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Which CAI sounds the best?

  • Focus Sport

    Votes: 17 26.2%
  • Marcy MOtorsports

    Votes: 20 30.8%
  • Steeda

    Votes: 9 13.8%
  • K&N Typhoon

    Votes: 4 6.2%
  • K&N AIrcharger

    Votes: 1 1.5%
  • AEM

    Votes: 14 21.5%
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which of these CAI's sounds the best ?



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K&N aircharger
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all cais sound good, but steeda is a short ram, so its a lot shorter, therefore more noise
 

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I'm not sure how you can logically conclude that just because it is shorter that it will have a greater volume.

I would rather look at this from a musical standpoint. Take a look at the saxophone. Those that are larger and longer have a deeper and fuller tone, while those that are shorter and smaller are more high pitched and sound thinner.
 

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well thats what i had heard, all i know is my short ram made my engine really freaking loud
 

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MM is the best. Sounds nice and deep when you hit the higher RPM's plus you get that little whistle sound when you hit the gas.
 

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my steeda is loud and i love it
 

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DarkHorse said:
K&N is pretty loud. I heard it on a 2.0 Duratec and it sounded like a shop vac.

[rofl]
 

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my aem cai (not ram) gives me a nice vac hiss mid throttle. i wish i had the hiss from a blow-off valve though.
 

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MM...

sound wise though the F2 sounds the best hands down.. YOu can definately tell the difference between them and the F2 sounds awesome.
 

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Ill have to vouch for my MM. Havent had any other CAI to compare it with but I'm verry satisfied with it. Performance/quality/sound wise. I bought the CAI when my car was brand new3/30/04 and had it on up to the end.
 

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I tried 3 intakes.

-Focus Sport CAI (old intake)
-Steeda Short Ram (Winter intake)
-Cosworth CAI (my new summer intake)

For the sound, the Steeda short ram is by far the most loud.
 

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I just installed my AEM CIA last night and it sounds great at higher RPMs or WOT. But very quite at low RPMs during regular daily driving. I have not expereneced the sound of the other systems so I'm going to have to pick the AEM.
 

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I have to say the STeeda intake sounds the best mainly cuz I have one and know what it sounds like, but secondly because it is a SRI, so the air filter is right in the engine bay making it possibly the loudest intake due to itsa location. ALso, the filter is always hissing and whooshing as well. If I have my windows open, and I get on it from like a 2 mile per hour roll, the filter goes whooooosh up until like 4000 rpms. It sounds similiar to a spooling turbo.
 
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