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Old 11-10-2003, 01:46 PM   #1
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Default uh, CAI... gains?

Everyone loves cold air, but the engine doesn't like a long intake pipe. CAI's have other motives than speed, mainly looks and sounds. You can get a short ram for a lot cheaper than 3x an AEM CAI. Take a look around. My AEM CAI cost 260 back in early 02' and hasn't given me problems, but I've always wanted to switch to short ram so I can get the gain I was looking for in the first place. I'd go so far as to say the CAI gave me intake more flow capability, yet more hesitation. I think it must confuse the stock ECU. Technically it should work but in reality the results are not impressive. If anyone has any proof aginast that by all means post it because I'm all for setting the record straight.

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Old 11-10-2003, 03:08 PM   #2
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You have it on your wrx? Post it in the turbo forums, your car is not N/A. On my 01 RS, i ran a 15.005 with just an injen cai, so they do work. My friend with a 98 went from a 16.1 to a 15.5 with just an injen cai.
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Old 11-10-2003, 03:16 PM   #3
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When you get over to the turbo forums, do a search on this subject. You will find that your inclination is correct and the CAI confuses the MAF and screws things up. This is why Vishnu STRONGLY discourages them on lightly modded cars. I won't go into the whole speil, but you should just go back to stock...
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Old 11-10-2003, 03:31 PM   #4
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When you get over to the turbo forums, do a search on this subject. You will find that your inclination is correct and the CAI confuses the MAF and screws things up. This is why Vishnu STRONGLY discourages them on lightly modded cars. I won't go into the whole speil, but you should just go back to stock...
I agree with this. I think someone recently had their car on a dyno and actually made more hp with the stock paper filter then a K&N drop in. LIghtly modded you are much better off stock.
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Old 11-10-2003, 11:38 PM   #5
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Gotta love the CAI on the RS though huh!?
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Gotta love the CAI on the RS though huh!?
I love mine!
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