Originally Posted by Duffman355
I still don't get it. They both make 10 or 12 or whatever horsepower, but one is $80 more expensive? What am I missing here? I trust Steeda and have had parts by them in the past. Heat soak has to be a problem under non ideal conditions on the ram air setup right?
They both use the factory pipe, so the incoming air should be the same temperature, one just has a heat shield that like you said would help limit heat soak from the rest of the engine, it isnt like the air filter has moved and the air would be significantly colder. It would just be marginally colder. For $80 probably could built a heat shield.
Probably better to buy the ram and upgrade to the heat shield later if needed.