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SilverGT604
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Oct 17, 6:01pm - #302328 
Let me get this straight!?

I wanted to get an Intake for my car, I was planning to get an Injen Short Ram but to my understanding, Getting this will decrease my performance for my lower rpms??? I dont really care if I get any more horse power.. i'm happy wth my GT i'm not a racer, I just want the sound. So will gettin a Short Ram hurt the performance in any way?

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Oct 17, 6:02pm - #302329 
i have the Injen SRI..didn't hurt my performance.. it's just not as good as a CAI

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Oct 17, 6:11pm - #302330 
any complaints about it..?? except the fact of the lower performace from CAI?

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Oct 17, 6:14pm - #302331 
no complaints really..didn't even give me a cel.. if u're worried 'bout it suckin in hot air from the engine..u can always get a heat shield. thumbsup other than that no complaints smile

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Oct 17, 6:41pm - #302332 
i love mine thumbsup


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Oct 17, 7:17pm - #302333 
I love mine too, also got a heat shield. Didn't hurt performance, maybe helped a tad over 4000 rpm, but it sounds AWESOME

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Oct 17, 8:44pm - #302334 
there is no loss in performance.


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Oct 17, 8:48pm - #302335 
no complaints at all...love my Injen SRI, it sounds incredible thumbsup

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Oct 17, 9:23pm - #302336 
The CAI actually hurts your low end power more than the Short Ram but it makes up for it in top end power, if you don't really care about gaining a lot power up top, then go with the Short Ram... I've heard no complains about it thumbsup

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Oct 17, 9:54pm - #302337 
AEM..low end power
Injen..high end power

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Oct 17, 10:20pm - #302338 
Originally Posted by SilverGT604
I wanted to get an intake for my car, I was planning to get an Injen short ram but to my understanding, Getting this will decrease my performance for my lower rpms??? I dont really care if I get any more horse power.. i'm happy wth my GT i'm not a racer, I just want the sound. So will gettin a short ram hurt the performance in any way?


Injen is a nice Intake some problems people run into though are the welded brackets that clamp onto the engine bay that is suppose to reduce vibration to the Intake. The SR bracket snapping off goes the same with CAI. Short Ram is good if you don't care about HP and want some performance. SR also prevents hydrolock if your car was ever submerged in water. since it is a shorter Intake. Other than that it will not hurt your performance it is a good Intake.

If you install it correctly and keep up with normal maintenence such as cleaning the mass air flow sensor (MAFS), filter, Intake pipe, it will keep you from having problems or throwing cell codes in the long run. Throttle response it better than stock and as for sound it has a nice deep sound when you floor it and sweet woosh when you turn off the motor. Nothing "sucks" better than an Injen.


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Oct 17, 11:51pm - #302339 
I don't think it's possible to lose power, from an Intake that isn't made up somewhere else confused Maybe I'm wrong but...anyways, the Injen SRI is awesome. Had it for over a year now in really f__d up weather too and no problems, no CELs and that's even with my monkey-ass install. Like they said, get a heatshield. thumbsup

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Oct 18, 12:04am - #302340 
Originally Posted by speed_celica
The CAI actually hurts your low end power more than the Short Ram but it makes up for it in top end power, if you don't really care about gaining a lot power up top, then go with the Short Ram... I've heard no complains about it thumbsup
Originally Posted by celiwhite
AEM..low end power
injen..high end power

Both are only true for the GTS. For the GT, the power gain is pretty linear with either a CAI or SRI.

Originally Posted by Stephen
I don't think it's possible to lose power, from an Intake that isn't made up somewhere else confused Maybe I'm wrong but...

Injen's own dyno for the GTS shows their CAI losing an unacceptable amount of low end:

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Originally Posted by Stephen
I Like they said, get a heatshield. thumbsup

Heatshields barely reduce heat, since they don't seal off the filter from the engine bay. The hot air rises, and the heatshield only shields the bottom, so it won't stop hot air from reaching the filter at all. At best, they protect the heatshield from radiant heat. That is, until they heat up. wink

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Oct 18, 12:06am - #302341 
this is all a ploy to get us to buy TPR Intakes, right wink j/k

well..the heatshield looks pimp, and it keeps all that water and snow that creeps through my Invader Hood from dirtying up my Intake so it's good in my books.

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Oct 18, 12:36am - #302342 
i have an Injen SRI and it sounds pretty good, maybe a bit of increase in hp around 4k but not too much. im going to get the tpr SRI once the casted ones come out. you should just wait and get that one too.

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Oct 18, 5:12am - #302343 
^^^^^^ wat he said im waitin on the casted ones to be finish to order mine thumbsup

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Oct 19, 6:17pm - #302344 
I purchases an Injen SRI for my 2003 GTS and attempted to install it this afternoon. I believe that Injen sent me the SRI for the GT instead of the GTS. The tubing and trottle body boot that I have are black instead of red. Also, the trottle body boot is too small to fit over the trottle body. Any comments guys?

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Oct 19, 6:23pm - #302345 
The difference between GT and GTS Intakes is that either the throttle body end of the pipe or the silicone coupler will be angled. The GT's throttle body is angled upward a bit, while the GTS' is straight to the right. That's the only difference between Intakes (piping is even the same). You might need to stretch out the silicone coupler to fit it over the pipe and the throttle body, but that's actually a good thing since it will hold the Intake on much better than a loose coupler

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Oct 19, 6:31pm - #302346 
The silicone coupler is reinforced with woven fibers. Do you really think that there is it can be streched? I need at least another 1/4" to fit ove the trottle body opening. Also, should the aluminum tubing be able to slide into the trottle body? I was under the impression that it should be the same outside dimension as the trottle body.

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Oct 19, 6:44pm - #302347 
thanks for the reminder.. gotta clean my MAF as well

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Oct 19, 9:18pm - #302348 
I jsut installed a RMM Intake with RMM heatshield. I dont knwo if it blocks heat any better then Injen vbecasue it coves more area. I covered the heatsheild ont eh top with carbon fiber so it looks sweet. Only problem is when it heats up get that smell of fiberglass or clearcoat smell. Hopwe it wont burn wink anyones opinion? Love the sound. Had to get a different coupler, def didnt want to go on, was reinforced, had to push the bitch for a few min and try to pry it on. SR all the way smile

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Oct 19, 9:48pm - #302349 
Love my Blitz thumbsup Very happy with it, sounds louder that my friends CAIs cool

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