2012+ Civic Intake List With Product Info & Links

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  1. Dar-Dar

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    Any time. Typically, any non-si bolt-on parts will fit any 2012 Civic LX/EX regardless if it is manual or auto.
     
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    thanks I appreciate the help!
     
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    This is just my opinion based on ambient temps I took from my own car. I have a dedicated temp sensor and used it with K&N Typhoon and now a 3.5 in. Street Series CAI with battery relocate. Air is now pulling from behind the driver headlamp. The difference is night and day. Much cooler air with 3.5 CAI.

    Greddy, Takeda and K&N all pull hot air from the engine, Injen maybe pulling slightly cooler air than the others. Once these units heat up under the hood, they tend to heat the air coming in. Greddy and Takeda are the same unit with different badges, Takeda is cheaper.

    Look at where each intake pulls air from. If it's not near the driver side headlight, the air is coming in hot . . . even if it's hooked into the oem air ducts like the Greddy, Takeda and K&N.

    That said, my car never ran badly pulling hot air in through the K&N and it made a great sound, looked good and made me happy.
     
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    injen or k&n ? whats better ?
     
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    PRL 3.5" CAI
     
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  9. PINGU_SI

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    witch one is the one that i should buy because i want to change the intake manifold ? or will it fit the stock manifold and the one i buy too ?
     
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    Thank you webby.

    As webby pointed out, there are options for stock intake manifold/TB, RBC/Stock tb, or RBC/ZDX TB. If you can, try to swap out all three at once...CAI, TB, and RBC.
     
  12. twister8008

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    Which cold air intake is better? Aem or Injen?
     
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    Thanks. I am not sure I am comfortable with moving the battery. What else is involved with that install?
     
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    Replacing the stock clutch line with a stainless steel line. Neither are all that difficult to do.
     
  16. twister8008

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    @squiggy, I appreciate the response. I am going to forgo a full "change up" of my engine bay and go with a drop-in style intake. I really like the way the AEM intake sounds in the posted video. Performance gains are not my priority with this update; I am going for sound. I have also seen positive notes about the AEM. I know VIT dislikes the K&N, because he said it makes you LOSE power. That is a no-go for me. I don't mind if I gain only 1-2 HP, but I can't lose power. This is the one I am leaning towards: http://www.autoanything.com/air-intakes/61A2052A0A0.aspx.

    Does anyone have any testimonials for this intake? I am open to other suggestions as well. I have flash pro and I am currently tuning my car.
     
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  17. ericc191

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    Also, does anyone happen to have a video of how the AEM sounds from withing the vehicle during wide open throttle?

    Thanks!
     
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    Is there a thread or DIY for a short ram intake? Mine doesn't have a spot for the stock hoses to plug onto, and I need a little direction
     
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    I found the AEM for 320 shipped and pulled the trigger. Once I get it installed I'll post a couple clips of how it sounds. I also ordered a p2r throttle body spacer.
     
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    View: http://youtu.be/zKpgAJCooXI


    I just installed my AEM CAI this afternoon and it went pretty smoothly. I have a couple things I would like to note for other people who may buy this intake.

    1. You do not have to trim any of the wheel well plastic like the instructions say. In fact, I feel it gives a lot more protection from water by not trimming the area. It will close right up just like it was stock so don't worry. The filter does sit just behind the fog lights and if you are in a wet area, I would strongly suggest purchasing the AEM 1-4000 Dry Flow Air Filter Wrap.
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    2. There is a spot where the intake tube could potentially cause a clanking noise during WOT. I fixed this by placing a small piece of foam 3M double sided tape on the tubing next to it.
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    3. The shifter bushings are easily accessed now. So in the future, if you upgrade them with some Hybrid Racing shifter bushings, you wont be forced to remove some of your intake to reach them.
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    4. This intake does not force you to relocate the battery or clutch lines. That was a huge deciding factor for me.
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