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All my buddies live by the AEM name, and most rave over it. I just looked into an AEM Cold Air Intake for the Mazda 2 aka Demio and it seems like AEM does not make it as yet. Being the company they are, it's a matter of time till they have it available.
Keep an eye on this thread cause i know someone will post the AEM CAI.
The 2, like most new cars, already has a cold air intake. A shiny pipe with a cone filter is not automatically a CAI, just as a black plastic tube from the grill to the stock filter housing isn't automatically NOT a CAI.
Guys, educate yourselves about cars before you ruin your Mazda by buying snake oil. More often than not, you reduce performance, MPG, and longevity by bolting on flashy components like CAIs and fart cans, since the computer cannot automatically adjust to everything the con artists want you to buy. If it were that easy, there would be no Mazdaspeed.
Just friendly advice from a lifelong car guy who learned from his Master Mechanic father.
Some good points! However, this thread was obviously started by someone who wants to modify their car. They were asking for any available CAI systems. Though, the stock intake by definition is a CAI, I am willing to give the original poster enough credit and presume that they are looking for a more efficient, less restrictive system designed with max air flow as its primary design function. Not noise volume, fuel efficiency, or emissions.
Though I do understand that adding mods to a car can be at best marginal in regards to HP improvement when applied without tuning the computer. There have been some good improvements to the 2 with ECU tunes.
This and other forums, are designed so that like minded people can share information so that others can make more informed decisions. I myself, will dyno anything that I try, (pulling numbers before and after, and then weeks later, and then months later) to verify any claimed HP increases as well as continue to document and record my cars fuel efficiency. I will then share the results on the appropriate channels of the forums I belong too so that others can make their own decision based on documented results and not "con artist" claims. Not everyone has a master mechanic father, so they rely on others for help. Just like you are relying on someone else to help you with your cabin filter question.
After looking at your profile I see that you just joined today. I also see that 3 out of your 4 posts were negative and showed your distaste for modifying the Mazda 2.
I encourage you to apply some of your car advice to posting on this forum. Educate Yourself First! Read some other forums and you will see, members that post negative comments on threads that don't concern them are usually not well received. If you don't have something helpful to say, then just leave the thread alone. People are going to do what they want, and your opinions are not going to change that.
Good luck finding answers to your Cabin Filter question. If I change mine first, I'll post what I find.
I don't think helping someone not waste their money is negative. I'm simply offering my experience with cars by reminding these young new car owners that there is more to instant HP gains than just bolting on a magic gadget.
As I said before, if it were that easy, Mazda wouldn't have to spend all of that R&D creating the Mazdaspeed cars.
This is not the days of installing glasspacks and a new intake, and getting decent HP gains with just a minor tweak of the air-fuel mix and timing. These are sophisticated computer controlled systems that are precisely programmed at the factory for the exact components installed.
Changing one item causes the computer to try, but fail, to compensate. That is why you see most modified cars driving around spewing smoke, and making a lot of noise but not going anywhere. Even if you manage to increase power, you still have to make sure the driveline and suspension components can handle it.
The 2 is already getting the proper amount of air from the factory intake. Increasing your airflow will simply increase your fuel flow to maintain the proper mixture. This will waste gas, and possibly harm the engine and exhaust.
Mazda, in particular, knows how to get the most from the factory engine while still making sure it's efficient and reliable. Changing things without the tools or knowledge to balance the new components and reprogram the computer does more harm than good.
The only people who truly want us to bolt all of this stuff on are the ones who are selling it. IF you must have something like a CAI, I'd buy it from Mazda.
If anyone wants to proceed, it's their car and money. I am simply suggesting they take a step back, think, and weigh the consequences. I'm just here to help.
"Changing one item causes the computer to try, but fail, to compensate."
Actually the computer has a range within which it operates. If it can't compensate, it throws a CEL. Short of that.......
"Even if you manage to increase power, you still have to make sure the driveline and suspension components can handle it."
If I thought that it was so fragile I wouldn't have bought it. I think the M2 can handle a moderate and enjoyable power increase without disintegrating.
"The 2 is already getting the proper amount of air from the factory intake. Increasing your airflow will simply increase your fuel flow to maintain the proper mixture. This will waste gas, and possibly harm the engine and exhaust."
Huh? Sounds like the power potential has simply been increased. How does the proper mixture harm stuff? Actually, its too rich from the factory(performance and fuel economy wise) so it can kick off the catalytic converter. The exhaust is pretty indestructable. Not sure where you were going.
"Mazda, in particular, knows how to get the most from the factory engine while still making sure it's efficient and reliable."
I think you meant Honda. While not bad, the M2 doesn't match Honda power outputs, however it does offer better handling, lighter weight than current Hondas. I've owned both.
"Changing things without the tools or knowledge to balance the new components and reprogram the computer does more harm than good."
Only if taken to foolish extremes. People learn by doing. Saying "Do nothing" only promotes ignorance.
"If anyone wants to proceed, it's their car and money. I am simply suggesting they take a step back, think, and weigh the consequences. I'm just here to help."
So, help. Nothing suggested actually helps....... "If you keep doing that you'll go blind"...... That's OK, I'll keep going until I need glasses.
lets be honest, you are not offering your experience at all. You are offering your opinion. You are wasting our time posting your opposition on threads that are pro mod. Please, stick to threads that interest you, and if you are not happy with the forum, then leave.
Injen has a cold air intake which looks pretty good although it places the air filter in a low and potentially dangerous spot, if you drive through rivers...........
I have a Corksport SRI on my M2 which added a noticeable bit of power. It would also lend itself to being made into a CAI with a couple pieces of tubing and a couple silicone couplers. Price would then work out to be the same as the Injen with the addition.