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AEM Short Ram Question

I guess all I really need to know is if the AEM will have a MAF sensor hole predrilled or if I will end up doing it myself. Also, is anyone selling an AEM intake in her for cheaper than new??

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I guess all I really need to know is if the AEM will have a MAF sensor hole predrilled or if I will end up doing it myself. Also, is anyone selling an AEM intake in her for cheaper than new??

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The AEM kit uses the stock airbox, including the lid (which is where the MAF connects). No holes will need to be drilled.

You are not really going to see much of a difference performance-wise or sound-wise with the AEM. I'd suggest either staying stock or going with the K&N intake.

It's been debated a lot here, but the general consensus is that the stock intake is best in terms of performance, and the K&N intake is best for sound (makes the supercharger scream!).

I bought the car new, and my first mod was the AEM intake. I couldn't tell much of a difference. Last year I put on a K&N intake, and wow did the supercharger get louder! I couldn't really tell much of a difference performance-wise, but the louder whine from the supercharger was worth it in my opinion.

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Here's a link to the instructions. . .

http://www.aemintakes.com/instructio...2-633_inst.pdf

If you do buy it, good luck installing without removing the radiator hose. I didn't drain/remove it, and it was a pain in the butt! It can be done, but not easily.

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I thought you are supposed to remove the stock air box to get the sound?? Where would I hook up the MAF at that point?


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I thought you are supposed to remove the stock air box to get the sound?? Where would I hook up the MAF at that point?


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The stock airbox has a 'silencer' piece, that resembles a snorkle. It is routed to the area in front of the left wheel well. The K&N intake replaces all of that tubing, whereas the AEM intake only replaces the 90 degree bend from the supercharger/throttle body to the airbox. The AEM has a dry-flow filter that replaces the stock filter, but the filter still sits in the stock airbox.

If you wanted more sound with the AEM, you could remove the snorkle/silencer, but this would mean you'd be pulling in warmer air from the engine bay vs. cooler air from in front of the wheel well.

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Here's a good "How-To" article on how to remove the silencer/snorkel. Also includes pictures so you can get an idea of what I mean by 'snorkel', lol.

How To: Stock Intake Silencer Removal/Delete for S/C Whine

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AGREE with above.......If your going to do it, get the typhoon. AEM is pointless all it does is make your intake pipe metal. If you make it a short ram you suck hot air and prolly water. The typhoon doesnt give or take any performance away that I have seen but it SOUNDS so much better. Only problem I ever had with the typhoon was the filter comes oiled. Before you put it on wash the oil off or get a dry filter fer 10$ off ebay or parts store. The oil will foul your maf and toss a code.

The whine makes me giggle.........
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AGREE with above.......If your going to do it, get the typhoon. AEM is pointless all it does is make your intake pipe metal. If you make it a short ram you suck hot air and prolly water. The typhoon doesnt give or take any performance away that I have seen but it SOUNDS so much better. Only problem I ever had with the typhoon was the filter comes oiled. Before you put it on wash the oil off or get a dry filter fer 10$ off ebay or parts store. The oil will foul your maf and toss a code.

The whine makes me giggle.........
I haven't had an issue with the oil on my maf, I would not recommend washing it off because you in turn suck dirt

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I haven't had an issue with the oil on my maf, I would not recommend washing it off because you in turn suck dirt
I stuffed my K&N filter with paper towels the night before I installed it. Haven't had a problem with oil on the MAF (knock on wood!).

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