Donate to the MX-3.com Forums
View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently January 28 2020, 4:31 PM



Reply to topic  [ 105 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next
 Hoodzy's How To: Cold Air Intake 
Author Message
Regular Member

Joined: July 18 2006, 6:41 PM
Posts: 584
Location: newmarket
Reply with quote
Post 
hey i jsut bought a 96 gs and im going to get a cold air intake built right in place at a car shop for liek 100$ j/w is that a good idea or deal ? and any one know about air boxes and if there a good idea or not? thanks


July 18 2006, 6:59 PM
Profile
Regular Member

Joined: May 04 2006, 5:33 AM
Posts: 38
Reply with quote
Post 
I have AC too - you can see how I have *very* carefully bent the pipe out of the way. I also had to move some the relays up and out of the way.

Its a tight fit for sure.

_________________
97' UK V6, Standard.


July 19 2006, 5:33 AM
Profile
Regular Member
User avatar

Joined: April 22 2006, 6:59 AM
Posts: 965
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Reply with quote
Post 
I hope that someone see's these questions soon... here it goes:

Image

In this picture, i have put 2 letters.
I really want to know what are these tubes for.
If someone could help me please :wink:
The A tube, is it a leftover oil tube ?
And the B tube ? mine is disconnected ... it is only with some "cork" in it :shock:


HELP ! :P

_________________
K8 :: 136.8 bhp---160 nm---108.0 whp---118lbs/torque
ET: 15.567 @ 136 kmh (84 mph)
Image
"Racing a Honda is like being in the special Olympics, you may win, but in the end your still retarded."


September 23 2006, 7:29 AM
Profile
Regular Member
User avatar

Joined: June 20 2006, 9:40 AM
Posts: 103
Location: Kingston ON CANADA
Reply with quote
Post 
Hoodzy...

Are you still using that airfilter that you took a picture of? or have your put a real filter in yet?

just wondering, because it looks like a filter that i got off of ebay a while back with one of my intake kits.

if it is the same (i'm not saying it is... it's just dangerously similar) its a total peice of crap.

that intake doesn't filter anything at all.

in fact the filter part of it is all for show. ALL (or at least about 99%) or the air coming in comes through the screen at the end, which as i'm sure u can imagine doesn't have the same screening properties as the filter.

i ran that filter for a while, and sucked up SOOO much Dust, the inside of the intake pipe was caked, and even my throttle body and intake manifold were showing some serious fatigue.

that s--- can't possibly be good for the motor, so i changed it out and cleaned the hell out of it.

just pointing this out because it happened to me, i hope that you have it under control.

good luck.

_________________
Drive it like you stole it.


September 23 2006, 11:55 AM
Profile ICQ
Regular Member
User avatar

Joined: November 06 2003, 3:01 AM
Posts: 378
Location: edmonton
Reply with quote
Post 
Is it a 2.5-3 adaptor or couplar? because on streetimports.com they are different. You either get a 2.5 or a 3 couplar but if you get an adaptor its 2.5-3 one end is smaller than the other.
thanx, just want to know because I am getting the intake from option racing on ebay.

_________________
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/623627


September 26 2006, 8:29 PM
Profile WWW
Regular Member

Joined: October 05 2006, 9:11 AM
Posts: 36
Location: Oporto, Portugal
Reply with quote
Post 
and what do you think about putting the CAI behind the radiator next to the ground like this? i was wondering if it's works well here.. :?
like this:

Image



thank u

_________________
Image
92' mazda mx3 k8 v6


October 15 2006, 11:48 AM
Profile
Regular Member
User avatar

Joined: November 06 2003, 3:01 AM
Posts: 378
Location: edmonton
Reply with quote
Post 
Wouldnt there be more heat there?? so you would be sucking in warm air.

_________________
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/623627


October 15 2006, 9:35 PM
Profile WWW
Regular Member
User avatar

Joined: February 19 2005, 5:15 PM
Posts: 1526
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Reply with quote
Post 
well as long as its close to the ground it should be fine but always have the sucking up water problem.. if ur not gonna have fresh air flowing near it then u'll want it as far away from the engine as possible such as where i've put it behind the headlight

_________________
http://www.cardomain.com/id/hoodzy13
http://www.id-studio.ca
http://www.behance.net/CollinH
1995 Creek Mica Blue GS


December 23 2006, 2:10 AM
Profile WWW
Junior Member

Joined: August 22 2007, 4:21 PM
Posts: 1
Reply with quote
Post 
What "coupler" or "adapter" and what size do i need to fit each side of the VAF?.....this is for the integra intake on the mx3


August 22 2007, 10:26 PM
Profile
Regular Member

Joined: April 13 2007, 12:34 AM
Posts: 946
Location: Seattle, WA
Reply with quote
Post 
Phillis wrote:
What "coupler" or "adapter" and what size do i need to fit each side of the VAF?.....this is for the integra intake on the mx3


Just a silicone 3.5 to 2.5 reducer for the engine side of the VAF, and a regular silicone 2.5 coupler for the intake side, IRC.


August 26 2007, 11:01 PM
Profile
Regular Member
User avatar

Joined: February 19 2005, 5:15 PM
Posts: 1526
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Reply with quote
Post 
confirmed its a 3.5 to 2.5 inch coupler from the VAF to piping.. picked one up off ebay.. my old one wasn't high quality silicone so it was gettin all deformed

_________________
http://www.cardomain.com/id/hoodzy13
http://www.id-studio.ca
http://www.behance.net/CollinH
1995 Creek Mica Blue GS


August 29 2007, 12:36 AM
Profile WWW
Junior Member

Joined: August 30 2007, 2:38 PM
Posts: 23
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Reply with quote
Post 
I've just bought a 93 MX-3 (SE I believe...well, actually, gets delivered tomorrow), and I was wanting to put a cold air intake on it. But from what i've gathered from this thread is that it won't really give much HP increase? Is that correct?


August 30 2007, 3:00 PM
Profile
Regular Member

Joined: April 13 2007, 12:34 AM
Posts: 946
Location: Seattle, WA
Reply with quote
Post 
Correct. Your stock intake will be quite optimal.

I think CAI only benefits larger engines with higher airflow, like ZE and DE.


September 04 2007, 4:46 AM
Profile
Supporting Member
User avatar

Joined: January 27 2005, 7:36 PM
Posts: 4708
Location: Everett, WA
Reply with quote
Post 
Quote:
and I was wanting to put a cold air intake on it. But from what i've gathered from this thread is that it won't really give much HP increase? Is that correct?


For the most part that is correct.. its not enough of an increase by itself to make a noticeable difference. Now if you do a good CAI and do headers and better flowing exhaust system.. then you should see some noticeable gains.. remember.. a engine is really only a fancy air pump.. you can only take in as much as you can put out and vice versa.

Tunes67

_________________
"So long.. and thanks for all the fish!" "Momma says VW Bugs are the devil" "This one time at band camp.. I stuck a flute in my Throttle Body" ;)
"Screw you guys.. I am goin home"

I am the Cranky God of Mods!!! Tremble before my fury!! LOL


September 04 2007, 10:33 AM
Profile YIM
Junior Member

Joined: August 30 2007, 2:38 PM
Posts: 23
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Reply with quote
Post 
Thanks for the help, I'm gonna save a couple hundred bucks and not do a CAI then. I need some money to fix an exhaust leak first anyways.


September 04 2007, 5:02 PM
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 105 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.