: Cold Air intake Questions?
08-05-2004, 12:42 AM
I have just purchaced a bomZ long cold air intake from a retailer on ebay
and i was wondering a few things?
I live in Edmonton Alberta, it gets from +30 C in the summer to - 35 C in the winter, WIll the extrme cold negatively affect my stock spi engine with this intake?
Also i have heard that there is potential for drawing in water in heavy rain or puddles with an intake like I have purchaced. Would it be worth my while to purchace a water blocking valve ?
Any other tips on CAI's for my engine type would be appreciated!!!(other inexpensive upgrades)
08-05-2004, 12:48 AM
cold air=more power. that's the purpose of the cai. so no.
bypass will decrease the power greatly. so all in all, you may get 1 hp. so no.
the bomz sucks. should have got the fs or aem.
08-05-2004, 12:52 AM
Why pray tell does the Bomz suck. I know why but I want to hear somone else say it.
08-05-2004, 12:54 AM
you don't know why, or else you wouldn't have made a comment like that.
the quality sucks major shit, and a lot of people had problems with it in this forum. s2 would know the major facts.
08-05-2004, 01:15 AM
what kind of problems have people had with bomz?
WOuld it be worth my while to sell it again on ebay and get another?
Any suggestions on which is the best?
08-05-2004, 01:19 AM
s2 would know everything about it.
i dunno the best for the spi.
08-05-2004, 01:30 AM
Here's one thing I noticed. The goddamn thing pops off every frickin time the engine gets hot.
08-05-2004, 05:25 PM
Bomz is definatly not the greatest intake out there, but for the SPI it is better then stock, from what i have heard.
As for a bypass valve, if you get a lot of standing water in your area it would be a good investment, IMO. you usually wont have any problems unless the end of the intake is pretty much complety summerged in water. as for HP loss. i saw some info on the AEM bypass valve that says you will lose about 1 hp, but if you get alot of standing water, i personally think that its worth it.
08-05-2004, 05:46 PM
Definately go for the bypass valve. IMO
08-05-2004, 06:17 PM
I live in Edmonton as well, and I bought the Steeda Short Ram, its not hot enough here to need a cold air intake...its below 15 celcius 8 months of the year...get a short ram and put your worries to rest. I doubt you would be able to tell the difference b/w a short ram and a CAI.
08-06-2004, 09:59 AM
I have the bomz and honestly there is nothing wrong with it other than the shitty mounting brackets that are weled on which was simply fixed by using large zip ties, the Cone filter is yet to be desired but can me easily fixed by purchasing a new K & N cone filter.
Trav-E2.0: if the thing pops off every time your engine gets hot there is something else underlying wrong with it, possibly a bad install?
I've read a good number of posts by folks in other forums that use the Bomz tubing and a K & N filter and have had great sucess as myself with the setup, why spend the money on AEM CAI tubing when its the same design and does the same thing, the only thing laking on the bomz as I said before is the lack of using a more heavy duty metal for the mounting brackets.
ill faded sole
08-06-2004, 02:04 PM
Like the others have said. The colder the air the better. Hence the name Cold Air Intake. BUT what you dont want to do is never get your filter wet. Water in your engine = bad. Small droplets here and there shouldnt effect it, but over time it will. Thats a draw back to some CAI. Though you will get better TOP END as opposed to off the line results with a Short Ram intake system. The SPI engine/tranny setup so that most of the power is directed towards top end. Adding any CAI should give you some good results. I personally do not have a CAI but the bombz, aem, and fs are the most common cai systems.
08-06-2004, 02:10 PM
the water will dry up anyway. for cold weather, i'd get a short ram, to avoid the water freezing on the filter.