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Old July 3rd, 2020, 02:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cold air intake

This seems to be one of the first things people do to their eclipse , and I'm looking at adding this however I was just reading that rain + cai = no good . . . I live in British Columbia (essentially a rain forest) , all it ever does is rain . Should I stay away for this ? My temp gauge is always exactly where it should be but my god is it ever hot under the hood , probably a result of the bad cats as I posted in the previous post .
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Old July 3rd, 2020, 04:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Cold air intakes don't lower Underwood temperatures or coolant temperature. Working right, they may actually raise them slightly.

I feel the biggest gain from one vs stock is cool sounds. Stock already is a cold air design, taking air from the front of the car.

In Ontario, I never had an issue with mine aside from car washes with underspray and a foot of standing water. So, your call
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Cold air intakes don't lower Underwood temperatures or coolant temperature. Working right, they may actually raise them slightly.

I feel the biggest gain from one vs stock is cool sounds. Stock already is a cold air design, taking air from the front of the car.

In Ontario, I never had an issue with mine aside from car washes with underspray and a foot of standing water. So, your call
Good to know thanks , I believe the extra warmth under the hood is from my plugged cats . And I only use the hand wand car washes so won't have to worry about that .
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If your car is 2.4 then DC Sports CAI with Injen Hydroshield is your solution. As for hood temp i heat wrapped and high temp silicone sprayed my RRE headers and i can tell the difference, also safe from rain so far. If no emissions regulations plague you then COUGH!!meowdeleteCOUGH!! for that pesky problem.
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If your car is 2.4 then DC Sports CAI with Injen Hydroshield is your solution. As for hood temp i heat wrapped and high temp silicone sprayed my RRE headers and i can tell the difference, also safe from rain so far. If no emissions regulations plague you then COUGH!!meowdeleteCOUGH!! for that pesky problem.
Oh nice someone just told the DC sports intake is on sale on Amazon . But I was looking on RRE's site and under their cold air intakes they say only the short ram fits for a 2.4 L Automatic due to transmission size , and the DC sport intake is long although it says it fits . . . So I'm not sure now . And I'm in BC Canada , we don't have any inspections or emissions etc , if I could get away with just gutting the cats I would but I have no idea how with the first two being built into the manifold . . . Got quoted $2000 to replace the first two cats so if there's a way to just gut or get rid of them and not have to buy headers or replace them that would be great . I way overpaid for this car and I'm pretty deep invested just getting it back to running order already . . .
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Old July 13th, 2020, 02:51 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Gutting is free. RRE headers are gonna be about 550cad to your door. Or aftermarket OEM style replacements are about $400 to your door off RockAuto for the cheap one, I believe. There's a 5% discount code in the vendor's section
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In my Role Playing world I unbolted mine as it was necessary to reach the starter then patiently used a tire spoon to break the platinum combs from the bottom end. Make sure you get everything out. I rinsed mine then bolted them back on. Easy.

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