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Jan 13, 7:52pm - #82118 
AEM CAI or Injen CAI?

i got an Automatic 03 GTS and want to start off with a CAI.
Should i get AEM CAI or Injen CAI? and Why? Thanks

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Jan 13, 8:00pm - #82119 
whick name sounds better to you?...they're both the same.

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Jan 13, 8:41pm - #82120 
Originally Posted by spaztikid
whick name sounds better to you?...they're both the same.


ditto. i say Injen just because i like the company better than AEM..they are both virtually the same though thumbsup

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Jan 13, 8:55pm - #82121 
If i'm not mistaking there is two tipes of CAI's Low Rpm and High Rpm.Since you have automatic you should get a Low rpm Intake...But i forgat withch one...I think AEM is low rpm.
P.S.But if i'll be you i would even instal any...It's not really gonna make any difference in performance of AUTO...I'm sure that Manual Gt w/o CAI will smoke you up anyway...But it's your call your money.
P.S.Instead of buying some pointless mode for your car just upgrade your suspention...Lower it or make some improvements in the cabin...

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Jan 13, 8:58pm - #82122 
Go with AEM. I heard it gives little more Hp than Injen but i think Injen looks better


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Jan 13, 9:02pm - #82123 


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Jan 13, 9:09pm - #82124 
think of it like this, why do you want an Intake, is it because you want to be faster if you race? if it is then get Injen, becase when your racing your always at high RPm's where the Injen is better


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Jan 13, 9:14pm - #82125 
Originally Posted by NorwayGT
think of it like this, why do you want an intake, is it because you want to be faster if you race? if it is then get injen, becase when your racing your always at high RPm's where the injen is better
Yeah, but in order to get to those high RPM's, you have to pass through the whole powerband, unless you can land in or near lift. But he has an AUTO, so he will have to go through almost the whole powerband each gear he shifts into, so AEM might be better for him.

I also like AEM because you don't have to cut any tubing like you do with Injen, and everything fits very snugly.


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Jan 13, 9:21pm - #82126 
Originally Posted by spaztikid
whick name sounds better to you?...they're both the same.
Not really the same. Injen requires a little bit of cutting for install, and depending on how well you can install it, it might look a little rough around the edges. I like AEM cause it provides gains throughout the powerband which an Auto will surely need, but I could see how a six speed would prefer the Injen. Here's a dyno of three popular Intakes compared to eachother. Please keep in mind that dynos have a margin of error equal to a few horsepower, so Injen may not have quite as large as a gain as it says it does.

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Jan 13, 9:29pm - #82127 

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Jan 13, 9:32pm - #82128 
AEM 2

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Jan 13, 9:32pm - #82129 

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Jan 13, 9:33pm - #82130 

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Jan 13, 9:39pm - #82131 
go with Injen or AEM spineyes

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Jan 13, 9:43pm - #82132 
GTS = AEM
GT = Injen

Automatic GTS..definately AEM. the GTS manuals even have a deficiency or low end power; which is exactly what AEM gives. Injen would benefit the GT more because it already produces a lot of power down low, so the only thing a GT would need really is high end; which is what the Injen gives.

overall, get an AEM because you will loose some power down low with the Injen. Injen is good for racing for high RPMs, but for daily driving when you are in the low RPMs, you will notice your car to be a bit sluggish.

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Jan 13, 9:44pm - #82133 
I'd just flip a coin, go with what you can get cheapest...it doesn't really matter. spineyes


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Jan 14, 6:41am - #82134 
Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by NorwayGT
think of it like this, why do you want an intake, is it because you want to be faster if you race? if it is then get injen, becase when your racing your always at high RPm's where the injen is better
Yeah, but in order to get to those high RPM's, you have to pass through the whole powerband, unless you can land in or near lift. But he has an AUTO, so he will have to go through almost the whole powerband each gear he shifts into, so AEM might be better for him.

I also like AEM because you don't have to cut any tubing like you do with Injen, and everything fits very snugly.


he has a 'manualmatic' so he can put it into manual mode. although still nothing like a true manual, when you are racing he would most likely put it into 'manual mode' and therefore be able to upshift at will. hopefully this upshift will put him around lift...i still say Injen.

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Jan 14, 7:47am - #82135 
I have an AEM 2nd gen sound and performs great, fits great.


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Jan 14, 8:28am - #82136 
there are somanythreadsonthis, and you'll never find def. answer but i like the Injen, but i have a 6-spd(i'm goin turbo though)

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