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Short ram or CAI #94925 Feb 1, 10:33am Feb 1, 10:33am
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Short ram or CAI
OK so I live in the good ol' state of Washington and during most of the year its rains alot. I was wondering if I should get Short Ram Intake or a Injen CAI with water sheild? Thank in advance!

Re: Short ram or CAI [Re: cycocelica] #94926 Feb 1, 10:42am Feb 1, 10:42am
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If you have an automatic-Short Ram,If you got manual-CAI.
P.S.Short rem dose not do anything...It's just good for the Show.
P.P.S.And CAI on automatic-WASTE OF MONEY.

Re: Short ram or CAI [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #94927 Feb 1, 11:09am Feb 1, 11:09am
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depends on if you want more power or not, CAI gives you more power


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Re: Short ram or CAI [Re: My Sixth Gear] #94928 Feb 2, 2:38pm Feb 2, 2:38pm

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Short Ram does give some gains but not as much as CAI. If you are looking for real preformance gains go with the CAI. If you want the sound and a better show piece and dont mind a slight lose of gains go Short Ram.

On a side note there is really no difference between the CAI and Short Ram if you are running stock. You need headers and exhaust for max performance.

Re: Short ram or CAI [Re: cycocelica] #94929 Feb 2, 3:13pm Feb 2, 3:13pm
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well the Short Ram is not useless. the CAI does offer better gains but i'd play it safe and get a SRI but thats just my opinion.


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Re: Short ram or CAI [Re: cycocelica] #94930 Feb 2, 3:15pm Feb 2, 3:15pm
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why is it a waste of money to get a CAI in a auto?

Re: Short ram or CAI [Re: cycocelica] #94931 Feb 2, 3:17pm Feb 2, 3:17pm
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i thought this was established a long time ago..

you will not hydrolock your car unless you drive through a puddle to completely submerge your filter. besides, if the water DOES get that high to completely submerge your filter, you're stupid for trying to drive through a puddle that deep.

Re: Short ram or CAI [Re: cycocelica] #94932 Feb 2, 3:27pm Feb 2, 3:27pm
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A CAI on an auto is not a waste of money. it'll produce gains also, but what he means is that "auto's are slow so theres use in modding."
i don't agree with this.

Also i'm not from washington so i don't know what rain conditions are like out there, but in cali when it pours, there are some floods around my area. Just to play it safe is all. get the CAI but given that hydrrolocking has low occurence i's just like to play it safe.


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Re: Short ram or CAI [Re: cycocelica] #94933 Feb 2, 3:34pm Feb 2, 3:34pm
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just to re-itterate on what kim said...there are some places in the valley that when it really really rains it just loooks like you're driving on a sheet of glass...then suddenly there is a deep puddle and you find yourself in deep water. was i stupid to not know there was a puddle there? of course not because the road looks the samefrom every angle...had i had a CAI i would have been in trouble. thank god it has never rained like that again... rice


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Re: Short ram or CAI [Re: cycocelica] #94934 Feb 2, 4:35pm Feb 2, 4:35pm
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depends how much it rains...a little water won't hurt it...just don't go through made crazy puddles...and stuff...
so when you drive, think about how much rain is on the road...then you'll know thumbsup


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Re: Short ram or CAI [Re: Blu3smoke] #94935 Feb 2, 9:28pm Feb 2, 9:28pm
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Originally Posted by Blu3smoke

why is it a waste of money to get a CAI in a auto?

If you have an auto and want to instal CAI grin go with AEM- low rpm... Injen CAI would be totaly useless for you...

Re: Short ram or CAI [Re: cycocelica] #94936 Feb 3, 1:37pm Feb 3, 1:37pm
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u think an auto Short Ram should be AEM also?

Re: Short ram or CAI [Re: cycocelica] #94937 Feb 3, 2:58pm Feb 3, 2:58pm
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I live in Ohio where it rains a lot also...I'm gonna play it safe and just get the Short Ram. I'd rather lose a bit of performance than hydrolock grin

Re: Short ram or CAI [Re: cycocelica] #94938 Feb 3, 3:18pm Feb 3, 3:18pm

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i've had a CAI for a while... it's AEM... driven through the worst rain i've ever seen in my life (had no choice) and my car was fine... just make sure and know the roads you're driving on and try to stay away from where puddles could be... so in otherwords... i'd get the CAI... it sounds better and adds more hp...

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