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Old 02-22-2010, 02:13 PM
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Stock intake ripped in half

Over the weekend I was checking my air filter when I was yanking a little too hard and the "accordion" section of the intake ripped half way. I managed to wrap it in electrical tape and did a visual check to see if any air was hissing out when the engine was turned on.

I'm not entirely surprised that it ripped because I live in the desert and over time I would assume that a rubber part such as this stock intake would be subject to the harsh conditions I live in, thus causing higher than average breakdown.

As a result, I have been looking into getting a metal intake (AEM, etc.). Not primarily for any performance gain but because it would seem to make the most sense since it won't wear out like the stock rubber intake.

For anyone with knowledge of living/driving in high temperature regions like 95 and up, have you noticed any lasting benefits by switching to an intake made of metal? Would the metal exacerbate the high temps that the car is already subjected to? This is my greatest worry because I don't want to invest in an aftermarket intake if it's going to heat-stress the car more.
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A new intake that is made out of metal, aluminum, etc. will for sure heat soak much much more than the OEM rubber piece. With temperatures 95 and up, this will make the intake too hot to touch after the car has been driven, thus create a couple horsepowers lost in performance. If you are wondering if it would "melt" or not, it won't. I believe the AEM V2 and some of the INJEN intakes have a coating over them to help counteract this heat soak phenomena.
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Re: Stock intake ripped in half

I'm not worried about it melting, but I want to avoid the stock rubber intake from hardening over time and cracking in the high heat.
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Re: Stock intake ripped in half

I spoke to the local Honda parts department and an OEM stock intake system will cost me about $90.

For a little extra I could buy an AEM short ram intake. Like I said previously, I am more interested in practicality due to the climate I live in but maybe the longevity and assurance of knowing that the AEM won't crack is better in the long run.
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I spoke to the local Honda parts department and an OEM stock intake system will cost me about $90.

For a little extra I could buy an AEM short ram intake. Like I said previously, I am more interested in practicality due to the climate I live in but maybe the longevity and assurance of knowing that the AEM won't crack is better in the long run.
I say go for the AEM, the cleanable round filter will pay for itself in the long run. Maybe look into an AEM cold-air, since you live in a hot climate. Just warning you though, the AEM short-ram will heat soak like crazy and you even may see a decrease in performance.
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Re: Stock intake ripped in half

I'd just get a CAI. my intake ripped in half too, Also when I was changing the filter so I got a type s one. I don't think heat has anything to do with it failing prematurely. considering the engine bay gets quite hot no matter where you drive
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/where do you live?
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Re: Stock intake ripped in half

Just get a ebay cheap Cold air intake, and get a quility filter(like a k&n) to go on it. maye 80 buck for the whole set up.

...compared to 250+ for any aem intake..
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