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All GT owners with AEM CAI please come here. #302568 Oct 17, 9:32pm Oct 17, 9:32pm
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All GT owners with AEM CAI please come here.
I am going to order that AEM CAI for my GT, but first I want to ask a couple questions...

1. Can you feel/notice an increase in performance after installing the Intake?

2. At what RPM's does the Intake start to roar/scream?

3. Do you feel a loss in low end after installing it?

4. Why did you purchase AEM over Injen?

5. What is the difference between Gen 1 and Gen 2 and does it come with a CARB sticker?


Sorry for all the questions, but being on a college student budget, spending 200 for an Intake is a huge purchase.

Thanks! smile


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Re: All GT owners with AEM CAI please come here. [Re: jl2fast4u] #302569 Oct 17, 9:55pm Oct 17, 9:55pm
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1) yes
2) all around
3) no
4) Price, rep
5) gen2 has the MAF in a different position to help airflow, and yes it is CARB stickered

Re: All GT owners with AEM CAI please come here. [Re: shoulin] #302570 Oct 17, 10:00pm Oct 17, 10:00pm
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1. Can you feel/notice an increase in performance after installing the Intake?
- YES

2. At what RPM's does the Intake start to roar/scream?
- 3,8000

3. Do you feel a loss in low end after installing it?
- AEM IS DESIGN FOR LOW END POWER. SO NO

4. Why did you purchase AEM over Injen?
- COZ I LIKE LOW END THAN HIGH END. PLUS TPR HAS A LONG WAITING LIST. AEM CAI WILL DO FOR NOW BEFORE I START TACKLING WITH F/I

5. What is the difference between Gen 1 and Gen 2 and does it come with a CARB sticker?
- GEN 1 HAS PROBLEMS WITH CEL. GEN 2 HAS NOT. ALSO, MAF LOCATION IS DIFFERENT BETWEEN THE TWO.

Re: All GT owners with AEM CAI please come here. [Re: Pnoy] #302571 Oct 17, 10:04pm Oct 17, 10:04pm
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Originally Posted by Pnoy

3. Do you feel a loss in low end after installing it?
- AEM IS DESIGN FOR LOW END POWER. SO NO

4. Why did you purchase AEM over Injen?
- COZ I LIKE LOW END THAN HIGH END. PLUS TPR HAS A LONG WAITING LIST. AEM CAI WILL DO FOR NOW BEFORE I START TACKLING WITH F/I


But I thought AEM and Injen perform pretty much the same with a GT (different for GTS however)?

I want low end, but I definitely want high end also. So can you feel a power difference in high end?


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Re: All GT owners with AEM CAI please come here. [Re: jl2fast4u] #302572 Oct 17, 10:05pm Oct 17, 10:05pm
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And where did you guys purchase your AEM Intakes? If I purchase one, and it doesn't say if its gen 1 or gen 2, how can I tell?


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Re: All GT owners with AEM CAI please come here. [Re: jl2fast4u] #302573 Oct 17, 10:18pm Oct 17, 10:18pm
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1.you can feel a difference but dont expect much.

2. Donno, my exhaust it too loud

3. No

4. It was what was ava. at the time. There is a big debate between Injen and AEM, but nothin your gonna lose a street race over


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Re: All GT owners with AEM CAI please come here. [Re: JBing] #302574 Oct 17, 10:22pm Oct 17, 10:22pm
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1. Yes

2. Around 3k rpm

3. no

4. i like AEM better thumbsup


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Re: All GT owners with AEM CAI please come here. [Re: EuRoBoYGT] #302575 Oct 17, 10:49pm Oct 17, 10:49pm
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i have the gen 1 and its been six months or more and no cel ::knocks on wood:: grin


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Re: All GT owners with AEM CAI please come here. [Re: jl2fast4u] #302576 Oct 18, 12:58am Oct 18, 12:58am
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Originally Posted by jl2fast4u
But I thought AEM and Injen perform pretty much the same with a GT (different for GTS however)?
Correct. AEM and Injen CAIs perform almost equally on the GT, despite their different designs. On the GTS, it's a different story, with Injen beating AEM up top by a couple hp, but AEM being vastly superior down low (Injen loses low end over stock) and in midrange. Add an exhaust into the mix, and AEM comes out on top in low end, midrange, and top end. smile

Re: All GT owners with AEM CAI please come here. [Re: Blue_Bomber] #302577 Oct 18, 3:52am Oct 18, 3:52am
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i had Injen and sold it after 6 months doe to lag and no low end power

Re: All GT owners with AEM CAI please come here. [Re: Clos] #302578 Oct 18, 11:31am Oct 18, 11:31am
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Originally Posted by Clos
i had injen and sold it after 6 months doe to lag and no low end power


What are you going to get now?


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Re: All GT owners with AEM CAI please come here. [Re: Clos] #302579 Oct 18, 12:17pm Oct 18, 12:17pm
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Originally Posted by Clos
i had injen and sold it after 6 months doe to lag and no low end power

Yeah, the low end power loss of the Injen CAI on a GTS is twice as bad once the bogging kicks in. I drove my friend's car with an Injen, and was stalling all over the place because the car just wouldn't move from a stop. thumbsdown

Re: All GT owners with AEM CAI please come here. [Re: Blue_Bomber] #302580 Oct 18, 12:27pm Oct 18, 12:27pm
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Now I just need to come up with the money to purchase the AEM CAI. frown


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Re: All GT owners with AEM CAI please come here. [Re: jl2fast4u] #302581 Oct 18, 1:10pm Oct 18, 1:10pm
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i'm considering buying the AEM CAI if TPR doesn't start crankin' 'em out soon (just messin' with you, bomber, i know you guys are backed up). but seriously, i haven't bought anything for my car in two months.


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Re: All GT owners with AEM CAI please come here. [Re: combatc87] #302582 Oct 18, 1:12pm Oct 18, 1:12pm
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how much would it cost to get the tpr carbed?


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