Alot of people might think "Why? Why not keep the cold air intake in?" well, i must have tried over 6 different intake systems for my car ranging from ECIS, to cheap ass OBX, to even a home-made one. I have a few comments on them,
1/ being that they all worked the same, even my homemade one
I didn't notice any difference driving with either of them in, so
I am assuming they all worked the same for me.
2/ My home made one sounded cooler =) (nice throaty sound)
but alas, i noticed my car just didn't have it's perks it once did when i bought it, and i've always had an intake on my car since i got my exhaust, and i always blamed the exhaust, or tranny, but it was my intake!!!
I switched back to my stock intake with a K&N filtercharger, and wow!
what a difference! I have much more torque, and the car feels much smoother all throughout the shifts etc.
In conclusion, i am just assuming that an intake kit just isn't made for automatic cars. See what happens, is inbetween shifts there is a lag, and during that lag the intake rattles like crazy, and then you get proper air flowing again around 2500rpms (which takes time to get to! =/) During that spool up, you lose precious quarter mile time, not to mention power. With the stock air box it seems to have the same ammount of power and torque all throughout the rpm's, not just at above 2500~3000rpm
This would be much different with a standard car where i could shift at high enough revs that my rpms wouldn't drop below 3000rpm and everything would work peachy....not the case with the auto =/
Can anybody comment? Are my findings all in my head or does it sound logical? I dont think i'll be putting another intake kit in my car just because it seems to run much more smoothly without it, it's less noisy, and there is very little stall now.
But whatever works right?