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Old 24 Dec 2010, 02:01 am
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Default Short Ram vs Cold Air?

Is there any place I can buy a Short Ram Intake for a 2008 LX Honda Civic. I want to get an SR over a CAI because I will be driving at lower rpm's. Though I can't seem to find any. I was originally going to buy a generic Ebay exhaust (def. not paying $200-$300+ name brand CAI for a 140hp car), but doing research and I've decided to get a short ram. Though there isn't any for the 08' LX that cost less than the $50 Ebay Cold Air Intake !

Can I make one?


@ James: What specific parts would I need to buy ?
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Old 24 Dec 2010, 02:16 am
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just go to the ricer section at pep boys, Spectre sells individual parts so you can piece your own intake together. it should cost about $50, just make sure you get the right adapter for your throttle body sensor. i'm warning you now that these pieces are made out of plastic, but my friend has had one on his Prelude for about 3 years with no issues.
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Old 24 Dec 2010, 02:31 am
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NEVER buy the cheap Ebay parts. They will not last and will likely sound terrible on your car. The old saying "you get what you pay for" is true.

Anyway, do a Google search in your area for performance tuner shops. They should be able to order you any part you desire and usually they'll get you a good deal so you'll do repeat business with them. You can also check the AutoParts section of your local Craigslist for used quality parts at good rates.
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Old 24 Dec 2010, 02:46 am
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$50 intake is like a 2cent hooker. You will not get any performance out of it. My exhaust system cost hundreds and cai combine will be thousand. *camaro*

My friend had a Pontiac G8, but he was a pure ricer and got those autozone/pepboys cheap air intake and he decrease his performance because in a 1/4 he actually lost time. True story we all made fun of him. You get what you pay for. If you really wanna get into the drag strip/race track, you need alot of money. It's like collecting cars, it require alot of money. If you are just doing it for fun then go ahead it won't matter in performance just a waste of money and something to look at.

btw idk y u trying to fix up a honda, there are not sport cars but actually compact cars, like gas saver. plus it has 4 cylinders. that's my option don't let it effect you.
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