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Cold Air Intake Worth it? #63237 Nov 26, 1:15pm Nov 26, 1:15pm
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Cold Air Intake Worth it?
How much HP does a AEM Cold Air Intake increase ?
and is it really worth buying one?

thanks

Re: Cold Air Intake Worth it? [Re: Volatile] #63238 Nov 26, 1:23pm Nov 26, 1:23pm
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yes


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Re: Cold Air Intake Worth it? [Re: Volatile] #63239 Nov 26, 1:26pm Nov 26, 1:26pm
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I love the sound you get with a CAI! I have heard there isn't much HP, but the sound is enough for me smile


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Re: Cold Air Intake Worth it? [Re: LilLynz] #63240 Nov 26, 2:09pm Nov 26, 2:09pm
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the difference is not that much but it is noticable...and the sound is AWSOME!

Re: Cold Air Intake Worth it? [Re: Volatile] #63241 Nov 26, 2:21pm Nov 26, 2:21pm
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i've had the blitz Short Ram Intake, but sold it for the Injen CAI. huge difference, definitely worth it thumbsup


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Re: Cold Air Intake Worth it? [Re: spaztikid] #63242 Nov 26, 11:16pm Nov 26, 11:16pm
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What exactly does it sound like compared to a stock celica?

Re: Cold Air Intake Worth it? [Re: Volatile] #63243 Nov 26, 11:40pm Nov 26, 11:40pm
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Tough to gage HP increases without seeing company dyno charts, but AEM should fetch up to 5HP. I'd say its worth it from an engine dress up and an engine performance point of view. Don't look at it as a small gain, just imagine the gain added to a bunch of other mods.

Re: Cold Air Intake Worth it? [Re: Volatile] #63244 Nov 27, 12:09am Nov 27, 12:09am
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How much does the AEM CAI cost?

Re: Cold Air Intake Worth it? [Re: gtsbullet] #63245 Nov 27, 12:41am Nov 27, 12:41am
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Originally Posted by gtsbullet
How much does the AEM CAI cost?


$205 at the ecelica store

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Re: Cold Air Intake Worth it? [Re: Evan] #63246 Nov 27, 12:55am Nov 27, 12:55am
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GET IT ! ! !

you'll be happy you did.

Re: Cold Air Intake Worth it? [Re: Volatile] #63247 Nov 27, 1:01am Nov 27, 1:01am
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well...if considered some consiqueces...
hydrolocks, filter get dirty 2 times faster..ect..


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Re: Cold Air Intake Worth it? [Re: Volatile] #63248 Nov 27, 1:20am Nov 27, 1:20am
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Does Short Ram also have a similar sound?

Re: Cold Air Intake Worth it? [Re: Volatile] #63249 Nov 27, 2:04am Nov 27, 2:04am
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can someone post a sound clip of with and without CAI? please?

Re: Cold Air Intake Worth it? [Re: shox] #63250 Nov 27, 3:13am Nov 27, 3:13am
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Originally Posted by shox
Does short ram also have a similar sound?


Yes, Injen Short Ram has an awesome sound...you're welcome to check mine out anytime

Re: Cold Air Intake Worth it? [Re: Volatile] #63251 Nov 27, 9:25am Nov 27, 9:25am
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id recomend the Injen CAI


a kid told me that celicas handle like crap... i laughed
Re: Cold Air Intake Worth it? [Re: fastceli2001] #63252 Nov 27, 11:23am Nov 27, 11:23am
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if you get a CAI get AEM for the low end...where the celica lacks...the Injen is more useful in the higher end

Re: Cold Air Intake Worth it? [Re: celica2kgts] #63253 Nov 27, 11:34am Nov 27, 11:34am
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Originally Posted by celica2kgts
if you get a cai get aem for the low end...where the celica lacks...the injen is more useful in the higher end

can you explain what that means? confused

Re: Cold Air Intake Worth it? [Re: Volatile] #63255 Nov 27, 11:39am Nov 27, 11:39am
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get it, it looks sweet, sounds sweet and theres a noticable difference esp. when used with other mods. thumbsup


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Re: Cold Air Intake Worth it? [Re: ] #63256 Nov 27, 11:42am Nov 27, 11:42am
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Originally Posted by 'Birdman' Pheasant
Originally Posted by MiDNiGhT_bLuE
Originally Posted by celica2kgts
if you get a cai get aem for the low end...where the celica lacks...the injen is more useful in the higher end

can you explain what that means? confused




He means that when your car is running at the low rpms (0-about 5000) that the AEM will give you better gains (more pickup). When your car is hitting the higher rpms (5000-8000) the Injen will give you better gains.
correct thanks!

Re: Cold Air Intake Worth it? [Re: Volatile] #63257 Nov 28, 7:17am Nov 28, 7:17am
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def. worth it thumbsup

Re: Cold Air Intake Worth it? [Re: Stephen] #63258 Nov 28, 12:40pm Nov 28, 12:40pm
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Originally Posted by Stephen
Originally Posted by shox
Does short ram also have a similar sound?


Yes, Injen Short Ram has an awesome sound...you're welcome to check mine out anytime
thumbsup i got the Short Ram b/c it floods like crazy when it rains here... love the sound

Re: Cold Air Intake Worth it? [Re: Volatile] #63259 Nov 28, 8:10pm Nov 28, 8:10pm
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confused
I know this question has been raised a ton of times before. But never an answer (I've searched). What is the difference between an AEM/Injen and a generic EBAY Intake? Also is there any thing you can do with the CAI to prevent Hydrolock. (Answered my self)
Thanks

Re: Cold Air Intake Worth it? [Re: reed8857] #63260 Dec 14, 1:29am Dec 14, 1:29am
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the difference between the AEM and the CAI on ebay,is the fitment,filter,pipe length/bend,and pipe diameter.it looks like the AEM,but it is different,the bends are not identical,it is longer,the pipe has the same external diameter,but the inner diameter is bigger on the AEM,the welds on the AEM is much better(they dont come through the pipe on the inside as much as the one(that i compared)on ebay.it can fit,but its more work to get it lined up.and the filter is not as good as the AEM filter.the only thing that is better on the ebay version than the original AEM,is the hose that is supplied.the AEM came with regular rubber hose while the generic ebay version came with a good/thick quality silicone hose!the best way not to get hydroloc is to not drive in deep puddles of water higher than the bottom of the door. and get one of those bypass valves,which i think wouldnt do to good cause of the distance the filter is from the throttle body and the fact the height difference is not that big enough to cause the valve to open.at hi rpm the water would be flowing to fast for the valve to open and stop it.


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Re: Cold Air Intake Worth it? [Re: Volatile] #63261 Dec 14, 10:12am Dec 14, 10:12am
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ill let ya know...im puttin mine in over winter break...its just sittin waitin...but im guessing well worth it

Re: Cold Air Intake Worth it? [Re: Blue_Jaggon] #63262 Dec 14, 10:22am Dec 14, 10:22am
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an Injen or AEM Intake will give you about 1-4 extra horses. you will probably lose some minor low-end torque, but will more than make up for it in the higher rpms.

company dynos are uselful, but they almost all of the time retune their ecu's for the new part..which gives sort of a false impression because that is the maximum # or horses/torque you can achieve. most tuners just bolt CAI's on (without retuning the ecu), so these quoted power gains are not actually realized.

a better way to judge CAI's is through a magazine (let them pay for the dyno). turbo and high tech magazine awhile back chose to use the celica as a project car. with a veilside titanium tear drop system the Injen CAI registered an increase of 3.9 horses. (without the exhaust it remains to be seen if this figure would be even less). you can view the article HERE and you will find the info about the Injen CAI on paragaphs 11 and 12. thumbsup

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