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post #1 of 25 Old 05-17-2013, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
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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?

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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.
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I enjoy my SRI, sounds great.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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

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Awesome thanks for all the tips

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