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Old 09-30-2020, 08:36 PM   #1
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Default Cold air intake CAI question

I just got my 4" ets front mount intercooler installed on my 08 sti.. What cold air intakes are you all running with the ets fmic? Id like a true cold air i take with a box if possible to block out the engine heat.
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Old 10-01-2020, 09:14 AM   #2
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A true CAI don't really come with boxes, they usually designed to go in your fender. I would recommend the APS CAI if you can find one.
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What makes you think you even need a CAI?
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The engine bay is hot.. The short ram i have is pulling hot air in.. Id prefer to pull cooler air in for lower intake air temps. Im running speed density as well
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The engine bay is hot.. The short ram i have is pulling hot air in.. Id prefer to pull cooler air in for lower intake air temps. Im running speed density as well
You are making assumptions based on a lack of knowledge. Let's not do that. The answer to your question comes from your tuner, not the internet. Your intake regardless of what the packaging/website says will REQUIRE a tune. Interface with your tuner as what you should buy and what you should buy along with it such as a 3 port BCS, a lightweight pulley or other cheap/easy mods to reduce the impact of a tune.

I was in your position once. I shut my man-pleaser and did exactly what my tuner said without any input. It seems like crappy e-thuggery advice....its so not.
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Old 10-02-2020, 07:16 PM   #6
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I just had it pro tuned.... The purpose of my post was to see who is running a CAI with their ets front mount not to be lectured on talking to my tuner or all the other BS all i needed to know is what fits.. I know that i need to talk to my tuner but i need to know whats out there that will work first so i can look at what i can afford before i approach my tuner... Thank you for your condescending reply... Is anyone out there running a CAI with an ETS FMIC? If so what brand/part number are you running? Pictures would be great thank you.
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I just had it pro tuned.... The purpose of my post was to see who is running a CAI with their ets front mount not to be lectured on talking to my tuner or all the other BS all i needed to know is what fits.. I know that i need to talk to my tuner but i need to know whats out there that will work first so i can look at what i can afford before i approach my tuner... Thank you for your condescending reply... Is anyone out there running a CAI with an ETS FMIC? If so what brand/part number are you running? Pictures would be great thank you.
Sorry you feel like people are being "condescending", those of us that have been there, have learned that what works well for one Tuner, may not be what another Tuner would have used or likes to work with.

You also want to build a long term relationship with your Tuner and buy parts from him to support him. The payback for that can be priceless.
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I didnt like the statement that i was making assumptions on a lack of knowledge.. I thought that was condescending yes...
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I do t know what fits, I like the hell out of my fender injen intake.
Your speed density time won’t change much or at all with the intake unless you take it iat from the old MAF, if it iat is after intercooler ur tune will be fine
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I like the injen intake also ive always liked their look.. Just dont wanna buy it not knowing if it fits or not
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In our cars I haven't noticed much benefit from having a CAI go to your fender/bumper area. Rotated setups usually just put a filter straight on the turbo and do fine.

IMO you should get a good inlet pipe before trying to get a CAI, Cobb makes a great one that has bends in it to make it fit much easier than any other manufacturer, one of the few products they make exclusively that is actually very good.

If you do actually get a CAI that goes down into the bumper, please get a hydrophobic sock they're very cheap, not 100% proof protection and you still have to be careful of water and avoid puddles and straight up I would just pullover in hard rain if your roads don't absorb water, but they reduce your chances of hydro locking.

Thinking about it now, an aftermarket IC spray setup might actually do more for cooling your intake temps than a CAI, and probably costs the same as most CAIs.
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I didnt like the statement that i was making assumptions on a lack of knowledge.. I thought that was condescending yes...
What are you five? Stop being offended by a post on the internet and grow some balls. Some of us have been on here and have worked on these cars for way longer then some other people and when people asked questions we like to help them and give more info so people don't make the same mistakes as some of us did in the past and pissed away money. You didn't know something, so you asked a question, in my book that is a definition of "lack of knowledge". Get thicker skin, the world is rough. You might read the post as a attack but im sure we all here just try to help. That's why i don't like texting.

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Old 10-05-2020, 11:53 AM   #13
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How about u only respond if u have something productive to add to the conversation... Otherwise keep your attack to yourself
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Old 10-06-2020, 12:16 AM   #14
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Heres what i need to know... If you have or have had a ETS front mount intercooler and you ran a true cold air intake... That is one that ran into the fender or behind a box what brand/model was it? If any of these questions you answer no too then please keep comments to yourself on the other hand if you can HELP me please do.
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Old 10-06-2020, 09:39 AM   #15
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To get your panties un-knotted ill still try to help.

By some google searches I have found a few that should work.

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Q: Ets FMIC
Will i be able to run an ETS FMIC with a grimmspeed CAI?

A: You should be able to run this FMIC kit with the GrimmSpeed CAI however you may need to move the box around.
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Q: Eta frontmount intercoooler
Hello have been intersted on this ets intercooler kit. My question is i have a AEM cold air intake. Will this front mount intercooler would clear my intake? Can Still use my Aem cold air intake? What intake should be use for ets intercooler?

A: I would imagine you could get it to work, however I think to be safe you would want to run the ETS intake
And they also said that the ETS CAI will work with the ETS FMIC.

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