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post #1 of 8 Old 11-07-2017, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Air Intake

I was wondering if someone could tell me if they've modified their air intake system? I have a 2013 Compass w/ the 2.4L. I've decided to keep it @ 72,000 miles and want to do all I can to give it that much needed boost. I'm installing @ Spectre Cool Air Intake later this week. I'd love ANY and ALL advise on how to get the most out of it. I hate that hesitation and the lack of HP.....but you get what you bought. I do like it....moonroof....Boston Acoustics sound. Put in aftermarket Kenwood receiver. Sounds BAD ASS! It's the tailgate package.
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post #2 of 8 Old 11-07-2017, 03:28 PM
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100 shot of nawzz oughtta do it

Sorry to say I don't think any Compass is ever going to be fast, pretty heavy machine to be trying to sling up to 60 MPH in under 8 seconds with a naturally aspirated four banger. It does good for what it is but a hole-shot it has-not, and no amount of CAIs or fart can exhausts is going to change that.

If you did a CAI, larger exhaust, slightly smaller diameter and lighter tires and rims, and take out a few pounds of weight in spare tire and passenger seats.. you could maybe shave a full second off the 0-60 and possibly 1.6 seconds off the 1/4 mile. Lot of work for very little reward.

Not to be a debbie downer but thats kinda the reality, heavy buggy with a N/A 4 cylinder, she's never gonna be a stoplight drag racing champion.

If you are hellbent on throwing away money you could look for something like this:
PedalMAX Drive By Wire Throttle Enhancement Device more details on -[]=ENGINE|2.4L

But all that does is when you press the throttle 10% it tells the ECU you actually pressed it 50% tricking you into thinking "wow I just press the throttle a tiny bit and it launches like crazy wow so much power wow"

So... please don't waste your money on that
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post #3 of 8 Old 11-07-2017, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks!!! I've never had the need for speed.....EVER. I like reliability and the 4 wheel peel for the snow. Not a MUDDER either. HOWEVER, I would like to pull out of a parking lot or at a stop sign and not get beeped at cause the damn thing is sluggish. Just a bit more HP and I am fine. Thanks again for your advice? lol
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post #4 of 8 Old 11-07-2017, 08:20 PM
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Hang on... 2013 you say? Do you have the CVT transmission? You must otherwise this obviously is a non-issue with manual trans. I don't think there is anything you can do, CVTs are the worst

Engine/power is not likely your problem just the sluggish belt pusher they call a transmission. Our honda civic is the same way and the complaint on sluggish, laggy takeoff is common to virtually every CVT review I have ever seen. Mash the gas, car *thinks* about it for a full two seconds going "what, you want go now? right now? ummmm, ok!" and then you finally go.

You straight up don't pull out into traffic with a CVT. Ever. I don't know why no one seems to be able to make one that is responsive at slow speeds, I swear its almost purposeful, like they deliberately tell the computer to wait out those precious milliseconds to make sure you are serious about wanting to take off and then it begrudgingly obliges.

You could put a turbocharger on your 2.4 and would not fix the hesitation-before-takeoff problem. Just ask my fiance in her turbo civic. Hella fast once it winds up but we both know better than to try to get out in traffic hard from a stop with it
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OMG, that is hilarious (hesitation-before-takeoff). I literally just experienced that about a week ago. Picked up my son and was waiting at a light for the oncoming traffic to go by so I could turn left and I got impatient and hit the gas.... well, I hit the "gas" pedal and attempted to go left. The look on the lady's face heading towards my son's side and the sounds coming out of his mouth said it all. Never again will I take a chance that like again. Scared the b'geebies out of us all.
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post #6 of 8 Old 07-19-2018, 02:23 PM
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We have this lag in ours and our Honda and pretty much every automatic transmission car built after 2008. Adding 0.09 HP via a cold air intake will never help with the hesitation. Throttle pedal enhancer is probably the only hope, and even that I am skeptical of.
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post #7 of 8 Old 07-19-2018, 03:48 PM
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if you get 5hp more i would be amazed

just leave it stock, and learn the vehicle

fyi. more air needs more fuel and more exhaust flow to function properly
so throw in a custom exhaust, and tune the computer

you may get 5-10hp after spending a grand or so

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post #8 of 8 Old 03-14-2019, 01:01 AM
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Anyone know where I can get my 2014 Jeep Compass programmed... All I really need is the speedometer recalibrated for a 265/50r20 aggressive all-terrain

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