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Oh, thanks fot the tip! The only problem I see with the kit (I took a look on the site) is that the aluminium pipe only have 1 small pipe lateral connection and the original intake has 2, so this is not a perfect match...
Yes the sportage original intake has 2 and the aftermarket tube has one. My fault to mention bud. What you would have to do is take off those 2 hoses off the original tube and get a T fitting tube at any autoparts store and connect those 2 hoses on 2 of the fittings of the T tube then get extra hose and run it from the 3rd fitting off the T tube to the aftermarket intake tube. Basically those 2 hoses going to the stock air intake are like breathers for the valve cover and any waste fumes recirculate for epa reasons but you can also put breather filters on it instead off messing around with the hoses but you will smell the burning oil smell sometimes, so I would just suggest do the hose rerouting its the best and I never had any problems.
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And I am sure all the extra tubing, bends, money and time spent will equal out to some serious power at the wheels.
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And I am sure all the extra tubing, bends, money and time spent will equal out to some serious power at the wheels.
Oh yeah it gave me like 100hp bahaha.... hell no man its a no brainer and took me about an hour to do this if that! Mostly for the sound and the power feels the same. And the one T tube and extra hose I bought from the autoparts store was like $10. You gotta be mechanically incline and common knowledge hahaha....
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True, I found when I swapped my Air Intake in my old Neon, it definitely gave it a more aggressive sound. Add in that plus a blow off valve for the turbo.. could sound nice..

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Adding or even making your own intake is fun when ya know what your doing lol Like for the Sportage 2.4 CVVT motor, there isn't any cold air intake kits out there so ya just gotta impervise and make way with what ya can do.
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See, at least you are admitting it was for the sound, to which I agree, I like hearing the growl an intake adds.

I just hate hearing people talk about all the power their intakes give them.
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that's maybe because you don't know much tech stuff about cars
it's true that is not a big gain, but for someone who knows, it's noticeable
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that's maybe because you don't know much tech stuff about cars
it's true that is not a big gain, but for someone who knows, it's noticeable
No it isn't.

Intakes, for the most part, are noisemakers, nothing more. You will never feel the difference of 5 extra horsepower, you just will not. Sure, you will convince yourself that you can feel it because when you go WOT, you can hear the engine screaming, but it is merely a placebo effect.

There are very few cars that are so poorly designed that merely adding an intake will give you gains that one can feel on the "butt dyno" or see on a real dyno. Even then, you would still want to get a tune to take advantage of the intake, but usually just a tune will suffice.

I get it, engineers generally try and quiet engines down with slightly restrictive intakes. However they know that horsepower is a big deal and it sells cars, so they strike a pretty good balance these days. So if you can eek out a few extra ponies and it makes you happy, have at it. Just understand that you won't be shaving any substantial time off your quarter-mile times (if any time at all and sometimes it makes things worse).
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that could be so, no extra gains. But a good intake will at least give you sone extra hp at lower rev, which is itself a gain. Anyway you take it, if it's done the right way, it will increase (even if very slightly) the performance of the car. And, not in the and, as it was already said, it's FUN ! :-)
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No it isn't.
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it's FUN ! :-)
Both sound about right.

Sportage seems well designed, and is intended to be "sporty". There are badly designed intakes (especially years ago), and cars designed to be quiet. The chances of a noticable Sportage improvement are low, but every little bit helps. The conclusion after consideration and research is probably "no", but it's worth checking.

Personally, I like silence instead of noise, keeping money instead of spending it, and NOT get hydrolock in the rain. I'm used to larger displacement engines, so I can't tell if the intake in the OP post is shockingly small or appropriate; it seems expectedly yet significantly smaller than the SX turbo I'm used to seeing. Larger intake could help, but I'd imagine the stock intakes are tuned for resonance/scavenging?
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