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Old 11-26-2007, 10:00 PM   #1
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"Front mount cold air intake". Just another ricer gimmick to attract the "We think 105hp is fast" people.

http://cleveland.craigslist.org/pts/490238533.html
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did look pretty cheap lol
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Dat there is strate hot, yo.
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Old 11-26-2007, 10:13 PM   #4
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I actually saw that on Horsepower TV when they did a "sport compact" build-up. They used that...
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that one actualy works it sits at the lower opening in the front bumper and forces air in and being in front of the rad it gets cooler air
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beside the long shot of tubing whats wrong with it.

its just a air filter and tubing. just like we use.
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It almost looks like an Intercooler transformed. Heck I would try it, then again that tubiing looks a lil too thin.
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Actually, it'* a recipe for disaster. Would you want a intake in front of your radiator at the bottom of your bumper? Water will get sucked in like crazy, first time something sharp hits it, that'* it, you have crapola being sucked into your engine, the whole design is flawed. And plus, the air filter wouldn't even provide a laminar airflow where it enters.
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Im not a 100% but it even looks like the filter is encased in Plexi? Im trying to figure that out by looking at the paper on top of the filter unit.

Weird!!


EDIT: I found one on Ebay to see if I could get different angled pics on it, and it does appear to have a cover to protect the filter, but wouldnt that restrict air flow? Im wondering where the air comes in from to begin with.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Honda...mZ230194675861
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plastic cover doe daily driving. remove the cover for track runs. (I saw it on HorsePower tv also)
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