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Old 11-04-2008, 08:29 PM   #1
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best intake/cai/sri ect. on a SVT

I heard the stock SVT intake is pretty good. Which aftermarket intake is better than the stock and is the best? I dont want to suck water into the motor :p
I want to get a sport sound.

I want everybody's opinion. I was trying to do a search but it's not working.


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Old 11-04-2008, 09:40 PM   #2
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nothing is better flowing than the stock airbox with a k&n or itg drop in, if you want more sound and no water soak, then get a sri, but you will be spending your money just for sound, it wont flow any better. there are many threads on this, do a lil more searching and you'll get your answers
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:13 AM   #3
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I run an AEM cai and I'm in the process of adding a bypass valve to keep water out if there is lots of water on the road. I ran the K&N panel for a while and it wasnt bad, but I wanted the awesome sound the cai makes.
If you dont want to go stock my personal opinion is that cai is better than sri.
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:39 PM   #4
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CAI hands down. I've run nearly every setup and the most responsive and powerful was the CAI. I really couldn't tell a difference between my stock setup and a SR. CAI all the way.
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the best CAI is a Powerworks kit, with the aftercooler (heat exchanger)


you will pick up a few WHP with that
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:56 PM   #6
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Unless you are going to go with a full length CAI (with the recommended bypass valve, unless you like water in your engine), a drop in K/N or ITG performs just about as well as any SRI out there. The stock system, with it's larger diameter snorkel for fresh air that runs to the front of the car, actually flows better with the panel than I've seen some SRI's perform. The short ram sucks in so much hot air, especially in warm weather, that it can bog the engine. And.....I think we all know that the last thing that an SVT needs is more bog off of the line.
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CAI with no Bypass valve = very clean engine after rain storms.

I know you should have seen the white smoke my car would throw out when it rains.

but steam breaks up carbon so no biggie. Car runs really good so no harm done.

this is why i run a factory box with a top quality amsoil filter.
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Sound only? Short ram. Performance... K&N filter in stock box w/ported stock TB and tune.
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I like the sound the SRI makes, but I'm running the stock box with the K&N drop-in and its wonderful.
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