i went with a Short Ram
because it has a better presentation when you open the Hood
leaves the engine bay looking empty and give it that "missing something" look.
Also, the filter on the Short Ram
tends to not get as dirty, as quickly, as it often does on a CAI
the filter on a Short Ram
can also be cleaned much effortlessly than the filter on a CAI
- with the CAI
, you may need to remove your bumper to do the recommended 6 months/6,000 miles (or when dirty) cleaning process
i really could have cared less about the 2hp difference between the two.
I also choose the Short Ram
instead of the CAI
because I needed to be sure that WHATEVER bumper i decided to put on my Celica next, it would fit... there are some bumpers that don't leave enough room for a CAI
and lastly, i would not have been able to relocate one of the two stock Celica horns - out of vision, such as it was in it's current location. factory placement made the celi look look ugly. so i moved it from the front of the body, around to the side (sound volume hasn't changed, only the location).