I went with the Injen intake and prefer it over the dc big time. The quality of the injen is way better than the dc. Just look at the welds if you don't believe me. The DC intake uses a hold down bracket with only one leg the injen welds a second brace to that leg in order to make it stronger. Injen also reduces the size of the pipe at the mass airflow sensor area to keep all its measurements correct. I know some guys have the dc intake on their rides and they may say its better, but no way! The Injen intake is 10 times a more high quality product. I have nothing to gain and I'm not sponsored. By either company so trust me my opinion is based on seeing both products in person feeling the quality and actually using the Injen intake on my car. ( sorry Taz, I know your a DC intake guy, but this injen intake is just hands down a more well designed product) .if you look at the two pictures you can see the difference in the mounting point where the intake mounts to the body of the car. It may seem like a small detail but over time vibration can cause the one legged design to develop stress cracks at the weld points, and I have seen this happen in real life situations. The Injen is not the cheaper of the two options but it is definitely the best !! Even the clamps that come with the Injen intake are stainless steel and marked with the Injen logo. I choose the black version because color wise it matches the theme of my car and I don't have to worry about polishing the pipe all the time.
Look up my post called meet Scrappy, I have a list of all my mods. This can give you an idea of some of the things you can do to your iq to make it personalized. Surfcitylocal Taz also has a crap load of posts with cool ideas and pictures of things you can do to your IQ
There is one more option out there to boost performance, but I'm not sure if we can get our hands on them as of yet. In Japan they are using a supercharger with an inter cooler. It would be oh so beautiful under my hood
That sucks man! Forget it just order the Injen you can get it from one of the sponsors of the forum " Carid " I got mine from them and it came super fast. It's a bit more money but at least you will be super happy with it. I would take that as a sign that it just wasn't meant to be.
Dude seriously the injen intake is beyond easy to instal like mistergib said 10 minutes tops!! Don't stress it make your first mod a good mod! Don't buy crap! Buy a high quality part. There is a reason it costs more money it is way better! And injen does way more R&D with their products. I've owned a crap load of cars and a crap load of cold air intakes my injen is by far my favorite.here is a picture of my actual intake in my actual car, you can't tell me that intake doesn't look bad ass!
It's super simple, take out the old intake hose, and the lid for the air box the rest of the air box is part of the radiator shroud. Disconnect the mass air flow sensor from the original intake and put it into the injen intake with the supplied screws. Install the injen intake with the supplied hose clamps and rubber grommet. Attach the small round rubber attachment point to the arm of the intake and then to the body of the vehicle near the front. Reconnect the vent hose near the intake with its original clamp. Make sure to plug back in your mass airflow sensor and its all done ready to go! Honestly that all takes about 10-15 minutes
you may want to consider another hobby other than modifying your car! Honestly if this mod seems complicated to you, your going to feel beyond lost with anything else. It can get very expensive if you have to start paying people every time you want to make a little mod to your car. You basically have a picture tutorial sitting right in front of you. Look at the pictures I posted all the bolts that need to be changed are right there in the picture nothing less nothing more it really is just that easy ! The reason people don't put up more detailed tutorials on the injen intake mod is because it is such an easy mod that its not worth making a tutorial.
I understand and we want to help you, but you have to also have the courage to attack the job at some point and follow the directions we give you, not everything in life is going to come with a picture by picture tutorial. In my younger years of this hobby there was no such thing! We just had to dive on in and do it. Draw diagrams and bag up parts and make little labels. Trust me you have to have a little faith in yourself this mod is beyond easy and when you actually do it you'll look back on this and realize where I am coming from. Think of it as one of your landscaping projects and just start digging into it
Like mistergib says, nothing but improvements on my end. The intake we have both changed is designed in a way not to affect the ECM. It is designed with the circumference at the mass flow area the same as the stock intake so that the ECM will get accurate readings of incoming airflow. Two of the biggest advantages of the new CAI is that it removes the use of the factory restrictive air cleaner element, and the carbon filter.
The exhaust on the other hand that we have both modified is located after the secondary oxygen sensor, so the ECM has already received its readings by the time it gets to the point we have modified.
The changes we make are simply to free up horsepower that has just been restricted from the factory. The basics of an internal combustion engine is, the more air in and the more air out the more efficient, hence the more horse power. I don't know if mistergib has done the figures yet, but in actuality our mpg should also increase by a small amount, because the engine is now working less hard to do the same amount of work