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So, I know I know I know you get what you pay for, yep I got it. But, I'm not paying $200 bucks for a new air intake and I don't care if it would give me +10 hps.

Do you guys think any of these would fit or could be easily modified?

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Not knowing any better...is there a downside to getting a CAI? Does it take away some MPG? Increase pollutants?
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What?

Modern cars have very sophisticated measurements of the intake system. I'd suggest buying one or not touching it at all. You can remove some of the baffles and silencers but this will give you a modest at best gain in power and a huge increase in noise.

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Downside to a CAI? If it adds torque accross the powerband it is adding mpg, so not likely to be reducing mpg. It will make your engine run more lean, so if you have a problem with riding the knock sensor on your engine timing (I don't, I did it for 5 years on my miata using unleaded instead of premium), you'd want to run higher octane.

The biggest downside is the $200 out of your wallet up front. But if you're geting 10 extra ft-lbs of torque you're probably getting an extra mpg which would help pay for it some over time.
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Okay hahaha I never posted the link Mazda 6 cold air intake | eBay

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Downside to a CAI? If it adds torque accross the powerband it is adding mpg, so not likely to be reducing mpg. It will make your engine run more lean, so if you have a problem with riding the knock sensor on your engine timing (I don't, I did it for 5 years on my miata using unleaded instead of premium), you'd want to run higher octane.

The biggest downside is the $200 out of your wallet up front. But if you're geting 10 extra ft-lbs of torque you're probably getting an extra mpg which would help pay for it some over time.
this is a LIE. Intake is just a rubber hose (metal pipe) with a filter attached on its end. It does not do anything other than let the air PASS through it, in the process removing dust.

Don't waste your money on this "mod". Your 2014 Mazda 6 has already state-of-art intake. No group of guy under the banner "corksport" or "injen" or anyone else know ANY BETTER than Mazda's engineering corp
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manufactures put thousands of dollars and time into developing the oe intake systems. The only thing an after market intake does is move the snorkel closer to cooler air away from the engine bay, there is no long mathematical process that goes into designing most aftermarket intakes systems, It's simple! but 200 plus dollars for a two hp gain is not worth it IMO
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I'm not paying $200 bucks for a new air intake and I don't care if it would give me +10 hps.

Do you guys think any of these would fit or could be easily modified?
$200 is less than 1% of the price of a new Mazda6. I can't imagine not wanting to spend a measly "less than 1% of the price of my car" to achieve the kind of results you think an aftermarket intake will (a 10+hp gain is more than a 5% increase in power), if I was looking for something like that.

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I don't believe you will even seen a 1hp gain with these cars with an air intake mod. Factor in cost of Mod, possible complications with the ECU and sensors, and warrenty is it even worth it? I say yes. for sound and driving enjoyment. that is the only gain i think you will get. I had put a cat back and a cai on a 1.6 DIG turbo car and you know when i felt the big jump? after i put the 100$ MBC on it. but the sound and flow of the other two mods helped not melt my cats and i loved the sound... brrrrrr ppppsssshhhhh its all in your head son
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It all depends on what you value. Nobody can tell you if it is worth it or not because that defines a value for you. $200+ in disposable income is still...disposable. If the added sound makes you happy, or you enjoy a couple extra hp (or the debatable placebo effect), hell maybe you just want to purchase something to spin your wrench around a couple times on your car. Who cares, if you have the money and want to buy a part, go for it. If it seems silly then don't.
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