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Zeffer's Product Review: K&N Short Ram Intake

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This discussion is frustrating to read, especially since i just purchased a SRI. I hope I can afford to dyno it and put this to rest at-least for myself.

Dynoing your car after an SRI install is like taking your car for a new top speed run after adding a rear spoiler. If you do see any power increase, maybe 2-5 horsepower it won't translate to the real world.

You would need to do 4 dyno runs to make any claims. One with stock intake on cool day, one with stock intake on hot day, one with SRI intake on a cool day and one with SRI intake on a hot day. I'm willing to bet any amount of money that the stock intake will beat out the CAI in both categories. Adding a heat shield or some tubing below won't make a lick of a difference. Anyone that feels any type of change in power after a SRI install is delusional. The mind and body will play tricks on you when your ears hear something they are not used to.

As much as I don't recommend it, if you really are that dead set on having a "cool sound" you're better off drilling some holes into your stock intake box than you are buy a SRI.


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Ok...my question is in all this.... does this all apply to the CAI? When I bought my car i got the Corksport SRI and was getting bad heatsoak. So I pulled it of and put on an Injen CAI.... there was a night and day difference..and I'll admit I love the growl.

Im in sales and when i get stuck doing the city driving I notice my car getting pissed and loud and laggy from a stop...BUT i DO notice the "butt dyno" gains above 3-4K RPM's

I love reading what you all post on this and I learn a lot from you guys.... so Id love to hear your opinion.
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As much as I don't recommend it, if you really are that dead set on having a "cool sound" you're better off drilling some holes into your stock intake box than you are buy a SRI.
There's no need to drill anything. Just remove the snorkel and intake resonator. It comes right off the stock airbox/filter assembly.

You'll get some of the sound but you'll also get all the hot air, so yeah, it's a net negative -- but at least it's a non-destructive modification that costs zero and can be put back in about 15 minutes when you figure it out without anything evaporating out of your wallet.
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Ok...my question is in all this.... does this all apply to the CAI? When I bought my car i got the Corksport SRI and was getting bad heatsoak. So I pulled it of and put on an Injen CAI.... there was a night and day difference..and I'll admit I love the growl.

Im in sales and when i get stuck doing the city driving I notice my car getting pissed and loud and laggy from a stop...BUT i DO notice the "butt dyno" gains above 3-4K RPM's

I love reading what you all post on this and I learn a lot from you guys.... so Id love to hear your opinion.

You're much better off going this route but I really hope you have the Injen made hydro sleeve over the air filter that protects the air filter from potential water intake. I had a friend hydrolock his engine with his CAI during a big rainstorm with all plastic shielding on his car fully intact. Definitely not a risk I'd be willing to take.


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I live in a sub tropical area so there are no cold or even cool days, so only before and after one time. Hope I can get a good price to do it.One seller here guarantee 3 to5 whp gain, but I bought mine used.from the states.
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You're much better off going this route but I really hope you have the Injen made hydro sleeve over the air filter that protects the air filter from potential water intake. I had a friend hydrolock his engine with his CAI during a big rainstorm with all plastic shielding on his car fully intact. Definitely not a risk I'd be willing to take.


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Did you have to go through all the hassle due to the CELs?
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The corksport box helps some with their SRI. When I get time I want to switch back to stock and see the difference in IAT's since the flow isn't any better than stock.
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This discussion is frustrating to read, especially since i just purchased a SRI. I hope I can afford to dyno it and put this to rest at-least for myself.
Don't be frustrated. Intake threads are like oil threads. Folks get really worked up in support of their point of view...but, you never seem to ever get to a definitive conclusion. And, that's just fine. Life's like that.

If you don't your intake or it doesn't seem to do what you wanted (or hoped) it would do, take it off and sell it on ebay.

If you feel like you're going faster or pulling harder or if you don't but just dig the sound...enjoy! Don't let anyone define your happiness.
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