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Old 11-30-2003, 06:50 PM   #1
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Which AEM CAI is better?

The short or the longer one? Is there a huge difference in any performance gains between the two? I have scanned through older threads and read about water problems. Also, what about the FocusSport CAI? I believe this will be my first mod.


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Old 11-30-2003, 10:26 PM   #2
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First off, learn what CAI means. CAI mean Cold Air Intake. A CAI will give you better performance then a short ram intake, and Ray at www.myfordperformance.com has come up with a water shield for the AEM CAI. The FocusSport intake isn't a CAI by the way.
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Old 11-30-2003, 10:42 PM   #3
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focus sport has a heatshield and uses a snorkel to draw in cold air.... could be considered a cai. anyway, cai is a very broad term and no use into getting into the specifics.

id get the long tube + weather shield vs the short ram.
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Ok, I guess I am learning, but FocusSport calls theirs a Cool-Flo Air Intake, and AEM calls theirs a Cold Air Intake. Looks about the same to this untrained guy, and the slight difference in words could be for more reasons then I can list or make up. The pictures of each look about the same as well, metal tube with a cone filter on the end, one has a shield around it, one without, and one shorter.
Anyway, thanks for the input, based on a couple recommendations, I will go with the longer one and get the weather shield.
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the aem intake your looking at could be the cold air intake, aem also makes a short ram intake.
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I thought the short was still a CAI, just a short one? I am definitely trying to learn here.
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No AEM CAI or short ram is good. It is too small in diameter, and changess the position of the mass air element too much for many cars to handle without idle and drivability problems.
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If they are too small, what is a better option?
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is the focus central one CAI like it says or are they just fooling people? and is this intake any good? thanks.
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No AEM CAI or short ram is good. It is too small in diameter, and changess the position of the mass air element too much for many cars to handle without idle and drivability problems.
How does the the position of the MAFS make a difference?
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