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Really struggling to decide which intake to go for.


I really want the HKS RSK + heat shield. I had one before and loved it but as I do a fair bit town/start stop driving the intake temps bothered me. Still it wasn't mapped then though, this time around it will be.


The sensible choice is the CPL kit as the intake temps are a good 10 deg C lower than the HKS, pretty much same as ambient temp. Its a pain to fit though, don't fancy having to re-locate the battery, remove the bumper and the wheel/liner.


Plus the HKS looks nicer :)


Which to go for???
 

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Hybrid racing intake I would go for if going down the take bumper route

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Just read up on that one, looks an even bigger pain to fit than the CPL. Won't work with stock fog lamps either and needs to be imported from US by the look of it.
 

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Quite a few have it fitted on the forum have them fitted an looking at kits just now myself the hks suffers to much heat soak that's what my mechanic at Honda specialist in Edinburgh had told me he had one in his FN2 an looking hybrid or skunk 2

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Quite a few have it fitted on the forum have them fitted an looking at kits just now myself the hks suffers to much heat soak that's what my mechanic at Honda specialist in Edinburgh had told me he had one in his FN2 an looking hybrid or skunk 2

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I've had the RSK on both my FN2s in the past. I only noticed true heat soak once, after being stuck in traffic for 5 mins then coming onto a NSL. My 2L turned into a 1L lol. I did data log them though and for sure IAT is higher than stock on them, even with the heat shield. Still what they lack in intake temp they make up for in flow rate. Still better than stock I recon.


What put you off the CPL? You can get it in the UK for £300.
 

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Noughing has put me off CPL kit as it was the first proper long arm intake it's just times have changed and can get better for etc from other kits I really like the skunk 2 but I don't no how hard it will be to get fitted as online grinspeed have fitted them

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Injen. :laugh2:

It has a lovely growl which is not excessive, and it gets cold air rightdown behind the horn. Got a hydro sock on it. Dry filter and a good run underneath the battery to the throttle body.
 

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CPL if you don't mind moving the battery, injen if you do.

RSK if you want the loud roar, it gives top results with only downside being heatsoak.

Hybrid racing isn't really worth the hassle on stock cams over the CPL but it's a lovely bit of kit.
 

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It is, was about 2 months old tops mate
 

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Checked out the Injen. I think I still prefer the CPL. The injen has a fair few bends in the pipework to get around the battery which can't be helping the flow rate. Also the filter is a bit low for my liking. Leaving risk of standing water aside, I recon the filter would get filthy pretty quick. Does the sock come with it though or is that an optional extra?


On our cars I don't think there is an ideal intake, all seem to have compromises one way or another. Even the Mugen kit with the bonnet scoop is compromised by the fact you need to sell a kidney to afford it!
 

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The joys of having a cluttered enginebay unfortunately.

The old injens had poor performance with the bends but I have a friend running 245bhp and still not bottlenecked the intake so the latest revision is solid. It was mainly the one after the filter which they've revised. Do agree about the filter getting dirty and wet but a sock cures most of the issues. Standing water and most cai would result in the same excluding maybe CPL with how high it sits.

CPL is solid too if you don't mind juggling the bay around.
 

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Flow rate is fine on mine :wink3:
I like it, but I still may relocate the battery to make maintenance a little easier. Anyone know if the CPL or Tegiwa relocation kits require lead extensions?
 

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They do, got mine for £3 off eBay.

CPL comes with a hex post for the OEM earth but wouldn't be overly keen on it. Not 100% sure if the battery kit comes with it but the complete CPL intake kit does
 
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