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Old 05-13-2016, 07:19 AM
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DC Sports CAI good deal

Found a good deal if anyone is interested. A good name brand
CAI for cheap. Pepboys has a 25% off and comes out to $103 and you
can order online and pick it up at the store. I ordered mine yesterday I cant wait. fyi DC sports is owned by AEM.
I was looking at the AEM intake but I can't justify spending 280 on an intake
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I can't justify spending $103 on an intake either but thanks for sharing
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lol I hear that.
I told myself I was not going to get an intake waste of money. I purchase a new oem air filter 2 months ago, but I started to miss the sound from my old TL that had an intake.
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Then why not just remove the resonator and achieve the same sound?


or just make your own sounds when driving, like I do! *vroom vrooom tsssss*
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If you plan to do more mods in the future, that's when you'll get the most performance benefit from an intake. Apparently the stock TL system is pretty good. Same aftermarket intake (believe the K&N) claims a 10 hp gain on the smaller Accord J30 while only 7 hp on the J32 TL.
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Well, I originally found the DC one YEARS ago on amazon, but they went out of stock indefinitely. I've spent 100 on much stupider things so nice find!

I enjoy my AEM, but I kinda liked my OEM intake with the conical filter strapped to the resonator tube aka poor man's CAI. Although the weak and tearing oem intake tube would be enough motivation to change to a real CAI, I would presume. The one on my black car tore twice.
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Old 05-15-2016, 06:52 PM
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Is it true that these intakes let in more dirt into the engine? Or is it so small of a difference compared to stock when it pertains to filtration that it is not a concern.
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LOL...they don't let in dirt, they flow well!
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i could careless about gains.. i wouldnt expect much anyway from just a pipe.. however how is the sound it produces? i have the intakes resonator delete already but it still sounds pretty tame.. ive heard a aem v2 on a tl and it sounds much more aggressive and deep.. anyone know how this dc sports cai sounds?
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Ordered this intake. Question is i saw a tutorial for installing one of these on youtube where the guy cut open a pathway in the bumper or something to allow for air to go straight to the intake instead of up the bumper. Anyone can confirm if this is the case and if so where to make the opening.
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I'm sure it's true and it's the area behind the grill...
on the flip side, you'll likely be having to clean that filter a LOT of it's directly in the path of everything on the road at 1 foot.

I'm sure the DC will sound similar to the AEM...a tube with a filter...
I have the aem and it makes a sweet sucking sound.
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Yeah I'm sure it should be very similar. I just picked mine up yesterday
and will install tomorrow so i will soon see
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I'm sure it's true and it's the area behind the grill...
on the flip side, you'll likely be having to clean that filter a LOT of it's directly in the path of everything on the road at 1 foot.

I'm sure the DC will sound similar to the AEM...a tube with a filter...
I have the aem and it makes a sweet sucking sound.
When you installed your intake did you cut open a pathway? Is it okay to just leave it as is and just install the intake? Im guessing the intake will still get sufficient air coming in without cutting anything right?
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When you installed your intake did you cut open a pathway? Is it okay to just leave it as is and just install the intake? Im guessing the intake will still get sufficient air coming in without cutting anything right?
i've seen one person cut a hole in the bumper but that's just ridiculous looking and i don't recommend that.

another option is to cut away the plastic behind the bumper grill. there's a 90 degree bend that diverts air to the left away from the CAI filter so i just used a razor blade and cut off all that plastic. it should help give air a direct flow to the intake but it's not necessary. here's some pics from my progress thread (look just right of the fog light, this is with it trimmed away):

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I haven't cut anything, but like he mentioned ^^^
that's a clean way to do it. I'll probably leave well enough alone, for the time being.
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yeah good setup there helps with the flow.
I'm with Rockstar on this I probably leave well enough alone
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Not a bad price for a CAI. I dont plan to open my hood so chopping up the OEM intake was good enough for me.
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i've seen one person cut a hole in the bumper but that's just ridiculous looking and i don't recommend that.

another option is to cut away the plastic behind the bumper grill. there's a 90 degree bend that diverts air to the left away from the CAI filter so i just used a razor blade and cut off all that plastic. it should help give air a direct flow to the intake but it's not necessary. here's some pics from my progress thread (look just right of the fog light, this is with it trimmed away):
Yea this is exactly what I saw in the youtube video. I wouldn't mind doing this if there aren't any negatives to it. Would this make the filter dirtier? How's your experience been?
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^^ you'll be fine doing this
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I read on another thread about this intake that some people had issues with fitment specifically on a type s. Will this intake work with type s? I read it hits the bumper and fog light.
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my AEM seems to clear...
but it came on the car already.
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I read on another thread about this intake that some people had issues with fitment specifically on a type s. Will this intake work with type s? I read it hits the bumper and fog light.
I can tell you tomorrow. I will be installing it on my Type S tonight
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I can tell you tomorrow. I will be installing it on my Type S tonight
Thanks!
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worst case, just dremel out that half of the bumper entirely for clearance!
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worst case, just dremel out that half of the bumper entirely for clearance!
LOL whatever it takes
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I read on another thread about this intake that some people had issues with fitment specifically on a type s. Will this intake work with type s? I read it hits the bumper and fog light.
almost all intakes will hit or touch the back of the fog light connector unless they chop off part of the intake to shorten it up. it will dent the filter a little bit but it's no biggie. i don't think there's any perfect fit intake out there but if you mess with it enough during install you can prob make it barely touch or maybe even miss it

there is no way my aem v2 was not going to hit the fog light connector and i know a lot of people on here that have the same issue. if it was about 1" shorter it would have been perfect
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almost all intakes will hit or touch the back of the fog light connector unless they chop off part of the intake to shorten it up. it will dent the filter a little bit but it's no biggie. i don't think there's any perfect fit intake out there but if you mess with it enough during install you can prob make it barely touch or maybe even miss it

there is no way my aem v2 was not going to hit the fog light connector and i know a lot of people on here that have the same issue. if it was about 1" shorter it would have been perfect
I read when using the vibration mount it's even harder to get the bumper on perfect with this intake. Some people didn't use the vibration mount. Is the vibration mount necessary? If you do use a vibration mount, when the engine is under load at higher rpms the engine has some movement in it, wouldn't that cause stress on the pipe? I also read with some slight bending of the pipe it clears fine.
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Finished with installation. I couldn't take a good pic of how it sits next to fog light
when the bumper is on. I was able to reach my hand in there and it has good enough space not rubbing on anything.
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Now to sell your stock to recoup the costs!
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Hmmm didn't even think about that. It has a new filter too
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Finished with installation. I couldn't take a good pic of how it sits next to fog light
when the bumper is on. I was able to reach my hand in there and it has good enough space not rubbing on anything.
Nice! Did you relocate grounds and use the vibration mount?
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Hmmm didn't even think about that. It has a new filter too
I know, I'm full of great ideas.
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You're full a sumthin'

Are you going to try and find a smaller hose for that one you had to bend all crazy? Looks great!
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Yeah I am and a few clips I left out. I was so exhausted after the installation.
E39 yeah I installed the damper where the ground goes.
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Finished with installation. I couldn't take a good pic of how it sits next to fog light
when the bumper is on. I was able to reach my hand in there and it has good enough space not rubbing on anything.
would you be able to get a quick vid of what it sounds like when you give it a rev? im wondering if it sounds some what similar to the aem v2
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I bought my TL-S with a CAI. I don't like that the filter is so low. Worried that water will get into it. I'm thinking of either making it a short ram or buying one. I did my fog lights yesterday and when i saw how dirty the filter was, it made me rethink its position.
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I bought my TL-S with a CAI. I don't like that the filter is so low. Worried that water will get into it. I'm thinking of either making it a short ram or buying one. I did my fog lights yesterday and when i saw how dirty the filter was, it made me rethink its position.
Go back to stock and sell your CAI.
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I bought my TL-S with a CAI. I don't like that the filter is so low. Worried that water will get into it. I'm thinking of either making it a short ram or buying one. I did my fog lights yesterday and when i saw how dirty the filter was, it made me rethink its position.
Hey Clear your inbox I can't reply to you
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