- 2G Genesis Sedan (2015-2016)
anyone tested out the sxth element cai?
Correct sir. Hence why I just replaced the OEM twin paper air filters for K&N performance air filters with a larger filter surface area. The OEM air boxes for the 5.0 is already a really good ram cold air set-up. The paper filters is the main restriction for the 5.0. The 3.8 has some sort of door in the intake that the 5.0 does not have which may restrict performance.
Would you post some pics of the both the exhaust and the cold air intake on your car. Sound clips would cool too please.I installed it into my genesis and I think it was worth it. The sound is awesome and with the cat-back exhaust installed as well, it sounds even better. As for hp gains I’m not too sure... It seems faster though.
I can only find pictures of the cai. My sound clip vid won’t post for some reason. No pics of the actual exhaust. It was the magnaflow cat back sold on car id if anyone was curious.
Thank you for taking time to post these pics. It looks cool to be sure.
Correct me if I’m wrong but does the warm air/ heat shield even matter after you are moving 15 mph or more? I would think fresh air would be constantly moving around once the car has started moving instead of stagnant, warm air being trapped. Let me know what you think!Thank you for taking time to post these pics. It looks cool to be sure.
Is the intake piping metal? If so, i wonder if the six element actually makes less power than the plastic stock air boxes with performance filters due to heat soak. The six element need to have cold air boxes to prevent hot engine bay air from entering the intake as well be constructed out of some plastic material to minimized conducting heat.
The Six Element set-up seem like it would work better on a turbo engine like the 3.3,not a N/A engine. Turbo engine has inter-coolers to cool hot air so the heat soak from the engine bay is no big deal, but N/A cars actually loss power when the intake air is warm. The stock unit actually seem like it would do a better job of pulling in cooler air than the Six Element.
$600 is a bit much for more intake sound and less power maybe.
Now imagine the intake temps on a hot summer day. If the temp is 90*F then the intake temps will be 96*F or higher. It does not take much of a temperature increase to rob the engine of power. A few degrees cooler also goes along way to increase engine power as well.I have a sxth element intake on my 4.6 which is a cone filter with no heat shield. I logged intake air temps after it sitting for a hour and heat soaking on a 40* day. When I started the car after it sitting the intake air temp was around 70*, after just a few minutes of driving the intake temp dropped pretty quickly down to 46* and stayed there the rest of the drive. So with the vehicle moving the intake air temps stay within 10* of ambient air temp which is probably about as good as you're going to be able to get.
The temps will be much higher on a summer day. Probably well over 100*. The heat soak is minimized due to fridge air at 40*. So the 200* engine bay heat has to work harder in the winter to heat the air. Not so much in the summer. The heat soak will cause much higher intake temps in the summer with your set up.yes but on a 90* day you will never get your intake temp below 90*, you cant get your intake temps below ambient without additional systems in play like meth injection. being within 5-10* of ambient is a reasonable expectation, i'd imagine even a stock airbox and ducting with pulling air from the bumper/headlight area will still be about 5-10 degree's different.
Well since you removed the under body panel, then your engine bay may actually be cooler than mine with the under body covers. I never measured the temperature of my engine bay, but it is very very hot when I do open the hood after a drive. The hood area in my 2015 is very insulated and holds heat very well.Yea i can share my info once it get's hot here again. I also dont have the center underbody panel on my car anymore, so there's probably a decent amount of fresh air getting into the engine bay from under the car as well.