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Old 12 Apr 2008, 10:01 am
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Default Should I pick the Short Ram Intake, I want quick off the mark from traffic lights? What brand... best? I have a Honda Civic 2006 (current model).What’s the difference between a cold air intake and a short ram intake? Cold air intakes are usually placed in the fender well area, which brings in a cooler charged air from beneath the car (outside of the engine bay), which is denser and therefore creates more power. The piping is a lot longer than a short ram which means the power gains are not seen until the mid to higher RPM band. A short ram intake is located inside the engine bay and creates power with better response times than a cold air, however the air is not as dense, which means that it doesn’t make as much power in the upper RPM region and makes less power overall.
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Old 12 Apr 2008, 10:16 am
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I personly like the Cold AIr Intake, only because it makes a nice sound. But AEM makes the V2 and that has a great sound to it and is not cold air. I would go with AEM because then name is well known and the gains are minimal but nice. Also it is Carb O.E. Leagal in all 50 states.
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Old 12 Apr 2008, 10:31 am
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niether of them is going to make much of a difference in your car to be honest. dont expect your car to be fast or anything just from getting one.
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Old 12 Apr 2008, 10:46 am
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You got it backwards -- sort of --- heres the skinny. The longer the intake tube, the more lower end torque the engine will have........ The shorter intake will give it a better higher end torque with a loss of torque at low RPMs ----- I'm not busting you balls here but the horsepower gains are so small (1 maybe 2HP) that its not worth the bother..... You will actual realize more horsepower by not installing heavy subwoofers/cabinets, leaving the spare tire and jack in the garage, leaving the gas tank only 1/2 full (Gas weighs about 7 pounds a gallon) and by leaving the fat chick or your fat friend willy home~ --- Really - No Kidding! Unless you are racing the intake stuff you are inquiring about wont make much difference on the street...... Larger engines respond quite well to intake changes better than 2 liter motors.....
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