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View Poll Results: What Should I Do
Make my own 2 16.67%
CAI 5 41.67%
Short ram 4 33.33%
Stock w/ k&n 1 8.33%
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Old 02-07-2005, 12:10 AM   #1
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air filter question

i have a question about the air filter. what would be the best cone air filter that i can pick up at just about any parts store? is there one that would fit on the end of the stock air tube(before the maf but after the air box.) i am also thinking of makeing my own air box out of plastic and sealing it. i was thinking that i will use the stock intake from the front of the car and move it down by the driver fog light to get really cold air. or do you all think that a aem cai will work better. i feel that if i am going down the road it should seem sort of like ram air right?(the materials to make my own would be free all i would need is a cone filter.) thanx for all of your input!!!!

i am also trying to get a few wheel ponies to help me scoot around town a lil faster.




plus my stock air box is busted up pretty good i need to replace it or but an intake. if that means anything to you?


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Old 02-07-2005, 01:47 AM   #2
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I just ordered a K&N filter, it's not an intake, but should be an improvement. It sure is in my 1999 Honda Valkyrie Interstate.
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Old 02-07-2005, 03:09 AM   #3
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This issue has been beat to death.

*sigh*

Okay, the easiest and cheapest way to go is just to rip out the stock airbox and clamp on a cone filter. Voila, instant short-ram intake.

the stock airbox with a K&N filter will see very marginal increases in airflow. not worth it. if you're looking to go cheap and easy, get a hooker. I mean, do what I said above.

The best bet, performance-wise, is to save up and buy a decent intake. The Volant used to be the hands-down favorite amongst most of us, but the Pipercross is quickly gaining popularity. Neither of these is cheap, but I would advise either of these over the AEM or similar CAI.

Personally, I went with the El Cheapo cone filter and the ghetto short ram. I will probably buy a Pipercross in the near future.

BTW, if this is the only upgrade you have done to your car, you probably won't notice the 2-3 whp that you might gain. However, it will sound a WHOLE LOT better, and that will make it a lot more fun to drive. you may notice that the throttle response feels a bit better.
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Old 02-07-2005, 09:31 AM   #4
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I voted CAI. Your going to get better gains from a TRUE aftermarket intake then a home made one. Also, I would go with a VOLANT or PIPERCROSS before going with an AEM myself. They have alot more benefits over a AEM.
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Old 02-07-2005, 10:22 AM   #5
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If you're using this as a year round driver (like me) and live in Michigan (like me) then you might seriously want to consider a short ram... The true CAI are low to the ground and in the kind of weather we have this time of year, your cone is going to get really dirty really quick! Not to mention your going to suck up a lot of water on these nice roads we have around here. My suggestion would be to find a used Short Ram, IceMan, or Volant and keep the cone UP. Check out either Ebay, or the "Marketplace" on here. You might loose 1-2hp, but it's better than getting water-logged, or buying/cleaning your filter every other day. Besides, I doubt you'll notice the 1-2hp anywho.
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Old 02-07-2005, 10:32 AM   #6
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Instead of a short ram, get a VOLANT or PIPERCROSS. They are designed like a short ram but work like a CAI.
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Old 02-07-2005, 08:40 PM   #7
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I voted CAI... recommend Volant. Easily the most popular, non-cheapo intake that produces real results.
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thanx everyone now i have a tough choice to decide volant or the pipercross but thanks again
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Both are very good and you will be happy with either.
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