The engine in the Acura RDX is the first Honda motor to feature forced induction, and is also one of the first Honda motors to feature a mass air meter. Although these substantial changes have thrown some aftermarket manufacturers for a loop, we capitalized on these changes and applied our highly successful tuning techniques to this new platform. And boy did it pay off! How does a gain of 19 horsepower to the wheels sound?
Like the rest of our Xcel™ air intake product line, we machine the RDX Xcel™ intake mass air meter housing from aluminum blanks to tolerances of +/- 0.002″ (about the width of a human hair). Despite the accuracy of this machining step, the vast majority of our competitors do not machine their housings because it costs more then simply swedging a pipe to form the mass air sensor housing. We however make no compromises, and as a result our intakes are quite unique and highly effective.
The improvement gained from our air intake isn’t limited just to performance. Removing the intricate baffling in the intake tract allows the end-user to hear all of the wonderful sounds that come from a properly turbocharged engine. You can hear the bypass valve operation, and you can finally hear the turbo spooling too! And of course, replacing all of that cheap black plastic with a high quality powder-coated really adds a “trick” look to the engine bay.
The XcelTM air intake comes complete with all necessary hardware required for a complete and professional installation.
For a filter replacement, please use our Replacement 3″ Air Filter.