Injen Intake for 10th Gen 2016 Civic Turbo: Huge Power Gains!

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6/7/17 UPDATE: Hondata recently did a comprehensive test of several different aftermarket intakes, including this one, and found that in general there is only about a 5-6 whp gain for cold air intakes. We agree with Hondata's results because their testing method was much better than Injen's. I have left the original post below untouched, which was based on Injen's original (inaccurate) tests using a CVT equipped Civic.

We've been in the business for quite awhile but never in our whole history of selling, designing, testing, and marketing parts has an intake for a Civic ever posted such massive power gains.

The new Injen intake for the 2016 Civic 1.5L Turbo engine produces a truly insane +29hp and +25 ft-lbs of torque at peak power. And the gains are not just at peak power...hp and tq go up significantly across the whole engine power range (see the dyno below for proof). My guess is this engine likes to breath quite a bit and is more potent from the factory than Honda would have you believe. It is most likely highly restricted by the factory intake system, maybe for NVH (noise) requirements. Whatever the reason, the results are amazing.

The particular intake is designed for the CVT transmission currently available on the Civic Turbo models, but should work for the manual transmission as well (when it comes out). It also converts to a short ram intake, but the real world power gains may not be as high if you choose to do that.

The intake is scheduled to be out of production and shippable anywhere from 2/19 to 2/23. Feel free to use our "save10" Tax Season discount code to save $10 instantly.

Product link to purchase: Injen Cold Air Intake 2016 10th Gen Civic Turbo

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EDIT: Please see further discussion below for what is going on in this dyno graph. The factory CVT Turbo Civic is not consistent and there is no way to stop it from shifting when it wants to, and the Curly Qs at the end of the blue lines are probably a result of this. Injen tried their best to eliminate variables and get consistent runs. The stock power Honda advertise is 174hp @ 6000 RPM. Injen's measurement of around 143hp at the wheels just below 6000 RPM is consistent with this, assuming a drivetrain loss of 15%. Once the manual transmission of this car come out, we should have cleaner dyno graphs to look at that will give a more accurate representation of the horsepower differences around 6000 to 6500 RPMs.



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I'm curious to see how this does in the real world setting. Any issues with sucking in water/ .25 mile time changes etc
 

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That's quite a big gain for only a bolt on mod.
 

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Wow, 2016 Civic has an aluminum front bumper beam. I'm surprised it lists at only $160... Try comparing that to an Injen CAI which will retail for about twice as much.

 
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I'm curious to see how this does in the real world setting. Any issues with sucking in water/ .25 mile time changes etc
In CAI form, air filter sits below front bumper, barely above bottom splash guard where it could easily ingest water leading to engine hydro-lock... For safe driving in very deep water, it can be used in the short ram configuration.
 

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Whatever the reason, the results are amazing.
The reasons are pretty simple - you messed or faked up the dyno data. Unless you're running a restricted intake, which short of an F1 or LMP1 car you don't really see, intakes are a great way for companies to make a quick dollar off of people.

Also, just so I'm clear, you'd like me to spend $300 on a heavier near identical copy of the standard intake that you claim increase power 15% but outright claim have no idea how. Anyone who buys this, I also have a bridge or two for sale.
 
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As stated on dyno chart:

"Baseline Max Power = 166.22
SP1573 Max Power = 171.30"

That's a 5.08 HP gain. See how the baseline power and torque curve curl all the way up. They've simply been distorted and stretched to the right. Hey, the powerband has shifted over! :doh: It would also be easy to force feed more cold air into the Injen CAI.
 
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As stated on dyno chart:

"Baseline Max Power = 166.22
SP1573 Max Power = 171.30"

That's a 5.08 HP gain. See how the baseline power and torque curve curl all the way up. They've simply been distorted.. It's also easy for them to force feed more cold air into the Injen CAI.
I'm not sure if this post was targeted toward me or someone else but none the less.

Again, all this company has done is make a heavier casting of the original intake manifold, claim to have "patented" it, and put it online for $300. Intakes rarely if ever make any appreciable difference in terms of power output because they are so rarely, if ever, the bottleneck of the system. Even going from the standard 3.6 box on the 911 to the much larger and open design of the RS gains at best 0.5-1%, and that's on an engine that pulls in 3-4x as much cold air as this system does.
 

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how does giving the turbo colder air give it more power?...
The colder the air, the higher the density per volume, meaning for every liter of air sucked / pushed in, the engine is able to produce more power from that (in theory at least). Cooler air also reduces the chances of knocking, and relieves some of the stress on the cooling systems for both the turbo and engine itself. Cars perform better on cooler days than hotter days for these reasons. The opposite is true for exhaust systems, where increasing the size of the pipes can often have negative effects on performance, contrary to what common sense may dictate.

That said, plastic is typically a better insulator than ferrous metal, meaning that this company has actually a worse performing design in that respect.
 

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29 HP, on a very small engine.. with a turbo setup..
 

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The colder the air, the higher the density per volume, meaning for every liter of air sucked / pushed in, the engine is able to produce more power from that (in theory at least). Cooler air also reduces the chances of knocking, and relieves some of the stress on the cooling systems for both the turbo and engine itself. Cars perform better on cooler days than hotter days for these reasons. The opposite is true for exhaust systems, where increasing the size of the pipes can often have negative effects on performance, contrary to what common sense may dictate.

That said, plastic is typically a better insulator than ferrous metal, meaning that this company has actually a worse performing design in that respect.

That I know, but the air that is being put into the turbo only helps propel the turbine and mixes with the exhaust air which is already hot..hence why it has to go through an intercooler. If anything you'd rather have no piping and no restrictions at all do air can get directly to the turbo.

The air from this intake isn't going into the Intake manifold but instead mixing with the exhaust air...
 

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