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AEM => CAI or SAI? #414824 Mar 9, 2:14am Mar 9, 2:14am
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AEM => CAI or SAI?
Hello!
I have one Celica GT, i want change my airbox..
what is the best solution?
Cold Air Intake or Short Air Intake?
Thanks
Davide

Re: AEM => CAI or SAI? [Re: HPDxxx] #414825 Mar 9, 2:19am Mar 9, 2:19am
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I've heard from pro's that they both give good performance, just that CAI will give you better performance on hot days while SAI/SRI won't. But on any regular day, they're about the same.

Re: AEM => CAI or SAI? [Re: shox] #414826 Mar 9, 7:04am Mar 9, 7:04am
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there's a box at the top right... use it.. there are pros and cons for both search


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Re: AEM => CAI or SAI? [Re: JettaMan] #414827 Mar 9, 8:51am Mar 9, 8:51am
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yea billion threads aobut it but here i'll sum up some pros and cons

SRI:
Pros= looks better in your engine bay IMO
Sounds awsome because there isnt mucvh to it to block sound
Get decent gain if you ahve a heatshielf with it (can get Injen one fomr this ite i belive
Cons= Not as great proformance increase as CAI
Can suck in more hot air form engine bay that which coudl decrease hp if no heatshield

CAI
Pros= Much better proformance then SRI
Better sounding then stock
Guys who want more power will like you better wink
Cons= possiblity of hydrolock (submerging Intake in water making it go in engine, very bad thing, but need to go into a lake to have it happen wink )
Not as nice looking in the engine bay IMO


So final verdict, if you want looks and sound get SRI. If you want proformance and still better soudn then stock get CAI

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Re: AEM => CAI or SAI? [Re: hombredelassrtas] #414828 Mar 9, 9:03am Mar 9, 9:03am
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thanks for info! thumbsup

Re: AEM => CAI or SAI? [Re: HPDxxx] #414829 Mar 9, 9:03am Mar 9, 9:03am
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thumbsup so which are you going to get?

Re: AEM => CAI or SAI? [Re: hombredelassrtas] #414830 Mar 9, 9:32am Mar 9, 9:32am
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please say CAI lol


What I need to get is a silver gt right? Then I can try and be fast...right?
Re: AEM => CAI or SAI? [Re: hombredelassrtas] #414831 Mar 9, 9:33am Mar 9, 9:33am
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Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
thumbsup so which are you going to get?

in my country the rain is very bastard grin i must get SRI cool
in alternative i can get the CDA wink

Re: AEM => CAI or SAI? [Re: HPDxxx] #414832 Mar 9, 9:38am Mar 9, 9:38am
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AEM does not make an SRI for the Celica.

You have a choice of Injen, RMM, Blitz, or K&N for an SRI thumbsup


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Re: AEM => CAI or SAI? [Re: Zero] #414833 Mar 9, 11:41am Mar 9, 11:41am
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Get the CAI, you won't hydrolock your car unless it is in like 1 foot of water where the filter is completely submerged in the water. Like the other person said, you have to be in a lake for it to happen. And you shoudn't be driving your celica in a lake. A little mist or drops of water here and there won't hydrolock your car. And if you want to be SAFE, then by an AEM bypass vavle to stop the water. Its only like 40-60 dollars. CAI is always better than SRI looks and performance IMO. My .02 cents.

Re: AEM => CAI or SAI? [Re: Zero] #414834 Mar 11, 6:18pm Mar 11, 6:18pm
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Originally Posted by Zero
AEM does not make an SRI for the Celica.

You have a choice of Injen, RMM, Blitz, or K&N for an SRI thumbsup


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Re: AEM => CAI or SAI? [Re: hs2g] #414835 Mar 11, 7:00pm Mar 11, 7:00pm
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Originally Posted by hs2g
Get the CAI, you won't hydrolock your car unless it is in like 1 foot of water where the filter is completely submerged in the water. Like the other person said, you have to be in a lake for it to happen. And you shoudn't be driving your celica in a lake. A little mist or drops of water here and there won't hydrolock your car. And if you want to be SAFE, then by an AEM bypass vavle to stop the water. Its only like 40-60 dollars. And if you want to be SAFE, then by an AEM bypass vavle to stop the water. Its only like 40-60 dollars. CAI is always better than SRI looks and performance IMO. My .02 cents.


somebody correct me if im wrong but doesnt the bypass valve basically negate the extra gains over an SRI...thats what i heard so dude your in italy with the rain (im coming this summer for my 1st time smile) so just go SRI with a heatsheild thumbsup

Re: AEM => CAI or SAI? [Re: drivethru1986] #414836 Mar 11, 9:02pm Mar 11, 9:02pm
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The AEM by pass valve does not work very well with cold air Intakes on celica's because the pipe is not long enough..


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Re: AEM => CAI or SAI? [Re: hs2g] #414837 Mar 12, 3:05am Mar 12, 3:05am
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Originally Posted by hs2g
Get the CAI, you won't hydrolock your car unless it is in like 1 foot of water where the filter is completely submerged in the water. Like the other person said, you have to be in a lake for it to happen. And you shoudn't be driving your celica in a lake. A little mist or drops of water here and there won't hydrolock your car. And if you want to be SAFE, then by an AEM bypass vavle to stop the water. Its only like 40-60 dollars. CAI is always better than SRI looks and performance IMO. My .02 cents.


I hyrdolocked my car with a CAI but yeah I was in about a foot of water. I didnt know it was a foot deep untill the front end went down and no I didnt drive in it on pourpose. Id rather have more go then show. so get a CAI and dont drive in puddles


cant say ive done that before... ahh crap
Re: AEM => CAI or SAI? [Re: ForceFed] #414838 Mar 12, 10:25am Mar 12, 10:25am
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lucky hydrolocked his and i don't believe it was a foot of water either.


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Re: AEM => CAI or SAI? [Re: SCOTT03] #414839 Mar 12, 12:16pm Mar 12, 12:16pm
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why not get both a SRI and CAI?


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Re: AEM => CAI or SAI? [Re: Easy_C] #414840 Mar 15, 12:02am Mar 15, 12:02am
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Originally Posted by Easy_C
why not get both a SRI and CAI?


rofl TPR CAI/SRI are the best out.. or so i've heard

Re: AEM => CAI or SAI? [Re: inifinity] #414841 Mar 15, 2:19pm Mar 15, 2:19pm
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If you get the Injen don't waste time on the heat shield cause it don't fit right, you'll have to modify it just to get the Hood to not close on it.

Re: AEM => CAI or SAI? [Re: CelicaCrazy] #414842 Mar 15, 3:31pm Mar 15, 3:31pm
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