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View Poll Results: what should i do w/ my intake
buy PDM racing's intake and pay them 86 bucks plus tax 3 25.00%
buy and DIY intake from home depot, which cost less than 10 bucks...i think 0 0%
get other intakes 3 25.00%
don't get any of them, wait till i have enough money for cobb power package (intake exhaust) 6 50.00%
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Old 10-09-2004, 04:06 PM   #1
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Question HELP, should i buy PDM racing's cold air intake??

I'm now struggling on whether should i buy the PDM racing's cold air intake...
the reason that i want it is because i already lose low end torque from my exhaust set up so i want to retain my stock air box (also i just bought the K&N filter)

now i'm just thinking should i get the PMD racing one or just go to home depot and DIY one or i should just wait till i got enough money to redo my exhaust system...

any imput will be greatly appreciated~

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Old 10-09-2004, 04:16 PM   #2
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i've had both the pdm and the minnam, and honestly i think the pdm is a waste of money, its just plain ol' aluminum piping. Performance wise I didn't feel much of a difference, maybe a hint louder than stock.

the minnam intake was IMO a really well built intake. the piping is relatively heavy and is one piece. Performance wise it was great at WOT, definitely feel a kick once you past 3.5k-4k rpm. Even low end was pretty good.
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Old 10-09-2004, 04:34 PM   #3
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^^.
Couldnt have said it better than Chizzow.
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Old 10-09-2004, 05:10 PM   #4
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either way it's just a metal tube ,as long as the air gets from the fender hole to your air box, your all good
however it depends if you want a true cold air intake get the PDM
if you want a short ram air intake get the minnam BUT you will have less cold air and heat soak in the summer with out a air collection box to channel the cold air into it

my 2cents

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Old 10-09-2004, 05:12 PM   #5
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Get Chizzows minam intake well worth the money for the extra growl.
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Old 10-09-2004, 05:20 PM   #6
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With a short ram, I'd just highly suggest getting a good filter (K&N etc.). ALl the piping is basically the same.
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Old 10-09-2004, 06:34 PM   #7
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The cobb package is the thing that REALLY work.
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Old 10-09-2004, 09:05 PM   #8
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hum...i think it would be the best if i can sit in cars that have each of those intakes...
i've sat in fuka's car before, the power delivery was smooth and it does feel a bit better than my car at high end. but i think it's a little bit loud for my taste, coz i really like the sound of my car at high end...
(yeah i know, all CAI/short ram are loud, so i'm trying to find a relatively quite one that works too)

my friend has a INJEN but he's car is in the shop now, so i haven't got a chance to try it out yet...(plus he's car is auto, so harder to compare w/ my car's performance)

cobb is really good and has proven power gain...but it's really expensive...so...have to wait...lol

so...does anybody know any other intakes that's not too expensive and will not make me lose more low end torque??

again, THX!
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Old 10-09-2004, 09:24 PM   #9
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hum...i think it would be the best if i can sit in cars that have each of those intakes...
i've sat in fuka's car before, the power delivery was smooth and it does feel a bit better than my car at high end. but i think it's a little bit loud for my taste, coz i really like the sound of my car at high end...
(yeah i know, all CAI/short ram are loud, so i'm trying to find a relatively quite one that works too)...
the intake's sound blends w/ the exhaust note, so its hard to figure just how loud it is unless you stick it on a car with a stock exhaust.
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Old 10-09-2004, 09:56 PM   #10
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judging from fuka's car there's a loud deep sound from around 4.5k to redline...
i'm pretty sure it's not his exhaust coz it sounds a bit different...
does different filter make it sounds different??
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Old 10-10-2004, 01:31 AM   #11
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Yes, different filters would give off different sounds. Although to be honest, you probably wouldn't really be able to tell since the difference is so minute.

I'd just go with the Minnam one someone is selling, simply because it works, it's affordable and you'll grow to like the sound. As for a "cold" setup and worries of heatsoak in the summertime, just open up all your vents and scoop and you'll be fine. If you're really worried about losing a few quarter horses, just rig up your own cold air tube from the fender or front bumper to the filter.
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Old 10-10-2004, 05:47 AM   #12
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so with Minnam intake u would not lose low end torque??
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No, you would lose just a tiny bit of low end torque, but again, are you going to really notice it? We're not talking about losing 10+hp here, and again, with the motor you already have you've got plenty of low end grunt already.

I mean if you're really anal about it, yes, don't get it because you will lose a bit of low end. I just have to say that it's not like your car is instantly going to be transformed into a gutless Geo Metro with an intake.
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Old 10-10-2004, 12:09 PM   #14
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if you might be confused about what everyone's saying, maybe do a search, CAI stuff has been discussed since nasioc was born, you'll likely learn a bit more about PDM and Minnam. IMHO, the stock box you have is pretty darn good. It insulates the cold air you are getting and it already gets it from the fender, that's why there are so little gains from aftermarket CAI - of course you don't get the sound with the OEM... If you really want a functional intake, get the COBB, or else which ever way you go you will likely gain little except for sound. If you're still wondering about getting either short ram and the pdm, think about it for a little more, I'm sure you'll recognize what might be the benefits and deficits.
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