Cold Air Intake vs. Short Ram Intake

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  1. BlacK0uT

    BlacK0uT Full Access Member

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    4dr. 2006 4cyl. 2.2L Chevy Cobalt.

    Obviously not the most practical of cars to spend the money on throwing in either a cold air intake or short ram intake but i am going to do it. I was just wondering what anyone thought in terms of choosing one over the other?
    Pretty much I am looking for the littlest bit of hp i can get out of either and from my pretty minimal knowledge, i think i could get more out of the CAI but at the same time, i would get a deeper sound out of a SRI?

    Let me know your opinion on which would be a better investment. thanks.
     
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    ive gogt a cold air on my 2.4 and i find it sounds nice people came up and asked me if i had more in my car but i only have the cold air intake, lil bite of hp gain but the short ram intake i really dont know about them?
     
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    K&n Sri give you at least 13 hp. Not bad.
     
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    the K&N SRI will give my car at least 13hp? that seems like a bit much for a 2.2l.
     
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    it is... if you have ever seen a dyno test for a intake it is 2hp at best. that is on a good day. intake is going to give you a little better mileage and better sound. you are better off keeping your stock intake over a sri unless you want looks and sound only. you will actually loose a small amount of hp due to the engine compartment temps. go CAI. the colder the air the better the performance. colde air= airmolecules smaller= more air molecules in hte chamber= larger combustion. CAI FTW! even the gains that you may get from a CAI is what they call head HP... it is 9/10 in your head and your mind is playing tricks on you. you will have minor gains up front but if you plan on doing more engine mods, intake is the foundation... next exhaust. it is a great place to start. GL. but dont waste your time on a SRI go with a FWI or CAI.
     
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    cold air = denser air = more air in the combustion chamber = lean air/fuel mixture due to lack of tuning

    the size of the molecule doesn't actually change it is just closer together due to lack of energy.

    stick around I might learn you something
     
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    sooo pretty much i'm going for better gas mileage at this point and idk if it's worth it.
     
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    put a brick behind the accelerator pedal
     
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    well that's useful..wait no it's not. shut up.
     
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    thats not nice...

    ---------- Post added at 08:06 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:05 PM ----------

    you know what i meant...
     

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