interesting dynos. I've been getting redy to buy a shortram Intake
, but the CAI
is pretty nice.
Anybody else notice the dip in power around 3K on the CAI
dyno? it's a non-issue on the shortram.
Being one who drives an automatic GTS, I need as much power down low as I can get, thus I'm still leaning towards a shortram.
8.6 HP gain from the shortram, 16.5 HP gain from the CAI
that's double the gains in terms of horsepower, but 8+ horsepower from a shortram isn't too bad either.
You have to be careful not to hydrolock the engine with a CAI
, and if it's under warranty, there's a good chance the dealer will bitch about the CAI
being on your car because of this.
Also if you notice, the CAI
gains are only truly noticable in lift, below 6200 RPMS, the gains are negligible, and pretty much identical to the shortram.
If you are racing, get the CAI
, if you daily drive the car or it's for show, go with the shortram.
You could always buy a shortram and a CAI
, and swap them out depending on the circumstances as well. some Intakes
can be used as either a Short Ram
or a CAI
, depending on wether or not you install the extension. You can also just buy lenghts of tubing to attatch to the shortram instead of the filter, and attach the filter to the extension instead, you get the benifit of a CAI
, with the ability to revert back to the shortram at will
Personaly, I am going with a K&N Typhoon system for my car. However, I hear the blitz LM system is great as far as shortrams go (the filter is almost at the throttle body, great for top-end gains).