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Hey guys I was wondering maybe getting one of these two anytime soon, but I couldn't figure out which one, so I'd like to have some opinions ..
I know couple of you either have the DC CAI or the Takeda short ram !

refering to ebay, the cold air intake costs like 200 $
the short ram is nearing 235$ which is pretty similar
* includes shipping ( I live in canada so I almost always have to pay a lot of shipping..)
If ever you bought one of these at a lower price, let me know it'd be nice !

I also wonder if it changes the sound a bit cause between us, a stock versa doesn't do very much..:p
 

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Hey Tijo

I was in the same boat as you when deciding which one to get, I ended up going with the Takeda since I got it for the same price as the DC and you don't have to worry about engine soak or anything of the sort. Its a little louder than a CAI, but I guess the only "downfall" would be not getting that extra 1-2 hp added.

I still enjoy mine. The filter is replaceable if you want, easy to clean just soap and water.
I can't remember where exactly I got it but if you look around google it you'll be sure to get it lower. I'll look and see if I can find the site.

EDIT: I think all I did was find the cheapest site and googled a coupon code for it. :shrug:
 

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I cant believe they want $235 for a short ram. Theres pro and cons to both, but the cold air at least doesnt suck in hot air from the engine bay. My fujita cai is has a nice deep growl all the way to redline. There are dyno sheets somewhere online of how much whp was gained from the fujita cai.

Found it

 

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I cant believe they want $235 for a short ram. Theres pro and cons to both, but the cold air at least doesnt suck in hot air from the engine bay. My fujita cai is has a nice deep growl all the way to redline. There are dyno sheets somewhere online of how much whp was gained from the fujita cai.

Found it

Unfortunately Fujita is out of business and I helped on the design of the Takeda and it was designed with the heat situation in mind and uses the Versa's air nozzle to direct fresh air to it and they have metal sides at the bottom and side so that hot air from the transmission area and radiator area doesn't effect the intake as much as the other SAI's and the price of the Takeda is less then $235 you've seen.

Just my two cents.
 
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I have the takeda,,I like it alot,,it is only 199 at micro image and I think versaspeed has pretty much the same price,,,I'm always afraid of the CAI sucking in water,,,I dont know,,maybe its just me
 

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I found out the hard way that it doesn't. I recently had my engine hydrolock and my filter was not fully under water but the car is running now
 

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Ive driven cars with cai's for a very long time. Had standing water up to my doors several times and have yet to locked up a motor.

If you are worried about it then buy the SRI. This thread shouldnt be a debate anyways it comes down to personal preference over one or the other.
 

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Oh I know and I'm still running my cai I just wanted to add my experience with what happened to me because I thought I could make it and ended up getting pulled home lol but hey I found out the factory tow hook really does work lol.
 

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I'll look around to see if I can get it any lower ! thanks guys
 

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The nismo CAI is on sale now at Versaspeed, it's tempting..! : )
 

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I've got a AEM short ram on my Honda and would never run a cold air intake unless it had a bypass valve.

Heres the deal:

The 1hp difference between a cold air intake and a short ram will never be noticeable. The only difference really is sound and the risk of hydrolock. You have to remember that heat sink does NOT affect the performance of a sri when you are driving. When driving air is flowing into the engine compartment pushing warm are out and cooling off the motor itself. Both intakes are getting cool air from the outside....just from difference locations. Only when you are idling is the intake going to absorb heat.


Also, if you ever hydrolock your motor do NOT try restarting it. You will bend valves, rods, and cause more damage. You MUST remove all spark plugs and then "start" the vehicle until all of the water shoots out of the spark plug holes. Then, clean the spark plugs, reinstall, and change the oil.
 
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