given volume, so you might actually be getting a lower total charge of air by using a "hot air" intake. I don't know for sure though.3LuE _udE said:Actually I've heard conflicting reports...
CAI = cold air which is good, BUT it requires more work for the blower to suck in
Short Ram = hot air which is bad, BUT it doesn't require the blower to work as hard
If there is sufficient pressure drop between the icebox and the valve, it will switch to breathing engine bay air through a small foam filter that sits on the outside of the valve. This is to prevent hydrolock. Some magazine had an AEM bypass valve and CAI on an NSX, and they fitted all of this to a length of clear plastic piping, which they dunked into a small tank of water. They revved the NSX's engine up real good, but no matter what, the water never went anywhere near the valve.sak said:
Thats a new one for me. Haven't heard about the Ice box needing a by-pass vavle yet?
I don't intend to put a bypass valve on it because I don't have it... I was using the term "ice box" generically... sheesh...sak said:
Far as I know, "Ice Box" is a generic term used to describe multiple products. What are you getting so bent out of shape about?sak said:Funny how all you could have said was that when you made it seem like you were talking about something else.