Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > EcoModding Central
Register Now
 Register Now

Reply  Post New Thread
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-03-2013, 07:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 3
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Secret Weapon Intake for Echo

Anyone try this?

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

Old 03-03-2013, 07:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
Always Too Busy
Flakbadger's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Oregon
Posts: 562

White Lightning - '17 Nissan Leaf SV
Team Leaf
90 day: 159.47 mpg (US)
Thanks: 404
Thanked 178 Times in 130 Posts
I'm assuming you're talking about this thing, which pretty much just looks like a cold-air intake to me.

My instinct is that it's B.S., as most fancy-dancy intakes are usually 20% science and 80% false claims.
Nissan Leaf driver? Join me in Team Leaf and feel smugly superior about our MPGe

Current Car: White Lightning


Retired Car: Betty White
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 07:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 3
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hmmmm.... I run a poked airbox and a K/N on my bike, it's noticeable. Slight but noticeable.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 09:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
The brake pedal is evil
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: California__ Awsome: Yes
Posts: 382

Denny's Detector - '08 Mercury Grand Marquis

Taserface - '17 Chevy Volt
Thanks: 5
Thanked 51 Times in 47 Posts
You will see a better result from improving aerodynamics, I ended up removing my WAI because the engine was retarding the timings when I had to stop (It has been in the 80's where I live)
I did an upper grill block and fixed my panel gaps to compensate for any FE loss.
Getting sensor data off of a pre OBDII Toyota ECU via TDCL.
All of this is on E10: Project E is my current focus.

  Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-2013, 10:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
mcrews's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,523

The Q Sold - '02 Infiniti Q45 Sport
90 day: 23.08 mpg (US)

blackie - '14 nissan altima sv
Thanks: 2,203
Thanked 659 Times in 474 Posts
maybe you could search......
since this issue is covered many times.

It's just an aftermarket air intake with a cone filter. Try searching any of those words.

They only work at WOT. And how often are you at WOT?
MetroMPG: "Get the MPG gauge - it turns driving into a fuel & money saving game."

First: ScangaugeII

Second: Grille Block

Third: Full underbelly pan

Fourth: rear skirts and 30.4mpg on trip!
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2013, 01:17 AM   #6 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
mechman600's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Langley, BC
Posts: 1,226

Fusion - '16 Ford Fusion Hybrid SE
Thanks: 190
Thanked 272 Times in 166 Posts
This would work better:
New Electrical Turbo Charge Turbo 5000 330W | eBay
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2013, 01:42 AM   #7 (permalink)
Aero Deshi
ChazInMT's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Vero Beach, FL
Posts: 1,065

MagMetalCivic - '04 Honda Civic Sedan EX
Last 3: 34.25 mpg (US)
Thanks: 430
Thanked 668 Times in 357 Posts
Just to be clear, when operating normally, your throttle is mostly closed to form a very small opening to the intake manifold. It is by far the most restrictive thing in your air induction to the pistons. So creating a "freer flowing" system up stream will do nothing to improve airflow at the 10-20% power which is where you operate 95% of the time. Any claims of better mileage are not supported by reason and will not be seen in real life. As others have said, reach for lower hanging fruit if you're looking to achieve better fuel economy.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 02:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 3
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

A Header would kill mileage then?

When I have time, the Air Dam block looks easy enough. Some heavy duty tape.

Got rid of the head rests

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread

Thread Tools

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com