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So first performance mod will be the intake what is the best?

I want something that adds the most horsepower, is least likely to void warranty, costs the most reasonable and also sounds the best.

So what are your suggestions? personal stories?

What brand?

CAI? or short ram?

and what is a "drop in" ?

New to all of this so I just want to make sure I am getting the best bang for the buck here.
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my first performance mod was the K&N short ram intake. the 2.2 intake wasn't available so i got the 2.4 one. i lovee i did the installation myself and it was very easy. worth every penny.
and a drop in filter is just replacing the stock air filter with a different filter such as K&N
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I want something that adds the most horsepower, is least likely to void warranty, costs the most reasonable and also sounds the best.

So what are your suggestions? personal stories?

What brand?

CAI? or short ram?

and what is a "drop in" ?

New to all of this so I just want to make sure I am getting the best bang for the buck here.
here's some info on CAI and SRI if youre looking at the differences:

https://www.yourcobalt.com/forums/eng...-n-vs-aem.html

im personally going to get a K&N SRI, a bit more noise/growl than a CAI, low end power, basically eliminates chance of hydrolocking, etc.

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i would get the injen if i were you. there seem to be a lot of problems getting the k&n right now. and the injen would be MY other choice. and with it you can switch between short ram and cold air. i love my k&n, but wish i had the option.
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i would get the injen if i were you. there seem to be a lot of problems getting the k&n right now. and the injen would be MY other choice. and with it you can switch between short ram and cold air. i love my k&n, but wish i had the option.
ive been looking at the injens...but i noticed they dont come w/ a heat shield. could i add one on or how does that work?

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my first performance mod was the K&N short ram intake. the 2.2 intake wasn't available so i got the 2.4 one. i lovee i did the installation myself and it was very easy. worth every penny.
and a drop in filter is just replacing the stock air filter with a different filter such as K&N

How do you get the 2.4 to fit on the 2.2? is there a performance difference? Because i looked and i could also only find the 2.4 I just figured it was out of luck.
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ive been looking at the injens...but i noticed they dont come w/ a heat shield. could i add one on or how does that work?
you should be fine and not need a heat shield for it, because the filter goes and leads into your wheel well, when you have it for the CAI, and filter is then in the engine compartment when you have a short ram. Basically though, unless your running a turbo or something on your car, that would cause a lot of extra heat, you should be fine without it.

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you should be fine and not need a heat shield for it, because the filter goes and leads into your wheel well, when you have it for the CAI, and filter is then in the engine compartment when you have a short ram. Basically though, unless your running a turbo or something on your car, that would cause a lot of extra heat, you should be fine without it.
well i was looking at SRI over a CAI. but even the SRI intake would be fine w/o a heat shield? oh and i dont have a turbo, so extreme heat wont be an issue

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How do you get the 2.4 to fit on the 2.2? is there a performance difference? Because i looked and i could also only find the 2.4 I just figured it was out of luck.
the 2.4 intake will fit on a 2.2L engine just fine since the engine layout is very similar. it might be a little off, but everything should bolt up. and the performance is basically the same for the 2.4 and 2.2 intakes. so you can totally get a 2.4 and be fine

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Thats awesome! I did end up finding the K&N 2.2 Typhoon online for about 280 bucks though. I suppose Ill go with that or the 2.4. Which ever I can find cheapest. How much horsepower does it seem to add? The stats for the 2.2 say about 6.6. This accurate?
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