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I was considering a CAI and then went out to inspect the factory intake on my 03 spec v. This setup looks pretty good compared to alot of factory setups I've seen. Appears to be 2 intake tunnels for cold air coming from the grill and 1 intake tunnel going to what I think is between the inside fender. how much better could a CAI or POP charger be???
 
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ok. you guys convinced me.... I ordered a JWT Pop charger yesterday..... Good price too! $120.
 

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ok, ive hear of intakes and everything else, but i got lost with a pop charger?! what is it exactly? whats it look like and whats does it do, specifically?
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Mr SEntra said:
I don't think the POP charger is worth it, IMO. I think you should pick up either AEM or Injen. I've seen both, and I think Injen has better fitment and quality. Again, IMO. ;)

ok, wtf is a pop charger?! describe to me what it is and what it does plz....im so confused man...
 

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Mr SEntra said:
POP charger is pretty much a mass air flow adapter plate with a air filter attached. Click here to see what I'm talking about. ;)

would that be good for a 02 spec-v? or just a cai? whats the difference?
 

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would that be good for a 02 spec-v? or just a cai? whats the difference?
Okay, I would definitely recommend the cold air intake. Why? It's been dynoed higher than a POP charger set up. I love the way my CAI looks and feels and it performs well. The biggest difference in the two set ups is that one draws cooler air from the bottom of your car and with the proper diameter piping and velocity, it helps the air flow to your intake manifold. The warm air setup is basically open in the hot engine bay, which to me isn't worth it. Now, I haven't had any personal dyno testing in each, but from what I've read and researched, the cold air intake is the way to go. ;)
 

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Mr SEntra said:
Okay, I would definitely recommend the cold air intake. Why? It's been dynoed higher than a POP charger set up. I love the way my CAI looks and feels and it performs well. The biggest difference in the two set ups is that one draws cooler air from the bottom of your car and with the proper diameter piping and velocity, it helps the air flow to your intake manifold. The warm air setup is basically open in the hot engine bay, which to me isn't worth it. Now, I haven't had any personal dyno testing in each, but from what I've read and researched, the cold air intake is the way to go. ;)
what would be a good manufaturer to purchse a cai, and whats the price?
 

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xluv2eatx said:
what would be a good manufaturer to purchse a cai, and whats the price?
Two sites for you: ;)

www.b15sentra.net

www.thevboard.com

IMO, I would go ahead and pick up a Injen CAI. Reason? Well, recently my friend Dallas who owns a '02 Spec got his AEM CAI in the mail and the fitment was horrible. The quality was bad! Both the pipes were supposed to silver and they came in two different shades of silver. The Injen intake in my friend T's Altima is of great quality and fitment was great. I know it's an Altima, but I'm pretty amazed at the quality of Injen nowadays. ;)
 

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Mr SEntra said:
Two sites for you: ;)

www.b15sentra.net

www.thevboard.com

IMO, I would go ahead and pick up a Injen CAI. Reason? Well, recently my friend Dallas who owns a '02 Spec got his AEM CAI in the mail and the fitment was horrible. The quality was bad! Both the pipes were supposed to silver and they came in two different shades of silver. The Injen intake in my friend T's Altima is of great quality and fitment was great. I know it's an Altima, but I'm pretty amazed at the quality of Injen nowadays. ;)
thanx alot, i appreciate it..:)
 

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Mr SEntra said:
I don't think the POP charger is worth it, IMO. I think you should pick up either AEM or Injen. I've seen both, and I think Injen has better fitment and quality. Again, IMO. ;)

I agree............all you did was create a WAI.........a warm air intake, which you could have done for less than half of what you paid.

I would suggest next time you do a little more research before you spend 120 on a warm air intake setup, hehehee
 

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To add more to this thread, I had a WAI setup on my old B14 GXE. All I felt like I did was add sound to my car. For some reason, I felt like I was bogging down worse than I normally do after the install. Butt dyno registered a little low. ;)
 
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I just installed a AEM CAI (BLUE) on my 02 SPEC V. I know there have been a few posts here about bad fitment from AEM but I had no problem at all with mine. Took approx. 3 hours to install... mainly because I was being extra careful to follow steps. But in actuality I barely had to refer to them.

Now my SPEC V sounds like it's running a V8 when you put the throttle down. Has a very throaty rev at high RPM. Add that to the exhaust I have, and it certainly turns heads driving down the street.

All I can say is, rip out that stock crap and go with a CAI.... INJEN or AEM? Well that's your choice, but definietly go with one of'em! :p
 

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Now my SPEC V sounds like it's running a V8 when you put the throttle down. Has a very throaty rev at high RPM. Add that to the exhaust I have, and it certainly turns heads driving down the street.

All I can say is, rip out that stock crap and go with a CAI.... INJEN or AEM? Well that's your choice, but definietly go with one of'em! :p
A V8, are you serious? I think it's pretty subjective, but that's your butt dyno compared to mine. ;)

I definitely agree to take out all that stock crapola. My vote goes for Injen, but whatever you're happy with spending your money. :D
 

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03specv_roc said:
I was considering a CAI and then went out to inspect the factory intake on my 03 spec v. This setup looks pretty good compared to alot of factory setups I've seen. Appears to be 2 intake tunnels for cold air coming from the grill and 1 intake tunnel going to what I think is between the inside fender. how much better could a CAI or POP charger be???
I don't see anything "Wrong" with your stock airbox as you describe it. Also I think one of those pipes you see may be a transmission breather.

As everyone has already said a CAI will give you the most horsepower for your dollar.
 
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