Review 2 of 119|
from Advanced Autoparts
Year / Model Reviewed:
1996 Acura Integra RS
-Immediate throttle response
-Small horsepower increase to a stock car, but the more air/fuel mods that are done, the more the intake becomes effective.
-Easy installation. (CAI requires the removal of that damn noise box)
-Good alternative to a CAI 3 times the money
-Noticable gas milage increase IF you don't drive a fool all the time.
-Engine noise is definitely evident now. Its nice to hear the engine roar sometimes, but I don't need it every single time i have to down shift/pass someone.
-For a pipe and conical filter, $50 would have been acceptable.
If any of you are familiar with DC2 integra, then you know about the rediculous stock intake setup and why the noise cancellation box is there. In through the fender, into the noise canceling box deal, then the actual airbox, plastic piping, and finally the intake manifold. I bought my intake from the local autoparts store just out of convienience. It took a little over an hour to get on since the bolts were rusted on the stock intake, so i had to drown the sucker in some wd40. it only took basic hand tools to do.
This was the first mod i did to the car in the first month i had it. Aggresive driving with the stock intake i could get 2nd gear to chirp pretty good. Just punching the throttle during highway cruizing and it lags. Once the intake was on, it was like the car awakened. I can go through the gears and get 2nd and 3rd to chirp. 4th and 5th pull hella hard now. Punching it in highway cruizing and i actually sink back in my seat. At idle, it sounds stock, nothing special at all. Just cruizing, and you still maybe able to hear the intake, depending at what RPM. Just mash the throttle, and you will be noticed. Noise wise, comparable to exhaust.