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Old 11-28-2003, 02:10 AM   #1
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Default Have I chosen a bad intake?

I just ordered an AEM short ram intake
i didnt do much research before making the purchase
and now im concered because i made a search and have found that not many people talk about this intake or say anything good about it.

can you guys tell me if i have just wasted 150 dollars?

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Old 11-28-2003, 02:39 AM   #2
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most of the n/a guys will suggest cobb air intake
cobbtuning.com check it out
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Old 11-28-2003, 06:44 AM   #3
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Short rams take in warmer engine bay air. Cobb, and Ganzflow extend the intake into the fenderwell where they get much cooler air. Waste of $150.00 I don't know as I do not know much about that intake.
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Old 11-28-2003, 09:11 AM   #4
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Just make a heat-shield box for it and that should help draw colder air from the fender. Do a search for ideas/pics.


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Old 11-28-2003, 11:53 PM   #5
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Shoulda made your own, instead of paying for a name *blah* mine works great and it cost me 30 bucks (including filter and adaptor).
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Old 11-29-2003, 02:29 AM   #6
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I have a COBB. Best $270 I ever spent on the car.



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Old 11-29-2003, 03:12 AM   #7
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You'll be quite alright. Buy an sway bar with the money you saved.
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Old 11-29-2003, 04:18 AM   #8
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thanks for the replies guys

i think i will give the AEM one a try
as long as its better than the stock box.
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Old 11-29-2003, 04:21 AM   #9
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Are the Cobb's really that good. I'm thinking about getting a stage 1 kit from them. Do I really need a cold air intake if its for everyday aggressive driving (with a few stops to tahoe). Whats the difference between that and a short ram? Are Magnaflow mufflers any good?
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Old 11-29-2003, 05:51 AM   #10
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Cobbs are really good, so are the Ganzflows. Short rams pull warmer air, the Cobb/Ganz pull air from the fenderwell where the short ram pulls air from the engine bay. Lots of people on this board have the Magnaflow muffler and really like them.
I'd go with the Ganzflow for the money, and the Cobb for the little extra power over the Ganz and the bling factor
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