|The factory intake is great at one thing, suppressing horsepower and all the cool sounds that a turbo car makes! There is only one inlet on the Mazda MPS 6 factory airbox even the Mazda 6 have two inlets. The Mazda 6 have the exact same inlet plus an additional inlet that opens in the higher RPM ranges. There is a substantial amount of horsepower to be made by replacing the intake.
Turbo cars are very sensitive to temperature increases, therefore in testing CP-e tried both a short ram intake and a cold air intake (CAI). After measuring temperatures throughout the intake track CP-e determined that a CAI was in order.
The Xcel Mazda MPS 6 intake is the first intake only for any Mazda MPS 6 that will not set a check engine light (CEL). CP-e spent a great deal of time engineering and figuring out a way to mass produce an intake that wouldn't set a CEL. CP-e determined that a similar design to the Mazda MPS 6 would be used. Improvements were made to the heatshield that doubles as an ABS harness holder.
RHD vehicles require the A/C line to be alted on install