Intake question for 08

Old 08-02-2008, 05:36 AM
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Intake question for 08

Well I keep searching and am not finding an answer so I will ask you experts. What is it about the 06-08's that prevents me from putting on a cold air intake? I want a V2 as I have had one on a previous vehicle, but AEM's site says 00-05. It seems just about every intake I find is 00-05 only. Can anyone clue me in to what the deal is? Starting to think I should have bought a used 05 instead of new. Thanks in advance for any info you guys have.
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Old 08-03-2008, 08:44 PM
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The 06+ are DBW. I would think the throttle body is the main factor to why it wouldn't fit.
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:24 AM
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When I was trying to buy an intake for my S2K (before I realized that if I want to buy a turbo later in life, the intake would be a waste of money), some guy at a rims shop told me that I shouldn't buy a cold air intake for the S2000. I didn't ask why, and I don't really care to know why since I don't plan on buying one now.
I'm sure this information isn't relevant to your thread, but I thought I'd just drop my $0.02 about myself.
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Old 08-04-2008, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by S2K AP2 View Post
When I was trying to buy an intake for my S2K (before I realized that if I want to buy a turbo later in life, the intake would be a waste of money), some guy at a rims shop told me that I shouldn't buy a cold air intake for the S2000. I didn't ask why, and I don't really care to know why since I don't plan on buying one now.
I'm sure this information isn't relevant to your thread, but I thought I'd just drop my $0.02 about myself.
The man speaks the truth. An intake will not make a lot of power on the S. If you are looking for power, get a 70mm single exhaust and a AFC and a tune. That should get you some good power.
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Old 08-04-2008, 12:19 PM
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The vacuum fittings are different. There's an extra hole for a vacuum line that the 06+'s do not have. I stuck my MAF sensor (I think), in that hole and it works fine.
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Originally Posted by S2K AP2 View Post
When I was trying to buy an intake for my S2K (before I realized that if I want to buy a turbo later in life, the intake would be a waste of money), some guy at a rims shop told me that I shouldn't buy a cold air intake for the S2000. I didn't ask why, and I don't really care to know why since I don't plan on buying one now.
I'm sure this information isn't relevant to your thread, but I thought I'd just drop my $0.02 about myself.
WTF???

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The vacuum fittings are different. There's an extra hole for a vacuum line that the 06+'s do not have. I stuck my MAF sensor (I think), in that hole and it works fine.
Correct. They modified the PVC as well. It was to make the car better at not consuming oil. It will work with a little modifying. Go the easier route and get the K&N FIPK.
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WTF???
What don't you understand about that post?
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Old 08-04-2008, 01:16 PM
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Because some guy at a "Rims Shop" told you. Sorry, but the guys at the local Tire Kingdom barely know how to mount a tire on a rim.

Plus a lot of your reply's and/or thread topics are all along the lines of WTF...

Take care!

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What don't you understand about that post?
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Originally Posted by dezignpro04 View Post
Because some guy at a "Rims Shop" told you. Sorry, but the guys at the local Tire Kingdom barely know how to mount a tire on a rim.

Plus a lot of your reply's and/or thread topics are all along the lines of WTF...

Take care!
WTF!!!

Umm... No. Because I spell words correctly makes my replies along the lines of "WTF"? Really?
Okay, dezignpro04.

Anyway, the guy at the "rim shop" also had a catalog of K&N objects, such as cold air intakes, oil coolers, etc. I walked in to see if they sold any lightweight Enkei rims, and the guy began asking me if I was trying to tune my S2K. Long story short, he recommended that I not purchase an intake unless I do not want to spend money on a turbocharger.
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WTF!!!

Umm... No. Because I spell words correctly makes my replies along the lines of "WTF"? Really?
Okay, dezignpro04.

Anyway, the guy at the "rim shop" also had a catalog of K&N objects, such as cold air intakes, oil coolers, etc. I walked in to see if they sold any lightweight Enkei rims, and the guy began asking me if I was trying to tune my S2K. Long story short, he recommended that I not purchase an intake unless I do not want to spend money on a turbocharger.
For mods to go from a CAI to FI is a big gap. Sounds absurd to me. Whatever floats your boat. (or sinks it...)
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Well I'm certainly sorry I started this exchange... but really thanks for the responses, it makes sense. I understand they don't make any power alone, I like the sound at WOT. I'll just stick to stock for the most part. I got a chance to enjoy the car this weekend and it is very nice in the corners and has adequate power. Thanks again for the answers, much appreciated.
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Originally Posted by Honda9000 View Post
Well I'm certainly sorry I started this exchange... but really thanks for the responses, it makes sense. I understand they don't make any power alone, I like the sound at WOT. I'll just stick to stock for the most part. I got a chance to enjoy the car this weekend and it is very nice in the corners and has adequate power. Thanks again for the answers, much appreciated.
To each their own. Heck, I had a CAI on my car 3 years ago. And you are correct, the sound at WOT with a CAI is pretty nifty. But as stated above, the gains will be very minimal, but it doesn't sound like you're worried about that. I don't think you'll have any problems with a CAI that is "for 00-05 only". A CAI is essentially just some piping, couplers, a filter, and a few swivel clamps. I don't think DBW has any ill effect on having a CAI, as I'm 99% sure the throttle body opening is the same diameter. And if it doesn't work, I'm sure you could just return it.

Good luck!
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+1! good thread, helpful opinions. thanks
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