Honda Car Forum


 

Go Back   Honda Car Forum - Accord Parts Civic Tuning Acura Racing > Discussion > Honda Technical

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 02 Oct 2007, 04:48 pm
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 10
Default i have a 96 honda civic, and was wondering if i should get a cold air intake or a short

ram. which is a better
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 02 Oct 2007, 04:51 pm
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 5
Default

Unless you have a hood scoop, you should go with the cold air intake. Ram air is good when air is being taken in from a hood scoop, and is especially effective at high speeds when cold aid is rushing by. Now, if you are using the stock hood which lacks a hood scoop, a ram air would do little if anything at all as it would barely increase air flow since it would be sucking up hot air (less dense which means less air molecules). You have to understand that the air it would be sucking would be from the engine, and the engine is incredibly hot. Your best bet would be a cold air intake. Use a down pipe and all that stuff, the lower the better. good luck
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 02 Oct 2007, 04:54 pm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 285
Default

i own a shop,and a cold air is a better set up it lets the engine get good clean fresh cool air most all of the time,and this keeps the fuel from evaporating so much ,the better the fuel and air ratio is on a car or any engine the better that vehicle will run,and perform,and it also helps with gas mileage also,good luck with it i hope this helps.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02 Oct 2007, 05:00 pm
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 9
Default

cold air is better, less moisture goes in with a cold air than with a short ram.. and it has more time to cool itself.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 02 Oct 2007, 05:03 pm
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 23
Default

Cold air is better but make sure to get the water bypass valve so you don't kill your motor on rainy days.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 02 Oct 2007, 05:08 pm
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 7
Default

Best think to do would be to take it to a Chevy dealer and get what you can get for trade on Cobalt SS
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 02 Oct 2007, 05:09 pm
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 85
Default

Hey, I have run both on my 96 civic, the cold air had more pull to it, but I found it best to pull the second pipe off and run the short ram in the winter. My gas mileage did not change at all with either one. I would suggest using a K & N filter, the cheap one did not so a very good job, and my oil was nasty even at 2000 miles. If you run a full cold air, don't forget to install a by-pass vavle from AEM, it will save your engine on rainy days.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 02 Oct 2007, 05:14 pm
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1
Default

well personally i think the the short ram is better cuz the cold air intake is really not getting much air in the lower bumper and yes might be cooler ....but why don't u inventions in a ARC intake much better and more tq and hp
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I have a Honda civic 03 and wonder what AEM intake should I get? The V2 or Cold Air? Civic Boi Honda Technical 5 02 Oct 2007 02:36 pm
Cold air intake on 02 Honda civic LX MT? yan song h Honda Technical 5 26 Sep 2007 06:43 am
how big of a difference is there between a short ram and a cold air intake? MetalHead360 Honda Technical 5 21 Sep 2007 04:36 pm
How to install short intake 99 civic ex. What cable goes where? albert19lp Honda Technical 2 15 Sep 2007 12:04 pm
what is better....cold air or short ram intake?? 02 rsx type s? Chris M Acura Technical 9 30 Aug 2007 05:04 pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:58 am.


Attribution:
Honda News | Autoblog
Powered by Yahoo Answers




Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
HondaCarForum.com is not affiliated with Honda Motor Company in any way. Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse HondaCarForum.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.