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I am thinking about installing a 6th element cold air intake on my 2015 forte sx and I don't have any experience working on cars , would it be easier to install a short ram cold air intake instead of a regular cold air intake ? also if i decide to have a mechanic install a cold air intake and a intercooler resonator delete pipe what is the most money i should pay ?
 

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I am thinking about installing a 6th element cold air intake on my 2015 forte sx and I don't have any experience working on cars , would it be easier to install a short ram cold air intake instead of a regular cold air intake ? also if i decide to have a mechanic install a cold air intake and a intercooler resonator delete pipe what is the most money i should pay ?


I'm sure the 6th element stuff comes with directions for install. Or just watch a youtube video of someone else installing one. There has to be a couple on there lol. I know if you've never turned a wrench on a car, it can seem all but impossible or cause a bunch of anxiety, but it's actually pretty easy stuff. The 2 things you mention are pretty basic upgrades and are perfect for someone new to get their feet wet. Not sure where you live, but maybe you have an experienced friend close by that can help. You will spend half the cost of the upgrades just to have a shop do them, when both can be done in 30 minutes with simple hand tools. And I guarantee, that if you do the upgrades yourself, the feeling you will get when you are finished, will be better then any other feeling out there. I remember being about 8 years old and successfully putting a new alternator on my moms car. My mom was so proud of me and I was even prouder of myself. The shop wanted like $50 to do it. and that was $50 in 1984 money ;)
 

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Both of those mods are super easy. I'm kind of like you. I have little experience working on cars. I did the SRI in 30 or so minutes and the rest delete in 5 minutes. Just make sure the car is on jack stands before you get under it to do the rest delete.

Don't trust the jack!
 

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Our installation instructions are available for download on our website!
If you have a PDF reader, you can view them easily.

That way, you can decide if you are capable or not.
The job should take no more than half an hour, so safe to say any mechanic shop that will do it should not charge you more than 1 hour of their labor rate, which can range from $40 to $100.

Check them out!

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I also did my own 6th intake and res deleate. I found it very easy to do. 6th make s nice parts. And they have really good instructions and pictures on there website. Check it out. I have found the KIA a fun car to work on. Nicely laid out.
 

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I also did my own 6th intake and res deleate. I found it very easy to do. 6th make s nice parts. And they have really good instructions and pictures on there website. Check it out. I have found the KIA a fun car to work on. Nicely laid out.
did you do short ram intake or regular cold air intake ? did you see any gains ? how does the engine sound with the 6th element parts compared to the default parts ?
 

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I was in the same exact boat as you! I had no idea what I was doing when it came to modding my car being that the Koup is my first car. That being said the instructions on the website are step by step with big pictures and what tools to use at no point was I confused what the next step would be or if I was missing something. After about 30 minutes the stock intake was off and the cold air was in then just a few minutes for the res delete pipe. As for gains, with the new parts on and a few days of being broken in I was able to pull on a friend of mine in an 04 350z manual transmission which before didn't happen. The sound of the new CAI is amazing! I can honestly say that I would buy these all over again because they make the car that much funner. In my opinion you should go CAI and do it yourself!


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will just replacing the stock intake filter with a K&N intake filter improve performance at all ? and if yes how much horse power do you think it will add ?
 

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you might feel a little difference but no where near the gain that a full system will get you. I would have a hard time believing the filter swap you show an increase on a dyno....
 

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Ive taken my intake often, i can litteraly switch to my stock airbox in 10minutes






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Ive taken my intake often, i can litteraly switch to my stock airbox in 10minutes






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are you saying you can switch back and forth between stock intake and a 6th element intake in 10 minutes if you want ?
 

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you might feel a little difference but no where near the gain that a full system will get you. I would have a hard time believing the filter swap you show an increase on a dyno....
I really want to do a 6th element intake but my 2015 kia forte koup sx is leased , I leased it for 48 months , would I be able to install a 6th element intake and not get in trouble with my kia dealer for doing it ? will they notice that I changed the intake when I bring the car back to them after my car lease is up ?
 

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I really want to do a 6th element intake but my 2015 kia forte koup sx is leased , I leased it for 48 months , would I be able to install a 6th element intake and not get in trouble with my kia dealer for doing it ? will they notice that I changed the intake when I bring the car back to them after my car lease is up ?
Can't you just save the parts and then swap them back when your lease is up?
 

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I never worked on cars, I never even did a oil change, if I can find someone to help me to do it I would do that ,
If you went with the SRI it would be easier to install and would be a good place to get familiar with changing intakes and only requires very basic tools.
 
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I never worked on cars, I never even did a oil change, if I can find someone to help me to do it I would do that ,
you can do it mate. if it can be done in 30min, and someone here can swap in 10min, sounds like a cake walk. will def be the first performance mod i do.
when your lease is up, just swap it out. personally, not sure if i'd be looking to do a couple hundred dollars worth of mods on a car that was leased for 2 years but to each their own.
 

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got the 6th Element Intake and installed it. Didn't like the woosh sound it make. After 10 miles I took it off and put back the original intake. Anyone interested in the 6th Element intake? LOL
 

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got the 6th Element Intake and installed it. Didn't like the woosh sound it make. After 10 miles I took it off and put back the original intake. Anyone interested in the 6th Element intake? LOL
Any intake on this car besides stock will sound like that lol. You should have hit me up so we could meet up and you could have heard mine before you bought it!
 
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