well since i wasnt able to get any pointers here once again
I dug dug dug down deep and found some numbers
injen Up to 5.48 HP and 5.99 ft.lbs TQ Gain.
weapon r HP GAINS: 4HP/5TRQ
dc sports is about 3 for both
What you are not thinking about is that the 5 1/2 hp and the 6 ft.lbs. of torque gains are
measured at the front wheels, not at the crank.....so, on a 2100 lb. car, that would be
a pretty nice improvement....I'd take it for sure. Those numbers would have been
higher had they been measured just at the crank.
I will say that those numbers were probably gained using the "long ram", thus having
the filter down in the cooler air which creates more hp.
If where the filter would be located would be prone to water, you could use a breathable
cover for the filter...or use the short ram version and be safe. Right now, we don't even
know the exact location of the filter with the long ram option to determine if water would
be a problem? I've been trying to find that out before I purchase, no luck so far.
Well I bit.....I ordered the black SP Series with the short and long ram option. I figure
if the mounting of the long ram option would be too prone to water, then I could always
use the short ram option....wasn't but about $15 difference in price from the short ram
only CAI. I paid $241.50 shipped.....so I will let y'all know what I think.
I find it relaxing and interesting to tinker with my cars
im all about the better airflow
and I like the ponies no mater how small
the filters on them are easy to clean too
and it beats having to pay to have them replaced when I can do it myself
there are many advantages
and better breathing is never a bad thing
you know lexus charges about 40 bucks just to pop out your cabin filter
Anyone of us should be able to clean or change out our OEM filters. If not get a friend to show you how, this is not rocket science and should not be a reason to modify your air filter system.
Better breathing is not a good thing if the air is not being filtered properly. Make sure that the after the market filter system you are installing is actually a good air filter. I am not sure how you can be sure that the air filter is removing the dirt that the better breathing might allow to enter your engine. I guess time will tell if you are damaging your engine with the after market filter. Could be very expensive engine damage.
Also take with a grain of salt the gains in HP and torque that the after market filter manufactures claim.
Also don't confuse more noise with higher performance.
What has a CAI have to do with whether or not you change or clean your air filters? I have been fixing
up my cars probably since before you could drive or maybe were even born. You still have to clean/change the flter on a cai system as you would with the oem filter .
A "quality" aftermarket intake system WORKS! Injen is one of those quality aftermarket systems and they
come with quality filters, but you still have to keep them clean. The hp and torque claims of this Injen
system compares accurately and in proper proportion with the size of our motor, especially given the stock
size of our oem intakes.
You seem to have a bias against having a cai system, and thats ok, you have a right to your opinion, and
you are accurate when you state that noise doesn't mean power....but if properly maintained and barring
submerging your car in water, a quality cai with quality filter will NOT shorten the life of your motor........
thats the facts. Otherwise, why would Toyota, (TRD), offer these systems without jeopardizing the warranty
in any way?
Again, this is MY opinion thru many years of cars and experience, take it for what its worth....or not.