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about to get a intake, either a AEM COLD AIR or a K&N SHORT RAM.

which one should it be...


BTW, i live in maine, we have winter and some good rain fall too.
 

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im kinda leaning toward the K&N 171 for the 69 series, thats CHEAP i think
 

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In theory the CAI should be better. But sometimes during city driving it sucks as much hot air off the pavement as it would under the hood. The rain and snow shouldn't affect it.
 

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In theory the CAI should be better. But sometimes during city driving it sucks as much hot air off the pavement as it would under the hood. The rain and snow shouldn't affect it.
You can get hydro-lock from running a CAI in a wet-environment. The intake will suck up water and run it through the engine, sometimes causing it to seize. You can get a by-pass valve though that prevents this if you are set on a cold air. But there are problems with the short ram too; as in you are sucking in warm air produced by the engine, so you really aren't gaining as much as running a cold air. Now If I were you, I would invest my money into a Volant intake. It's setup like a short ram, but it's also set up kind of like the stock setup, so it uses air coming in through the grill.
 

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i have an aem type and i love it is sits pretty high up in the well but it all depends i say aem with bypass
 

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Volant is your best bet. You get the gains of a CAI and not have to worry about it hydrolocking or getting a bypass valve. The only prob is that it's more pricey. You can also get a ram air upgrade that you hook to the volant. That should outflow AEM. It's more pricey though so it's really up to you.
 

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I would say AEM w/ a bypass. just better performance than the short ram. and the bypass filter sits pretty high in the engine bay!
 

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svt would b best! but if you want AEM or Volant, they are also really good!
 

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well right now i got iceman with k&N, that prestty good i say, but still not enough
 

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i've been thinkin of upgrading the filter to a cone, thats about 7" long. and relocating the MAF sensor onto the piping itself. i got a extra stock air box etc set up where i can cut that bitch apart to get a bracket made.
 

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im getting ready to install the volant intake on my car just got to order it i live in northern indiana and our winters can be bad too
 

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i had a cai on my car albeit with a body kit so the front of the filter was wide open, it sucked up a lot fo water and crud, eventually had the motor replaced inder warranty but i wont do cai on a daily driver again
 

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if u already have an iceman u probably shouldnt bother getting another intake. an sri will get no extra power and even a cai will only get a few more than what u have now. save ur money for something else.
 
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