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tgts2000 Apr 2, 2:42am - #142527 

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Injen CAI Sounds

We just finished installing my Injen CAI and not exactly sure how it is supposed to sound so I thought I would ask, at neutral when you rev it it kind of hesitates and then a low sucking sound and when you hit lift it gives a really loud throaty sound, I was wondering if youre supposed to constantly hear it or if people can just give me a general idea of how it is normally supposed to sound! Thanks guys!
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slidr Apr 2, 2:43am - #142528 

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I can always hear my AEM CAI. I just hate the noise it makes when I shut my car off.

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celicafourotwo Apr 2, 2:49am - #142529 

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Originally Posted by slidr
I can always hear my AEM CAI. I just hate the noise it makes when I shut my car off.


Really??

I like the hissing sound when the car shut off. But that's just me grin

Originally Posted by pesho01
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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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slidr Apr 2, 2:51am - #142530 

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Originally Posted by celicafourotwo

Originally Posted by slidr

I can always hear my AEM CAI. I just hate the noise it makes when I shut my car off.


Really??

I like the hissing sound when the car shut off. But that's just me grin
It just sounds shitty to me. Like something under the Hood isn't right. Sounds kinda like something is grinding to me.

The sound I like best is when I'm cruising and I'm low in the powerband (ya know, like going 40 in 6th gear grin), and I just floor for a second, let off, and then floor it again. I accelerate at like one half a MPH per second, but I just love hearing that low growl. grin

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JAY-C Apr 2, 2:56am - #142531 
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he is talkin about the Injen CAI not the AEM CAI

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slidr Apr 2, 3:00am - #142532 

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Originally Posted by JAY-C
he is talkin about the injen cai not the aem cai
know. Not that much of a difference.

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00GTShope Apr 2, 3:51am - #142533 

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I love that hissing when I shut off... everyone thinks that it's the coolest thing when I turn it off.

And yes, everything you described is the same as mine. I have a 6 speed GTS and it is crazy loud when it hits lift! Sounds GREAT. thumbsup thumbsup
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eric_h Apr 2, 4:08am - #142534 

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Originally Posted by slidr
I can always hear my AEM CAI. I just hate the noise it makes when I shut my car off.


eeki love that sound

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darksidecelica Apr 2, 4:34am - #142535 

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i have an Injen CAI..dont know about the hesitation but the sound you hear is air being sucked in and sounds even nicer when you hit lift btw i love that hissing sound when you turn off the car
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tgts2000 Apr 2, 4:56am - #142536 

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slidr Apr 2, 5:01am - #142537 

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Originally Posted by darksidecelica
i have an injen cai..dont know about the hesitation but the sound you hear is air being sucked in and sounds even nicer when you hit lift btw i love that hissing sound when you turn off the car
How can you guys all like that?

I don't know why, but the noise just bugs the hell outta me. grin


Windows down, radio off, hit lift... eek happywink

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tgts2000 Apr 2, 5:02am - #142538 

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Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by darksidecelica
i have an injen cai..dont know about the hesitation but the sound you hear is air being sucked in and sounds even nicer when you hit lift btw i love that hissing sound when you turn off the car
How can you guys all like that?

I don't know why, but the noise just bugs the hell outta me. grin


Windows down, radio off, hit lift... eek happywink


haha yea I've done that many times already!! grin
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Clos Apr 2, 5:07am - #142539 
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does any one have an audio or video of there car with a Cold Air Intake if so please mp me i wanna hear it i got mine and i should be installing it on monday smile
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vietnamese2004 Apr 4, 6:10am - #142540 

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you guys get the hissing sound on the Injen CAI?? i don't think i get that...not like on my brother's shortram for in rsx?? is something wrong or no?
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celicafourotwo Apr 4, 5:35pm - #142541 

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Originally Posted by vietnamese2004
you guys get the hissing sound on the injen cai?? i don't think i get that...not like on my brother's shortram for in rsx?? is something wrong or no?


you don't?? try leaving your Hood open, turn off ur radion, window down and start the car. Rev it a lil, turn it off. U'll hear the air being release, it'll make the psshssing sound, it's louder one shortram (ithink) because it's right there under the Hood and not behind the wheel well..that's how i see it comparing from my last car with a shortram. this time i got the CAI.

Originally Posted by pesho01
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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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Speed4TheNeed Apr 4, 5:40pm - #142542 

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Originally Posted by tgts2000
We just finished installing my Injen CAI and not exactly sure how it is supposed to sound so I thought I would ask, at neutral when you rev it it kind of hesitates and then a low sucking sound and when you hit lift it gives a really loud throaty sound, I was wondering if youre supposed to constantly hear it or if people can just give me a general idea of how it is normally supposed to sound! Thanks guys!


that's normal.

even without an aftermarket exhaust it will make your car sound more 'thoaty' at higher rpms thumbsup
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robare99 Apr 4, 5:56pm - #142543 

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One thing to remember when installing the Injen, be sure to cut a lot of plastic away in the fender. If you don't it can end up rubbing a hole in the piping. I did mine a good inch away. At first it was closer and touching a bit but I went back and redid it. Better safe than sorry.

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Speed4TheNeed Apr 4, 5:57pm - #142544 

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Originally Posted by robare99
One thing to remember when installing the Injen, be sure to cut a lot of plastic away in the fender. If you don't it can end up rubbing a hole in the piping. I did mine a good inch away. At first it was closer and touching a bit but I went back and redid it. Better safe than sorry.

Rob


do you think it would help to have like a rubber seal around that part? you wouldnt have to cut the hole so big and rubbing wouldn't be much of a problem

just a thought.
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tgts2000 Apr 4, 8:43pm - #142545 

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eric_h Apr 5, 2:27am - #142546 

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Originally Posted by celicafourotwo
Originally Posted by vietnamese2004
you guys get the hissing sound on the injen cai?? i don't think i get that...not like on my brother's shortram for in rsx?? is something wrong or no?


you don't?? try leaving your hood open, turn off ur radion, window down and start the car. Rev it a lil, turn it off. U'll hear the air being release, it'll make the psshssing sound, it's louder one shortram (ithink) because it's right there under the hood and not behind the wheel well..that's how i see it comparing from my last car with a shortram. this time i got the CAi.


i heard that is unless you have drive by wire theyre will be no sound

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hephaestus Apr 5, 3:31am - #142547 
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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by robare99
One thing to remember when installing the Injen, be sure to cut a lot of plastic away in the fender. If you don't it can end up rubbing a hole in the piping. I did mine a good inch away. At first it was closer and touching a bit but I went back and redid it. Better safe than sorry.

Rob


do you think it would help to have like a rubber seal around that part? you wouldnt have to cut the hole so big and rubbing wouldn't be much of a problem

just a thought.

The CAI won't barely move so a good inch or two around shouldn't harm anything. It's just engine vibration that gets it shaking very little, but fast enough to evential wear a hole over time. That's what the vibra mount is for. Not only noise. I hear all sort of amazing sounds with my CAI. The rush of air after cold starts, the low grunt, hissing when I turn off or shift normally, and going into lift cannot be explained with the GTS. AS SCC said a couple of years ago, even with the S2000, it's the best sounding 4 cylinder engine produced to date.
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