cheap short ram! (plus UK/gundo exhaust mod)

Joined
Jan 22, 2018
Messages
32
Reaction score
39
Location
illinois
Car(s)
2018 Civic Hatchback Sport
Country flag
I had some free time to tinker with my sport hatch. Had an old AEM dryflow filter laying around and since I wasn't ready to shell more than $100 for an air intake system, I planned to hack the maf housing/intake top cover to accommodate the cone filter. I ordered the top cover part# 17210-5AA-A00 for under $17 at hondapartsnetwork.com picked up for free.
IMG_20180412_235622.jpg
Hacked it with my Dremel just leaving enough space for the filter to securely attach to the maf housing.
IMG_20180413_101029.jpg IMG_20180413_101357.jpg IMG_20180413_101012.jpg
I also left one of the top bolt for support attachment.
IMG_20180413_101824.jpg
Also rotated the "accordion" hose so it's aligned straight.
IMG_20180413_102158.jpg
IMG_20180412_234733.jpg
Let me know what you guys think. Cost is $17 for the top cover, filter is free (probably $40-50 new).



Advertisement


 
Last edited:

odinist

Senior Member
First Name
Matt
Joined
Mar 27, 2018
Messages
328
Reaction score
297
Location
OKC
Website
www.mithgarthr.com
Car(s)
2018 Aegean Blue Si Sedan
Vehicle Showcase
1
Country flag
Dude! I literally have been thinking about doing something exactly like this!! Either this, or modifying the bottom part of the airbox with tubing that runs down to draw air from the fender. Not sure which yet, but still... Very cool to see this actually done, since it's been bouncing around in my head for like a week.

Do you have any video of how it sound?
 

odinist

Senior Member
First Name
Matt
Joined
Mar 27, 2018
Messages
328
Reaction score
297
Location
OKC
Website
www.mithgarthr.com
Car(s)
2018 Aegean Blue Si Sedan
Vehicle Showcase
1
Country flag
Damn, I just checked for the part for mine... the Si version is 80 freaking bucks!
 
OP
blksprthtchbck©
Joined
Jan 22, 2018
Messages
32
Reaction score
39
Location
illinois
Car(s)
2018 Civic Hatchback Sport
Country flag
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #4
Dude! I literally have been thinking about doing something exactly like this!! Either this, or modifying the bottom part of the airbox with tubing that runs down to draw air from the fender. Not sure which yet, but still... Very cool to see this actually done, since it's been bouncing around in my head for like a week.

Do you have any video of how it sound?
No video yet but I can definitely hear the turbo spool!
 
OP
blksprthtchbck©
Joined
Jan 22, 2018
Messages
32
Reaction score
39
Location
illinois
Car(s)
2018 Civic Hatchback Sport
Country flag
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
Damn, I just checked for the part for mine... the Si version is 80 freaking bucks!
Holy crap that's so much more :eek:
You can always use the one that came with your car :dunno: unless you're planning on putting it back to stock.
 

odinist

Senior Member
First Name
Matt
Joined
Mar 27, 2018
Messages
328
Reaction score
297
Location
OKC
Website
www.mithgarthr.com
Car(s)
2018 Aegean Blue Si Sedan
Vehicle Showcase
1
Country flag
Holy crap that's so much more :eek:
You can always use the one that came with your car :dunno: unless you're planning on putting it back to stock.
Yeah, the ability to go fully back to stock if wanted/needed is what's kept me from doing this.

I guess I could hit up the classifieds on here and see if anyone who's switched to an aftermarket setup wants to sell theirs, haha.
 

Micah

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 19, 2017
Messages
2,107
Reaction score
1,371
Location
Toms River, NJ
Car(s)
'17 Si 4DR FlashPro +9psi (3k-14k) Ktuner TSP Stage 1(14k-30k+) '17 Traverse LT AWD
Country flag
Damn, I just checked for the part for mine... the Si version is 80 freaking bucks!
Cheaper than any SRI. Add a $20 Cone filter and you've got a noisemaker.
 

odinist

Senior Member
First Name
Matt
Joined
Mar 27, 2018
Messages
328
Reaction score
297
Location
OKC
Website
www.mithgarthr.com
Car(s)
2018 Aegean Blue Si Sedan
Vehicle Showcase
1
Country flag
Fair point!!
 

rockyc92

Member
First Name
Rocky
Joined
Oct 5, 2017
Messages
14
Reaction score
0
Location
San jose
Car(s)
2017 Civic hatchback sport cvt
Country flag
I had some free time to tinker with my sport hatch. Had an old AEM dryflow filter laying around and since I wasn't ready to shell more than $100 for an air intake system, I planned to hack the maf housing/intake top cover to accommodate the cone filter. I ordered the top cover part# 17210-5AA-A00 for under $17 at hondapartsnetwork.com picked up for free.
IMG_20180412_235622.jpg
Hacked it with my Dremel just leaving enough space for the filter to securely attach to the maf housing.
IMG_20180413_101029.jpg IMG_20180413_101357.jpg IMG_20180413_101012.jpg
I also left one of the top bolt for support attachment.
IMG_20180413_101824.jpg
Also rotated the "accordion" hose so it's aligned straight.
IMG_20180413_102158.jpg
IMG_20180412_234733.jpg
Let me know what you guys think. Cost is $17 for the top cover, filter is free (probably $40-50 new).
I have to say this is very creative man. Thanks for sharing. Any problems with heatsoak so far?
 
OP
blksprthtchbck©
Joined
Jan 22, 2018
Messages
32
Reaction score
39
Location
illinois
Car(s)
2018 Civic Hatchback Sport
Country flag
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #10
I have to say this is very creative man. Thanks for sharing. Any problems with heatsoak so far?
Just passing some savings to the civicx community :thumbsup:

It's still pretty chilly here in IL, I would assume heatsoak will be the same as the other short ram intakes. Maybe fabricating an aluminum box/shield would help? Possibly an intecooler upgrade?
 

odinist

Senior Member
First Name
Matt
Joined
Mar 27, 2018
Messages
328
Reaction score
297
Location
OKC
Website
www.mithgarthr.com
Car(s)
2018 Aegean Blue Si Sedan
Vehicle Showcase
1
Country flag
Just passing some savings to the civicx community :thumbsup:

It's still pretty chilly here in IL, I would assume heatsoak will be the same as the other short ram intakes. Maybe fabricating an aluminum box/shield would help? Possibly an intecooler upgrade?
You could use something like this to locate the filter in the fender: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000BPZ55Y/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

What's better than a cheap homemade SRI? A cheap, homemade CAI! :)
 
OP
blksprthtchbck©
Joined
Jan 22, 2018
Messages
32
Reaction score
39
Location
illinois
Car(s)
2018 Civic Hatchback Sport
Country flag
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #12

odinist

Senior Member
First Name
Matt
Joined
Mar 27, 2018
Messages
328
Reaction score
297
Location
OKC
Website
www.mithgarthr.com
Car(s)
2018 Aegean Blue Si Sedan
Vehicle Showcase
1
Country flag
I have that actual tube showing up tomorrow, as well as an adapter bracket thing (https://www.amazon.com/Spectre-Perf...rd_wg=9ShcA&psc=1&refRID=6ETE7D6J5M2PAD6Q3WX8).

Yesterday I closed off the stock intake path to the airbox, and drilled a 3" hole in the bottom. I'm going to mount the adapter to the airbox, then run the tube down into the fender well. This is in addition to having a K&N drop in filter already in place. I'll let you know how the quality of that tubing is.
 
OP
blksprthtchbck©
Joined
Jan 22, 2018
Messages
32
Reaction score
39
Location
illinois
Car(s)
2018 Civic Hatchback Sport
Country flag
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #14
Ahahaha! You got that right! That'll be another project for next time :headbang:
I just did the UK mod/gundo bypass on another sport exhaust I found on OfferUp. With this intake and that mod, I can hear the car much better...could barely hear the car running before.

I have that actual tube showing up tomorrow, as well as an adapter bracket thing (https://www.amazon.com/Spectre-Perf...rd_wg=9ShcA&psc=1&refRID=6ETE7D6J5M2PAD6Q3WX8).

Yesterday I closed off the stock intake path to the airbox, and drilled a 3" hole in the bottom. I'm going to mount the adapter to the airbox, then run the tube down into the fender well. This is in addition to having a K&N drop in filter already in place. I'll let you know how the quality of that tubing is.
For sure!
 








Top