Very excited to see this installed.
I'm starting to think that way too, as you noted a Flashpro will be miles ahead of an intake for just a few more bucks. Even the Hondata reflash sounds like a pretty good deal for someone that doesn't want to mess with tunes. Everyone I know who has used a Flashpro from my other car club say it's the best bang for the buck.Yea I thought the same thing on those claims.Im putting my cash that would be used for a intake towards the Flash Pro.I know Vitaliy and for under $600 I'll be getting a tune and FP.This intake runs around $360ish and for a couple hundred more FP can pull real at the wheel HP.Im probably going with no after market intake as I did with my SI.My SI had a Catted down pipe and Invidia catback and gained 30HP at the wheels on a edyno.
As a former 8th gen SI with FlashPro owner, it was the best for that car. Those engines responded so well to H/I/E upgrades and FP just helped the engine run so much better, I hope the same is true for the 10th gen. There was a reason I paid $650 for mine and 1.5yrs later sold it used for $500, its because they work.I'm starting to think that way too, as you noted a Flashpro will be miles ahead of an intake for just a few more bucks. Even the Hondata reflash sounds like a pretty good deal for someone that doesn't want to mess with tunes. Everyone I know who has used a Flashpro from my other car club say it's the best bang for the buck.
To some extent yes, I think it's less about intake temp , and more about increased air flow into the engine, leaning out the really rich air-fuel mixture you get when the ecm dumps fuel. A bit leaner makes more power. But I as alluded to, the ecm may eventually adjust for the extra air flow which it can detect after a few miles after the modification.Wouldn't the intercooler have a cooling effect on heat soak from a short ram intake pulling warm air into the engine?Making a cool air intake unnecessary?
Look forward to hearing your opinion on it after you get it installed. I think it is the best intake design right now from the ones that I've seen.I am going with the Takdea. I have one on my 2013 Si and love it. Great compramise between short ram and cold.
It is also one of the few intakes on the 2.4L that does not require a tune to run it. Hoping the same is the case for the 1.5 until Hondata/K Tuner have had more time to work on a good tune.
I am hoping Vit starts working on the 1.5L, he seems to be the man to go to on the older models.
Clicked on the link and your pricing isn't as you have listed above at $350.90?Here is the link $350.90
We added this intake to our site after seeing this thread. Thanks for the heads up on the new part. It does look very functional for the price