View Full Version : BBK Cold Air Intake-not as easy...

03-18-2005, 10:43 PM
Okay, so... the old "bold on 15-20 hp in 15 minutes" advertisement is a LIE! While installing my BBK CAI I discovered the sad truth that maybe a CAI on a Hahaha Honda is a simple task... Not on a 1997 Cobra. The directions are more like guidelines. Really basic & uninformative. Here's a post to help others in need of the RIGHT way to do it:

1.Remove strut tower bar. Don't waste your time thinking you may get away keeping it on. Never will work. Take it off.

2. Remove stock induction assembly. Take MAS Air sensor off stock unit.

3. Attach MAS Air sensor to CAI pipe w/ 4 nuts/bolts included w/ new unit.

4. Insert grommet into new CAI unit, spray grommet w/ WD40 & insert 2nd air sensor.

5. Piece CAI together w/ hose clamps & rubber boots supplied.

6. Install heat shield onto frame rail.

7. Slide CAI filter end (w/out filter attached) thru head shield & into fender.

8. Attach CAI plenum end to plenum w/ hose clamp included.

9. Reattatch all breather hoses & sensor plugs.

10. Reattatch strut tower bar (good luck lining it up right. be sure you have an extra set of hands.)

11. Jack up passenger side of vehicle & remove wheel & fender liner.

12. Somehow finneagle the filter into the fender & on to the CAI tube.

13. Lucky 13... get your screw driver up in there & tighten the hose clap provided around the filter base.

1.5 - 2 hr project for first timers.
Put wheel on & clean up. you're done.

03-19-2005, 06:25 PM
another reason why JLTs RAI is the way to go (for me anyway) :p

03-20-2005, 11:14 PM
another reason why JLTs RAI is the way to go (for me anyway) :p:thumbsup: well CAI