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Old 01-10-2011, 12:12 PM   #1
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So I want opinions on what's better for a built motor with an fp green setup (hta version with 3" inlet). I'm currently running a KS 73mm intake but thinking about going to a CAI. Any thoughts/suggestions?
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:16 PM   #2
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So I want opinions on what's better for a built motor with an fp green setup (hta version with 3" inlet). I'm currently running a KS 73mm intake but thinking about going to a CAI. Any thoughts/suggestions?
I don't think it will really matter. The temp of the air going into your motor is decided more by the intercooler than your intake. Either way with cai or sri the hair is going to be heated by the turbo
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:30 PM   #3
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So I want opinions on what's better for a built motor with an fp green setup (hta version with 3" inlet). I'm currently running a KS 73mm intake but thinking about going to a CAI. Any thoughts/suggestions?
KS Tech makes a CAI for your application. Go to his website or call him.

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I don't think it will really matter. The temp of the air going into your motor is decided more by the intercooler than your intake. Either way with cai or sri the hair is going to be heated by the turbo
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Seriously though, this has been disproven decades ago.
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:55 PM   #4
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KS Tech makes a CAI for your application. Go to his website or call him.

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Seriously though, this has been disproven decades ago.
If its proven show me. Because I haven't seen any. Not even in personal uses.
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So CAI is better???
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:47 PM   #6
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People people. If you can, scroll to the top of this thread. You will see a search button. Try it once in a while.
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I don't think it will really matter. The temp of the air going into your motor is decided more by the intercooler than your intake. Either way with cai or sri the hair is going to be heated by the turbo
It's important to reflect on how your car works instead of sounding ignorant.

The temperature of the air passing through your MAF is what your ECU uses to adjust its programming. It is NOT the air going into your throttle body.

Seriously, it does not take a rocket scientist to grasp that cooler air in means cooler air out. Really. Try data logging a run in 30F temps and then in 120F temps and tell me they're the same. A CAI that takes cool ambient air from a wheel well, for example, provides the coolest air possible. The stock system is also a cold air intake, too, but unfortunately all that plastic is too much under the influence of the underhood temps and almost never provides true CAI performance.

A short ram intake sits there sucking in the hotest air possible. The ECU will make the appropriate corrections, which means lowering performance.
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Ok sounds like a CAI is in the works for me now. Got a SRI for sale if anyone wants it haha .
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SeeeeYa, that's kinda what I have been thinking, just wanted to hear it from someone else, preciate it man thanks.
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I just replaced my KS TECH 73mm Shorty with their CAI at the suggestion of Jorge (tuner at IAG). I had some driveability issues that all seemed to point to the intake. Prior to installing the CAI, I was running at 350whp/360lb-ft. After install, I was at 360whp and 400lb-ft!! Jorge had me de-tune some to save my clutch but the gains were significant.
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Did you have to go with a new aftermaf or did it come with the kit? I'm running a 6-speed with Exedy ss clutch and built motor so I'm not worried about de-tuning yet.
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I have an APS FMIC so specifically bought the KSTech CAI made to fit with this system. It ended up being almost 5" too short so I had IAG fab the additional tubing. KSTech swore it would mate up perfectly to my Perrin TIH but so much for that. It's running great even though it sucks to have a CAI (filter location).
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