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AEM first gen CAI review #48706 Sep 27, 8:03am Sep 27, 8:03am
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AEM first gen CAI review
wow i got this thing for just $135 from http://www.coximport.com/AEM/overstock.html

the shipping was great, it had like a million packaging peanuts,very good condition,it was fast too!!

It was installed just yesterday and my god does it sound differant upfront, sounds like...really really really really nice!! this is a must have for celica owners

Re: AEM first gen CAI review [Re: IcEd blUe] #48707 Sep 27, 8:24am Sep 27, 8:24am
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should i wait for a gen2 or what?


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Re: AEM first gen CAI review [Re: Mp3Supply] #48708 Sep 27, 8:28am Sep 27, 8:28am
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Originally Posted by Mp3Supply
should i wait for a gen2 or what?


gen2 has been out since August smile

go for the first gen if you have manual transmission...

go for gen2 if you have an automatic or manual transmission and you think that at some point you may want to put on the AEM bypass valve

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$135 is a great price for the performance... of a Manual Intake... especialy from a company with the excellent reputation of being AEM thumbsup


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Re: AEM first gen CAI review [Re: Mp3Supply] #48709 Sep 27, 8:29am Sep 27, 8:29am
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Originally Posted by Mp3Supply
should i wait for a gen2 or what?


you mean v2 (version 2) gen 2 is the current one like the one in the ecelica store

v2 is supposed to give you the gains of a CAI if not more, but its like a Short Ram Intake,but from what i hear, it won't come out for our cars

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By the way, I have decided to do something custom.I'm gonna have a bypass valve put on.For those that do not know, the first generation AEM cold air Intakes are not bypass valve compatible because they the piping is too the right of the car more.I'm gonna relocate the relay fuse box a few inches over and have my shop just cut the Intake piping and easily put on the bypass valve. Does this idea sound good?

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