Air Intake System

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  1. jd5

    jd5 Senior Member
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    Hi Guys,

    I intend to upgrade my car's intake system. I'm on a budget, so CC's like GruppeM, Mugen are all out. An open pod is what I am looking at now.

    If you guys could share with what you have, I'd be grateful. I wanna know:-

    a) the power gains
    b) installation (where to get it done, price, etc)
    c) issues, if any (loss in low end torque, fc, etc)
    d) the noise it makes :rock:

    Thank you guys!
     
  2. vtec_1088

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    go for gruppe m if u got money.. mugen & js racing also gd..
     
  3. basikal_pancit

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    i once use open pod for my k20a...
    vtec kicking in sound - louder than using airbox
    driving during hot - can feel a bit lembab
    Driving at night - feels good
    I dunno about how much power gain, but can feel a bit different lah... especially during vtec kick in


    So, if can get a heatshield , better!
    A cold air intake will help a lot :)

    But now using back airbox :)

    Price? depend on which filter u going for ..
    Blizt - make the loudest sound - if u want to hear the vtec
    K&N - looks cool
    Apexi - claimed by many as the best filter ( i would 80% agree with this)
    others - not sure, haven;t try personally
     
  4. GTI4740

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    I am not sure what's the gain is like just by changing the air filter. But I did dyno my car before and after :

    1. Stock exhaust with catalytic converter and stock air filter -

    Max Power - 177.13 WHP
    Max Torque - 17.98 Kg-m

    2. 5zigen 304 replica aka cap ayam bought from JFA, 2.5" piping no centre box, de-cat, custom air ram with 6" Blitz air filter

    Max Power - 204.29 WHP
    Max Torque - 19.89 Kg-m

    total cost : RM1540

    Not necessarily if you using chicken brand you cannot get good hp gain. The sound of the air filter is like whish sound.. metallic sound.. Love the sound
     
  5. NukeeZoid

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    "27whp up from just exhaust and intake! thats the power of the K20A" - quoting GTI4740

    loving the expression bro. makes me wanna plonk in some mods...
     
  6. jd5

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    Hi guys,

    Thanks for your replies.

    GTI4740 - I'm planning to go with open pod with either APEXI PI or KNN. Was advised to do the installation at JFA.

    How is their workmankship like? Price quotation for hose/piping? Also, any issues with sensors, etc?
     
  7. GTI4740

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    JD5, the workship is okay.. Typical JFA style.. not too bad not too good..price qutaed is for everything including the air filter. So far I had no issue with the sensors.. The only problem was JFA got many cars so you may have to spend like whole day there..
     
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  8. JINEIL2EN

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    i would reco Jun if u ready to huge mod ur engine(bay)....:proud:

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  9. jd5

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    No heavy mods bro, just intake for the time being.

    Will drop by JFA over weekend and find out more. Thanks guys.
     
  10. GTI4740

    GTI4740 Senior Member
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    JD5 what time you going to Sunway. I will be there somwhere around lunch to do some stuff.. Hopefully bump into you.. Please honk if you see 4747 number plate .. That's me..:biggrin:
     
  11. prasath_5338

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    some? :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
     
  12. yaw90

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    pm me if u interested with the mugen airbox.. i got 1 for sale..
     
  13. jd5

    jd5 Senior Member
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    Bro, I was at JFA in the afternoon. Dont remember see'ing a 4747 but saw 2 DC5 (one with mugen bodykit) but the owners were not there.

    Was there for a short while only. Had a chat with the lady at the counter (a bit blur blur) and after getting some quotation, I was off.
     
  14. GTI4740

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    Sorry bro, I did not go to Sunway. due to too many cars. I went to Sungai Buloh instead to install my shocks. Did you managed to do your intake there?
     
  15. jd5

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    Nope. There were too many cars and they told me to come back on weekdays. I'm never free on weekdays. Sigh.

    Actually, I was at Sunway 'fixing' my suspension too. Mounting on shocks pecah, so had it replaced.
     
  16. hasukyo

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    was in sunway today..the mugen bodykit belong to misri i guess..saw 1 black facelift dc5 ..using ad08..nice ..hehe
     
  17. GTI4740

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    there was quite a number of DC5 in Sunway yesterday.. I know Desmond & Meor is also in Sunway too.
     
  18. hasukyo

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    i was with meor yesterday...din see desmond tho..anyway back to topic, i've used open pod before and move my battery to the trunk..make good power but for those who like to keep their engine bay look nice and clean..i think it's better stick with aftermarket stuff like gruppem..had gruppem before too..but craze for more power, end up with open pod stuff..since i dont like the look for my engine bay anymore and lazy to move back my battery, i look for other alternative..i.e passwordjdm air intake..ok la..nicer look..hehe..or u can try open pod like trust style..like those who bought car from mutiara motor..no need move battery. just my opinion..it does make difference for air intake mod, but not much..only for those who has target..then can try..
     
  19. jd5

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    Yup. Plenty of DC5s in Sunway yesterday. Saw a souped one from Spore. Also, another orange coloured 1 with RPF1.

    I'm new here but I can see the forum isnt as active as it used to be. It needs an octane booster :laugh:

    Coming back to the topic, the price quoted to me by JFA is around RM7++ for Apexi PI + custom stainless steel piping + heatshield. A bit on the high side la..
     
  20. afariq

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    ad08 with stock rims?:biggrin: had to change disc rotors. didnt know the stock ones(exceptional parts) were more expensive than aftermarkets. Sorry.. OT a bit :burnout:
     
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