Car Information:
Honda/Civic EX
Year: 2003
Engine Size: 1.7L
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
I have a question about cold air intakes. My friend wants to install one on her car. It’s a 2005 Civic EX. What do cold air intakes do if anything. She was told they can increase horsepower, fuel economy etc. Is this true? What is your honest opinion? Are they worth installing? If these claims are true I will get one for my car.

Answer:
See what happens with hers first. The factory throttle plate will only allow so much air into the engine no matter how big the intake. You could hook a garbage can on the throttle body, but the factory throttle body will only allow so much air.

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