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Old 01-22-2007, 09:12 PM   #1
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Cosworth vs. Steeda

So i'm looking at Cold Air Intake. Which one do you guys prefer and why....

Cosworth or Steeda


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Well if you want a COLD AIR intake get the cosworth, if you want the SHORT RAM intake get a steeda.

I have the steeda and love it, I have spontaneous rain here and am very paranoid of a my cars filter being stuck under and sucking up water. Now its extremely rare, and if you are a cautious driver you can avoid the possibility of hydro locking but it very possible and has happened before.

But it comes down to what you want, more performance with the need to take a few extra steps to keep your car safe. Or a little less performance than a CAI but the feeling of a safer set up.

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So i'm looking at Cold Air Intake. Which one do you guys prefer and why....

Cosworth or Steeda
What's wrong with AEM? From what I have seen they're supposed to be one of the most reputable CAI makers, and weren't they one of the first? Correct me if wrong...
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Cosworth. The name alone says it all.

^^ I thought I sounded kinda cool. lol
go with CAI, and just buy a bypass valve. You'll be more happy with the performance and deeper sound. I regret buying my Short Ram although it does look nicer and has won me prizes in all the shows im in (won 5/6 shows).
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also, AEM doesnt make a model for the D-Tec, do they?
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and for the original poster, it depends on where u live.

If there is a lot of rain, and moderate weather, i'd suggest the Steeda CAI/SRI, because though it labelled as a CAI, its actually a short-ram, so its inside ur engine bay, with little risk of hydrolock.

the Cosworth on the other hand is a true CAI, and looks badass too. It's as expensive as shit, lol.

Both provide a nice deep induction roar, though the Steeda nets about 2-5 hp, and the Cossie nets around 10, depending on other mods, and wether u have a D20 or D23.

hope this helps.
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thers a handful of cai you can get, cossie is nice, but comes with a pricetag for their name, you can find other companies that make just as good for a bit less, but focussport does have the cossies cai for 239 which is a great deal!
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Newbuyer and number1187.....

AEM does not make a intake for the duratec and the reason I say duratec is b/c the OP is asking about the Cosworth, I don't think cossie makes a Zetec/SPI intake. Also BPV will not fit on a duratec b/c of the lack of space.

So its either CAI without a BPV or short ram.
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Newbuyer and number1187.....

AEM does not make a intake for the duratec
Yes they do. Part number 21-452P (Or R, B, or C). However, its as pricey at the Cosworth, but designed like a MM or FS where it reuses the stock MAF adapter. So between an AEM or Cosworth, its a no brainer; Cosworth.
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