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I wasn't aware of how many of you 2L owners want the option to modify your cars. But, taking a look at the stock air box for the 1.8L Civic it's identical to the 2.0L ILX.. if anyone wants to try this I will pay your return shipping if it doesn't fit.

You have to select the last option "2012-2013" to show the correct intake.

Honda Civic Takeda Retain Short Ram Intake

This looks really nice for leasers too because it would be a very easy install and very easy to go back to factory when your lease is up.

**I double checked the lower part of the air box.. it is the exact model number of each other.. I don't see this having any fitment issues.
 

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Im sure everyone appreciates the info dude. Good lookin out.

Just have to look search for 2012 civic 1.8L and it should fit no issues.
Ill be picking one up not this paycheck but next so Ill post about it then.

Was looking at AEM CAI and Injen CAI. I figure ill go cold air this time around. I went with the short ram with the integra and bankes off the cowl induction. Looking at the K&N short ram got me interested in that. Though pricey for a short ram it comes with a nice heat shield. Ill go with the AEM CAI like I said and fabricate my own heat shield for above it and throw a prefilter on for those rainy days.
 

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Im sure everyone appreciates the info dude. Good lookin out.

Just have to look search for 2012 civic 1.8L and it should fit no issues.
Ill be picking one up not this paycheck but next so Ill post about it then.

Was looking at AEM CAI and Injen CAI. I figure ill go cold air this time around. I went with the short ram with the integra and bankes off the cowl induction. Looking at the K&N short ram got me interested in that. Though pricey for a short ram it comes with a nice heat shield. Ill go with the AEM CAI like I said and fabricate my own heat shield for above it and throw a prefilter on for those rainy days.
Do you have a 2.0L or 2.4L(manual transmission)?
 

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Looking at the engine bays and stock parts of both cars.. It really looks like any of the 1.8L intakes should work on the 2L.. worth a try.
 

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Agreed. Im going with the aem im pretty sure because u like the position of the filter verse the injen cai.
Probably pick up a bypass valve or prefilter as well soon
 

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Haha, don't worry about a heat shield. Ambient means the temperature outside of the motor bay. The motor runs at about 190F and my intake in motion pulls generally either the temperature it is outside to plus 7F
 

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Why? Any good intake can benefit from a heat shield. Same concept as treating your downpipe with the temp coating.

And yes I understand what ambient is.
I just wanted to clarify because you said you want below ambient. The only reason I say the heat shield likely won't be worth the work is because your IATs will likely be close to ambient when you're at speed anyways. The AEM intake is going to be pulling fresh air. But, if you do it, post up pictures and a how-to incase anyone else wants to do it.
 

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lol You have to stop using these acronyms. Not idea what IAT stands for but Im figuring it has to do with the air or temp of air entering the intake. A heat shield will just help prevent the CAI at idle when air isnt rushing through the bay.

And of course you want lower than ambient.
First things first. Ambient was just a fancy term AEM uses to sound scientific. Ambient temp is another way of saying room temperature. So the temp is the bay is more ambient than outside technically. I was thinking this since ambient has no real definition in the auto world. So if ambient means engine bay average temp then you indeed want lower than ambient. Even if outside temp is ambient you still want lower than ambient.

The heat shield will help when idle similar to how the coat you applied to your downpipe will when idle. Less heat will be in contact with the intake when air isnt rushing through the bay.
Ill post a DIY. Wont be too hard and itll work for short ram and CAI alike.
 

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There are a lot of options. Main two would bee sheet aluminum or, or a type of plastic tat doesnt conduct as much heat would be even better but much harder to shape.
if the intake is secure to the car you can just mount the heat shield around the intake tubing behind the filter using the hose clamps that came with the intake.
Get some kind of weather stripping to line the edged of the aluminum so they look nice and wont be sharpe.

You can really make any shape you want; either a flat panel above the filter or 3 sides that more cups the filter.

I'm contemplating buying a used AEM CAI tubing. Fitting a Blow Racing velocity stack to the AEM tubing and throwing an oversized K&N filter on the end. This is a set up a buddy and I have done on many of our friends cars but never my own/ I always rocked the K&N fipk.
 

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I am wondering if you ever installed this? Curious about intakes and not finding much info for the 2.0
 

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I went with a Takeda/AFE SRI intake that utilizes the lower half of the stock airbox. Its a nice closed design vented in the rear with a nice oversized cone filter to replace the flat drop in.
I still need to pull out the resonator and replace it with some proper ducting. Then it will be the best of both worlds...

I suggest you can be one of the first to pick up a AEM/Injen CAI from a 2012/13 civic non-si. Should fit no issues.
Or pick up the K&N intake which I believe has now been developed for the ILX... great SRI also connected to the stock res.
 
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