Re: Another Cold Air Intake Thread
Originally Posted by dmsfun
I would estimate a loss of 10-25 peak HP and also a noticable loss in torque with that hot air intake compared to a stock intake (which is a CAI), depending on the ambient temperatures outside. The intake noise will also be amplified greatly in addition to the loss of power. Stick with stock.
I don't know about a 25hp loss, but you'll be likely to have "some" loss of power with that setup. In between the aluminum tube (which is soaking up a crapload of heat) and where your actual filter is pulling air from (blocked behind the headlight and basically limited to the hot air stuck under your hood), you're definitely going to have less than optimal performance. Your intake will also coincidentally be loud as hell now.
CAI's are typically designed to be right behind the grill (RAM Air type) for direct access to cold air flow while moving, or standard CAI type where the filter and/or air inlet are located away from right under the hood and pull air from close to the ground or suck from behind the grill (like the OEM box). This at least allows for cold air to be introduced to the system. Also, the OEM tube is thick rubber-type material, which insulates the air from the outside extremely hot under-hood temperature (which your thin aluminum tube will not do at all). I'd recommend going back to your OEM intake.
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