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    NC CAI thoughts

    So I had a CAI intake on my civic SI for about a year until I took it off in fear of rain because of where it drops into the engine bay on the civic was right behind the fog light/ driver's front wheel. I just didn't feel secure for such little gains for the florida Summer rainstorms. Now on the NC it is hidden well behind the front bumper … Is it worth it to get a CAI … with the full exhaust and tuned? I think it might be worth a little something even if it's just a few HP … I saw the mightycarmods youtube episode where they tested them and when tuned, they def saw increased numbers. Not to mention the fact they have a beautiful ground in the mid to high rpm range. And the filters for the NC are dried not oiled. Thoughts? Forget price or dollar for dollar upgrades etc etc … just curious if at some point do you think it's worth it?

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    Just my unsubstantiated opinion. I think you get a small bump in HP. What you really get is the sound. It makes your car sound more like a sports car. I wouldn't spend a lot of money on one. The knockoffs give you the same hp increase.
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    Re: NC CAI thoughts

    Can you post an engine bay pic? Where does the stock intake pull air from? Is it just above the radiator? That seems like the perfect spot to me, nice cool air and no risk of sucking up water.

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    Re: NC CAI thoughts

    All CAIs and catback exhausts don't do much at all except sound good but combined with headers or other flow modifications add up to more efficiency. Nothing "adds" power except forced induction. There's HP left on the table with stock systems due to CAFE standards and so on so the aftermarket is ripe with goodies to free up that HP but not add.

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    Re: NC CAI thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by YellowYata View Post
    All CAIs and catback exhausts don't do much at all except sound good but combined with headers or other flow modifications add up to more efficiency. Nothing "adds" power except forced induction. There's HP left on the table with stock systems due to CAFE standards and so on so the aftermarket is ripe with goodies to free up that HP but not add.
    I guess thats the wording I was looking for … thank you YY!
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    I need to go see this Jay from TDR … everyone talks about him .. lol
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    If you want an opinion about Jay from somebody who has a car he worked on, just ask me. He did the turbo install, made the entire exhaust system and did the dyno tune. But you need to ask me in person.
    If it weren't for time, everything would happen all at once!
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    Re: NC CAI thoughts

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Reefman View Post
    If you want an opinion about Jay from somebody who has a car he worked on, just ask me. He did the turbo install, made the entire exhaust system and did the dyno tune. But you need to ask me in person.
    Why in person?

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    Because I won't slander the guy on a website.
    If it weren't for time, everything would happen all at once!
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