Does anyone know if any aftermarket manufacturers are even working on air intakes for the Accord sport 2.0T ? Would it make a big difference with the Hondata tunes or does the stock Intake flow well enough?
I'm sure that they are planned, its just a little early in the game for aftermarket mods. If Hondata has a tune for the car, then I think we'll be seeing mod support. Which brand/style of intake are you looking for?
Got some emails back..... AEM and K&N said as of now there’s nothing in planning or production..... AFE said “Looks like we're planning on making parts for your vehicle but at the moment we haven't started development . Give us a couple weeks and we should have updates on our site with release dates.”
Maybe the more people that email these companies asking about these products they’ll step up with some plans for production etc. ???
At least they have plans to come out with aftermarket Accord parts though they all seem to be taking their sweet time in releasing them. Probably think there isn't as much profit to be had compared to making parts for cars like the Type R. Guess everyone will have to be patient if you want an air intake system.
I mean there shouldn't be much engineering required in a short ram air intake. You could probably even find a universal kit that would work on the Accord if you don't want to wait around. I typically try to stay away from CAI's as I usually drive my cars year round.
You'd think there would be a little more aftermarket support, seeing as how Hondata is already offering a tune. I guess the low sales don't really indicate that there will be much interest in mods. Fingers crossed you get some bites.
So all said no, the only company was afe who actually has a cars needed list and replied "Awesome I’ll add you to the list. If the engineers need your vehicle they’ll reach out to you directly, thanks!' so will see.
So how would that work then if they requested your vehicle for R&D? Do you have any idea how long they would need it for? And I would assume that you would come with some free/heavily discounted parts.
Given the way the engine is packaged, I would think it would be difficult to do plumbing for a CAI type of intake. I'm more curious to see if an aftermarket intercooler will become available (or if some of the Civic Type R stuff will fit).
There aren't many proper aftermarket intakes for the 1.5 as of yet, and most systems that we've seen on here have been made in house. Though I know there are a couple companies that have indicated some systems are currently in development.