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how much hp should a cold air intake add? i have heard anything from 3 hp to 30. are some more powerful than others?
 

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Re: quick cai ? (dhellz)

I don't know about the top, but the bottom is probably more like -10 (at least 0) to whatever top you think.
 

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do you think it is worth it to pay 299 for the evolve air management system that is coming out?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dhellz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">do you think it is worth it to pay 299 for the evolve air management system that is coming out?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>EVOLVE CAI??? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>APB on R Kelly <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dhellz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">do you think it is worth it to pay 299 for the evolve air management system that is coming out?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You mean the one that has been coming out for about 9 months now and used to be priced at $399 with special advanced pricing of $329?<p>Honestly, you can achieve the same effect for about $15. Do a search for the user who did his with a piece of 2" PVC Eectrical Conduit. <p>But if you want to pay that much, I'm sure it's a nice product. Not going to give you much bang for the buck at that cost.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>But if you want to pay that much, I'm sure it's a nice product. Not going to give you much bang for the buck at that cost. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>hey I always say, if you got the $ - it'll look cleaner more professional than a DIY IMHO, that's all
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dhellz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">how much hp should a cold air intake add? i have heard anything from 3 hp to 30. are some more powerful than others?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>EST's CAI probably didn't see a peak gain of more than 10 for me. Maybe only 8. That is not really the big benefit of a CAI, though. This is what I have noticed from the perfomance perspective (cool sound aside)...<p>1) Turbo spools about 200 rpms quicker.<br>2) Even before the turbo spools up, the car accellerates more smoothly with less throttle in the low range under normal driving<br>3) At 4000 to 5000 rpm, the car feels stronger by a larger margin than at the 5500 range.<br>4) Max hp seems to come later in the rev range. My car used to feel like it lost some power after 5700 rpm or so, and now it feels as if it continues to build all the way to around 6100, and after that, the dive off is not as sudden or significant.<br>5) Throttle response is better... Sport mode becomes nearly as touchy on the gas as Advanced used to be... Advanced becomes a freakin hair-trigger!<p>I like the mod, and the car is faster. Like I said, peak gains aren't greater than 10 hp, but in the mid range, you might be picking up more than that. I think ESTs could use a better heat shield (like Evolve's) but I'm pretty sure the surface area of the K&N filter that comes with the EST is greater than Evolve's, and that is pretty important.
 
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