PRL Motorsports 1.5T Cold Air Intake Development / Pre-Order

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Excited for this for my EX-T - Even better that you guys are a local shop! Keep up the great work.



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Excited for this for my EX-T - Even better that you guys are a local shop! Keep up the great work.
It's nice to see some local guys on here as well, thank you! BTW, if you have a CVT car, we will be needing one for a day within the next week or so. If you are interested, please send us a message or give us a call. ;)
 

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Hey guys definitely interested in this as well but all the photos aren't showing here. May need to make a change with photobucket settings. Figured I would let you know. Looking forward to seeing more of the photos.

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I'ma be in for pretty much all your parts along the way in my build. Hope everything is out and ready to ship soon.
 

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Anymore info?? I see that VitViper has a test sample you "might" have sent to him for testing :hmm::D
 
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Ask and you shall receive! Data, dyno numbers and sound clips from our Cobra Cold Air Intake system is finally here! We will be offer Si and Non-Si specific systems!

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2017 Honda Civic Si w/ Stock ECU Mapping (Not Tuned Whatsoever)
  • PRL Motorsports Catted Downpipe / Front - Pipe Combo
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  • PRL Motorsports Prototype Cobra Cold Air Intake System (Street MAF Housing)
What's important to note here is that these numbers are in comparison to our previous dyno session where the car had the same exact modifications except with our Stage 1 intake system instead of our cold air so we didn't have to put everything back to stock.

We made sure all conditions were identical for testing (ie 55% knock control value, ~180 degree coolant temps, similar ambient temps, etc) and this is what we came up with.
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~5 horsepower and torque gains throughout almost the entire powerband in comparison to our Stage 1 intake system. This means 9 - 14 horsepower and torque gains throughout the entire powerband over the factory intake. No these aren't crazy marketing ploy gains, these are honest, tried and true gains that every person can expect to see by simply installing this intake system on his or her 1.5L Turbo Civic without a tune. It's important to note that the car was making 1-2 less pounds of boost throughout the midrange, hence why torque gains were minimal down low during peak torque. These cars are very sensitive with knock control and how it controls timing/boost.

We found the MAF curve to be extremely stable, identical in response to the factory intake. This will be our first cold air intake system ever to not require any tuning whatsoever. Customers can expect greater gains once the boost is turned up and components are pushed to their max. Once we find the limit of the Street MAF we will test our Race MAF

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Here is a comparing our 10th Gen Si when it was stock to everything that has been modified now. Very impressive results for no tuning whatsoever! Next comes the fun part... Tuning with @KTuner!

 
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Ask and you shall receive! Data, dyno numbers and sound clips from our Cobra Cold Air Intake system is finally here!

:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::bow::bow::bow::bow::bow: My wallet has been ready lol:) any date available yet for ordering?
 

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Can't wait to see how the Race version tests out after seeing how well this one worked!!!:hmm::thumbsup::beer:
 
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:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::bow::bow::bow::bow::bow: My wallet has been ready lol:) any date available yet for ordering?
We should be releasing an ETA and pricing on the FMIC within the next few days, everything is pretty much finalized. This project, due to quite a few hurdles, will most-likely be another week or two behind. We had to make a major change to the design last week that we are keeping under wraps until we can make sure that it is cost-effective. Once we can guarantee this, pictures, pricing and ETA will be released. :thumbsup: I don't think anyone will be upset with this change, it will look pretty baller! :headbang:

Can't wait to see how the Race version tests out after seeing how well this one worked!!!:hmm::thumbsup::beer:
We will find out! :)
 

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I'll be putting my name down on that preorder when the details are available you can guarantee that! Awesome to see some solid results on the hard work you guys have put in on this modification!:headbang:
 

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Curious about the filter placement. Will the CAI work with a bypass valve? Or is it in a position so there is no worry about hydrolock? Just curious if there is a short ram in the works too with similar results, or there would be too much heat soak to develop a short ram.
 
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Curious about the filter placement. Will the CAI work with a bypass valve? Or is it in a position so there is no worry about hydrolock? Just curious if there is a short ram in the works too with similar results, or there would be too much heat soak to develop a short ram.
The CAI will not affect the location of the factory BPV. We do not worry about hydrolock. Our team has debated a SRI, but the time and money to introduce an inferior SRI doesn't seem to outweight the simplistic, cost-effective gains of our Stage 1 intake system at this time.
 

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The CAI will not affect the location of the factory BPV. We do not worry about hydrolock. Our team has debated a SRI, but the time and money to introduce an inferior SRI doesn't seem to outweight the simplistic, cost-effective gains of our Stage 1 intake system at this time.
Didn't realize there was a factory bypass valve. THAT being said, waiting patiently to give you my money
 

                           
































































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