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how much hp from aem cai?

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Old 10-05-2005, 07:29 PM
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in about a month when i've saved enough money im gena probably buy an AEM CAI. i was wondering about how much hp ill get out of it. i have headers and cat-back so after this it'll probably be my last major performance upgrade.

http://www.cardomain.com/item/AEM21401R

thats the intake im looking at. any comments about this would be helpful. im not gena buy from cardomain, its just a reference.

thanks.
 
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You'll get anywhere from 8 to 12.
 
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Old 10-05-2005, 07:41 PM
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damn...i didnt kno it was that much. sweet. thanks man.
 
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I see on a website, they claim it'll be around 8HP.
 
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More like 5 to 8 hp. Anyway you really wont feal a huge boost of power, what you'll feel is esier breathing betwene each gear change. And it will sound real cool.
 
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Old 10-05-2005, 11:23 PM
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how about an AEM short ram? will you still feel it? my wallet would be feeling that $200 for the one you're lookin at civicexracer....
 
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you wont get that much of a gain from a SR
 
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I dunno I can feel the difference after I took out the stock garbage and put my SRI in. Definitely seems to rev more freely and pull better. I don't feel qualified to speculate numbers. AEMs own dynos on their site don't really show a whole lot of difference between their SRI and CAI on my car. With the CAI it's a much more gradual increase whereas with the SRI it's more of a sudden increase around 5000 rpm that hold steady to the top. Main reason I went with SRI is money saved and the torque on AEMs dynos didn't seem to suffer as much as the CAI.

I'm a n00b so if everyone says CAI is superior then I believe them, but I used the available info and wanted to save $150 for other things, and I'm pretty happy with my SRI.

Course if anyone wants to lend me their CAI so I can compare, I'll be more than happy to offer my experienced opinion

EDIT - oh yeah, and it'll sound much nicer than stock no matter which way you go
 
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Old 10-06-2005, 08:58 AM
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an AEM CAI can be had for under 200 bucks. easily. check ebay

with the mods you have right now youd prolly gain 6-8 horsepower.

and it will produce more power than a short ram. the only real reason the short ram gives you more power is because it breathes easier. a CAI breathes easier AND it gets cooler air to your engine. cooler air = more hp.
 
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Old 10-06-2005, 09:51 AM
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I just searched ebay and didn't see any AEM CAI's for under $175 (*note that the shipping was exactly $25!).....
 

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