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Old 02-24-2007, 09:57 AM   #1
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K&N intake or just the filter?

Ok I was thinking sence my stock intake sucks from where the grille is idk if it would be better to have a make shift CAI or just an short air intake. I know that the colder air would be better for it but i live in FL and the cold air is gonna be gone soon, but the short air sucks from inside the engine compartment which is gonna be hot no matter what. Im gonna go K&N either way.

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How hard does it rain there, is it sudden? Because here I get a long warning but I spend all day trying to avoid puddles with my CAI. Somebody hydro locked their 2.3 this week and personally I wish I had got the short ram. Short rams sound better too. Short rams should help you get better response while the CAI will give you better upper RPM power. Piece of mind is sometimes better than power, especially when you have to stop racing to avoid puddles. BTW, cold air gets water logged when its wet out so it feels like your sucking air threw a straw into your throttle body.
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Old 02-24-2007, 02:18 PM   #3
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I just have the drop in filter and I took the silencer thing off the intake sounds nicer and works fine. CAI doesn't make to huge of a difference in the focus in my opinion.
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I have a CAI also, and the filter is just right above the air dam. I watch the puddles too, last thing I want is to hydrolock, or take out one of the sensors in and around the TB.
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if a guy hydrolocked then it wasn't from just any street puddle. in order for you to pick up that much water you would have to do something like drive through a flooded area. i have been there done that and got the trophy. i went through many creeks with my old 98 z24 wich had cai. and i'm the master of flooding my vehicles. but if you are worried, they do make a nice unit that just bolts to your pipe. i can't post a pic for some reason... so i'll change my avatar
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The short ram is just as good if you're not running an exposed header. I have a custom one with just a filter clamped to the MAF and it's a lot better than the panel filter I used to run.
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