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Old 02 Oct 2007, 03:58 pm
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Default Is a short air intake really any better than a stock air intake?

I'm thinking about switching from my stock intake to a short ai intake, but I've heard so many bad things about short air intakes (SAI). So is there really any benefit to having a SAI as apposed to a stock intake?
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 04:02 pm
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A short air intake is not always better. A stock intake is designed mostly for suppressing noise. The main goal should be to improve air flow and suck in cold air. Not all intakes are designed very well.
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 04:04 pm
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u will get some additional zip but probably wont notice it. if u did some other mods u might get 5 more hp. as the other guy said, it can be noisier.
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 04:10 pm
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its gonna be louder...but a cold air intake is'll get cold air from near the ground and make a better hp gain then short ram
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 04:14 pm
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intake is not measured by the look or the brand.. but the quality of the filter-element and heat sheild properties..remember engine's need optimum nice clean cool air..if u familiar with race engines (circuit,rally) you will noticed that ALL race car got humongus big air-box made from carbon fiber..and were using filter-element.. not the open-pod type.. thats why all racing car have to relocated the battery at the rear boot..
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 04:18 pm
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check this out bro ull get more hp out ur car with the stock airbox and a highflow filter like k&N or something like that dont waste the funds on a polished pipe of pipe with a cone because u are hurting performance espiaclly if thats all ur planing to do
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