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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 08-28-2008, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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I am just wondering what does everyone think about the choices for intakes for the MS6. What brand do you have and do you think it is the best possible intake in terms of gaining horsepower? Any input is appreciated.


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All intakes are not created equal I guess, do some search, cause this has been discussed many many times. Good luck on w/e you choose though...

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well i am looking into an AEM intake, but i am concerned about hydrolock and horsepower gains. What do people think of the AEM CAI?

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I had an AEM CAI (and I still have it) but switched to a CPE CAI so that i can use CPE maps if/when I get the CPE standback. If you want my AEM CAI PM me and we'll work something out.

Power wise it is the same, I would probably give the most gains to the CPE one and better fuel mileage there too. The main difference is price. If you're looking for something cheaper than the AEM is the way to go. Otherwise i would just get a CPE intake.

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If AEM fixed the speed6 intake like they did with the speed3, I would say aem, injen, and cpe are all about even. cp-e just costs the most. I just found out AEM started putting air straighteners into the speed3 intakes at the maf and that has eliminated a lot of the lean condition. I think someone on another forum said his LTFT's went from +11 before the straightener to -1.6 after.

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What type of weather do you get?, you might want to take that in consideration as well. If you dont want to run the risk of hydrolocking then go with a SRI, if your weather is mostly dry then by all means get a cold air intake...

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I'm using the Cobb SRI and it great. the price is cheaper then CAI and don't need to worry about hydrolocking. Now I just want to fabricate a heat sheild for it.. anyone done this with the cobb intake? I am actually using the MS3 one. works great

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I previously ran a Fujita CAI which I loved but the growing hydrolock concern caused me to switch back to stock til I can find a suitable SRI option. I think most have had good luck with the majority of the CAI's out there, but like someone said previously...if hydrolocking is a concern you may really want to look into a SRI option.

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Yah im trying to find a shop around my way to fab me a heatshield as well for my sri. The cobb unit is by far the best value for money in the intake side...

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I have a Cobb SRI. I live in Miami so I always have to worry the rain. Highly recommend the Cobb SRI. Buy the one for the Speed3.

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