Smooth un-interrupted airflow is the goal here. Notice how the duct design for the Snorkel is shaped similar to an “S” with a curve? That ensures that there are no hard bends or sharp turns for air turbulence. Remember, we want the smoothest flow possible for the air entering our intake system
On of the key objectives for the Snorkel was to increase the opening for cooler/denser air to get into the intake system. What we uncovered in this process was that each trim of Civic/Integra has different air “ducting” from factory. Some trims like the EX and A-Spec have a limited channel to get air into the intake. The “higher performance” Si model has a sort of baby snorkel with some plastic ducting. You can read more about in our blog section below
What all this means is we had to go big! We went bigger than even the best air channeling system that Honda/Acura offers for these cars. Let's cram the most air into the intake system!
The install process is straightforward once you get the bumper off. Simply attach the supplied brackets included with your kit, drop in the Snorkel, and you’re ready to go using full color digital interactive installation instructions. And if you ever need to go back to stock, know that this mod comes off without any trace left behind on the Civic. For the Integra, the small modification required to a bumper mounting bracket will be nearly invisible
Pick your side! Are you team Red, Blue, or Black! We know that one of the first things people see is the front end so we wanted to make this Snorkel pop. If you want to keep things stealthy and just enjoy the performance benefits, then the Black color option is certainly for you
Keep it cool, bro! Let’s talk temperature for a second. We’ve said time and time again that heat is the enemy of performance. You want to lower the amount of heat getting into your engine bay and keep things cooler for longer (i.e., keep your system from heat soaking). Our testing showed that when comparing IATs, we see as much as 20 degree drops in intake air temp with the Snorkel installed on an OE intake. We see around 4-5 degrees on average, that is over multiple runs especially when it's hot outside and when varying vehicle speeds. Now, of course we have to caveat this by saying YMMV and that’s because every geographic location has it’s own variables. Here, where we test in the desert, typical IATs are extremely high compared to other locations most times of the year so even single digit drops are exciting to see.
Take a step back and just look at what the Snorkel does to the aesthetics of the vehicle. It’s like looking at a dull void behind the grill vs. looking at a menacing big mouth opening for cool air. This duct just screams, “I am here to play”
Check out the complete details below on how we developed this Snorkel for the latest generation of Civics and Integras
2022+ Honda Civic Si and Non-Si 1.5T (Sedan or Hatchback)
2023+ Acura Integra 1.5T
2022+ Honda Civic 2.0NA (Sedan or Hatchback) fitment not yet confirmed
Works with any combination of stock or aftermarket intakes