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Old 03-29-2012, 01:03 PM   #111
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Whats the difference between the ram air and just removing the box? I dont understand how it can add 12hp.
less restrictive air filter, different sized MAF sensor, aluminum velocity stack, which is supposed to lower turbulence.

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The overall interior diameter of the new MAF housing is the same. But because it uses the velocity stack and is smooth compared to the jagged edges in the stock maf house'ing it reduces the turbulence of the air passing through.

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Old 03-29-2012, 01:20 PM   #113
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Understood. I guess I just have a hard time believing that reducing air turbulence can cause such a difference in performance. It seems that if I just used a K&N and took the box out it would achieve similar results. But I'm just an accountant, not an engineer.
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Understood. I guess I just have a hard time believing that reducing air turbulence can cause such a difference in performance. It seems that if I just used a K&N and took the box out it would achieve similar results. But I'm just an accountant, not an engineer.
they posted dyno numbers, and they were up 12HP over stock, however are they 12HP over a K&N and no air box, probably not, but unless somebody wants to dyno stock and then dyno that setup and compare the gains, it is hard to say how much it benefits.

When I looked at the dyno gains vs the injen intake, the injen averaged 3.9HP gain and the steeda CAI averaged 7.4HP, so steeda is doing something right.

However in the article I posted their CAI was only 7.9 degrees colder than the comparison CAI, and their ram intake is a similar design to that. That difference isnt much for air density and so the heat shield is probably not doing much for performance.
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:32 PM   #115
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I don't doubt they are doing good stuff. I just look at it and say, WTF am I paying $200 or $300 for? Did I mention I was an accountant..lol. It is nice looking and I would like to get one.
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that's even more tempting at a price of $210
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I don't doubt they are doing good stuff. I just look at it and say, WTF am I paying $200 or $300 for? Did I mention I was an accountant..lol. It is nice looking and I would like to get one.
yeah i agree, from an economic standpoint there are more cost effective mods, exhaust, eventually tune.
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yeah i agree, from an economic standpoint there are more cost effective mods, exhaust, eventually tune.
Take a look at what AEM did and you will think that the Steeda is a bargain. They provide the tube and the MAF extension and you reuse your MAF. Save your money and make your own. Or buy something that has been tested. Injen and Steeda produce ~ twice the HP gains. AEM which they claims gives you 3hp for 399.00. WTF... yeah 3hp. The drop in filter can do better that that.

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Take a look at what AEM did and you will think that the Steeda is a bargain. They provide the tube and the MAF extension and you reuse your MAF. Save your money and make your own. Or buy something that has been tested. Injen and Steeda produce ~ twice the HP gains. AEM which they claims gives you 3hp for 399.00. WTF... yeah 3hp. The drop in filter can do better that that.

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wow that is a horrible deal from aem, and not even that great of an intake.
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Yeah, I think that is why I have only seen one on this forum lol
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