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Jun 21, 1:27am - #22114 
AEM CAI

eyy I have an Injen Shortram Intake and I am thinking of switching to an AEM CAI...should I or should I not???...and those of you that say yes should I get the bypass valve too???...

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Jun 21, 1:49am - #22115 
The AEM CAI give you low end torque, which where I think we need it most..as the Injen gives you high end torque. Choice is yours.

And I wouldn't recommend getting the bypass valve unless you will be driving through flooded areas or lakes. The valve just decreases the already highly unlikely chance of soaking your filter. If your really nervous get a splash guard. Again...choice is yours.

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Jun 21, 2:11am - #22116 
helpful...thanks...waiting for more

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Jun 21, 8:40pm - #22117 
I dont think youll feel much if any difference between the two Intakes. I say save your money, keep what your Injen Short Ram and use the other $250+ on a different upgrade. But hey...thats just my 2 cents.


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Jun 21, 9:54pm - #22118 
Knowing that you live in Carson, Cali, you don't have to worry about heavy rain storms that are dangerous to Cold Air Intakes. I say go with an AEM or Injen CAI. They're both the same thing...

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Jun 30, 8:10am - #22119 
Originally Posted by PBCelica02
The AEM CAI give you low end torque, which where I think we need it most..as the Injen gives you high end torque. Choice is yours.

And I wouldn't recommend getting the bypass valve unless you will be driving through flooded areas or lakes. The valve just decreases the already highly unlikely chance of soaking your filter. If your really nervous get a splash guard. Again...choice is yours.

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I have looked all around..where do you get the splash gaurds for the AEM CAI?


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Jun 30, 9:19am - #22120 
from AEM? I have never seen the splash guard anywhere.


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Jun 30, 9:26am - #22121 
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
from AEM? I have never seen the splash guard anywhere.


Neither have I ... but the Injen one should fit the AEM in you just want a splash guard

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Jun 30, 9:38am - #22122 
Thanks!


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Jun 30, 1:54pm - #22123 
whats a bypass valve?


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Jun 30, 2:01pm - #22124 
Originally Posted by shox
whats a bypass valve?


AEM's Air Bypass valve for Cold Air Induction Systems virtually elimates the unlikely chance of water ingestion should the filter element become wet from deep puddles, rain, hail, sleet or snow-or any other scenario in which the filter element could encounter or become submerged in water. The valve installs along the upper portion of the inlet pipe on the same axis as the throttle body centerline. Should a drop in pressure occur within the pipe due to filter submersion, the valve shuts down induction at the filter and routes incoming air through its external orifices, eliminating any chance of water ingestion

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Jun 30, 2:03pm - #22125 
"Air bypass valve virtually eliminates the chance of hydro-lock in the event the filter of your AEM Cold Air induction system becomes submerged in water. The valve installs along the upper portion of the inlet pipe and shuts down induction at the filter when it becomes submerged, rerouting air through its external diaphragm to keep water out and air flowing in."

A money making scheme. Your only every going to need one if you drive through lakes!!

I suggest that you get the AEM CAI. I love mine.


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Jun 30, 2:03pm - #22126 
Bet me to it!! thumbsup


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