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Anonymous Mar 6, 2:29pm - #117902 
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Cold Air Intake and Shortram Question?

which gives you better gain, AEM CAI, or the Shortram. Ok then which one sounds better?
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GraSSRooTs Mar 6, 4:41pm - #117903 

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Try a Linked Image

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RoMkApOmKa Mar 6, 7:41pm - #117904 

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Short Ram - Sound/Look ( Useless for power )
AEM CAI - Low RPM Power (Perfect for Auto and Manual)
Injen CAI - High RPM Power (Useless for Auto, Perfect for Manual) wave

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LostAngel Mar 6, 9:18pm - #117905 
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Originally Posted by RoMkApOmKa
Short Ram - Sound/Look ( Useless for power )
AEM CAI - Low RPM Power (Perfect for Auto and Manual)
Injen CAI - High RPM Power (Useless for Auto, Perfect for Manual) wave


Yeah, and as grass said. Try a Linked Image
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VSGTS14 Mar 7, 2:52am - #117906 

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CAI always gives better gain...


both sound great thumbsup

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Speed4TheNeed Mar 7, 2:59am - #117907 

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Originally Posted by RoMkApOmKa
Short Ram - Sound/Look ( Useless for power )
AEM CAI - Low RPM Power (Perfect for Auto and Manual)
Injen CAI - High RPM Power (Useless for Auto, Perfect for Manual) wave



actually, shortram & CAI give about the same gains unless you plan on removing exhaust bottlenecks (adding an exhaust, header, etc.) without any aftermarket exhaust components, expect about the same gains (maybe 1 whp difference).

isaac has shortram, tony has CAI...tony says you can't tell the difference.

and it really doesnt matter if it's an auto or a manual (when the floor pedal is stomped, autos will shift at redline just like you would with a manual) thumbsup
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celicafourotwo Mar 7, 3:30am - #117908 

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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by RoMkApOmKa
Short Ram - Sound/Look ( Useless for power )
AEM CAI - Low RPM Power (Perfect for Auto and Manual)
Injen CAI - High RPM Power (Useless for Auto, Perfect for Manual) wave



actually, shortram & CAI give about the same gains unless you plan on removing exhaust bottlenecks (adding an exhaust, header, etc.) without any aftermarket exhaust components, expect about the same gains (maybe 1 whp difference).

isaac has shortram, tony has CAI...tony says you can't tell the difference.

and it really doesnt matter if it's an auto or a manual (when the floor pedal is stomped, autos will shift at redline just like you would with a manual) thumbsup


werd! thumbsup

Originally Posted by pesho01
Question:
Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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cycocelica Mar 7, 5:45am - #117909 

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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by RoMkApOmKa
Short Ram - Sound/Look ( Useless for power )
AEM CAI - Low RPM Power (Perfect for Auto and Manual)
Injen CAI - High RPM Power (Useless for Auto, Perfect for Manual) wave



actually, shortram & CAI give about the same gains unless you plan on removing exhaust bottlenecks (adding an exhaust, header, etc.) without any aftermarket exhaust components, expect about the same gains (maybe 1 whp difference).

isaac has shortram, tony has CAI...tony says you can't tell the difference.

and it really doesnt matter if it's an auto or a manual (when the floor pedal is stomped, autos will shift at redline just like you would with a manual) thumbsup


really thats true? i always thought CAI would give you better gains. so if you have an aftermarket exhaust, the Short Ram and CAI will give you the same gains?
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hephaestus Mar 7, 5:49am - #117910 
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A CAI will perform better than a Short Ram. Adding things like an exhaust and header will improve on this. If planning on an exhaust and/or header get a CAI. If not get a CAI (unless looks are real important). Injen states a gain like 12 WHP I believe. That's unreallistic. I did notice a difference. Loss of power low and a little more high. The sound of the Celica engine unbaffled is amazing! I wish I had a settup up camera to illustrate runs I did before and after. CAI all the way! AEM or Injen it's your choice.
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