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Who knows how many times this has been brought up, as I didnt run a search. Im bored and figured Id open it up for new discussion.

Anyway: Ive thought about thowing a few go fast goodies on my 6i just to see if I can get a little more daily driven fun out of it. Ive modded a lot of cars but never a NA 4cyl. How much could the 2.3 realy respond to modification?

When I bought the car, I decided to check auto zone for a K&N. Suprisingly eneough they had one in stock, so I picked it up. Installed it and gutted the box just for fun. Im thinking how much better could a CAI really be?

I also thought about a magnaflow catback.. but, again... the 6 has a throaty sound to it anyway. It must be a better flowing design than they use on the 3, bc its noticably louder. I drove both when I looked at DDs. When dealing wi a NA 2.3, how much better could it be with a little more flow??
 

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the gutted airbox mod will not give you any significant power gains, just more sound ... CAI will give you power + sound ...
 

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I'm not sure on the 6i but on the 6s I had the airbox mod before getting my CAI and I notice a difference. I felt that the airbox mod was more for sound.
 

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There used to be a dyno somewhere that showed the airbox mod on a v6 I think it was gained like 2 HP, but who knows... LOL
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The 6i gained like 5hp or something like that, plus the sound, with the airbox mod. I can feel when it gets cooler outside my car does have a little more power than it used to. Everytime I'm taking off from a stop, I'm chirping and I'm not even hitting the gas that hard..
 
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