Air Intake for 06 s2k

Old 04-07-2010, 03:56 PM
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Air Intake for 06 s2k

i just got my s2k and its all stock fairly a new motor with less than 25 k on it. i need help i am a real newb to modding cars. i was wondering what else i could do to the cars help with fuel economy, better for the engine and something that doesnt trip the check engine light. will an air intake will do that for me. i drive this car everyday i dont want to add any intake that i cant drive in water. if there a good intake that anyone recommends with having to worry about things up. appericate it guys
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Old 04-07-2010, 04:00 PM
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nothing is going to help. sorry.
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Old 04-07-2010, 04:16 PM
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The only thing that will help fuel economy is a light right foot. An intake is more for engine bay show than anything else. Most of the intakes on the market have a bypass to prevent the engine from ingesting water and hydrolocking. An intake will not throw a CEL if done correctly and is S2k specific. If you live in California, be sure it's a CARB exempt part.
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Old 04-07-2010, 04:21 PM
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If you're looking for fuel economy, you'll need some nice, hard-rubbered all season tires, and run them at the max PSI listed on the sidewall (hopefully something around 50).

Next, get some 3.73 or 3.55 gears or so...if you can find them. (Good luck with that!)

Finally, always shift before 5000 rpm. Take out your passenger seat, spare tire & jack, a/c, and maybe swap out the glass window for an old plastic one. Weight and VTEC are your enemy.
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Old 04-07-2010, 04:49 PM
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But seriously folks, The S2000 is not an economy car. If it was bought for that reason, then the purchase was in error. It is a highly developed sports car which is at least 95% optimized. You can't improve anything on it with cheap parts and get any improvement. The combination of Mugen carbon airbox, headers and exhaust removes about 35 lbs. and adds about 15 hp in the midrange as measured when it was on a dyno 219 hp.

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Old 04-07-2010, 05:10 PM
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I don't know of any other cars that do what the S do, and get 28 mpg average...

The asking price is cheap for it's performance and engineering.

It's a great DD if you don't mind a low-slung roadster, ( I don't like it on the interstates, but they're few in my travels. ) and it's not prone to malfunction, if you don't screw with it or beat the **** out of it.

I'd call that economical.

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Old 04-07-2010, 06:05 PM
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^^well said^^
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:21 PM
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average of 28 miles per gallon? are we driving the same car jagg? i swear i get around 240-250 miles per tank all interstate miles. average speed around 70mph.

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Old 04-07-2010, 08:15 PM
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Keep it stock.
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:33 PM
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i guess i will keep it stock and get better tires... in that case.... so you guys dont recommend any air intake. i am in military got a another guaranteed 6 months here then might deploy. i dont want to mod it and then not be able to sell it when time comes. apologize dont know much about s2k but want to apply and learn
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:05 AM
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Basically, you are just buying the intake for looks, sound, and maybe 3whp. Alot of us on here have intakes really for the looks and sound. I have heard that the k&n intake works really well and sounds awesome, aem has a good cold air intake also. If i were you i would get one, the sound alone from a good intake is worth $250 imo, it will transform the car.
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:13 AM
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average of 28 miles per gallon? are we driving the same car jagg? i swear i get around 240-250 miles per tank all interstate miles. average speed around 70mph.
i'm right there with you, i usually avg 72-75mph and i'll get 240-250/tank. and there's always a couple times the foot will get a little heavy. didn't buy this car to drive like a grandma
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:35 AM
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250-260 a tank usually mixed city/hwy
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:57 AM
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Man, I am killing you guys in terms of MPG.
231 miles 7.5 gallons
266 miles 9 gallons

Just a couple of examples.
I drive 104 miles per day city highway mix.
I don't let the tank go that low before I fill up.
I only use Shell 93 octane so I make sure to fill up when I pass the same two stations. I fill up every 2.5 days or so. If I really pushed it and drove like a granny I might make three days between fill ups.
I just cruise with the top down and enjoy the drive
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I only run the 2 lane blacktop, all hills......60 miles per day.
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by yashooa View Post
Man, I am killing you guys in terms of MPG.
231 miles 7.5 gallons
266 miles 9 gallons

Just a couple of examples.
I drive 104 miles per day city highway mix.
I don't let the tank go that low before I fill up.
I only use Shell 93 octane so I make sure to fill up when I pass the same two stations. I fill up every 2.5 days or so. If I really pushed it and drove like a granny I might make three days between fill ups.
I just cruise with the top down and enjoy the drive
your a slow no thrills highway huger

Life in the borring lane!
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:13 PM
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yeah, i drive fast, i accelerate fast, no way i'm getting 260 out of 9 gallons. usually when i fill up i can fit between 10.5-11.5gal
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:37 PM
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I know old post---I think the S2K gets great gas mileage---this is compared to my previous 09 Tuned STI which gets 18mpg if I was nice on the gas pedal.
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:12 PM
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ive been averaging 28-31 with my car and i don't exactly drive like a old lady. Even with alot of spirited driving i still maintain over 25
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