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RocketNissan11 05-17-2013 01:22 AM

Short ram intake VS Cold air intake
 
Im trying to decide on which intake to purchase... I live in cali and frequently drive out to the desert and mountains. What are the biggest differences between the two? And which is going to have better performance?

jswilson1987 05-17-2013 01:34 AM

CAI will deliver a colder denser charge and deliver better low end torque. A SRI will deliver warmer air but will increase throttle response and top end power. It down to length of the intake and what you prefer.

JVersa 05-17-2013 02:56 AM

I enjoy my SRI, sounds great.

RocketNissan11 05-17-2013 03:05 AM

Now with a SRI on a scale of 1 to 10 how hard is it to install?

ShyGuy 05-17-2013 03:14 AM

SRI is a 2 on the scale.

Side note: On the Versa both the SRI or CAI would deliver the same amount of torque and hp increase. It is just a matter of preference.

Red_Alert 05-19-2013 12:25 AM

Do have a question though. Which option would be best for a CVT? The average rpms that I see of my V is 2 to 3k. In this case, my knowledge would lean more to a CAI, but I still wanted to ask.

JVersa 05-19-2013 01:47 AM

Cold air is not hard but time consuming, you have to remove the front bumper. Plus I like the response of the short ram, and I don't have to worry about hydro lock. Both are good for some extra power and sound, its all in what you like more.

RocketNissan11 05-19-2013 10:27 AM

Is there a reliable website to order the SRI from I was looking at carid.com and they have two on there for the 2011 Nissan not sure which one would be better though. Any opinions on which one?

JVersa 05-19-2013 11:23 AM

Takeda is the one most run. I think someone used the weapon r, not sure though.

RocketNissan11 05-20-2013 04:57 AM

Awesome thanks for all the tips :thumb2:

NewNissanNupson 05-20-2013 05:39 AM

Both do the same thing, they basically just make a cool sound. Here is a good comparison video.

pod filters: cold air intake:

ShyGuy 05-20-2013 12:18 PM

I ordered my Takeda SRI from autoanything.com.

RocketNissan11 06-17-2013 03:27 AM

Alright so I Installed my takeda air intake and I gotta say I love how it sounds. and the look is just amazing!:banana:


https://www.nissanversaforums.com/mem...6-p6150084.jpg

NewNissanNupson 06-17-2013 03:39 AM

Looks good RocketNissan11 I think you forgot the rest of your old intake though haha.

sergmx 06-17-2013 04:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NewNissanNupson (Post 101346)
Looks good RocketNissan11 I think you forgot the rest of your old intake though haha.

It seems like the remaining OEM intake pieces are helping the new intake get cold air from the outside though! :jumping:

jswilson1987 06-17-2013 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sergmx (Post 101410)
It seems like the remaining OEM intake pieces are helping the new intake get cold air from the outside though! :jumping:

hmm and just how do you know that? Also you can still pull the silencers off the snorkel and just leave it.

JVersa 06-17-2013 10:42 PM

I took all of the stock air box components out, looks clean and I don't see how it can help unless your going really fast, as in 100 + mph. The ram intake sit where the hood closes so no air getting to it that way.

RocketNissan11 06-24-2013 01:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NewNissanNupson (Post 101346)
Looks good RocketNissan11 I think you forgot the rest of your old intake though haha.

You know honestly when I was doing the install I was trying to figure out if I needed to leave it in or not lol as you can tell i decided not to bother with it lol

Dead Eye 06-24-2013 09:06 PM

I am thinking of getting CAI but was not sure what one would to get.

JVersa 06-24-2013 10:00 PM

Tubtub has the Fujita CAI, and I have been for a ride in his car, sounds really good. Doesn't have the same response as the short ram, oh and as for those videos air intakes do add power you need a tune other wise the ecu will not allow the any extra power, Mart and Moog made a video proving this with a cat-back exhaust on a forester I think.

Tubtub 06-25-2013 12:17 AM

This thread is getting old. The difference between the two cai and wai/sri is minimal +/- or 1 or 2hp at best. Sound is different. Only major bonus to sri/wai is no risk of hyrdolock.

Quote:

Originally Posted by JVersa (Post 103514)
Tubtub has the Fujita CAI, and I have been for a ride in his car, sounds really good. Doesn't have the same response as the short ram

Really? ... I doubt that extra foot of piping I have makes me lose throttle response.




JVersa 06-25-2013 02:13 AM

Mine starts pulling hard at 2500, I noticed yours hits around 3500 rpms.

HaViCs_VeRsA_11 08-19-2013 12:31 AM

My buddy and i just popped in an AEM cold air intake in my 2011 versa and when i brought it to his garage i had already read the installation manual and was expecting him to have to remove the wheel and bumper to install filter to lowest point and assumed he install would take 2 to 3 hrs. He informed me that he didnt need to jack the car up at all or remove the tire or bumper. I must say i was impressed with his skills because all he did was turn the wheel inward, removd a few wheel well plastic holder pieces enough to get the filter and his hands in there with a wrench and had the whole stock intake and new intake install and back together in less than 40 minutes. So all in all. Installation toughness really depends on experience.

11versacali 11-06-2017 01:32 PM

I have the dc cold air intake in mine, the performance feels better than a short ram and the sound quality is much better the only issue I have tho is when I have to clean my intake instead of removing the bumper (for installation you must remove bumper) I jack up my car and remove the under body panel to get to my filter remove, clean, let dry, slap it back on.

I literally had to drill a screw to the plastic pos jus to keep in place.

I'm currently looking for filter sleeve so I can remove the plastic pos from under, the sleeve will prevent a hydrolock from too much water!

11versacali 11-06-2017 01:33 PM

All in all installation took about 2 hours only cuz I didn't want to remove bumper but realizing I HAVE to!


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