Reviewed By Wade W (Allen, TX) Reviewed for a 1997 Honda Prelude —12/14/2010 2:16 PM
I replaced the JDM Type S intake on my 1997 Prelude with the AEM V2 mainly because I wanted a different look and sound. The dyno comparisons of the 2 intakes showed them to be very close performance-wise so I really wasn't expecting much and after initial installation, I got what I expected. The sound was nice, for sure - not much different during normal driving but when I hit VTEC it sounds like an afterburner kicks in! But, after a few days, the OBDII seemed to became acclimated to the new, larger volume of air and now I feel a nice kick at the top end. I don't seem to have lost any torque, either. My other engine mods are a Mugen header, Random Technologies hi-flow cat, Thermal R&D Stealth exhaust and AEM Under drive pulleys - this combo works! I'm very happy with it :-) Installation was pretty easy except for removal of the intake resonator. That was a bit tricky and resulted in some skinned knuckles but all-in-all, it wasn't too bad.