Ok this one is a longshot but can I use the BOTTOM piping (MAf to fenderwell) of a B14 sr20 cai for a B13 ga16? I could get one locally for relatively cheap (i think) but I don't know if this is such a good idea.
Hmmm... halfway there then I guess. My thought was doing a cheapass sort of frankenstein (it's alive!!!) cai. I figured that I'd use a cheap ebay shortram pipe as the TB to MAF and the MAF to fender(which I think would have been the hard part) I'd use the hotshot. I think this way I could switch to a WAI if it rains a whole lot.wildmane said:Yep, you shouldn't.. I have an SR20 CAI and the MAF-to-TB pipe section is giving me the trouble..
The SR20 MAF-to-fender pipe is the same width, same everything as the GA16 one.
It's always best to use things that are designed for your car.knock_it_off_hudson said:Hmmm... halfway there then I guess. My thought was doing a cheapass sort of frankenstein (it's alive!!!) cai. I figured that I'd use a cheap ebay shortram pipe as the TB to MAF and the MAF to fender(which I think would have been the hard part) I'd use the hotshot. I think this way I could switch to a WAI if it rains a whole lot.
Yeah I know. But I'm trying to be creative(i.e. I'm cheap :loser: ). I mean if the MAF to Fender tube is exactly the same as a CORRECT one then the only things i'd have to worry about is:myoung said:It's always best to use things that are designed for your car.
You can switch any CAI quickly ... Rain won't bother you, unless you plan on driving through 2 foot deep water.
It's not that it's a bad idea if your end goal is to save money... But the size does make a difference. In several tests the smaller diameter upper pipe has proven to gain more power on the GA16.. if you take a look at the Hotshot CAI I'll see what I mean. , but if the best performance possible isn't really an issue then go for it..knock_it_off_hudson said:I know what your saying about getting stuff designed for your car but if the difference is small then I'd rather put the $125 or so that i'd save into some thing more important like the exhaust. But good advice is good advice so if this REALLY is a bad idea then i'll scrap it and bite the bullet.
We seem to be in the same predicament (assuming I go through with this). Where are you gonna find a 2.5 inch pipe that fits the GA TB though? I'm guessing you had problems getting the sr20 pipe to fit your ga16 TB right?wildmane said:Wait, Mr. Young, will the SR20 maf-to-TB pipe lose power on a GA? Would it be a good idea for me to replace the SR20 maf-to-TB pipe with a GA one?
HS tested this and the 2.5" upper pipe made more overall power than the 3"wildmane said:CAI Kits for GA16de motors come with the proper diameter tubing and couplers... I had to go to Home Depot and scavenge some couplers myself. I also had to cut them a bit to get it all to fit in good. I should've just bought some silicone ones, though.. would have been a much easier process..
I'm just wondering if a 3" maf-to-TB really will lose power on a GA16de, or simply just not gain as much as a 2.5" ...