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i really dont know why im asking this...
finals week FTL...

but i have a SRI, no CAI, its too wet and doesnt get very warm where i live

but i am driving back down to california, do you think it would be a better idea to put my stock airbox back on my S or keep the SRI

thinking about heat soak as an issue, what do you think would be a better idea?

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It's only a roadtrip right? You're not going to be taking it to the track or anything, right? I suppose the stock airbox would be a good idea if you still have it.
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well im pretty sure it wouldnt matter if u kept the sri in or replace it back wit the stock.. i dont kno how much heat ur tlkn bout.. cuz im on the east coast... but if ur like me.. and ur worried about whats best for ur cart...then maybe u should lean more towards the stock intake. but i doubt there would be a prob wit the sri tho... depends on whether u feel like replacing it...
 

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Leave the SRI. The only time you're going to have a "real" problem with heatsoak is if it's 90+ degrees out and you're sitting in stop and go traffic then after a stop you want to go straight to redline. Yeah you're going to be about 10 ponies down, but you've still got 190 left. Anyway, if you're in traffic I highly doubt you'll be hitting vtec much.

So basically, unless you're trying to get the fastest quarter mile you can I wouldn't worry about it. It's not going to effect gas mileage or anything, especially on the open road.
 

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Yeah I also wanted to add that. Heatsoak shouldnt be a problem unless you're trying to go fast.
ie. heatsoak a ford escort nobody will notice. :)


unless gas mileage is affected with heatsoak. I'm not sure about that.
 

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I think you should be fine. You should think about getting rid of that short ram intake though. I personally think they don't have the best gains and short rams seem to be super loud compared to cold airs. Maybe it echoes a lot in the engine bay or something?

I think if you replace trhe stock box you might be able to guarantee a little better gas mileage perhaps on the way down? I don't know fersure, but just a thought.
 

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I think you should be fine. You should think about getting rid of that short ram intake though. I personally think they don't have the best gains and short rams seem to be super loud compared to cold airs. Maybe it echoes a lot in the engine bay or something?

I think if you replace trhe stock box you might be able to guarantee a little better gas mileage perhaps on the way down? I don't know fersure, but just a thought.
If you're driving on the highway the whole time you will not see a drop in gas mileage. I've been using the V2 for quite some time now with no real negative effects, besides super hot days sitting in traffic, but what kind of mileage does any car get when it's not moving? 0mpg.

Anyhow, don't let the heatsoak fiends freak you out. You'll be fine. :thumbsup:
 

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i can not see why you should have to change the intake, but if it helps you sleep at night, go for it, your the one that has to drive it, plus who doesnt love working on their car, even if it is changing it back to stock...have fun!
 

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Well, most of the intake and filter manufactures say that a filter that flows more freely gives you better gas mileage. But, I don’t think it’s too big of a deal at all. i would just leave it, less for you to do :thumbsup:
 

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You WILL get better mileage on the highway. Highway speeds move air around the engine bay negating most of the heatsoak (still not as good as CAI). Sitting in traffic does suck with heatsoak, but you'd only be in any kind of trouble (and not even a whole lot of trouble) if you had a reflash or KPRO tune that keeps you at a specific A/F for optimal power.
 

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I would think that the Sri would be more efficient..less weight and shorter path for the air to travel, + better mileage...Im no expert though
 

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You WILL get better mileage on the highway. Highway speeds move air around the engine bay negating most of the heatsoak (still not as good as CAI). Sitting in traffic does suck with heatsoak, but you'd only be in any kind of trouble (and not even a whole lot of trouble) if you had a reflash or KPRO tune that keeps you at a specific A/F for optimal power.
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Since you will be moving the whole time you will get enough airflow through your engine bay so that heatsoak won't be a problem.
 
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Since you will be moving the whole time you will get enough airflow through your engine bay so that heatsoak won't be a problem.
never thought about it that way...

im just sort of scared to take my rsx on that long of drive... :noes: its my baby

but i guess it isnt that hot around there nor here so it shouldnt be a problem

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never thought about it that way...

im just sort of scared to take my rsx on that long of drive... :noes: its my baby

but i guess it isnt that hot around there nor here so it shouldnt be a problem

THANK YOU EVERYONE

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I freaked out before I took my baby up to PA the first time.


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I have a v2 and have made pleanty of road trips in pouring rain, i always check my filter and it never feels wet or damp. I wouldnt worry about it.
 

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i really dont know why im asking this...
finals week FTL...

but i have a SRI, no CAI, its too wet and doesnt get very warm where i live

but i am driving back down to california, do you think it would be a better idea to put my stock airbox back on my S or keep the SRI

thinking about heat soak as an issue, what do you think would be a better idea?

+rep to anyone who helps :thumbsup:
Heatsoak isn't an issue when you're crusing down the highway. I'd keep the SRI simply for the MPG gain. It's good for at least 1+ MPG.
 
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