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We've been in the business for quite awhile but never in our whole history of selling, designing, testing, and marketing parts has an intake for a Civic ever posted such massive power gains.

The new Injen intake for the 2016 Civic 1.5L Turbo engine produces a truly insane +29hp and +25 ft-lbs of torque at peak power. And the gains are not just at peak power...hp and tq go up significantly across the whole engine power range (see the dyno below for proof). My guess is this engine likes to breath quite a bit and is more potent from the factory than Honda would have you believe. It is most likely highly restricted by the factory intake system, maybe for NVH (noise) requirements. Whatever the reason, the results are amazing.

The particular intake is designed for the CVT transmission currently available on the Civic Turbo models, but should work for the manual transmission as well (when it comes out). It also converts to a short ram intake, but the real world power gains may not be as high if you choose to do that.

The intake is scheduled to be out of production and shippable anywhere from 2/19 to 2/23. Feel free to use our "save10" Tax Season discount code to save $10 instantly.

Product link to purchase: Injen Cold Air Intake 2016 10th Gen Civic Turbo

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I should explain one other thing about this dyno chart.

Do you see how the graph never makes it to redline and has strange looking "curly q's" at the end? I'm almost positive this is due to the CVT transmission...it will never reach maximum RPM under power. In addition, it seems the ECU or CVT may have some sort of torque sensing function that determines the best spot (max torque) to hold the RPMs at under full load. That is why you see the difference in powerband maximum RPMS between the car with and without the Injen intake.

I will reach out to Injen regarding this to see if they have any more information.

EDIT: Injen did confirm the CVT and factory ECU behavior is quite inconsistent. Injen did about 8 baseline runs, and another 8 or so after the intake install. The intake showed consistent gains, although the amount did vary. The total range of these variances was between about +22hp and +40hp. They also brought in multiple cars and re-tested. They also did not change the fuel (87 octane was used) or feed in any cold air.
 

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Is anyone is ordering? Would be happy to hear some customer reviews and also why people went for this from the info that is available?

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I have the 6 spd 2.0 litre which I suspect will have similar gains, if not just a tad shy. Any timeframe on the finished product for the 2.0L? You could hear a mini growl even with just the stock box. Looking forward to the finished intake. ECU is next. Local tuners are suspecting 200 HP without internals or before any boosting for the 2.0L We'll see.
 

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I have the 6 spd 2.0 litre which I suspect will have similar gains, if not just a tad shy. Any timeframe on the finished product for the 2.0L? You could hear a mini growl even with just the stock box. Looking forward to the finished intake. ECU is next. Local tuners are suspecting 200 HP without internals or before any boosting for the 2.0L We'll see.
The 2.0L is not out in the U.S. yet. We expect it will come out in the Si model within the next 3 months or so.

EDIT: Sorry I thought you were talking about the 2.0L Turbo motor. For the naturally aspirated 2.0L motor, I don't have an ETA on an intake yet.
 

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All Good. I will probably do a swap with that turbo motor from Japan as soon as possible. If not, I'll drop in an Accord V6 with a Turbo. Thanks for the info though. That intake looks proper for the turbo.
 

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Just so you know the intake will not affect the operation of the factory exhaust gas recirculation or PCV system.

A catch can on a turbo car is always a good idea, but definitely not required for this intake.
Oh really? I would think that a bigger intake would make more air available to both of those systems, therefore potentially increasing the amount of blowby on the stock system.
 

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Oh really? I would think that a bigger intake would make more air available to both of those systems, therefore potentially increasing the amount of blowby on the stock system.
Yes, you're correct, but keep in mind the intake is really only drawing more air when you're on the throttle probably 75% or more. The additional amount of blowby will be very small compared to stock.

My point was the intake does nothing to inhibit the operation of the factory EGR or PCV systems. You leave them 100% in place.
 

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I doubt the MPG will be affected much at all. Since the intake lessens restriction to flow, your MPG may go up slightly during normal driving, but if you are flat footing around town a lot, then it could go down a bit. So it will really depend on driving style. If you maintain the exact same driving style as before, then the MPG in theory should go up a little bit. We have not tested this though.
 

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Do you know if it's necessary to take off the bumper for installation? maybe just taking the front wheel out would do the trick?
 

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Do you know if it's necessary to take off the bumper for installation? maybe just taking the front wheel out would do the trick?
I believe you possibly could use a shortcut like you suggested, but for the cold air version of this intake, the official install instructions will have you taking off the front bumper, which is actually easier than you probably think. We have a video of how to do it on a 2014 Civic here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzSuRZiqVnQ

If you choose to use this intake as a short ram only, then you do not need to remove the front bumper.
 

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Does the short ram sells separately or do I have to buy the CAI and only use half of it?
Currently you have to purchase the whole intake. I think that in the future Injen may be releasing just a short ram version. The power gains will probably go down a bit though.
 

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What do you say abou blow off valve? Does it make sense to you on this car with the CVT trans? Wouldnt mind to hear the turbo from time to time? Any recommendations, part# ? Thanks for sharing
 

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What do you say abou blow off valve? Does it make sense to you on this car with the CVT trans? Wouldnt mind to hear the turbo from time to time? Any recommendations, part# ? Thanks for sharing
The BOV is recirculating, so you will never hear it that much. This Injen intake will allow you to hear it a little better though, and you'll also hear more turbo sounds as well.
 
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