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Old 16 Jan 2011, 12:16 am
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Default if i replace cold air intake of my honda accord 08 coupe with one from K&N will it increase

mpg amount? from stock to the cold air intake

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Old 16 Jan 2011, 12:31 am
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So you mean switching out a CAI for another CAI of another brand name? The change in mpg will be so minuscule you would see a difference. Now this would be a different story if you were switching from a stock air filter to a CAI or short ram.
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Old 16 Jan 2011, 12:46 am
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It will, but you'd have more effect on your MPG than a CAI by just changing your driving habits.

Just drop in a K&N high flow air filter, you don't need an entire intake system.
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Old 16 Jan 2011, 01:01 am
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You might get a very slight improvement in fuel economy with a CAE, however it may take the life of the car to pay for itself. Most folks who fit a CAE tend to lead-foot it for the intake sounds and that will cost you in the long run.
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Old 16 Jan 2011, 01:16 am
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Think about this...the engineers at Honda want to make the car as efficient as possible with a balance between power and economy. If a different filter could make it better, don't you think they would use it?

Intake and exhaust is often upgraded to get more power out of vehicles, but unless you are producing more power, say with a larger turbo or supercharger, they do little good on their own.

Don't waste your money, you'll only be dissappointed. I've been there.
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Old 16 Jan 2011, 01:31 am
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DONT DO IT! A CAI is a horrible idea. Google "hydrolock". Your car gets the best MPG with HOT air, not cold air. People who say otherwise are ignorant. Yes you can gain a little HP but at what cost? The OEM intake was designed to make sure no water or dirt get ingested into the engine. Please dont ruin that beautiful car. Generally stupid KIDS put those in because they make the car loud and you can gain some HP but your sucking dirt right into the engine and scratching your cylinder walls.
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Old 16 Jan 2011, 01:46 am
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No. CAI's increase power, hence, less MPG.
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