I would have to drive in some deep ass water to hydrolock.
I wasn't sure how far down your CAI's went down. However, the dealership where I bought my car was putting in a new engine for some dude who had the Mazdaspeed CAI and hydro-locked. I don't know what the circumstances were. What I couldn't believe is that the guy's car insurance (Gieco) actually covered the cost!!!!!yea my filter is a foot and a half above the ground so hydrolocking isn't really a issue.. puddles aren't going to do anything besides wet the filter a little and that isn't going to hurt anything.. i love my cpe cai.. there are a lot of threads on this subject and you can read up on many of our member's experiences with both cai's and sri's. but at the end of the day it's your choice
Incorrect, you don't get gains from an intake specific to certain gears. The 6i doesn't get much from intakes anyways so it isn't a big deal.Just to add in cuz I have an AEM CAI, you get nothing from it until at least 2nd or 3rd gear when A. that cooler(?) air get that cooler and 2. the air swirl effect starts to push the air thru. My AEM ive noticed gives more of a boost, no pun intended, at higher speeds especially in 5th gear you can feel the acceleration difference. Maybe its just me but thats my exp with a CAI
Well, first things first, you have a 6, not an Atenza, lol.what is stall speed ? and if the 2.3l atenza dsnt get much out of a CAI , than what would be a good upgrade ? replacing the header with larger ones and keep the stock air filter system ? or something else ? please do write !
Correct Im just giving examples of when I can feel the car performing better higher up you go in gear. Maybe its just me but I feel my car accelerates just a lil faster thru those gears than it did before. I.E. I do feel a better acceleration in 5th gear than when I had the stock box in.Incorrect, you don't get gains from an intake specific to certain gears. The 6i doesn't get much from intakes anyways so it isn't a big deal.
As for getting off the line faster, I'm guessing you have an automatic. In that case, brake-torquing to the stall speed helped me tremendously at the drag strip. The 5spd atx has a stall speed 2250rpm and I believe the 4spd atx has a higher (2500) stall speed.