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I spoke with a friend on a CAI or an SRI for my car... my friend thinks that an SRI will work just fine because the temperature doesn't say hot all year round here. But I can't seem to decide on which to get. Is there a significant performance difference between the two?

And what is the regular maintenance for a CAI/SRI? How often do I need to replace the filter? etc...
 

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my friend thinks that an SRI will work just fine because the temperature doesn't say hot all year round here
The CAI is designed to take in cooler air from outside the car, vs. the SRI which takes warmer air from your engine bay. The CAI makes more HP do to the cooler air, but also subjects you to hydrolock (if you submerge the air filter in water).
I went with the Injen CAI myself, but have not installed it yet.
And what is the regular maintenance for a CAI/SRI? How often do I need to replace the filter?
You do not need to replace the filter, but you will need to clean it when it gets dirty. Most places that sell the intake's, also sell the cleaning kit's.
 

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Just a heads up...

Several people have commented on the huge performance gains regarding intake mods but have complained about the increased noise as a result of removing the baffle.

Don't know for sure if either of these keep the baffle intact, but I suspect you loose it?

May want to keep your options open and be sure you can return the device if your not happy.
 

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Both the CAI, and SRI will increase noise significantly.
Most also agree that the increased noise add's to the driving experience, but as Hip stated, it is something to think about... as the added noise is not for everyone.
Joker - who loves the roar of the K series with I/H/E :thumbsup:
 

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Oh yeah...I know all about the noise. I sat in a TSX with an Injen CAI this weekend and it sounds great!! It sounds stock for the most part, until you really rev it up. :nod:
 

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Actually u can put a by-pass valve (AEM) on the CAI if you are afraid of the water thing and it does work well, and they tested it on a NSX (brand new) and no water reached the intake....
 

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Actually u can put a by-pass valve (AEM) on the CAI if you are afraid of the water thing and it does work well, and they tested it on a NSX (brand new) and no water reached the intake....
Yeah, I've heard about the bypass valve...I've never driven through that much water before...but I may get one just in case. It won't affect performance will it?

Does Injen or K&N have a bypass valve? I may just wait till AEM comes out with a CAI before I make my final decision...
 

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Hydrolocking is only an issue if you completely submerge the filter into water, going through puddles isnt an issue. I have an aem cai w/no bypass on my tl and I havent locked up the motor. I would say a cai is the way to go and imo injen and aem are at the top.
 

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Yep...actually waiting for AEM to come out with their CAI before making a definate decision.
 

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I have a Injen CAI with no bypass in my Civic Si and I'm not worried at all about hydrolock. As long as you don't go driving through a flooded street you will be fine. CAI or SRI's sounds awesome...I love it! I can't hear my CAI much now after getting a MagnaFlow catback.
 

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HondaMan said:
I have a Injen CAI
I also have the Injen CAI, but it has been sitting in my closet for a month :laugh:
Joker - who will dyno tomorrow, and then install that bad boy :D
 

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Would the benefits be about the same for an AT TSX? Or is it even worth it to put a CAI in an AT TSX?
 
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