It is the second part of the "Prepare your car" topic. In the previous part we discussed the issue of strong car body and I described such means as stabilizers, strut bars, anti-roll bars, sway bars. But they are almost meaningless and useless if your car doesn't have enough power. That's why this time I'm about to describe the means which should make your car go a little bit faster.
As far as I have '92 EG Honda Civic I've lurked different Honda forums, but the most useful is Honda-Tech in which I found the info and I'm about to share it with you. The original post is written by Spade from Hoda-Tech, but I've changed it a little, I hope nobody minds. Don't pay the attention that it was found in the forum devoted to the Hondas, most engines work by the same prinicple, so the info will be useful for all (excep turbo owners I think).
From my previous posts you should know that the main aim of all intakes is to mix an air with petrol. It's one of the main objectives of an engine. So, first of all let's make it breath well enough.
Cold Air Intakes make allow for a rather comfortable bump in the mid-range horsepower if they're placed in the front bumper. For exampe, the dyno test of RSX-S with K20s and CAI showed +20 Wheel HorsePower (whp) against +5 whp with short intake. Of course in some states it's not impossible to install such setup because of the weather and water which can get into the...