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Apr 8, 4:12pm - #149116 
SRI & CAI Decision Help...?

Hey everyone, well I went to AutoHaus, this well known Performance shop, and asked the owner how much he would sell me a Injen SRI, or a AEM CAI. with installation and he told me.

Injen SRI: $200.00 Installed

AEM CAI : $260.00 Installed


Which would be better. I know the difference is about 60 bucks but i'm kinda low on money and trying to conserve for future stuff. thxs for the opinions everyone.

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Apr 8, 4:19pm - #149117 
um that's your preference then if it's money issue...and if you want it under the Hood or in front of the wheel well.


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Apr 8, 4:20pm - #149118 
the AEM CAI would be great for low end power, which the celi needs. the Injen SRI is more for show and doesn't have as great of gains as the Injen or AEM CAI.


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Apr 8, 4:41pm - #149119 
get the AEM youll be happier in the long run


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Apr 8, 4:47pm - #149120 
okay guys thanks for the opinions...going for the AEM CAI.

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Apr 8, 4:50pm - #149121 
get AEM CAI and instal it yourself, take a couple of hours at most if you dont know how to take the bumper off.. really easy, just follow the instructions...

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Apr 8, 5:14pm - #149122 
do it yourself... or get help from someone in 818... save the $$

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Apr 8, 5:29pm - #149123 
Originally Posted by Virgilson
okay guys thanks for the opinions...going for the AEM CAI.
Nice pick.

But you do know that you could save a hundred bucks by buying it for around $175 and installing it yourself.

Takes an hour+, depending on how well you know the internals.


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Apr 8, 5:51pm - #149124 
Originally Posted by slidr

Originally Posted by Virgilson

okay guys thanks for the opinions...going for the AEM CAI.
Nice pick.

But you do know that you could save a hundred bucks by buying it for around $175 and installing it yourself.

Takes an hour+, depending on how well you know the internals.


exactly, I never install any of my parts but decided to do the CAI and exhaust. planning on completing installs as soon as I get back to the east coast...

read the install guides and do it yourself (they're pretty self-explanatory)


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Apr 8, 5:52pm - #149125 
Originally Posted by Sultan
Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by Virgilson
okay guys thanks for the opinions...going for the AEM CAI.
Nice pick.

But you do know that you could save a hundred bucks by buying it for around $175 and installing it yourself.

Takes an hour+, depending on how well you know the internals.


exactly, I never install any of my parts but decided to do this and my exhaust. planning on completing installs as soon as I get back to the east coast...
In my opinion, it give you a better understanding of your car. Once you get to know the internals, you can fix almost anything. Saves you a lot of money in the long run, and it's never too late to start learning.


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Apr 8, 6:04pm - #149126 
oh cool...i'll probably just buy the parts then have somone (whoever is willing) to help me with the install. thxs a lot guys.

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Apr 8, 6:05pm - #149127 
thumbsup no problem

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Apr 8, 7:11pm - #149128 
Go here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayIS...430198&rd=1

or
http://search.ebaymotors.com/search/sear...mp;query=celica

Install it URSELF dude, i did mine. It's easy, i just followed the instruction given on this site. on this site the installation is for the Injen Short Ram but it's apllied to all installation. I studied it first and make sure i get the process down, took 2-4times of looking at it. But it was worth it. Cuz if you install it urself u'll appreciates it more because you know you did it. good luck


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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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Apr 8, 7:27pm - #149129 
can't go wrong with the AEM CAI--the 2nd gen is the best Performance Intake on the market so far.

however, i'm still an Injen SRI fan, i'll probably be getting one of these within a few months.

looks better under the Hood, easier to clean the filter, no worry about hydrolock, only about 1 whp less than AEM CAI..i can live with that (although if i ever get an exhaust the differences will be greater) thumbsup

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Apr 8, 7:33pm - #149130 
thxs for the links...but that Intake is for Manuel only...but i will still look for one on EBay!!! thxs everyone.

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Apr 8, 7:37pm - #149131 
Originally Posted by Virgilson
thxs for the links...but that Intake is for Manuel only...but i will still look for one on EBay!!! thxs everyone.


Didn't know you have an auto. But good luck all the way. :O)


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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Apr 8, 7:41pm - #149132 
Originally Posted by celicafourotwo
Originally Posted by Virgilson
thxs for the links...but that Intake is for Manuel only...but i will still look for one on EBay!!! thxs everyone.


Didn't know you have an auto. But good luck all the way. :O)


http://intensepower.com/moaemcoairin.html

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Apr 8, 7:50pm - #149133 
i would say get Injen CAI i love mine thumbsup

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Apr 8, 7:51pm - #149134 
AEM.
*Cough**Cough*Perfect fit, no cutting.*Cough**Cough*


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Apr 8, 7:53pm - #149135 
wait...so AEM doesn't have a SRI or a V2 CAI for the Celica, cause i went to there site and yea didn't show it. But I found a Dyno sheet of home much a AEM CAI would add to the Celica.


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Apr 8, 7:54pm - #149136 
Originally Posted by Virgilson
wait...so AEM doesn't have a SRI or a V2 CAI for the Celica, cause i went to there site and yea didn't show it. But I found a Dyno sheet of home much a AEM CAI would add to the Celica.

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No SRI, and the V2 is too big for our engine bay.


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Apr 8, 7:58pm - #149137 
just click on that liitle gif...and it will show you the Dynos on HP gains and Torque.

Celica GT
HP Gains: 6.1 HP At 6750 RPM
Torque : 6.3 ft-lb At 4000 RPM

Celica GTS
HP Gains: 17.9 HP At 6250 RPM
Torque : 15.0 ft-lb AT 6250 RPM



http://www.aempower.com/product_intake_app.asp

OH yea and I heard that the AEM CAI is good for Low End Power...I don't really know what that means. Low End??? someone help me out.

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Apr 8, 8:09pm - #149138 
You can't go wrong either way. I like the Injen SRI, I have one. Not just for show, got good gains, in fact theres only a 2hp difference, but you don't get that big empty spot in your engine bay, and it is safer and easier to work with and easier to install. Well worth the 2 hp difference. But there is nothing wrong with AEM.

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Apr 8, 8:18pm - #149139 
Install yourself man

Great way to starting learning the how and whats of a Celica

thumbsup


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Apr 8, 8:20pm - #149140 
Originally Posted by Virgilson
just click on that liitle gif...and it will show you the Dynos on HP gains and Torque.

Celica GT
HP Gains: 6.1 HP At 6750 RPM
Torque : 6.3 ft-lb At 4000 RPM

Celica GTS
HP Gains: 17.9 HP At 6250 RPM
Torque : 15.0 ft-lb AT 6250 RPM



http://www.aempower.com/product_intake_app.asp

OH yea and I heard that the AEM CAI is good for Low End Power...I don't really know what that means. Low End??? someone help me out.


As in beging pick up!!!
Lower RPM gains


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Apr 8, 8:25pm - #149141 
I'm still lost??? confused confused confused confused

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Apr 8, 8:48pm - #149142 
Originally Posted by grcelica
You can't go wrong either way. I like the Injen SRI, I have one. Not just for show, got good gains, in fact theres only a 2hp difference, but you don't get that big empty spot in your engine bay, and it is safer and easier to work with and easier to install. Well worth the 2 hp difference. But there is nothing wrong with AEM.

I agree thumbsupit looks nice under the Hood
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Apr 8, 9:12pm - #149143 
See with the SRI you dont have to worry about getting water into your Intake, but with the CAI there is a risk of getting water into the filter and potentially damaging your engine. This can be avoided if you spend another 50$ and get AEM's special filter to get rid of that risk. Your choice. I am kinda regretting getting the SRI because i want more power.

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Apr 8, 9:24pm - #149144 
Get the Injen CAI here at this site for an amazing price. People seem too get crazy over $70 AEM pulleys that make maybe 1 HP at the most and they say it makes a difference. So get a CAI over SRI. Get an Injen CAI for more gains than that over the Short Ram or AEM in the long run. Injen all the way. No need to worry about hydrolock either. Believe me, because I've said it before and wil say it again with my new open end funnel filter, that there is no worries.

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Apr 8, 10:12pm - #149145 
Originally Posted by Sleeping_Celi
See with the SRI you dont have to worry about getting water into your Intake, but with the CAI there is a risk of getting water into the filter and potentially damaging your engine. This can be avoided if you spend another 50$ and get AEM's special filter to get rid of that risk. Your choice. I am kinda regretting getting the SRI because i want more power.

The chances of you hydrolockin is slim to none, you would have too drive through a small river or lake...

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Apr 9, 6:07am - #149146 
yeah bro, the AEM is it

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