If you have one off an Optima SX would not hurt to try. I have a 2011 Sportage LX with a 2.4 the same 2.4 in the 2011 Forte SX and I used the turbokits.com cold air intake for the Forte SX 2.4 on my Sportage 2.4 and works great I only had to cut the intake tube in two locations fit better under the hood. A lil thinking and trying and mechanical skills will make ya happy at the end! Lol..Has anyone ever tried to fit an optima sx CAI/SRI into a sportage SX?
How does it fit?
I read that a while ago... I've had a few modified cars in the past and never had any problem with a cai/sri...
&Cold air intakes are ok for any car. The intakes that are not really good are the short ram. You would need to have the air filter down low like near the splash sheild to be more effective and any power gains!
I can't really argue against those kinds of claims. All I can do is link evidence of aftermarket CAI marketing lies, show where performance reduces while damage risk increases, and point out that modern cars already have an OEM intake drawing cold air from outside the engine compartment. The only intake modifications I've seen that show benefits are on small motors (<10hp), badly-designed old diesel trucks, and 4x4 vehicles that risk submersion.I know it does not give a lot of hp, but it makes the car feel more "alive"... And from what i read on the optima sx, a cai improves nearly 10hp at the wheels!!!
The sound of a turbo sportage is absolutely discusting! It's probably the thing I hate the most about my suv (besides the automatic)