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Old 12-21-2003, 12:01 AM   #1
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I gave my son one of these for Christmas today, had my uncle order it for me and ship to his house so my son wouldn't get wind of it. He was totally wowed by it when he opened it up! Should make for a nice addition to his '94 SL2. Of course, now I want one! Just wanted to say that the quality, construction, and materials on these are absolutely first-rate...I got him the polished version, and it is just beautiful! AEM gets my vote for best intake (and my money for another one for me)!
Also gassed up my '95 SW2 on the way home tonight; the ol' war wagon done me proud, returning 39.58mpg for the trip, which is very good considering the cold weather and winter blend of gas we get here. Also on the verge of 179,000 miles, with the 180,000 mile service coming up fast.
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Old 12-21-2003, 12:26 AM   #2
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Good to hear of yet another person impressed with the AEM's quality. When you order your intake spend a few extra $$$ and get the cold air version, you'll not be sorry you did. Oh also buy a bypass valve, it's cheap insurance.

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I recomend the full CAI, but not the bypass valve.

Nice mileage Craig, are you still running the H20 injection in these cold temps?
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Old 12-21-2003, 09:29 AM   #4
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Sure am! I just add some alcohol to the mix to keep it from freezing...actually, I always use a water/alcohol mix, the motor really likes that. How did you make out with your transmission dillema?
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i had the red short ram AEM intakes on same year your son's car got the '94 SL2 ,it has been very good power increasing , very noticable when going up the hills and its roars under the hood LOL Long ago i using water/ rubbing alcohol mixed in the water injector on my old '63 chevy in cooler weather ,, where you put water injectors on satty ?
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d'oh. read the january 2004 fastrack. the aem cai is not legal for sts since installing the aem cai would require cutting a hole in the wheel liner. the aem srs is fine.

"The existing structure of the car may not be
modified for the passage of ducting from
the air cleaner to the engine inlet. Holes
may be drilled for mounting."
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Right now i am thinking about switching from the SPS (Hotshot) powerstack intake to the AEM short ram. I want the cold air, but my car is an auto, so no go . I thing the AEM would have a better fit than the hotshot and i like the fact that they have actual dyno numbers.
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Right now i am thinking about switching from the SPS (Hotshot) powerstack intake to the AEM short ram. I want the cold air, but my car is an auto, so no go . I thing the AEM would have a better fit than the hotshot and i like the fact that they have actual dyno numbers.
if all your lookin for is more horsepower then switching the intake is not goin to give you that much more at all. i have a hotshot intake and wanted to go to the aem but i too have an auto and its not really worth it unless you can get the cold air. and dyno's aren't always the same for every car. so you might not get the same horsepower that aem got.
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Well i'm not thinking it would make more power. I just thing it would install more solidly and it would alse be carb legal in california so no worries with smog or police. That is one of my main reasons for looking to switch.

on a different note, how do you like the thermal exhaust, i can't decide between that and the hks.
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the thermal is great. it has a very good rumble to it, not ricey at all. i got a chance to hear it outside the car for a change when i got it i.m'd a few days ago, i didn't even think it was my car.
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Here's the AEM short ram in my '97.
AEM short ram here!
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Here's the AEM short ram in my '97.
AEM short ram here!

Yep, it the same color short ram aem i got on my car too
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Did you remove the sticker too?I thought it looked a bit "rice".I prefer the clean look without the advertising.
Yeah it growls like a hungry Wookie at high RPMs.Downside is every punk kid in the neighborhood looks up to see what's going by....
I've since sold it and am thinking of getting another.Do you run it in winter too?
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Oh well, looks like I need to find a new SCCA Solo II class to race in. There's no way I'm not getting an AEM CAI.
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Well, it's not legal in STS, so that puts you in Street Modified or Street Prepared. I'm in Prepared......I guess I could get one....

If you didn't want to run in either of the 'Street' categories you could always just run Non-Comp and not care about rules
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Do you run it in winter too?
I run my Vibrant short ram air intake in the winter up here in the Great White North and it doesn't give me a problem. Other then a little extra gas consumption.
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