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post #1 of 59 (permalink) Old 04-20-2014, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Going to Be Getting a Cold Air Intake

I would love to save as much money as i can on this but also not have to go through to much work to install it.

I want to have the vacuum sound that it does would be AWESOME if i could get some links either off ebay or anyway where i could buy what i need
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K&N and Injen are probably the best two brands. AEM is up there two, but they're all pretty much the same.

I bought the Injen because you could use it as both a CAI and as a SRI.

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K&N and Injen are probably the best two brands. AEM is up there two, but they're all pretty much the same.

I bought the Injen because you could use it as both a CAI and as a SRI.
but arnt all those hitting the like 200 + mark? im sure there are cheaper ways of doing things
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Sure. Try the airbox mod and ZZP tube.

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Sure. Try the airbox mod and ZZP tube.
hmmmm okay and if i went for a well named brand could you link me to one that would fit a cobalt out of the box?
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here is the link to the ZZP intake tube... $100
ZZPerformance - 2.2/2.4L High Flow Intake Tube #ZZ-LE5-HFINTK

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If you want any of the other one's such as the K&N, Injen, or AEM, you can search them on ebay, most likely to find a better price there then alot of the performance sites... you also have the cheap no name ebay itakes as well. I don't know how they compair to the name brand one, I'm just putting that out there.

Also if your looking for the sound, I'd suggest K&N or Injen. Injen because you have the option of using it as short ram or a CAI. I have the AEM in my LS, and it has a minor fitment issue and rubs on the hole that it goes down into behind the bumper....

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Injen because you have the option of using it as short ram or a CAI

what should i be searching for on ebay to make sure this fits right and also can you explain the differnece between short ram and cai?
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CAI - Cold air intake - Takes cooler air from outside the engine bay. It's really only semi functional, unless you have an opening that lets the cooler air in. On our cars the CAI is routed up to where the stock air box is then it goes down through a hole and the filter is behind the bumper. Our cars don't really allow any extra airflow to the filter. It basically uses the cooler air that is further from the engine. You do have to be mindful of standing water and puddles though, since the intake is closer the the ground it can suck up some water if it is deep enough.

Short Ram - basically more or a warm air intake, unless you have functional short ram air hood. the tube is shorter, and doesn't go down through the fender. the filter basically sits where the stock airbox is.

I'm going to find a few pictures to show you.

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Cold air intake - notice how it goes from the throttle body to where the stock airbox was then down under the head light and behind the bumper.



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Short Ram- the filter sits where the stock airbox was.


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awww so CAT are normally the longer tubing ones correct? also do they make a huge difference? and i live in indiana so like the winters are really bad with snow would that still be fine with a CAT? also thank you for being so helpful im learning alot of this forum and everyone is so nice :D

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I've had my CAI on for a few years, and never had any issues, but I know not to take my car through water. As for the snow, it shouldn't be an issue, since the filteris enclosed by the fender well and the bumper. Unless you rip that off some how, there is little reason to be concerned. As far how much of a difference there is between the two, I'm not sure. At our power levels a few degrees isn't going to make whole lot difference I think. You could go with Injen and test it out yourself thought since the injen can be used as both. Also I think the Fujita intake can be used as both too.

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