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I decided I wanted to try and get some more horses and didnt have alot of cash on me so i went to my local auto shop and picked up a Spectre air filter, and a 22 degree Spectre intake pipe and a 45 degree intake pipe, took about 20 minutes to install. Hope you guys like it. O and I have gotten alot more horse power and better gas mileage when I'm not racing around, also sounds cool, thought I'd just say that up front. Give me some feedback too since this is my first post.
 

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Good first mod. Did you brace it well?
I just installed the Injen CAI. Not 20min. LOL
Cool Sound also!
 

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yeh, my friend had a whole bunch of she metal so he made a little support on the botton using the bolts where the airbox that was there was and than that zip tie in the pic i used to make sure it wouldnt go anywhere. I thought about going that direction, how does it work?
 

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Welcome to the board! First of all that isn't a CAI, that's a short ram intake. Second, besides a growlier sound you'll see no advantage to a SRI since the air you'll be sucking in will be heated by engine anyway. One advantage of the E's design is that the battery might slightly work as a heat shield within the engine bay.

CAI's are usually routed away and down (lower down) away from the engine.
 

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well yeh. thats what i thought too however, i got a thermometer and stuck it all around the engine bay where i thought i could put it. the air seemed to be colder around there but yes ur right not by much. something i thought about was placing it behind the radiator but it seemed to be quite warmer there. yeh i took it to this mudpit we have before the SRI went in thanks. just from looking at the other posts about doing SRI seemed to agree. do u think i could just take a pressure washer to it? id be afraid of damage.
 

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you can take a pressure washer to it leave the engine running and spray that bad boy down... trust me i detail cars for a job also, does your intake have a mass air flow sensor on it?? if it doesent then you just spent 35.00 to re-route the stock air intake. without a mass air flow sensor, then it is just a shiny pipe with a filter.
 

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well im not sure if you can buy one. ya you def cant because the sensors come with all the air intakes (injen, K&N, AEM, etc.) and clip directly to the pipe and screw on to fasten.. i hate to tell you man but even though its CREATIVE ((as hell)) your not pulling through much (if any) more air.. therefore your HP and MPG will not increase

i give you an A for effort tho! haha

Dalton
 

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yeh i looked into it however I have gotten a bit better MPG about 2 more miles a gallon. we'll see down the road tho. thanks.
 

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2003 Elements wouldn't have an MAF, just a temperature probe. And it looks like he left on the section of stock intake that houses said temperature probe, so he managed to replace the airbox and resonator, which should yield at least some improvement, I would think. Nice work on an inexpensive SRI! :)
 

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I am doing this tonight. Blinglights has this exact part, to install exactly as you did. I'm going to post pics tonight.
 

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Does anyone know if you can put in a cold air intake on the '09 E? I checked K&N's website and the last year for the E was 2006.
 

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Does anyone know if you can put in a cold air intake on the '09 E? I checked K&N's website and the last year for the E was 2006.
Yes you can. under the hood, very little has changed.
 

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Does anyone know if you can put in a cold air intake on the '09 E? I checked K&N's website and the last year for the E was 2006.
K&N does not make one for '07+ but Injen does. I just purchased the Injen and installed it last friday. It is a true CAI unlike the K&N. However, you can make it shorter like the K&N if you remove one of the tubes, works both ways. It wasn't a very difficult install for someone like me with limited experience working on vehicles. I already had the grill off to install fog lights and a billet grill. I got mine for $250 shipped. Unless you are prepared to make modifications I would be careful about ordering parts from previous years unless you are certain they match up.

Yes you can. under the hood, very little has changed.
'07+ are different enough to have different parts for intake, as well as different exhaust kits. The engine is a little different than previous years.
 

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Is there an advantage to go from CAI to SRI? Or are they both the same, cause im looking at the injen kit, and it looks like you could do both, which one is a better idea? I want more responsiveness if that makes a difference.:confused:
 

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K&N does not make one for '07+ but Injen does. I just purchased the Injen and installed it last friday. It is a true CAI unlike the K&N. However, you can make it shorter like the K&N if you remove one of the tubes, works both ways. It wasn't a very difficult install for someone like me with limited experience working on vehicles. I already had the grill off to install fog lights and a billet grill. I got mine for $250 shipped. Unless you are prepared to make modifications I would be careful about ordering parts from previous years unless you are certain they match up.



'07+ are different enough to have different parts for intake, as well as different exhaust kits. The engine is a little different than previous years.
Any links to the injen cai? There seems to be different versions?
 
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