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Old 16 Oct 2004, 02:23 am
KiwiinOz
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Default Prelude fresh air intakes do they work?

I'm thinking of buying one of those freah air intakes for my 1991 Prelude
and wonder if anyone has knowledge about if they work at all?

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Old 16 Oct 2004, 11:51 am
Jim Yanik
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"KiwiinOz" <yakandjill@smartchat.net.au> wrote in
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> I'm thinking of buying one of those freah air intakes for my 1991 Prelude
> and wonder if anyone has knowledge about if they work at all?
>
>


I got a noticable increase in power with my Integra CAI.
Honda Tuning Magazine did testing of short rams,CAIs last year,both flow
bench and dyno on an RSX-S and the CAIs gave a 20 hp increase.

the intake NOISE level increaes dramatically,too.

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Old 16 Oct 2004, 05:28 pm
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Default Re: Prelude fresh air intakes do they work?

Jim Yanik wrote:

> "KiwiinOz" <yakandjill@smartchat.net.au> wrote in
> news:67d2671cd0299134147db0b0e7d1c2e5@localhost.ta lkaboutautos.com:
>
>
>>I'm thinking of buying one of those freah air intakes for my 1991 Prelude
>>and wonder if anyone has knowledge about if they work at all?
>>
>>

>
>
> I got a noticable increase in power with my Integra CAI.
> Honda Tuning Magazine did testing of short rams,CAIs last year,both flow
> bench and dyno on an RSX-S and the CAIs gave a 20 hp increase.
>
> the intake NOISE level increaes dramatically,too.
>


The RSX did gain almost 20hp, however it is a special case, because the
stock intake was extremely restrictive. I haven't read the actual
article, but I think it was the base model, not the RXS-s. My 5th gen
Prelude would not benefit much from a CAI, since it doesn't increase the
power by more than 5hp.

The point is untill you dyno your car you won't know for certain how
much hp you gained from a CAI. In some cases the increased noise might
make the car feel faster, when in reality it may be almost the same.

Cosmin
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Old 16 Oct 2004, 11:51 pm
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Default Re: Prelude fresh air intakes do they work?

I'm mainly looking for more miles per gallon than outright power.
Any noticable improvements found out there?

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Old 17 Oct 2004, 01:03 am
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Default Re: Prelude fresh air intakes do they work?

KiwiinOz wrote:

> I'm mainly looking for more miles per gallon than outright power.
> Any noticable improvements found out there?
>


If you install a cai, your car will be less fuel efficient.

Cosmin
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Old 17 Oct 2004, 06:07 am
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"Cosmin N." <no@email.com> wrote in message
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> KiwiinOz wrote:
>
>> I'm mainly looking for more miles per gallon than outright power.
>> Any noticable improvements found out there?
>>

>
> If you install a cai, your car will be less fuel efficient.
>
> Cosmin


Oh please, do explain.


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Old 17 Oct 2004, 12:13 pm
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"Cosmin N." <no@email.com> wrote in
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> Jim Yanik wrote:
>
>> "KiwiinOz" <yakandjill@smartchat.net.au> wrote in
>> news:67d2671cd0299134147db0b0e7d1c2e5@localhost.ta lkaboutautos.com:
>>
>>
>>>I'm thinking of buying one of those freah air intakes for my 1991
>>>Prelude and wonder if anyone has knowledge about if they work at all?
>>>
>>>

>>
>>
>> I got a noticable increase in power with my Integra CAI.
>> Honda Tuning Magazine did testing of short rams,CAIs last year,both
>> flow bench and dyno on an RSX-S and the CAIs gave a 20 hp increase.
>>
>> the intake NOISE level increaes dramatically,too.
>>

>
> The RSX did gain almost 20hp, however it is a special case, because
> the stock intake was extremely restrictive. I haven't read the actual
> article, but I think it was the base model, not the RXS-s.


I believe you are right about the stock RSX.

> My 5th gen
> Prelude would not benefit much from a CAI, since it doesn't increase
> the power by more than 5hp.
>
> The point is untill you dyno your car you won't know for certain how
> much hp you gained from a CAI. In some cases the increased noise might
> make the car feel faster, when in reality it may be almost the same.
>
> Cosmin
>


What makes you think the Prelude's stock intake is not as restrictive as
the Integra's?

It might be even more restrictive;larger displacement of the 2.0 L Prelude
compared to the 1.8L of the GSR.

In referring to my noticeable increase in power,I refer to the seat-of-the-
pants feel of accelleration,not noise.

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Old 17 Oct 2004, 12:16 pm
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"KiwiinOz" <yakandjill@smartchat.net.au> wrote in
news:d93f53776298a961ff5e44653296742d@localhost.ta lkaboutautos.com:

> I'm mainly looking for more miles per gallon than outright power.
> Any noticable improvements found out there?
>


Then pay attention to tire inflation and driving style.
Feather-foot it.Narrower,harder tires get better mileage.

The intended use of CAIs are for more power,not fuel economy.

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Old 17 Oct 2004, 02:13 pm
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Default Re: Prelude fresh air intakes do they work?

he has to mean the psycological experience of getting less gas mileage. You
know, the one where you bolt on HP and then you feel you have to drag race
from light to light. The constant mashing of the accelerator will surely
cause poor gas mileage!!!


"Steve Bigelow" <stevebigelowXXX@rogers.com> wrote in message
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> "Cosmin N." <no@email.com> wrote in message
> news:2K2dnYRdlc3_YOzcRVn-uA@rogers.com...
> > KiwiinOz wrote:
> >
> >> I'm mainly looking for more miles per gallon than outright power.
> >> Any noticable improvements found out there?
> >>

> >
> > If you install a cai, your car will be less fuel efficient.
> >
> > Cosmin

>
> Oh please, do explain.
>
>



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Old 18 Oct 2004, 10:29 am
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Default Re: Prelude fresh air intakes do they work?

Yes they definitely work, my boyfriend used to work in a performance shop.
The best is using a cold air intake, preferably by AEM. If not then just a
short ram intake will be good. Adds horsepower.

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> I'm thinking of buying one of those freah air intakes for my 1991 Prelude
> and wonder if anyone has knowledge about if they work at all?
>



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