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Old October 20th, 2003, 10:32 PM   #1
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In your opinion what which sounds better injen CAi or AEM v2?

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Old October 21st, 2003, 01:16 AM   #2
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From my honest opinion, they both sound good. Both reputable and quality brands, nothing to laugh at. From a performance company standpoint, Injen is kind of in style right now. Our shop sells both, and honestly we have been getting Injen orders way more than AEM. With AEM V2, the only difference you will feel is the frequesnt humming sound, power will feel same between the 2 brands.

Most people are kind of tired of AEM since almost every N/A car has it now, thats why its unique to have AEM's top competitor Injen product which actually rivals to the results of AEM.

If it was me, I would say Injen. Personally im tired of AEM because its a major trend, people dont even know how much power they are getting, its just because everyone has AEM and they get it. It will happen to Injen soon, but why not strike while the irons hot? I noticed you live in SoCal, give me a P.M. and I can give you a price quote on teh V2 or Injen that no one can beat.
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Old October 21st, 2003, 01:36 AM   #3
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Vis dont tell me you're saying v2 and injen will make equal power gains. oh boy lol i thought i had made my mind after a lot of reading that v2 was the way to go
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Old October 21st, 2003, 02:14 AM   #4
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doesn't AEM have better whp through their dyno? cause I have injen rite now(they are awesome).. and i ordered the V2 couple of weeks ago... btw.. is V2 out yet? didn't they delay the release date?... whenever that'll be... bleh
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Old October 21st, 2003, 02:23 AM   #5
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Lol, im not trying to start anything. I work for a repair and performance shop, and we install intakes left and right. We test drive the car with customer (if they want us to) to see if they are happy with the work, and always notice no intake will give you a noticable "boost". Intakes will feel faster off the line, very few accomplish those results. The main reason people buy intakes is for the aggressive sound and modified look.

*AEM has given dyno results
*Injen has given dyno results

IT MEANS NOTHING until the consumer itself tests the product

I cant possibly see any way a dual chamber frequency design can add a significant HP and torque gain over the competitors design which looks the same.

The V2 is a new and exciting revolutionary design, I agree...... But I hate it when people get into the hype and think of it as a new form of forced induction. It serves the same purpose as Injen, to remove the restrictive air box (have you seen how big and how many pieces that air box is!!!)!!! Thats what matters, not dual chamber sound frequency designs that make it look like a huge tornado fuel saver.

Wait till real dynoes or magazines test it, but that cant be taken seriously either. Just get what makes you happy, if your a AEM V2 fanatic and want to look high tech, than buy it. If you like Injens name more, buy it! Just get personal dynos or even buy that Apexi Rev/Speed meter, we sold and installed it for member JDM Primera and he loves how accurate it is.

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Old October 21st, 2003, 02:31 AM   #6
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And for the AEM V2 intake, I called and there is a waiting period (B.S.) I asked about auto compatibility, and like usual they said "to my recollection, I dont think so". So that guy who came online and said he designed the V2 better tell AEM to get those guys fired if all of you think AEM will make the V2 for autos anytime soon. Give it a 2-3 month period, and most likely it will be confirmed what is going on.

IMO Injen deserves more credit, they saw a unique car on the market and hauled ass to production. Many people have Injen now, and rarely and complaints. Injen gives that all motor aggressive sound and people now its not the exhausts form listening to it. I have to wait to see how the AEM on the 03's will sound, I hope its not like the 02's.
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Old October 21st, 2003, 02:45 AM   #7
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coo coo, yea i love the sound of the Injen..maybe i'll just stick to it, thx again
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Old October 21st, 2003, 06:55 AM   #8
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The original AEM CAI gets no love I'm one of the few who has one, see now I'm cool cause the trend for the 7th gen's is to get Injen...
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Old October 21st, 2003, 09:39 AM   #9
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Neither. My backyard intake sounds teh BEST!!!
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Old October 21st, 2003, 01:21 PM   #10
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What are the going rates for the Injen Cold Air Intakes for our Accords?
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Old October 21st, 2003, 02:13 PM   #11
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a little under 200 right, like maybe 180ish. .somewhere in that area
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Old October 21st, 2003, 05:35 PM   #12
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yah i paid like $186 on nopi for my injen.
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Old October 21st, 2003, 10:39 PM   #13
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did Nopi charge shipping and tax? Thats just their online price.
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Old October 22nd, 2003, 07:21 AM   #14
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I just paid $219 with free shipping from PTuning.
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Old October 22nd, 2003, 07:32 AM   #15
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I was under the impression that the Injen was vulnerable to hydrolock while the V2 was not?
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Old October 22nd, 2003, 08:36 AM   #16
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coo coo, yea i love the sound of the Injen..maybe i'll just stick to it, thx again
why would you change intakes? The power difference will be minimal if any change at all. I love my Injen Intake!
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Old October 22nd, 2003, 08:51 AM   #17
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a little off topic but... do they have SRI out for our cars? i was looking all over the place and i found some for the I4's but not for the V6's.
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Old October 22nd, 2003, 12:16 PM   #18
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All inatakes are vulnerable to hydrolocking, even the stock air-box. I haven't seen any short rams for the V6
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Old October 22nd, 2003, 12:23 PM   #19
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I was under the impression that V2 had a bypass of sorts to prevent hydrolocking.
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Old October 22nd, 2003, 12:30 PM   #20
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Forget companies that dyno their own product, numbers can be manipulated! Buy the v2 and dyno the thing yourself, i really don't think that any intake will give 20hp gain. I have an injen cai and i love it but have come to the conclusion that it's mostly for the sound and not for any out of this world 25hp and 20 ft of torq.
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Old October 22nd, 2003, 01:41 PM   #21
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did Nopi charge shipping and tax? Thats just their online price.
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Old October 22nd, 2003, 06:04 PM   #22
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I'm gonna buy the injen cai tomorrow.(unless someone convinces me to get a diff one. I'm gonna get it from ptuning.com for 208$
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Old October 22nd, 2003, 08:38 PM   #23
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Why don't you pick it up from Nopi... it's listed at $183. Ptuning has it listed at $219 and not in stock.

Just an idea!
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Old October 23rd, 2003, 01:27 AM   #24
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I dont like Nopi because they don show the tax and shipping fee. Optauto is a good place to buy things online.

Of course people like to say they got a good deal, but dont tell people they had to pay for shipping and tax
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Old October 23rd, 2003, 08:08 AM   #25
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Shipping to Canada was quoted at 18$ on the NOPI site... not sure about the taxes though!
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Old October 23rd, 2003, 08:27 AM   #26
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vis gt...im also interesting on the v3 intakes..can u give me a good price?
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Old October 23rd, 2003, 08:28 AM   #27
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i mean v2
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Old October 23rd, 2003, 11:11 PM   #28
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everyone talks about how great of a sound the injen CAI sounds.... i happen to have a AEM CAI but it doesn't seem to give that aggressive sound that i had been anticipating....

those with injen, when you turn on your engine, do you hear that air flow come on? cause i don't get any of that with my AEM. The only time i get that air flow sound is when i reach 3000 rpm and above, and even then it doesn't produce as much sound.


let me know... i'll probably change it to injen if thats the case and sell my AEM. Sound does matter.
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Old October 24th, 2003, 03:41 AM   #29
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Most likely they sound similar if not the same. The filter is K&N based, so they use a similar filter as well. From the design, it cant be any different. Stick with your AEM, its not worth it to spend $200 for another intake. It wil give the same power and sound. Rembember, all the Inejn people and myself agree the car sounds stock until yuo hit VTEC, unless your flooring it where you can hear it through out the whole powerband.
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Old October 25th, 2003, 11:41 AM   #30
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What around fuel economy?

If we speak strictly about fuel economy does a CAI really give you better fuel economy than say just replacing the stock filter with a K&N filter?
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