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Old 04-13-2006, 08:01 PM   #1
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Exclamation Final Decision!!! Last Comments Needed

I'm choosing between the K&N 2Gen Typhoon and AEM intake and only the two so please just comment on either two....I'm going to buy it today or tomorow... So far I got some input from some people and all I want is a reliable intake, also a loud one....without voiding my warranty and or throwing a CEL....Basically here are the pros and cons

K&N Typhoon 2Gen:

-Loud around 3000 to 3500 RPM
-Easy to Install & Easy to Clean
-Good Look to it
-Under the hood so won't have Hydrolocking problem

-Might suck in some hot air
-Might get dirty easier


-Loud around 7000 RPM
-Gets Colder Air due to being outside
-Nice Look

HydroLocking (not sure if it's easy to happen)
Bypass Valve could void warranty
Hard to Install/Clean due to having to take off the bumper for both

Please If anyone can give me last minute info I would really appreciate it from one 8 driver to another...... I need to know which is better and easier to have and will be less likely to casue me any problems with the dealer! thanks
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Old 04-13-2006, 08:30 PM   #2
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ive heard the typhoon is very loud actually, i had an injen cai in my mazda 3 and it got water in it all the time, tho i hear hyrodolocking in the 8 is hard to do. but the aem cai is going to be essentially the mazdaspeed cai so either of them is basically a good choice. sorry i couldnt swing you one way or the other. i just received my umnitza intake that im going to install tomorrow.
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Old 04-13-2006, 08:44 PM   #3
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You should try to find people in your area, and see if they have one of the intakes, and will give you a ride. Best way to narrow it down is to see, hear, and feel it for yourself. Personally I'd go with AEM. I don't think hydrolocking will be a problem unless you decide to drive through a puddle that would go up to the mid point of the front bumper. That would be your own fault though.
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Old 04-13-2006, 08:52 PM   #4
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AEM. I would prefer a cai over a sar.
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