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Old 08-18-2007, 05:05 PM   #11
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The benefits of the CAI cone filter are two fold.

First, the lower restriction will improve the engine breathing and besides sounding cooler (pun intended) it will produce more power (maybe 5 hp which will be hard to notice).

Second, the cooler air will improve power output. It won't be any cooler than your OEM intake because it will draw the air from the same location if you go the fender well route. If you simply draw from the engine bay, it will decrease your power and negate the effect of the first benefit.

Remember the law of physics. For every 10* cooler that the intake charge is, it will produce 1% more power.
Your engine bay is about 130*F, which is roughly 50*F warmer than an outside temp of say 80*F. That equates to 5% hp gain which is significant if you are already producing 200 hp.............10 HP
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i had one on my 88 and i liked it alot. made it sound better and once i put the stock back on after have the intake on i noticed a little difference in the buttometer.
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The thing is, no matter what else you might do to the engine, if it can't breathe because of a restrictive intake, it just won't go any faster. A good intake is the basis for all other mods.
thats why i bought an fwi and a MPS at the same time. those stock airboxes are a waste of space. they could have designed them to be much more effiecient.
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The thing is, no matter what else you might do to the engine, if it can't breathe because of a restrictive intake, it just won't go any faster. A good intake is the basis for all other mods.
thats why i bought an fwi and a MPS at the same time. those stock airboxes are a waste of space. they could have designed them to be much more effiecient.
Very true, BUT you also have to take in mind that they designed the airbox to resonate and cancel out the whine of the supercharger, as most people that bought the cars new didn't really want to hear it because it is a large sport luxury sedan, and some find the whine to be annoying. Who could find that beautiful sound to be annoying??!?!
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Just get a CAI, not intense'* for yours cause the tube is too big for your application. Make sure you get one that blocks off the filter from the engine heat...
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People that don't like the whine of a supercharger are people who don't press the accelerator far enough to make it whine.

.......or they haven't lost their high frequency hearing because they listen to elevator music at 60 dB.
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Again, WHICH CAR?

CAI function will be basically the same on both. FIT is totally different fore each one, as is the axle ratio question. You need to clearly state WHICH car you're talking about. The size of the pipe will differ between both cars as well.
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