are you sure of the results from a short ram? have you dyno data sheet for the results ? for that seems too high hp gain from a short ram for a CAI cant get that high.well i have one on my 97 i got from ebay its a generic bomz racing one and it added a little more than 1-3 more like 5-7 and i noticed it in the sound and more of the top end as well and that was my only mod for a while but now i have the turbo so i dont need it any more but i dont need the turbo anymore cuz the cars totalled.....its a vicious cycle
I just got a eBay basic short ram kit for my 95 GXE, I wont the sound and the throttle response, but top and mid range power is welcome, i hate having to gun it up the hils on I-5 going north into Salem, OR. Has any one used this kit?
XYZ Racing Performance Parts
Pacesetter is trash, HS is out of business, and injen is over priced. I bought a injen for my se-r when i was n/a it was very nice but it was also $265those are universal junk. dont waste your money on that it will cause more issues than good.
get something that known for more power such as injen or pace setter or hs etc etc.
Unless you want to make it out of PVC piping... which is terrible.well isnt it quite possible to make my own cai outta piping form a hardware store?
Seriously? :lame:nice ill look it up, i want my car to have a better sound to it without costing me money lol.
Injen and ebay stuff is completely different as far as quality. How is it going to create problems by taking in warm air and how is it going to pull air from the stock airbox when its not connected to the stock airbox?If installed correctly a Short Ram like the XYZ or Injen will give you better air flowThe only thing that a short ram can cause problems with is a hot engine compartment. A Short Ram just pulls the air from were the stock air box was.
It gained like 1whpA nearly free alternative is actually to remove only the lower part of the air box, and do a ghetto-mod taping or zip tying a K&N to the top of the box, Test have shown increased power and better sound, and it cost nothing but some time and your chosen method of clamping the filter in place.
It can, but unless some how you are seriously retarded and find a way to damage your motor by putting a wai on then i wouldnt worry about itim rocking a 200sx SE and i too am wonders about this air intakes, theyre cheap and they sound niceeee but idk if they would sound nice on my 200sx and if they would be worth buying because i hear they cna damage the engine.
Injen and ebay stuff is completely different as far as quality. How is it going to create problems by taking in warm air and how is it going to pull air from the stock airbox when its not connected to the stock airbox?
People have been running warm air intakes on there cars for years with no problems.Yes Injen sells you one peas of tube and a better filter for atleaset $100 more then the eBay kit that uses a welded 2 peace tube and a cheaper filter. Price and quality are not nearly in a 1:1 ratio in this case; I would rather go with eBay.
If you had read my post, "A Short Ram just pulls the air from were the stock air box was."
An engine breathing thinner Air will use more gas, hotter air is thinner and thus will make you burn more gas. The air in the engine bay is warmer and will be sucked in by a SRI or a Ghetto-AB mod more so then with the stock air box(Not always as some air box's have poorly routed intake placement) so unless the better volume of air can compensate for the warmth of the air it will lose power, millage, and in the worst of cases the heat re-circulation of the engine into the air it breaths can over time cause damage(This is easy to compensator for just make sure that your oil is good and your radiator fluid is still chemically viable).
Sadly heating the air is not like preheating the fuel. The SR-37 Black Bird spy plane used its fuel to cool itself from the melting hot temperatures created by Mach 3 friction with the air... Taking the fuel to a hotter temperature before it is injected increases its static energy and will increase performance, but one's fuel would need to have a very high AKI(Anti Knock Index or Octane Rating) to prevent detonation and knocking making this techs use in cars very hard to safely implement, at least in gas engines.
If you think this is wrong then go back to school and take freshmen science.:loser:
Also the Ghetto-AB mod works and can give 2-4 hp in the top end and 1-2 mid/low end HP gains, this has been tested along side Short ram intake systems and other mods for the GA16DE, but a cone MAF adapter and cone dose better then the Ghetto-AB mod.