You will loose the low end power with it. It's a trade off, like all modifications. It will be less street-able than what it came with. It will increase the top end nicely, but you loose power for starting off. If you do a lot of fast track racing, so you can keep the RPM;s up, it's worth it. If you do mostly city driving, it's a waste of money. If that's what your looking for then Go for it!
im not trying to make my element got 150 mph i just want that torque off the line performance so u think id be better goin with a stock tsx rbb intake manifold ??...plus anyone out there have the hondata intake manifold gasket ??? and how difficult is the installation on that ?
whats needed for the E is a long tube (like a header)corectly desigined intake but and there always a but, camshaft will determan a lot of the desigin.so do you make it for stock E cams or a defrent set of cams & and then theres the whole valve timing thing that changes so the intake now needs to also change.along with the cam timing witch isant realy that hard to do. or just build one that works for the low end torque witch has a lot to do with how long the runners are and ther size.and for the top end power the size and how long. well you can calculate the runner lenth by the rpm & head flow&camshaft& cc of the moter.the diamater should be sized from the valve sizes. and the lenght of the runner determans the rpm at witch the moter is supercharged. as you can see there is a lot that goes into the corect sizeing of an intake it,s not that hard but it,s not that easyeither, If you ever visit a real race engine shop they usualy have a room of brand new run one two or 3 times on the dyno intakes that made 2,3,4,7 horse power than they thought it would ( you use the one that makes the most power fot the combination that you are useing(cams,cr,rpm,trans,weight of car,header size,type of head,amount of mods to head,timing,fuel,alttude,size of valves,size of carbs or injectors,throttlebody,size of engine,torqueconverter2spd,3spd,4spd,5spd,lenco, & how big the coustomers wallet is also has a factor in it.oops I almost forgot it needs to fit the car,not just the engine, most of the time bigger is better (only on race true race cars/trucks) but on the street thats not always the case.but some times it is.in my case it is. street racing(drag) with big 15x33"street tires to much low end power just spins the tire & you go up in smoke:evil: so a little well ok a lot bigger cam &two 850 cfm 4 bbl carbs sitting above your hood and a tight converter will kill just enough torque to get you going till you get in your power band then hang on and wave by to the camarow behind you. who at this moment is trying to figure out what just happened:shock::shock: on the other hand if you got the $$$ and want it ,do it it might work,but make a few runs down the strip first, then again after, then check mpg.or just do the butt dyno you will probly only get an extre 239 horse power from the butt dyno.butt watch out if you get just 1 more horse your but will be 240 (too farty):lol: sorry it's late, old joke. good luck . hey what about just getting a skunk sticker!!!!