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Unread 03-07-2007, 11:44 PM   #1
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I realize that CAIs have various designs for various vehicles, but what I don't realize is, is which CAI would be the HZ goodness for my Cobalt LS. What would be the pest CAI for it?


EDIT: For example a few here are around 250ish.
I have seen some for 29.99. What's the deal on that?
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Well in reality, most cold air intakes are very similar. The only thing that really sets them apart is the manufacturer, and what diameter tubing they use. ALL cold air intakes work in the basic same way, so which one you choose, is up to what looks good to you really.

I personally say stick with a larger brand name, for they may use better quality hardware, and Aluminum tubing...
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I personally say stick with a larger brand name, for they may use better quality hardware, and Aluminum tubing...
That is true, you may want to go with K&N or something like that. To comment the aluminum tubing its actually better to have teh intake tubing made of some sort of plastic because it does not conduct heat as well as the aluminum will.

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Personally, I would stick with the stock airbox, and only go with a short ram or a CAI if I am turboing it or performing some other major upgrades. The engine is designed to run with whatever it comes with.
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Personally, I would stick with the stock airbox, and only go with a short ram or a CAI if I am turboing it or performing some other major upgrades. The engine is designed to run with whatever it comes with.
Is there any down side to an after market CAI?
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Is there any down side to an after market CAI?
nope just more power.

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Personally, I would stick with the stock airbox, and only go with a short ram or a CAI if I am turboing it or performing some other major upgrades. The engine is designed to run with whatever it comes with.
The whole point of a CAI is to improve upon the stock intake. stock intakes are the **** and very restictive

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Well, going on what apavlov13 said, because I'm modifying air intake, would I need to do anything to prevent damage or should I not worry about it?
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Well, going on what apavlov13 said, because I'm modifying air intake, would I need to do anything to prevent damage or should I not worry about it?
damage to what?

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and only go with a short ram or a CAI if I am turboing it or performing some other major upgrades.
well if you used a turbo setup then you wouldnt be able to get an aftermarket intake for it, unless its specific turbo kit

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