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K&N typhoon?

Discussion in 'ZX2 1998-2004 2.0L DOHC' started by Visualjazz, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. Visualjazz

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    Looking for a zx2 and wondering if there are major differences under the hood as in how well space was managed. Ive been looking up the k&n typhoon CAI and noticed that its only available for the 200-2002. But zx2 doesnt show up for 98 or 99 so will the typhoon fit 99 or 98 also? THanks.
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    It fits on at least the 99. Cause I have it. I believe it also fits on the 1998. Some websites have it listed in all years some do not. It should be fine with both years.
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    How did it affect your mpg's?
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    It should fit. Our K&N book at work lists it the same way.
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    I have the typhoon too. Don't know how much it affected mileage either way because I did a bunch of other upgrades at the same time. I did notice a change in tone and power increase though
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    If you have a 98 or a 99 with a 4 wire MAF you will have to drill a hole for the IAT. The K&N is not a very good intake, has some pretty harsh bends. There a some better options out there.
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    which intake would you recommend?
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    Pretty much any intake is better than the K&N one. Even the cheap ones on ebay have smoother bends than K&N.
    The Hot Shot one was the best but it isn't made anymore.
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    The hot shot everyone says is better. Although my typhoon does help my gas mileage plus i did notice a performance increase, although if you do a lot of city driving and idling i would recamend getting a plastic intake cause the aluminum will heat up (the hot shot does the same). Other then that I got a much more aggressive sounding car and it does increase throttle response and horsepower. I love it.
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    The Iceman is a very good intake, especially if you don't have alot of mods. If you do the Iceman can be modded to suit. There are a couple of intakes that ZXtuner.com sells. Also as stated above there are a couple of intakes on ebay that I have heard are decent and they're cheap. I have also heard some good things about modding an accord intake for the Z.
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    i have one of those that are currently on ebay. with the pipe going into the fender. its a 3" which in my opinion is too big for a stock motor. yes it has an increase in high-end power but you cant take off fast unless you rev it to about 3K and then go. and it killed my mileage. try sucking through a straw that you get at the store and then try one from McDs (its almost twice as big) it takes more energy to suck through something too big. if it was 2.5 it would do better on the low side im thinking. so i took it off and kemanized the stock intake.
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    Yeah the Keman mod is good for a stock car and cheap. I have a few mods and have the Iceman and like it alot. I got rid of the airbox added a 70mm maf and ran an elbow into the fender opening.
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    Do you have an under the hood pic with iceman installed? Thanks.
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    Thanks so it goes into the stock air box?
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    K thanks. I ordered the iceman, does it come with own filter and should I use a k&n filter with it? Thanks.
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    I'm not sure what all it comes with? Sure the more flow the better.
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    Yeah a K&N is good. Personally I prefere True Flow. Make sure to remove the lower baffler when you install the Iceman. It will give you a little more airflow.
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    Do i remove the airbox to see that thing?

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