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After searching for pretty much anything to mod out of boredom , pretty much since buying this car in July. I finally found somethings!


Thus far I have only found the intake for sale here. The rest i have not found to purchase as of yet.


Just thought I would share as I got kind of excited. Enough to join this forum. Also hello to all lol
 

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Nice Find!

I can't say I'm too excited about the air intake, but some of those exhaust options look interesting.

Oh, BTW, welcome to the forum. ;)
 

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Ya the Intake is essentially stock but switched to a conical filter I believe. But a lot of people swear the stock intake is usually the most efficient, So this might be an ok compromise. Excluding the entry price. Maybe a vendor group deal (probably wont drop it that much)? A non carbon fiber version would probably help a lot more. I also like that center exhaust and strut bar. The problem is they have the market cornered as far as I'm aware.That and these parts are probably fairly low volume. So they can charge what they want I guess.
 

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That was the one I was looking at as well. Depending on the price you might be better off taking the idea having a local fabricator make you one.
 

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After searching for pretty much anything to mod out of boredom , pretty much since buying this car in July. I finally found somethings!


Thus far I have only found the intake for sale here. The rest i have not found to purchase as of yet.


Just thought I would share as I got kind of excited. Enough to join this forum. Also hello to all lol
This intake would definately show some gain in power...but there's no way I am going to spend 500$ muschless 1000+$ ... ridiculous price...the existing intake passes enough air and I only would think need improvements if we going turbo otherwise its an overkill...
Also stock intake has cavities to trap liquid/ moisture from entering combustion chamber....
Definately a good item however a aftermarket filter likely would produce similar power gains... they
 

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Not really worried about water , but I’m in Cali. But I could care less about the carbon fiber. If they made a plastic version I’d probably already have it. Assuming it was only a few hundred . But 1200 is way to much. I’m not making a show car. Don’t need a carbon fiber intake. And I doubt it saves much weight.
 

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I wish Aem , Injen , Weapon-R or someone would make one . They would be much cheaper and no shipping from japan. Especially with japan post more or less shut down. But most companies have totally forgotten about Mitsubishi.
 

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Just make your own, man. :)

Go get some pre-bent aluminum piping, silicone couplers, T-bolt clamps, some and a K&N cone filter kit, maybe some aluminum bar for mounting, and call it a day. Keep your MAF assembly.
Do it yourself. It's not like it'll make maaad powah anyway - just maybe make the intake sound nicer.

Here's an example of something people want you to pay, for a few pieces you could pick up from Autozone, Home Depot, and Amazon - and do better.


Good luck.
 

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Here's another tool for you, if you think that honeycomb is too restrictive.


Remember, an intake on any car - even with a turbo - installed without any tuning, will do jack shit.
Furthermore, you need to match an intake with proper exhaust piping. And then tune.

Besides, I'd guess you'll be hitting more bottlenecks along the way, like a restrictive throttle body, or crappy flow design in a plastic intake manifold.
You get the picture. If you really want to make the Cross make some power, you're looking at having someone properly blueprint engine components to see what should be done to make it flow and breathe and burn better. Likely look for transplanted performance parts from a 4G15 or the like.

But then again... just stick to it making better "whooshy" sounds :)
Because you'll have to replace that CVT and TCU if you want to transfer any good, reliable power to the wheels with this bad boy anyway. Not for the faint of heart.
Nor for people who care to retain their 10yr/100mi warranty.
 

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I was actually thinking about making my own but was/ am hesitant as I have never tried it before. I was looking at specter performance tubing as it’s plastic. I never understood why they make them out of aluminum . The K&N plastic intakes and iceman foam/ plastic from back in the day make more sense to me. But maybe the air moves so fast it doesn’t really matter, I’m not sure. I was actually looking at that blitz filter / universal kit. Blitz was huge back in the day. Not sure if they are still quality parts like they used to be as they seem to have fallen out of favor with the import crowd when compared with what they used to be.

Another reason I havnt tried to make one is the whole turbo thing is still new to me. And intimidates me a bit. Maybe I’m getting old lol.

And ya that warranty is so good it’s kind of a pain lol. With my old civic 2 years and you were on your own. So you could do anything. This warranty complicates things.

But Bolt on parts can be removed easily if need be. I have modded all my cars to varying degrees. Totally Stock makes me sad and bored lol. I wish they had ralliart parts that were warranty friendly. Carb friendly would be nice too. Just makes things easier.

On a side note. Do you think the dealer will complain about a A- Bar / Bull bar being installed ? I Just installed one.
 

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As far as a tune and all that I don’t think I’d do that as long as the warranty is still in effect. Maybe just simple intake and axle back exhaust ( as I’ve only seen axle backs so far ). Axle back is kinda nice because it’s easy to remove though I guess for dealer trips. I have a old 4 inch JIC- Magic fully titanium muffler I thought about putting on but I think that would be to loud for this car
 
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