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      02-26-2013, 09:15 AM   #33
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Tell him to take off the cover in cooler weather and the table of love will turn between you two



Heheh that looks like my picture I posted a couple months back, if it is glad to help.

Also I have try most of the intake offerings on are cars less the Groupem, Dinan, and Injen and what I found is that you don't necessarily lose power but instead generate power at different parts of the power band.

I would cont. to go back to the stock box after each intake because I felt that I was losing low end TQ. In turn I was actually gaining in the too end. Below I will provide a short description/experience of the ones I have tested. Feel free to add comments on your experiences.

Note: all intakes are accompanied by afe scoops. And I have yet to dyno the car. Current mods are in signature

Stock Box w/ K&N- great upgrade to keep it stick look and retains you TQ at the low end.

Berger x2 Cone- Awesome feel in the low end, a deff improvement and no feeling of "loss" power in the butt dyno. However I wonder what this will perform in the hot weather because there is no heatshield option. I also like the idea that there is no wasted space for air to travel such as on most of aFe's products. Because of this the lowend is retained and for the cost it is a very popular option.

aFe sealed box- similar to stock however generates more flow on the top end. I would highly recommend sealing the box as shown in the DIY write up. Great option to open the the top part of the box in the cold weather but for the money I would just stay stockbox.

aFe stage 2 SI pro- I liked the idea of the set up but never really felt much of a difference. I do however believe this will prove a benefit in the summer with it being a true ram air intake. As far as justifying the cost well I recommend spending the money towards and intercooler and using the stock box with KN and scoops.

aFe stage 2 DCI- my current setup (for now I am using it with the scoops and I love the fact it gives the engine bay a clean looks by using the factory components and utilizing the heat shield box. As compared to the Berger, you do lose low end TQ but when on the highway and looking for top end power the gains are felt in the higher rpm range. This is prob the best option on my opinion for top end power for now in the cooler weather.

In conclusion any of these options should be best on dollar value for what your getting out of it. These in conjunction with a FMI will be fine all year round but I my cont to use my stock box in the warm weather and save to upgrade to the Dinan. Yes it is expensive but it is the best one engineered for true cold air and complete sealed system. It will be my last upgrade unless I can get a good deal on one sooner. Hope this helps my man.
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