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So I'm looking into SRIs for my 3 and I'm not seeing a lot of options when it comes to heat shields. I live in California so options are already severely limited, but of the options out there, does anyone know of any heat shields that are more or less "universal"? Probably not but thought I'd ask.

I was also wondering if anyone has tried to modify the stock air box to allow a SRI to fit inside. This is mainly because I had an integra and there was an "ice box" intake that was basically an SRI inside a modified version of the air filter housing to lessen heat soak. I thought about widening the air tube hole in the stock air box and removing the resonator and tubing from the bottom of the air box and replace it with some pvc tubing that ends in a velocity stack and position that where a CAI filter would sit.

What kind of effect would have on the SRI? Will it be a hindrance? Will I end up creating something that could make me a millionaire in a few years? I have no idea so I thought I'd ask!
 

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The intake on your car is pretty well designed; I wouldn't expect any noticeable difference from modding the intake, errr, except maybe for some more noise. Will it make you a millionaire? Nope, not a chance.
 

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So I'm looking into SRIs for my 3 and I'm not seeing a lot of options when it comes to heat shields. I live in California so options are already severely limited, but of the options out there, does anyone know of any heat shields that are more or less "universal"? Probably not but thought I'd ask.

I was also wondering if anyone has tried to modify the stock air box to allow a SRI to fit inside. This is mainly because I had an integra and there was an "ice box" intake that was basically an SRI inside a modified version of the air filter housing to lessen heat soak. I thought about widening the air tube hole in the stock air box and removing the resonator and tubing from the bottom of the air box and replace it with some pvc tubing that ends in a velocity stack and position that where a CAI filter would sit.

What kind of effect would have on the SRI? Will it be a hindrance? Will I end up creating something that could make me a millionaire in a few years? I have no idea so I thought I'd ask!
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I looked into hps but I need that carb sticker man! Unless their heat shield can be purchased separately and will fit onto a takeda sri
 

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The intake on your car is pretty well designed; I wouldn't expect any noticeable difference from modding the intake, errr, except maybe for some more noise. Will it make you a millionaire? Nope, not a chance.
Since my 3 is a dd and SRIs typically move power to low and mid rpms, a SRI would be nice for "spirited driving."
 

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Since my 3 is a dd and SRIs typically move power to low and mid rpms, a SRI would be nice for "spirited driving."
I'm saying dollars to donuts an application SRI does nothing positive for your powerband, even down low.
 

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I understand that I will be getting no extra power, but having my existing power shifted down a little lower would be nice in my dd.

This is mostly so see if modding the stock box to house an SRI will have NO negative effects on it. Plus, I like the idea of a louder, "performance" intake with a stock look.
 

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I looked into hps but I need that carb sticker man! Unless their heat shield can be purchased separately and will fit onto a takeda sri
I'm in California and I've never been asked anything about needing a CARB sticker on my intake.

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I'm in California and I've never been asked anything about needing a CARB sticker on my intake.
Dude, I am so unlucky. I seem to always get the anal smog refs cus they always ask and look my numbers up. Probably didn't help that my cars have always looked like they were modified though...
 

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Dude, I am so unlucky. I seem to always get the anal smog refs cus they always ask and look my numbers up. Probably didn't help that my cars have always looked like they were modified though...
That's messed up that they would act anal. The tech's at smog stations I've been to here in California could care less about what mods you have installed as long as the vehicle passes the smog test. Not only does my 3 have the HPS sri, it also has a Racing Beat catback exhaust system installed. In fact, the tech even complimented me on the nice sound coming from the exhaust and intake. Here is my 3...




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Where in California are you? I live in the bay area and they've always been annoyong about mods. I had a 20 minute with a smog tech about mods and before testing he said, "but if you don't have any carb stickers, I can't pass you."
 

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Where in California are you? I live in the bay area and they've always been annoyong about mods. I had a 20 minute with a smog tech about mods and before testing he said, "but if you don't have any carb stickers, I can't pass you."
I'm in the Los Angeles area. All the smog stations I've been to haven't told me anything about mods. They just run the smog test on your vehicle and tell you if it passes or not. They're not smog-cops trying to bust your balls.

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I'm in the Los Angeles area. All the smog stations I've been to haven't told me anything about mods. They just run the smog test on your vehicle and tell you if it passes or not. They're not smog-cops trying to bust your balls.
They're literal nazis here, but I've heard good things about the takeda sri anyway. I emailed hps and asked if I could get their heat shield and see if it'll fit on the takeda sri. If not, I was already thinking of a trash can heat shield beast.
 

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They're literal nazis here, but I've heard good things about the takeda sri anyway. I emailed hps and asked if I could get their heat shield and see if it'll fit on the takeda sri. If not, I was already thinking of a trash can heat shield beast.
Corksport also has a good quality SRI for our 3's. With the Corksport sri you won't need a heat shield because the filter sits up higher away from the engine bay compared to the HPS.

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Yea I originally wanted corksport but no carb. It looks really good though, thanks. I honestly feel like I'll go for it but as soon as I smog I'll get an instant fail.
 

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Yea I originally wanted corksport but no carb. It looks really good though, thanks. I honestly feel like I'll go for it but as soon as I smog I'll get an instant fail.
:Sigh: This is why you swap your stock parts back on when you go to smog and then swap back after its over like everyone else does! K&N and Injen both make an intake that is CARB compliant for the 3 with Injen covering the largest range of model years. Both can be run as a cold air or short ram intake.
 

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:Sigh: This is why you swap your stock parts back on when to go smog and then swap back after its over like everyone else does! K&N and Injen both make an intake that is CARB compliant for the 3 with Injen covering the largest range of model years. Both can be run as a cold air or short ram intake.
You're right, I just gotta stop being lazy hahaha. I might go with the injen one
 
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