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A F'n J
04-06-2002, 12:56 PM
The other day I saw an Accord like mine with a small universal scoop on the passanger side of the hood. I figured they had a short ram intake and put the scoop on the hood to get a colder/more direct air flow. I started to wonder if this would be more efective than a cold air intake? Has anyone here done this or know how efective if would be? I'm thinking of trying it what is the best SHORT ram intake?

HondaSport
04-06-2002, 05:25 PM
You would need to seal the filter in some kind of enclosure to really make it effective, unless u have the filter right up against the opening of the scoop. For the cost of body work etc, a CAI would work just as well. There is a reason why people dont use hood scoops with Hondas.

seamusaccord
04-06-2002, 08:59 PM
what is that reason

Logan
04-08-2002, 03:54 PM
On 2002-04-06 17:25, HondaSport wrote:
For the cost of body work etc, a CAI would work just as well. There is a reason why people dont use hood scoops with Hondas.



there ya go

silver_accord
04-09-2002, 09:24 AM
think about it...hot air rises. The WRX has a hood scoop for it's stock intercooler. However, if you look at the race WRX, they put the intercooler in the front (behind the bumper). This method yield cold air w/o hot air from the engine.

Lesson for the day, just stick w/ CAI.

joeydollaz
04-09-2002, 04:14 PM
i was watchina video, the car (which was strickly track) had the intake sticking out of where the passnerger side headlight was. i thought that was pretty cool looking. iu'm not sure if that is common but it looked pretty bad ass. =)

B18C5er
04-10-2002, 02:21 AM
ya, i have a question about that. How come on some unibody race cars u see them have one headlight while the other one was covered up with body moulding or something?

CivicHB95
04-10-2002, 02:34 AM
To get air flow going at the intake.

Max'dLude83
04-10-2002, 12:33 PM
On 2002-04-10 02:34, CivicHB95 wrote:
To get air flow going at the intake.


basically

integr8
04-10-2002, 05:35 PM
On 2002-04-09 16:14, joeydollaz wrote:
i was watchina video, the car (which was strickly track) had the intake sticking out of where the passnerger side headlight was. i thought that was pretty cool looking. iu'm not sure if that is common but it looked pretty bad ass. =)


Its common on the track, its called ram air. Direct cold air plus you get sort of a natural forced induction thing going on that some claim works well but Ive had no personal experience with it.

A-ccord
04-10-2002, 11:25 PM
Iceman makes one

eldogg350
08-18-2003, 02:13 AM
its for better air flow...

but if u have a 17 second car it wont make a difference...

:(

deevergote
08-18-2003, 11:27 AM
It wouldn't be more effective than a CAI unless you can do as HondaSport said and seal the filter to the scoop. If the only air it's sucking in is through the scoop, then yeah, it would probably do some good. Of course, I wouldn't imagine that it would be good in the rain...

Short ram intakes don't really follow the same principles as CAIs do regarding sound waves. They're so short that it doesn't really matter. So, any pipe would probably do. I'd suggest AEM since their CAI is one of the best. I wouldn't see why their short ram would be any different!