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Old 03-20-2006, 01:46 AM   #1
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Pipercross intake or AEM CAI or K&N Aircharger....PLEASE HELP ASAP!!

So i bought a NOPI intake from a guy on ebay for around $130 about a month ago...i was driving on the freeway around 70mph and hit a dip and heard a loud ass noise...anyways i woke up this mornin to just look at my filter and it was GONE!!! THE BRAKET BROKE and the intake was gone....i dont know if its the quality of the intake or if i hit the dip real hard...anyways im looking to get an intake ASAP...here are my choices:

K&N Aircharger $250
AEM Cold Air Intake $250
Pipercross $350

Anyone have dynos for these three intakes on the same dynos in the same conditions....whats the best bang for the buck??? Im worried about getting the AEM CAI because the CAI just sits way too low....what do you guys think??? I need to get another intake ASAP...

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Old 03-20-2006, 02:26 AM   #2
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I hear that the AEM is the best for the gains.

By the way, you have a PM and check the SVT Squad Sticker posts. I've been waiting for your reply. Mr. Founder.
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The K&N sure looks good though.
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The K&N sure looks good though.
Ha! Yes... I agree... I do love the design. Alas... where can one find true joy? Be it in physical and visual display of an object? Or the physical and visual display of the object at work?

If that makes any sense. I'm going to eat a hot pocket and sleep. :D
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so who else has any comments on what i should get??? helpppppppppp
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aem most hp for the money if you are worried about hydrolock you can always get the bypass valve

k&n i believe this is a short ram intake so you dont have to worry about hydro lock but you do have to worry about heatsoak

Pippercross expensive but people say it is worth the money you get the effect of CAI with the placement of a SRI

you can also try searching around the forum a bit as some members do have these intakes on their cars
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Old 03-20-2006, 01:54 PM   #7
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i did search around...i started that thread about "whats the best intake for the svt" but im still debating between these 3 and wanted some quick responses because i need to buy one asap....i think im leaning more towards the aem because i dont think i can afford the $350+ price tag on the pipercross....
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Okay well I have the aircharger and if I was going to get another intake (or if I was deciding again) I would probably go with the pipercross simply because it has a flexable hose and can be run right up to the lower grille allowing max airflow.
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wouldnt it suck in rocks when traveling at high speeds as well since its basically an open tubing and behind the stock grill it still has pretty big gaps to lets small rocks n such go in the intake....
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there is a hose that runs from the grill up to the intake so it would have to provide a large amount of suction to pull rocks and other road debris up the hose and into the filter
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