Cold Air Intake or Short Ram Intake
Wnich intake should i get for a 1995 Honda Accord, a short ram or cold air intake.
bboy Wesley West
get a short ram, and be worry free. A CAI don't really do anything much.
If you live in an area where there's lots of rain and ponding on the road (we used to call them 'puddles', but ponding is how the Weather Channel refers to the same thing) you should probably avoid a cold air intake because if you get in deep enough water, you'll suck a ton of it into your engine and end up pushing it home for you would have badly damaged, perhaps wasted it. Remember an internal combustion gasoline engine is nothing more than an 'air' pump that sucks in at the intake and spits it out the exhaust. All that water could even bend a rod or worse. A short ram will increase induction (intake) noise levels, esp. under hard acceleration, and all by itself will contribute little (don't believe the optomistic hp/torque increase in the ads), but if you're running headers and a less restictive exhaust system, it will then help your engine breathe better and you should make a little more power. Again, it's just a pump, and if you can expel the mix more efficiently you can take in a bit more at the intake. It all works together. A cold air system on a sunny day will have the potential to add more hp/torque because cooler air is denser and makes more power - up to a point. Hot underhood air sucked in thru a short ram could cause a decrease - albeit slight - in performance. AEM has a 'check valve' to mount in their cold air system that is supposed to prohibit sucking in water with a cai. Haven't any experience with it, however. A K&N filter is probably the best bet, even if it lacks the cool look of a cai.
Last edited by buffalobill; 05-02-05 at 02:13 AM.
First of all you could have done a search. This topic has been cover alot. That having been said...get a CAI...you'll notice a biggr dif than a short ram...I've had both. Oh and go AEM.
SRI, easy and also sounds okay... CAI won't help you too much w/ the stock engine... same with the SRI, but it's cheaper!
Originally Posted by Intrepid241
The only difference you will notice is hearing that hiss from the intake.
In respect to power....you arent going to gain any noticeable power whether its a CAI, or SRI.
I'd go with a SRI much more easier to install.
The CAI you might need to remove your bumper ( at least in an 02 accord u do)
2006 Acura TL
2000 Audi S4
[B] if u want performance then i would go for the cold air but on the other hand like some 1 said if u live in an area where there is alot of rain then i would think about it agin but i had to think to but i got my self a cold air but then i am careful not to go to deep water areas
Originally Posted by Asim00EX
is this worth spending the extra say 60-80 bucks? when you wont gain any power what so ever from any intake.
1 hp ?
2006 Acura TL
2000 Audi S4
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