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Which is better, a short ram intake, or a cold air intake? #101083 Feb 10, 4:06pm Feb 10, 4:06pm
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Which is better, a short ram intake, or a cold air intake?
which one is better for a 2002 celica gt mt, and why

Re: Which is better, a short ram intake, or a cold air intake? [Re: adrian] #101084 Feb 10, 4:10pm Feb 10, 4:10pm
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cold air is always better because like the name it allows cold air to enter the engine, which means better performance.

Re: Which is better, a short ram intake, or a cold air intake? [Re: adrian] #101085 Feb 10, 4:11pm Feb 10, 4:11pm
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CAI is better, more cold air goes into the engine, more cold air means more oxygen going into the engine, more oxygen means more combustion, more hp...


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Re: Which is better, a short ram intake, or a cold air intake? [Re: adrian] #101086 Feb 10, 4:16pm Feb 10, 4:16pm
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Yeah, as they just said, Cold Air is better than the Ram Air. It add's the most power.

Re: Which is better, a short ram intake, or a cold air intake? [Re: adrian] #101087 Feb 10, 4:17pm Feb 10, 4:17pm
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has anyone heard of a brand called pro one top speed performance?? they have CAI for celica gt for 150, but i have never heard of them

Re: Which is better, a short ram intake, or a cold air intake? [Re: adrian] #101088 Feb 10, 4:22pm Feb 10, 4:22pm
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Originally Posted by adrian
has anyone heard of a brand called pro one top speed performance?? they have cai for celica gt for 150, but i have never heard of them

I'd stick with either Injen or AEM. Those are known brands, and 99% of the people on here that have CAI, have one of the two. They are more expensive then the pro one...but you get what you pay for.

Re: Which is better, a short ram intake, or a cold air intake? [Re: adrian] #101089 Feb 10, 4:28pm Feb 10, 4:28pm
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Originally Posted by adrian
has anyone heard of a brand called pro one top speed performance?? they have cai for celica gt for 150, but i have never heard of them


Stick with AEM or Injen...Since you have a 5 spd, I recommend getting the Injen thumbsup

Re: Which is better, a short ram intake, or a cold air intake? [Re: adrian] #101090 Feb 10, 4:34pm Feb 10, 4:34pm
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well it seems that the CAI is the winner but the Short Ram is kinda a cold air to the way it is designed , there inst much heat by it from what i seen and it worked great

Re: Which is better, a short ram intake, or a cold air intake? [Re: adrian] #101091 Feb 10, 4:39pm Feb 10, 4:39pm
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I would highly give the Blitz Intake a hard look.

Re: Which is better, a short ram intake, or a cold air intake? [Re: boxer4turbo] #101092 Feb 10, 4:40pm Feb 10, 4:40pm
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Originally Posted by boxer4turbo
well it seems that the cai is the winner but the short ram is kinda a cold air to the way it is designed , there inst much heat by it from what i seen and it worked great

yeah, they are both good. But the ShortRam gives less power. But at least it gives you some power.

Re: Which is better, a short ram intake, or a cold air intake? [Re: LostAngel] #101093 Feb 10, 6:28pm Feb 10, 6:28pm
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You got manual?Go with Injen CAI. Short Ram is perfect for Auto.

Re: Which is better, a short ram intake, or a cold air intake? [Re: adrian] #101094 Feb 10, 6:45pm Feb 10, 6:45pm
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yea Stick with well known brands. Although, I think Topsped is a comapny in Japan.

Re: Which is better, a short ram intake, or a cold air intake? [Re: adrian] #101095 Feb 10, 6:52pm Feb 10, 6:52pm
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i'd go with AEM CAI..like i did...yo i'll PM you this weekend when i figure out shipping costs..reply to my PM

Re: Which is better, a short ram intake, or a cold air intake? [Re: v3n0m] #101096 Feb 10, 8:18pm Feb 10, 8:18pm
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Originally Posted by v3n0m
I would highly give the Blitz intake a hard look.

yes~
but not with blitz Air Filter...they dont filter anything..


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Re: Which is better, a short ram intake, or a cold air intake? [Re: Elec-FuYu] #101097 Feb 10, 9:00pm Feb 10, 9:00pm
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There needs to be something done about these Intake questions popping up every week. Get a CAI period. Injen or AEM. Nothing more to say or do a search for the hundred of questions and replies on this subject and decide what's best for you and what you are looking for.

Re: Which is better, a short ram intake, or a cold air intake? [Re: adrian] #101098 Feb 11, 12:39am Feb 11, 12:39am
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The guys'a noob, he doesnt know better grin It's not like they're forcing you to read all the Intake questions. We were all noobs who didn't know anything wink

Re: Which is better, a short ram intake, or a cold air intake? [Re: adrian] #101099 Feb 11, 8:44am Feb 11, 8:44am
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Why dont we get a sticky at the top of the Mod forum? Maybe have some CAI faq's and member reviews?

As for your question, I just bought an Injen CAI for my '02 gt MT.


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Re: Which is better, a short ram intake, or a cold air intake? [Re: adrian] #101100 Feb 11, 8:53am Feb 11, 8:53am
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Injen CAI is the best for manual tranny, AEM CAI is the best for auto


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Re: Which is better, a short ram intake, or a cold air intake? [Re: adrian] #101101 Feb 11, 9:10am Feb 11, 9:10am
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you can also buy the apexi Air Filter, it will help with the mass air flow, and allow more air to rush in, this is mainly a prob within the 1-4k rpm, a good filter, will boost the air Intake..look it up//


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Re: Which is better, a short ram intake, or a cold air intake? [Re: 7th_gen_celica] #101102 Feb 11, 9:53am Feb 11, 9:53am
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If you dont get the answers your looking for from this thread,(Which is better and why) this topic has been discussed many many times...I recommend using the "Search" option:

https://www.celicahobby.com/search.html

Anyways I have an Injen CAI in my auto GT and I love it. I have also had a shortram, I prefer the CAI


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Re: Which is better, a short ram intake, or a cold air intake? [Re: adrian] #101103 Feb 11, 10:19am Feb 11, 10:19am
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sorry for asking, search more next time. Didnt mean to upset people. Thanks for the reply;s

Re: Which is better, a short ram intake, or a cold air intake? [Re: NorwayGT] #101104 Feb 11, 8:06pm Feb 11, 8:06pm
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Originally Posted by NorwayGT
injen CAI is the best for manual tranny, aem CAI is the best for auto

High////Low rpm.

Re: Which is better, a short ram intake, or a cold air intake? [Re: Sara] #101105 Feb 11, 8:08pm Feb 11, 8:08pm
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Originally Posted by Sara
If you dont get the answers your looking for from this thread,(Which is better and why) this topic has been discussed many many times...I recommend using the "Search" option:

https://www.celicahobby.com/search.html

Anyways I have an INJEN CAI in my auto GT and I love it. I have also had a shortram, I prefer the CAI

If you change your Injen CAI to AEM CAI you will feel beter changes.
Injen CAI dose not work on AUTO with it full power.

Re: Which is better, a short ram intake, or a cold air intake? [Re: boxer4turbo] #101106 Feb 11, 8:51pm Feb 11, 8:51pm
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Originally Posted by boxer4turbo
well it seems that the cai is the winner but the short ram is kinda a cold air to the way it is designed , there inst much heat by it from what i seen and it worked great
The Short Ram is right under the Hood, so it would suck up the same type of air that the stock box would suck. Warm/hot air. It's just set up differently to allow more air to come in and it allows it to travel with less constriction. With a CAI, the filter is down near the wheel well where the air is noticably cooler. The cooler the air, the more dense it is, and the more power you get out of what air is ingested by your engine.


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