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Old 10-01-2012, 09:45 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by akight View Post
sure... i can't justify paying $300 dollars for an intake that is (in my opinion) no better than fswerks which is $180... furthermore steeda advertises it as a cold air intake, which it is not (it simply utilizes the stock ram intake system)... so a company that charges nearly double what it's competitor charges for a product that is (again, in my opinion) no better and calls it something that it is not... that doesn't bode well with me. on top of all that, fswerks uses itg filters which i am a huge fan of and have had great success with as long as i've run them

here are both websites so you can compare for yourself... i find the dyno numbers interesting considering the price difference in products (yes steeda's torque numbers are higher, but that's an extra $120 for 1.6 ft-lbs more torque)

http://www.fswerks.com/fswerks_coolflo_air_intake.htm

http://www.steedafocus.com/parts/201...ir-intake.html

aside from all of that... i would go with a (true) cold air intake over a short ram given the option (which is why i stated that even if you gave it to me for free i wouldn't run it...)

Yes from a price/performance ratio the fswerks is better, but for that just do the drop in k&n and snorkel delete and get the same numbers for $40

Get the steeda if you want as much possible power, combine it with a snorkel delete or newmission mod for even better power.
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