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Old 01-07-2013, 04:07 PM   #71
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Gotcha, thanks guys. Do the legit CAI's also move the filter away from the engine more at all?

And the question is... what do you think the difference between the two are... 2-3 hp?
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:12 PM   #72
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AEM is the only true CAI since it moves the filter out of the engine compartment... It also carries a CARB legal sticker now

I'm running the K&N... _RED_ and many others are running the Steeda. FocusBoy58 is running the AEM.
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:45 PM   #73
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This is a pretty old post, but im just wondering.. i took out my intake resonator and put it all back together with top of air box back on and all. just no resonator. i also have my exhaust pretty open no muffler just two aftermarket resonators and no muffler. i have noticed that when my intake res is out it feels pretty solid and when its in my cars exhaust sounds like shit and slugs almost. it now sounds better and deeper. and feels like it pulls harder. am i hurting performance by just having the intak res out with an open hole at the bottom of my air box? i ran the car with the top of the air box off for a couple days, it was cool at first but then started slugging hella bad. and my gas mpgs where taking a shit. should i leave off the intake resonator? does it do anything? should i put a muffler back on my car?

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This is a pretty old post, but im just wondering.. i took out my intake resonator and put it all back together with top of air box back on and all. just no resonator. i also have my exhaust pretty open no muffler just two aftermarket resonators and no muffler. i have noticed that when my intake res is out it feels pretty solid and when its in my cars exhaust sounds like shit and slugs almost. it now sounds better and deeper. and feels like it pulls harder. am i hurting performance by just having the intak res out with an open hole at the bottom of my air box? i ran the car with the top of the air box off for a couple days, it was cool at first but then started slugging hella bad. and my gas mpgs where taking a shit. should i leave off the intake resonator? does it do anything? should i put a muffler back on my car?

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The intake resonator is just for sound dampening, it should not be causing performance issues. Unless that part of the engine bay was really hot, which I don't see why it would be, it shouldn't be changing temps much.
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ok thanks. is it safe to do a k and n factory replacment and run it with top of box off or would it be better to run it with the box top on and the kand n with resenator out?
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You're better off with the top on, to keep out excess engine heat and lower intake temperatures, IMO.

You have two options for the K&N drop-in:

K&N E-2993

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K&N E-9289

I recommend the E-9289. With the plug out, you will have better flow with a louder, deeper intake tone without sounding obnoxious. With the plug in, it is quieter and works just like the E-2993 or factory filter. I run it with the resonator/silencer installed though.
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ok thanks. is it safe to do a k and n factory replacment and run it with top of box off or would it be better to run it with the box top on and the kand n with resenator out?
It is safe either way, some people have seen the engine bog more when it is hot and the lid is off, so it is personal preference.
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