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

Re: AEM CAI or Injen CAI? [Re: Mad_Game] #82119 Jan 13, 8:00pm Jan 13, 8:00pm
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whick name sounds better to you?...they're both the same.

Re: AEM CAI or Injen CAI? [Re: spaztikid] #82120 Jan 13, 8:41pm Jan 13, 8:41pm
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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

Re: AEM CAI or Injen CAI? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #82121 Jan 13, 8:55pm Jan 13, 8:55pm
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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...

Re: AEM CAI or Injen CAI? [Re: Mad_Game] #82122 Jan 13, 8:58pm Jan 13, 8:58pm
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Go with AEM. I heard it gives little more Hp than Injen but i think Injen looks better


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Re: AEM CAI or Injen CAI? [Re: Mad_Game] #82123 Jan 13, 9:02pm Jan 13, 9:02pm
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Re: AEM CAI or Injen CAI? [Re: Mad_Game] #82124 Jan 13, 9:09pm Jan 13, 9:09pm
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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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Re: AEM CAI or Injen CAI? [Re: NorwayGT] #82125 Jan 13, 9:14pm Jan 13, 9:14pm
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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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Re: AEM CAI or Injen CAI? [Re: spaztikid] #82126 Jan 13, 9:21pm Jan 13, 9:21pm
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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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Re: AEM CAI or Injen CAI? [Re: spaztikid] #82127 Jan 13, 9:29pm Jan 13, 9:29pm
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Re: AEM CAI or Injen CAI? [Re: slidr] #82128 Jan 13, 9:32pm Jan 13, 9:32pm
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AEM 2

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Re: AEM CAI or Injen CAI? [Re: slidr] #82129 Jan 13, 9:32pm Jan 13, 9:32pm
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Re: AEM CAI or Injen CAI? [Re: Mad_Game] #82130 Jan 13, 9:33pm Jan 13, 9:33pm
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Re: AEM CAI or Injen CAI? [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #82131 Jan 13, 9:39pm Jan 13, 9:39pm
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go with Injen or AEM spineyes

Re: AEM CAI or Injen CAI? [Re: Mad_Game] #82132 Jan 13, 9:43pm Jan 13, 9:43pm
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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.

Re: AEM CAI or Injen CAI? [Re: fusi0n] #82133 Jan 13, 9:44pm Jan 13, 9:44pm
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I'd just flip a coin, go with what you can get cheapest...it doesn't really matter. spineyes


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Re: AEM CAI or Injen CAI? [Re: slidr] #82134 Jan 14, 6:41am Jan 14, 6:41am
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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.

Re: AEM CAI or Injen CAI? [Re: Mad_Game] #82135 Jan 14, 7:47am Jan 14, 7:47am
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I have an AEM 2nd gen sound and performs great, fits great.


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Re: AEM CAI or Injen CAI? [Re: Mad_Game] #82136 Jan 14, 8:28am Jan 14, 8:28am
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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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