The V2, believe it or not, is actually a Short Ram
system. However, it is uniquely designed so that air is compressed and travels quickly to the manifold.
Some people on RSX sites have argued by saying "yeah, but it's still bringing in hot air like a Short Ram
." The only benefit of having cold air entering your engine is because cold air is more compressed than hot air, meaning you can get more O2 molecules in your combustion chamber.
However, V2's design compensates for the hotter air. AEM
has even claimed that the V2 has the same or better power gains than their CAI
system. Obvious benefits over the CAI
include easy installation (it took me 10 minutes to install mine) and no risk of hydrolock.
Anyhow, I think the fact that AEM
doesn't have a V2 for the celica really sucks for you guys because it's such a great product.