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Old 21 Dec 2010, 10:01 pm
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Default Which is better for my Honda Civic, Short ram or cold air intake?

i have a 95 EG hatch and i was wondering which intake would be overall best?































and also, when looking for an intake, there are select models for select years. do i go with a 95 since thats what the body is? or a 98 since my engine's swapped off a 98? thanks.
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Old 21 Dec 2010, 10:16 pm
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it really doesn't matter, either one won't give you much of a power gain. i'd say get the short ram considering it'll sound a lot better. you're better off buying it for the '98 model(make sure you specifiy EX, LX, DX, SI, etc) so it hooks up properly to your throttle body. the area under the hood is almost exactly the same, so an intake for a '98 should fit just fine in a '95.
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Old 21 Dec 2010, 10:31 pm
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Hi Javier,































My Brother had constant communications and became friends with Oscar Jackson beginning back when the VTEC first came out and after tons of dynomometer time and discovery. Oscar then came to the conclusion that the stock filter housing worked best with his (then) custom oil-bathed (non-paper) air filter.































The trick, however was to remove the fender baffling that is right behind the right wheel well lining that also connected underneath to the air intake on the right side of the engine bay.































This is effective because it draws cold air from the wheel-well and NOT the hot engine bay like a lot of these ineffectively routed air systems.































Believe it or not; this modification yields 5hp to the wheel. I know, I checked it on my 1993 Si and it works,,, and sounds great too.
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Old 21 Dec 2010, 10:46 pm
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don't waste ur time on name brand and also don't waste ur time on cold air like the one that goes close to the tire unless u want to disconnect it every time it rains then that cool cuz u will sux water and those by pass valves i don't trust them but whatever u want they all the same















also sense u changed it to a 98 if im not right the throttle body is face Straightt up so u need to get the 98 if not then the 95 will be fine good luck
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Old 21 Dec 2010, 11:01 pm
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Definitely the cold air. The short ram gives 1-5HP depending on conditions & the cold air gives as much as 20HP, again depending on conditions.































Usually the intakes are for the specific engines rather than the models (but usually also says the models under the assumption that they have their stock engines). I suggest looking for the intake for the engine you have it in.
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