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I had a Takeda SRI laying around from my old 2011 Accord V6. Since there are no kits for the 4th gen Odyssey, I figured I'd see if it fits. Turns out it fits without much modification. The air sensor fit in perfectly to the tube. Here is a picture of it installed.



It would be better if I could get it to the other side of the battery, but it wasn't long enough and it put the sensor in a bad spot too.

Performance and fuel economy are (as always) negligible if any, but it certainly sounds better under load. The nice thing is, like my old Accord, when you are just cruising or under light throttle, its barely noticeable. I have some video that I'm going to edit and throw onto youtube at a later date. I will update with the video once I have a chance to edit it.
 

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Nice hot air intake, man!
 

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Nice hot air intake, man!
Thanks. It's not a cold air intake setup, was never designed to be. If I can get a longer coupler, I can move the filter over where the air box was and it'll be a little cooler air. Either way, I still like it better than all the plastic stock air stuff.
 

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Nice hot air intake, man!
You are a bad man.
:D

I suspect that the state of tune of some of these engines is so high that, like many motorcycle engines, changes to the intake or exhaust actually reduce power and torque.

From what I've seen in oil analysis circles, any minimal improvement you get in airflow is more than offset by the increase in "Silicates" the fancy oil analysis name for "dirt."
 

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I actually ran that intake on my Ody for ~30k miles. It probably made it have less power overall because of the warm air and the fact that the ECU isn't really tuned for an increase in air flow, but we didn't buy a minivan for power or speed but to haul the kids around. I wouldn't have put on an intake if I didn't already have it laying around. I like the louder sound and its funny when people hear it come from a van. It only gets noticable when its at half throttle or more. We ended up trading the 13 LX for a 2015 BMW X5 Diesel (with third row) in March of 2015.

That said, my wife and I are expecting again (this will make 4, yikes!) so we recently picked up a 2016 SE and I figured I'd put the intake back on. This go around I spent more time with different pieces parts I had laying around from other projects as well. Still using the same Takeda intake pipe from the 2011 Accord V6 but used different connectors and a metal shield piece to help with the "heat" as well as the front scoop thing still points to it.

Probably still won't make any bit of a power difference but it looks and sounds better.



 

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I actually ran that intake on my Ody for ~30k miles. It probably made it have less power overall because of the warm air and the fact that the ECU isn't really tuned for an increase in air flow, but we didn't buy a minivan for power or speed but to haul the kids around. I wouldn't have put on an intake if I didn't already have it laying around. I like the louder sound and its funny when people hear it come from a van
Same here. It sounds too good man lol
 

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Just noticed that you had a throttle body spacer. Does it make any difference in anything?
Not that I'm aware of. I didn't put it on the 16 as it really doesn't do anything. I had it on the '13 because I had my nitrous kit on it and the TB spacer has a 1/8" NPT port that made it easy to install.
 

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Nitrous on your odyssey?!
Yeah. I put a 55 wet shot on it. I 've had the kit since 2004. I used to have in on a base model stripped down 95 neon. Then, several years later, I made a fuel adapter with quick connects that let me bolt it on my '11 Accord V6 (temporary for fun) and my '13 Civic Si (also temporary, it now has a full turbo kit on it and makes over 450whp). The kit connected up easy. I hooked up the NMU (nitrous management unit) to the TPS sensor and a switch under the hood to turn it on and off. It took about 20 minutes to install the whole kit. Had the nitrous tank mounted to a piece of plywood already so I didn't have to drill into the cars to bolt it in, ran the nitrous line through a rubber grommet in the trunk and under the van. Vroom Vroom. I only ran about 1/3 of a tank through it. It was just to have some fun. I had it in there for about 2 days.
 

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Here's another one from kikoyako: LINK

If the video doesn't work, kikoyako has a video on YouTube titled "2004 Honda odyssey on nitrous".

OF

P.S: What the heck are you doing up at 2:00 am?!? :D (pot calling kettle black)
 

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Darn time zones! :D

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....Then, several years later, I made a fuel adapter with quick connects that let me bolt it on my '11 Accord V6 (temporary for fun) and my '13 Civic Si (also temporary, it now has a full turbo kit on it and makes over 450whp).
Don't know how on earth I missed that. Oh my.

I keep wondering if there is any way to improve on the Odyssey inlet tract. I you don't do anything to the rest of the trail of air flow (manifold, cams, exhaust system), I'm wondering if there's still anything you can do on the front end...???

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Not sure there is a lot you can do to improve performance these days that doesn't involve tuning. The nitrous is one of the few and it's not perfect (and rather dangerous.) Any modifications to airflow, exhaust, cams, all need to be tuned or most of the time it makes things worse since the engine doesn't know what to do with the changes. There isn't anything I know of that can tune any current model Odysseys unless you go with a full engine management system. I would love to get a tune on the Ody and see if there is anything left on the table as well as raise the redline a little. I know with my Civic Si in stock form you can usually pick up at least 20hp just from a tune.
 

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I actually ran that intake on my Ody for ~30k miles. It probably made it have less power overall because of the warm air and the fact that the ECU isn't really tuned for an increase in air flow, but we didn't buy a minivan for power or speed but to haul the kids around. I wouldn't have put on an intake if I didn't already have it laying around. I like the louder sound and its funny when people hear it come from a van. It only gets noticable when its at half throttle or more. We ended up trading the 13 LX for a 2015 BMW X5 Diesel (with third row) in March of 2015.

That said, my wife and I are expecting again (this will make 4, yikes!) so we recently picked up a 2016 SE and I figured I'd put the intake back on. This go around I spent more time with different pieces parts I had laying around from other projects as well. Still using the same Takeda intake pipe from the 2011 Accord V6 but used different connectors and a metal shield piece to help with the "heat" as well as the front scoop thing still points to it.

Probably still won't make any bit of a power difference but it looks and sounds better.



IT does make a difference in both throttle response and power does go up quite a bit. In some cases a little torque is traded for HP gain (powerband shift upwards). The intake scoop does help as does the metal shield you have, the reason you'd see any "loss" is because the metal piping isn't as resistant to heat soak as the stock plastic is, however there are ways around that as demonstrated by your heatshielding and intake tract

Don't know how on earth I missed that. Oh my.

I keep wondering if there is any way to improve on the Odyssey inlet tract. I you don't do anything to the rest of the trail of air flow (manifold, cams, exhaust system), I'm wondering if there's still anything you can do on the front end...???

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There is a few ways my good sir lol

Not sure there is a lot you can do to improve performance these days that doesn't involve tuning. The nitrous is one of the few and it's not perfect (and rather dangerous.) Any modifications to airflow, exhaust, cams, all need to be tuned or most of the time it makes things worse since the engine doesn't know what to do with the changes. There isn't anything I know of that can tune any current model Odysseys unless you go with a full engine management system. I would love to get a tune on the Ody and see if there is anything left on the table as well as raise the redline a little. I know with my Civic Si in stock form you can usually pick up at least 20hp just from a tune.
The stock Odyssey computer will adjust for most bolt-ons and if you want to get crazy on it, there was also a hidden programming in 05-10 ODysseys that was opened up when you run 91 Octane (PRoven 10hp gain by honda engineer). I see you are running a current model Odyssey, then you are in luck with your particular van as Ktuner has a beta out right now for HMA Race that allows them to tune their van. It may be a few months to get it perfect and market release ready but all in due time.
 

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Just a heads up for any 3rd gen owners that wanted to try this.

So I decided that I'm gonna try out the takeda intake on my 2010....and......it doesn't work. The second time I started it up after the idle relearn, it was just stumbling and stalling (Yes I checked it for leaks!) It wont fit properly either, it was resting on the ABS lines and was just flopping around.

Honestly, I'll suggest everyone that wants to hear their vtec to just do TSM_Pikachu's OEM airbox mod. Its even louder than the takeda type intakes. I didn't have any problems with his mod for 30k miles.
 
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