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I'm really thinking about getting TK's CAI, however, they don't offer a bypass valve, and being that I live in NH where rain and snow are common friends and we have potholes galore on some of our less than maintained roads, I'm curious as to if there are any quality SRIs being offered and by which companies?? I'd assume power gains would be similar to a CAI, but the idea of hydrolocking my engine and voiding my warranty isn't too appealing. Any info is appreciated!:D
 

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Never been impressed with the plastic Spectre parts.

Where is the MAF sensor located or does the 2.4 use a Mass Air Flow sensor? I'll admit I haven't looked yet. Worried about screwing up the fuel trims modding an intake. Other platforms I could monitor and adjust fuel trims for intake mods.
 

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No MAF sensor. The ECU will adjust to the new air flow. Took me about a tank of gas and I saw MPG improve a bit. Some people just reset the ECU and takes about 5 minutes to relearn.

I've been running with my "factory SRI" for about 5 months now. Have enjoyed it. Upgrading to the TK CAI when it gets here.
 

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Road race motorsports makes an SRI. I thought about buying it, but went with the TK CAI, they are pretty close in price.
 

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The factory + cone is the poor man's SRI!
 

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Hey Trevor. I currently use the TK CAI. I live in MA and make frequent visits to NH. I have had my car since May 31, 2010 and have had no issues as far as damage or water or rain or snow or potholes. Let me know if that helps or if I can assist you further. AND!!

PS We need to meet up soon and cruise. Say yes, I know you want to.
 

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Hey Trevor. I currently use the TK CAI. I live in MA and make frequent visits to NH. I have had my car since May 31, 2010 and have had no issues as far as damage or water or rain or snow or potholes. Let me know if that helps or if I can assist you further. AND!!

PS We need to meet up soon and cruise. Say yes, I know you want to.
Yes! We need to, do you have a bypass valve on your CAI???
 

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TK offers a pre-filter for the CAI for just that problem! (Outerwears pre-filter $16.95)

There is a very cheap and simple way to get a SRI on your factory intake by just adding a cone filter. Many people on here have done it, including myself.

http://www.forteforums.com/forums/do-yourself-articles/6117-how-factory-intake-sri-video.html

Road Race makes an SRI and a few others have made some from Spectre parts.
I was talking to TK, and they sent me a link to an AEM bypass valve. I need to cut the CAI pipe in half, which I'm not too hot to trot on doing. But this pre-filter will prevent water being sucked in?? If so, that's what I'll go for!
 

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Hey Trevor. I currently use the TK CAI. I live in MA and make frequent visits to NH. I have had my car since May 31, 2010 and have had no issues as far as damage or water or rain or snow or potholes. Let me know if that helps or if I can assist you further. AND!!

PS We need to meet up soon and cruise. Say yes, I know you want to.
I remember your Koup, when you drove into the NOSc that day! I'm all for it, mid-July is clear so far for me!
 

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Where do people get piping for intakes? (as in DIY custom intakes) other than spectre parts
http://www.google.com/products/cata...X&ei=8Gj3TdeHGMqbtwey2KDYCg&ved=0CGEQ8wIwAjgo#

I don't know what size the factory pipes are, but a kit like this should do the job.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CXRa...ptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

Local custom muffler shops, some auto parts stores sell mandrel bent pipes. The hood scoop on this vehicle is in fact a ram air intake. The air is pretty much the coolest is going to get. (without an intercooler) The factory intake system is built pretty well. Try a drop in kn filter. A SRI pulls in HOT engine bay air. Hot air is less dense and you lose power. A CAI pulls air from under the car, or the fenderwell. The air down there is no colder than the air comming from your factory setup. Now, you do hear the engine more with an Auto Zone intake, but as far as performance gains...doubt it.
 

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If you want an opinion, I first had "the poor mans SRI" aka filter on stock pipe, then upgraded to the tk CAI. I gave the orig filter to my friend with a Koup. The difference is the Cai sounds louder overall but the sri sounds good in the car. I was hoping the Cai would sound similar to my old car with a iceman CAi but sadly its only about 1/2 of what I was hoping for. If I had the choice I would spend $30 to impress myself with the sound and not $300 to impress others

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The universal kits come in 3 inch also. If you do a search for intercooler pipes you get more bang for your $. Tbolt clamps are a must.
 

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Don't mind spending $300 for actual gain, just wish there was a CAI with a bypass valve already built in...
 

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Don't mind spending $300 for actual gain, just wish there was a CAI with a bypass valve already built in...
Most CAI's come in two peices. Just slide it on.

Just spend the 50$ for a Kn before you spend 300$ on 3hp.
 
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