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    Default Cool air intake for 1997 Civic VTi?

    guyz can anyone help me with this?

    if i add a cool air intake on my Honda Civic VTi (never on CNG) what effect will it have on:

    a) the fuel economy?
    b) the bhp?
    c) the acceleration?
    d) the life of the engine?
    e) other performance measures?

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    First things to ensure. Do a before and after test (0-100km or something) to make sure you are making more power. the extra intake noise does not mean your engine is making more power!

    Often on Hondas you end up losing power if the intake is no good, hence i advise you do the test.

    If all else is well, the extra breathing capacity should increase power and torque levels and hence acceleration. it also helps fuel economy, however that all depends on your driving style. Drive hard and obviously the engine will consume more fuel. Should not affect the life of the engine.

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    AEM intake........
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    Injen intake.........
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    agreed to speed demon
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    I agree with speed demon generally but he cant buy the intake just for the test....cuz if the result if negligible...he cant return it...or can he??

    The 1997 Civic VTI has, i believe the D16Y8 engine...you dont need any tests or all that crap....if you are buying a brand name like AEM...they have done all the testing for you. Check their website for dyno results of how much gain u can get....

    I have a D16Y7 Civic running on an AEM short ram intake. You will loose some power at lower RPM but cold air setups are known to give you some gain at higher RPM level.

    In summary...intakes make more sound than performance. The difference is performance is barely noticeable. The engine life stays the same and you may notice some fuel efficiency but nothing noticeable...
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