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Dec 6, 10:39am - #344454 
AEM CAI

Is it good or not for a first mod? I'm thinking of buying it from someone cheap but was wondering if I should put it on my AUTO GTS or my manual GTS I'll be buying later on.
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Dec 6, 10:45am - #344455 
Originally Posted by crespo_h69
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A little impatient are we? Well if you have an auto GTS you could use it, and if you get a manual GTS you could always take it off the auto and put it on the 6 speed. As far as being good for a first mod, that is up to you.

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Dec 6, 10:55am - #344456 
Originally Posted by Poisoner
Originally Posted by crespo_h69
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A little impatient are we? Well if you have an auto GTS you could use it, and if you get a manual GTS you could always take it off the auto and put it on the 6 speed. As far as being good for a first mod, that is up to you.


Sorry, I'm in school, what I meant is is it a good performance enhancer? How much HP does it give?

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Dec 6, 11:18am - #344457 
it is like 18 hp and 15 ft lb torque


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Dec 6, 11:27am - #344458 
yeah on a gts, on gt its more like 5-6 whp.i think it would be the best first mod for performance you could get.


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Dec 6, 1:22pm - #344459 
Originally Posted by BigTony
it is like 18 hp and 15 ft lb torque


What is lb torque or torque for that matter?

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Dec 6, 1:42pm - #344460 
twas my first engine mod spineyes happywink


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Dec 6, 2:20pm - #344461 
Originally Posted by BigTony
it is like 18 hp and 15 ft lb torque


eek wtf rofl


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Dec 6, 2:52pm - #344462 
go for it!

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Dec 6, 7:20pm - #344463 
u guy are picking on the new kid aren't you?
crespo you need to know that with most Intake (except tpr) will bog on ur car like crazy..and it doesn't give you like 15hp..1 or 2 maybe..but the TPR prove otherwise to be a lot more gain..check on it..


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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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Dec 6, 7:29pm - #344464 
yeah it does...the dynos are on the AEM web site...it has 17.9 hp


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Dec 6, 7:31pm - #344465 
Originally Posted by celicafourotwo
u guy are picking on the new kid aren't you?
crespo you need to know that with most intake (except tpr) will bog on ur car like crazy..and it doesn't give you like 15hp..1 or 2 maybe..but the TPR prove otherwise to be a lot more gain..check on it..


Thanks, I'll be getting an AEM version, but I heard that water may get into your motor with one, how do I prevent this?

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Dec 6, 7:36pm - #344466 
AEM will bog, just so you know..to prevent this, make sure you cover the inside of the wheel well good so you don't have water splat from the tire..get a heat shield if you wish, that seem to help..and if you still worry, get a bypass (this will make you loose hp) and cut the Intake in the middle somewhere and place the bypass between the tube you just cutted..or you can just get the Injen Short Ram..


Originally Posted by pesho01
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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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Dec 6, 7:40pm - #344467 
i have the AEM CAI, i was driving in rain for 3 hours on the high way, i have no guard yet, and i didn't have any problems what so ever.


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Dec 6, 8:18pm - #344468 
Originally Posted by celicafourotwo
AEM will bog, just so you know..to prevent this, make sure you cover the inside of the wheel well good so you don't have water splat from the tire..get a heat shield if you wish, that seem to help..and if you still worry, get a bypass (this will make you loose hp) and cut the intake in the middle somewhere and place the bypass between the tube you just cutted..or you can just get the Injen Short Ram..


Thanks, how does the TRD version you mentioned earlier not bog and the AEM version does?

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Dec 6, 8:45pm - #344469 
he said TPR...not TRD


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Dec 6, 9:31pm - #344470 
Originally Posted by BigTony
he said TPR...not TRD


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Dec 6, 11:42pm - #344471 
ok...i've bit my lip long enough.

first of all the AEM xai gives 5-7whp on a 6-speed gts. numbers with 17-12whp are dynos taken from uncorrected dynos or cars that already have an exhaust. import tuner did a dyno of this just recently.

TPR is the only Intake that claims to not bog because of it's masf fins that simulate the airflow of the stock airbox. no bogging...no CELs

it is very difficult to hydrolock your car with a CAI...especially with a celica. why? because the filter is a good foot and a half above the ground..plus the fender plastics and front bumper give it more than ample protection. you would have to literally be an idiot and dunk your car in a lake to hydrolock.

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Dec 7, 12:04am - #344472 
I need to get houses for mine befor anything is sold . they were left on the other clica.

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