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Old 09-25-2004, 11:57 PM   #1
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can anyone tell me the difference between a short ram intake and a CAI...i drive a 2002 2.5rs, and i dunno which to buy, but im looking for something that gives some throaty noise. but what kinda filters go on the ganzflow, or do all intakes use cone filters?? thanks
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Old 09-26-2004, 01:12 AM   #2
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ganzflow uses the stock airbox and the filter in it, you can upgrade to k&n if you like. not all intakes use cone filters. the cobb cai from cobb.com uses a prm filter that is inside the pipe. check out the site for more details. cobbs cai is also pretty loud and deep. theres a bunch more out there. i think theres a thread somewhere hear thats about intakes and exhausts. try a search for "official cai/exhaust thread"
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Old 09-26-2004, 01:13 AM   #3
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here ya go, its a sticky on the top of the page
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=345720

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Old 09-26-2004, 01:26 AM   #4
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i have had both on my 03 rs, short ram(jc sports) cold air (cobb) to be honest power wise i feel no difference, i thought the jc sports sounded better though, alot more louder at WOT and what not
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Old 09-26-2004, 01:28 AM   #5
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i've just heard other peoplse, i made my own similar to the ganzflow but then i put it back to stock because i didnt like the sound but there was a little performance gains when i had it on.
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Old 09-26-2004, 04:09 PM   #6
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Be careful when constructing a CAI. I've had too many friends whose engines were toast after driving through a puddle.
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Old 09-26-2004, 04:41 PM   #7
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Heh... I was really worried about that myself when I made mine. however, puddles aren't my concern... =\
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Old 09-26-2004, 04:48 PM   #8
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Unless you live in FL you don't have to worry about the
CAI sucking up water.
Just don't drive through any standing water.
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Old 09-26-2004, 05:19 PM   #9
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Be careful when constructing a CAI. I've had too many friends whose engines were toast after driving through a puddle.

I don't belive that one bit. For my intake that is homemade, water would have to be above the bottem of the windows. Aat that point the ingition is toast, the interor smells like dog, and headers start cracking.

Please provide proof to your outdated theory in realation to N/A subies. Tell us which designs are more at risk then stock.


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Old 09-26-2004, 05:52 PM   #10
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Old 09-26-2004, 06:02 PM   #11
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[quote=RS_to_WRX_swap]I don't belive that one bit. For my intake that is homemade, water would have to be above the bottem of the windows. Aat that point the ingition is toast, the interor smells like dog, and headers start cracking.

Please provide proof to your outdated theory in realation to N/A subies. Tell us which designs are more at risk then stock.
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You obviously don't really understand the difference b/t the ganz flow style cold air (what you have) and a traditional cool air. The traditional relocates the air filter into the passenger fender well which puts it close to the ground. If not careful, the intakte can ssuck water into the engine and hydrolock the whole damn thing. Like the above poster says, a traditional cool air is like the Injen cool air... (I am not being an ass, just pointing out the difference you fail to see).

I have a short ram... but it is a cool air on my car a true cool air without the risk of hydrolocking the motor... I have an AEM short ram with the alloy MRT scoop over it makes me happy:

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Old 09-26-2004, 06:13 PM   #12
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1. Injen in not homemade

2. Any DIYer that replicates injen deserves a hyro locked motor.

3. Injen, sucking lower, doesn't get air thats any colder then what i have (ganz style).

4. When making your own intake dont go lower then the stock height.
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Old 09-26-2004, 06:22 PM   #13
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You obviously don't really understand the difference b/t the ganz flow style cold air (what you have) and a traditional cool air. The traditional relocates the air filter into the passenger fender well which puts it close to the ground. If not careful, the intakte can ssuck water into the engine and hydrolock the whole damn thing. Like the above poster says, a traditional cool air is like the Injen cool air... (I am not being an ass, just pointing out the difference you fail to see).

I donít understand? Thatís funny...

Notice my intake IS in the fender. Yet remains very high up, as high as stock.

People who buy name brand intakes are always haters to the DIYers, to justify getting ripped off for a friggin peice of pipe.

I still see no proof, so your statements are just worthless hear say.

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Old 09-26-2004, 07:46 PM   #14
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even an injen intake if you hydrolock your engine you are driving too fast in too deep of water to begin with. Serves you right if you blast through a puddle that is a foot deep doing 50mph.
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Old 09-26-2004, 11:35 PM   #15
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look what i started hehe ...i just wanted to know if short ram or cool air is better, and which gets a nice tone lol
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Old 09-27-2004, 02:14 AM   #16
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I'm sorry I hi-jacked.

IMO cold air is way better then a short path.
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Old 09-27-2004, 07:51 AM   #17
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ya cai>short ram
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