Originally Posted by Byzantium
You mean cold air vs short ram air? I'm personally partial to cold air intakes simply because the air is slightly cooler (with a heat shield on a short ram air it's pretty close), less engine bay clutter, and in my experience, it seems like the filter doesn't get as dirty as fast (with the splash guards in place of course).
I run a SRI right now but only because my FMIC doesn't allow for a CAI and I haven't bothered to have any custom intercooler piping made up to correct for that.
So basically the picks you want to make are basically a CAI or a SRI with a heatshield.
Be prepared, noob question: How would I know if my FMIC would allow for CAI?