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GChunn2000
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GChunn2000 Dec 21, 11:28pm - #356102 
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AEM Cold Air Intake (GTS)

I know this topic has been touched on, but I would like to clarify a few things b/c I was thinking of purchasing the AEM for my GTS. Those of you who have an AEM (or CAI for that matter), what do you think? Noticable differenec in HP? Furthermore, this bogging thing sounds like a big funkin pain in the ass, how is it caused? Shitty installation? Or simply how it is? Better yet, how do I prevent it? Is there any difference in the way a CAI behaves in the winter as compared to mild/hot weather? Any help would be appreciated.

BTW Those of you who have read/replied the "Condensation buildup in headlight" thread, thanks for the help. I am painting and re-sealing the headlights this weekend, I've cleared a day, found a wingman, and buying some beers... I will post pictures, cheers!
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VSGTS14 Dec 21, 11:33pm - #356103 

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most like it, AEM has low end gain, so not much bogging and that is due to the mechanics of the CAI.
CAI = Cold Air Intake, that's a no brainer on what kinda air it likes.

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Polykarb Dec 21, 11:38pm - #356104 

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yeah i waited all day for me AEM CAI, damn thing never showed up. What a waste of my day, sitting around waiting for the UPS man.

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ct Dec 21, 11:41pm - #356105 

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it seems that the AEM gains around 6-7whp from stock and 3-4whp from a preson who already has an exhaust (an i/e gts is around +9-10whp).

i have it and it seems to have gains across the powerband. AEM was my second choice...if CARB was not an issue i would go with TPR

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yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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Polykarb Dec 21, 11:46pm - #356106 

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haha, CARB doesn't apply to me thumbsup

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GChunn2000
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GChunn2000 Dec 21, 11:49pm - #356107 
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Sorry for the ignorant question... CARBS has in carbondioxide... I'm assuming? What is the legal issue concerning TPR?
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VSGTS14 Dec 21, 11:56pm - #356108 

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CARB = california blabh blah blah its an emission law for california people

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Polykarb Dec 21, 11:56pm - #356109 

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CARB Certified is some state statue about cali's car's being made different cause of smog problems.

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hombredelassrtas Dec 22, 12:36am - #356110 

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i have a short rma so it does not apply as much but it boggs sometimes, but its jsut when starting out in low rpms, so jsut push the gas alittle more and all is good smile maybe not as good for clutch but thats ok wink

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ct Dec 22, 12:53am - #356111 

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California Air Resource Board= teh ghey thumbsdown rofl

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ArumnDark Dec 22, 1:55am - #356112 
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I have an AEM CAI on my '04 GTS, and I noticed a decent gain (maybe some of it was in my head, but there is definately a gain!).

Anyway, bogging is caused by the mechanics of the CAI, and can't be helped without changing up the Intake itself. The bogging really isn't a problem under 3k RPM, so I wouldn't really worry about it (no power that low anyway!).

And it performs MUCH better when it's cold out smile

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RookieGTS Dec 22, 2:38am - #356113 

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too many Intake threads latley :lol:
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g96818 Dec 22, 3:36am - #356114 

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GChunn2000 Dec 22, 4:11am - #356115 
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Thanks everyone... I'll go ahead and research it further and probably install it this week... lets hope it works!
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ragingpaseo Dec 22, 4:47pm - #356116 
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Originally Posted by RookieGTS
too many Intake threads latley :lol:

very true...and always the same question... frown
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BlueGTS Dec 22, 5:32pm - #356117 

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Its a resonable easy install. Me and a friend of mine took about 30-40 min to put it in.The only pain is the plastic fenderwell you have to cut to fit the piping.

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