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cold air intake/short ram
Thursday, March 10, 2005 12:07 AM
I am looking for a cold air or short ram intake and the one that works the best what does everyone recomend. I heard aem had developed one but it got recalled due to check engine light coming on so I want to find whats out ther that people are using. thanks.

Re: cold air intake/short ram
Thursday, March 17, 2005 5:41 AM
I HAVE AN R K SPORT BUT NOTHING IS GOING WRONG.


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Re: cold air intake/short ram
Thursday, March 17, 2005 8:35 PM
I just installed the K&N Short Ram Intake...so far so good...i recommend it
Re: cold air intake/short ram
Friday, March 18, 2005 8:31 AM
I have an AEM CAI. A fuse in my fan belt keeps throwing off the codes, but they told me it's not my mass air flow sensor from my intake, throttle body, or exhaust. The only cool thing about this one is that it runs down into the fender wall where it sucks air from outside the engine through the stock foglight.


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Re: cold air intake/short ram
Friday, March 18, 2005 8:44 PM
I have a weapon r dragon intake, and have yet to have a problem, actually a rather noticable gain from it too
Re: cold air intake/short ram
Sunday, May 01, 2005 10:43 PM
Jay W wrote:

I have an AEM CAI. A fuse in my fan belt keeps throwing off the codes, but they told me it's not my mass air flow sensor from my intake, throttle body, or exhaust. The only cool thing about this one is that it runs down into the fender wall where it sucks air from outside the engine through the stock foglight.


Thats kinda funny that you say that because the ecotecs use a speed density sensor not a mass air flow sensor (not that im basing you or flamin you just letting you know) and what do you mean by a fuse (an electrical component) in your fan belt (something that is not used on the ecotec because of the electric radiator fans) keeps throwing off the codes (something that has to do with the ecm). Just kinda confused about what your talking about.

Anyway i would go with the aem cai due to the constant hp a cai brings in rather than a wai. The weapon r dynoed 5 hp before the engine bay was warm after it decreaded to 2 hp. The aem cai costs more but puts down about 5hp at the wheels constantly.



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Re: cold air intake/short ram
Sunday, May 22, 2005 1:23 AM
Check out Weapon-R's intake systems...they work very nicely.

Go to www.definedparts.com, they are dealers for Weapon-R and give good prices.



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Re: cold air intake/short ram
Sunday, May 22, 2005 6:19 PM
definetly go with the k&n intake. I got about 10hp gain on mine. Yellow cavaliers rock!!!!!
Re: cold air intake/short ram
Monday, May 23, 2005 4:54 PM
Has anybody heard of the weapon-r secret air intake. If you have what do you think? I keep seeing them on ebay and i have read up on it, so if what they say about the air fusion is true, it sounds like a very good intake. Let me know what you think guys.
Re: cold air intake/short ram
Monday, May 23, 2005 8:52 PM
Id rather doubt a k&n cai gave you ten horsepower. If you got a dyno sheet post it but if not dont exagerate. The weapon r secret intake is what i have. Its decent sounds nice and the gain is noticable but dont expect like serious gain from just intake.

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Re: cold air intake/short ram
Monday, May 23, 2005 8:59 PM
Almost turbo Cavy wrote:

Id rather doubt a k&n cai gave you ten horsepower. If you got a dyno sheet post it but if not dont exagerate. The weapon r secret intake is what i have. Its decent sounds nice and the gain is noticable but dont expect like serious gain from just intake.


An intake system will only do so much so no one should really expect any great gains.
I like weapon-r's filters cause they are less restrictive than K & Ns for example.



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Re: cold air intake/short ram
Wednesday, May 25, 2005 6:21 AM
The difference between CAI's I'm sure is negligible, probably fractions of a horsepower. I'd go with whatever was cheaper, or just make my own. There's no reason to get ripped off by paying $200+ for a mass produced piece of bent piping.

A CAI gives you a nice little boost of torque in the low end, and a nice little kick in the pants off the line making it seem like its giving you a lot more power then it really is. This is probably why they are so popular.


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Re: cold air intake/short ram
Tuesday, May 31, 2005 8:03 PM
Matt, the reason why CAI are more better and important than short ram intakes is because CAI intakes draw in air from the bottom of the car. The air from the bottom of the car is more dense and cold than the air from under the hood. Short ram intakes suck in air from under the hood. I just got my AEM CAI for my 03 cavalier, let me tell you guys, it is a FREAKIN hassel to remove the lower air box and washer motor. Installing the metal intake pipe is also a pain because you have to shove it in such a small damn hole. I installed the whole kit today in like 90 degree weather. I got no codes when I started the car up. The car has a really little rumbling sound to it. When I opened the throttle all the way manually, the car gave like a sucking growling sound! It sounds pretty sweet! Tomorrow I am going to test it out on highway 99 around 7:30 in the morning. If anybody wants to email tomorrow about how the test run went feel free to send your messages to my email: ecotec4@hotmail.com. I am so lucky no one else has this email name.
Re: cold air intake/short ram
Wednesday, June 01, 2005 11:48 AM
Matt Hack wrote:

The difference between CAI's I'm sure is negligible, probably fractions of a horsepower. I'd go with whatever was cheaper, or just make my own. There's no reason to get ripped off by paying $200+ for a mass produced piece of bent piping.

A CAI gives you a nice little boost of torque in the low end, and a nice little kick in the pants off the line making it seem like its giving you a lot more power then it really is. This is probably why they are so popular.


Actually, cold air intakes rob you in the low end and increase high end. Not trying to argue, just a little correction. The reason being a longer path for air to travel when you accelerate. You are very right about paying too much for a bent pipe though.

Personally, I recommend the weapon-r. You can find these cheap on ebay, and they sound good and give a noticeable kick. The downside is the filter is cheesy looking and some people have had to trim the plenum going into the throttle body so the elbow doesn't rub the underneath of your hood.
Re: cold air intake/short ram
Friday, June 03, 2005 12:56 PM
blueakron04 knows his sh@t, high end you notice the difference but low end its all motor.


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Re: cold air intake/short ram
Monday, May 28, 2012 11:56 PM
Well OEM ram air intake is the best way for it. But it will always depend on what you would like to attain upon installing such intakes. An aftermarket can also help you achieve it.
Re: cold air intake/short ram
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 7:26 AM
Almost turbo Cavy wrote:

Jay W wrote:

I have an AEM CAI. A fuse in my fan belt keeps throwing off the codes, but they told me it's not my mass air flow sensor from my intake, throttle body, or exhaust. The only cool thing about this one is that it runs down into the fender wall where it sucks air from outside the engine through the stock foglight.


Thats kinda funny that you say that because the ecotecs use a speed density sensor not a mass air flow sensor (not that im basing you or flamin you just letting you know) and what do you mean by a fuse (an electrical component) in your fan belt (something that is not used on the ecotec because of the electric radiator fans) keeps throwing off the codes (something that has to do with the ecm). Just kinda confused about what your talking about.


Sorry, i know it's old but i just have to correct this.
Oddball 1997 Cavaliers/Sunfires were the only ones to come stock with Speed Density(TPS vs MAP) and the GM supercharger reflash for the LD9/M45 J-bodies was/is Speed Density. Everything else(including the GM supercharger reflash for Ecotecs) is Alpha-N(TPS vs RPM). But still no Cavaliers/Sunfires ever came with a MAF system.


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