I drive a Euro Accord but do not own the car (it is a lease) - so I'd like to install a CAI but I'd like to be able to put the car back to stock config fairly quickly and easily. What are the options without taking the whole stock filter out ?
You need to remove the resonator to see sufficient differences and power gains on using a CAI. The longest times come with removing the OEM components and I'm gonna guess that the same time will apply when putting it back on, however ... You might want to decide to leave the resonator out, that won't take much time at all to restore.
you need to remove the resonator for sure if u want to install CAI.
u can get away from removing the bumper to install a CAI, but probably better to remove bumper when u want to return the car stock.
1st time may take longer. usually takes me around 1hr or so to do it...