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Old October 28th, 2003, 05:25 PM   #1
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Most Basic Intake Questions

CAI vs. SRI
- Cold Air Intake relocates the filter to the bumper where it picks up air outside of the engine bay. It is dyno proven to make more horsepower in the upper RPM range and more of an over all horsepower gain than the SRI. It is more susceptible to be hydro-locked if your front end is submerged in high enough water. There is a bypass valve that AEM makes that supposedly can be fitted to an Injen with modification – but there is a horsepower loss with it on. But think of it this way – your car isn’t a boat… you shouldn’t be submerged high enough in water to completely submerge the filter. Just be smart and you won’t have any problems.

- Short Ram Intake places the filter in the engine bay. At idle, the intake will suck up hot air, but while in motion – air does circulate throughout the engine bay to keep the air a tad cooler, but not nearly as cold as outside air. A SRI is great for low end torque and horsepower mainly due to the shorter travel path for air to reach the engine, which will also give you a bit more throttle response versus a CAI.

Sounds
The AEM and Injen intakes have basically the same sound to them. Only main difference is the V2 that has a drone to it that is louder than the base CAI due to the way it was manufactured. Generic intakes tend to have more of a drone to them vs. the AEM and Injen counter parts. Comptech emits very little sound as well as removing your resonator using your stock intake box. SRI and CAI have the same sound! The only difference is that the SRI is closer to the cabin of the car and the CAI is at your wheel.

Uninstalling the Resonator
Uninstalling is relatively easy. You can take off the bumper to make it easier to remove the stock resonator. However, you do not need to. You can take off the resonator and add the CAI intake by simply turning your wheel or taking it off and then take out the two clips and one screw in the wheelwell and play with the bumper to squeeze the resonator out. It may not be the easiest way, but if you are reluctant to pull off the bumper, this is what you have to do. Please check out the installation threads if you need help with the install.

What brand is better?
Okay this is the age-old question. To be honest, I have yet to hear one valid point why one intake is better than the other. Most of the points are company preference, CARB sticker availability, and dynos that have popped up on magazines and ads. The V2 would be the only intake I have heard of that the numbers it puts out top the competition *for now. As far as normal CAI’s and SRI’s… there just isn’t enough to distinguish a clear winner.

Gimmicks
Ebay auctions for electronic superchargers and intake chips (resistors) are your basic gimmicks. They can cause more harm than good. The electronic superchargers are under powered compared to the real ones and become more of a restriction than anything else. Real ones run for $600+ dollars and include a safety screen in case of any problems with the fan occur, so it won’t launch a projectile into your manifold. The “intake chips” are nothing but a resistor and one of the members had tried it out. It threw codes right away. Not a recommended upgrade!

For quick answers to these questions look to this thread.
As new common questions come up I will add to this.
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Old November 26th, 2003, 02:49 PM   #2
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Breather Filters
(small filter in place of the hose going from the intake to the engine)
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You should not use a breather filter. This study has been done by RealTime Racing. Some reported having to rebuild an engine after several race conditions because of this. The hose in place is called a PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) hose. If you've ever seen a import race car on SpeedVision, the PCV hoses are always in place. Air goes in and keeps the crankcase pressurized, and most importantly, keeps the piston rings sealed, therefore, prevent oil leak into the combusion chamber. Anyone who's put one on knows that these get real dirty real soon.

The only downside by leaving the PCV hoses in that I know of is that you get carbon deposit by the throttle plate over time. But of course, this can be cleaned out in minutes. All in all, it really is for show and nothing more. It does not improve performance in anyway. The little amount of hot air that goes through PVCs is nothing compared to that heated up by the coolant going through the throttle body.
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