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Old 09-03-2006, 11:23 PM   #1
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Default CAI and FWI looking for all options and opinions

I have a 2001 SSEi and am looking into a CAI or FWI what are all the options out there and your experience with them???
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Many people prefer the Intense FWI (fenderwell intake), on Intense'* site located in the link section at the top of the page.
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Agreed most people do prefer the Intense FWI. But speaking solely for myself I don't like the look of the FWI. So I did a rice pipe with a K&N instead.

Go into search and at the top of the page and type in Rice Pipe.

Just my opinion though.


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I opted for a CAI because I'm a bit more weary when modding.

1.) I live in Michigan ... weather is terribly unpredictable. You obviously know this.
2.) With a CAI, the filter stays cleaner.
3.) Sure, a FWI might give you a few more HP at most, but a CAI does the job.
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I opted for a CAI because I'm a bit more weary when modding.

1.) I live in Michigan ... weather is terribly unpredictable. You obviously know this.
2.) With a CAI, the filter stays cleaner.
3.) Sure, a FWI might give you a few more HP at most, but a CAI does the job.
What brand and do you have any pics and is it in the engine bay with a shield type? I was looking in the fender and how do you fit a 9in K&N cone in there it doesn't seem that big.

We have cooler air most of the time here in MI
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I have the Thrasher CAI. If I had the choice I wouldn't buy it again, because there are cheaper options out there. But, they are well built and look nice too. They do make 'em for Bonnies.


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Thanks Sol

Rice pipe ?? please give more info? What is it?
I tried looking for examples but didn't find any.

I think I might try to make something to put in the fender using some 3.5in exhuast pipe.
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Rice pipe ?? please give more info? What is it?
I tried looking for examples but didn't find any.
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...24&highlight=A

search rice pipe and you will find LOTS of threads
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