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Should i fork out the extra 30-40 bucks for the polished CAI or does it help any?
 

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well i would think that the polished would move air faster but the unpolished would pull heat away quicker
 

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I would say it's just for looks and personal preference. I have the polished Injen CAI and love the way it looks. I'm not sure on this and would like someone to correct me if I'm wrong but the polished one might conduct heat more.
 

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phoenix on Aug/07/02 said:
well i would think that the polished would move air faster but the unpolished would pull heat away quicker
nope. The outside is polished but not the inside.

For looks only, do you prefer a color intake or chrome, its all in your personal preferance,depending on what look your going for.
 

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i just got the poliched AEM cAI. its just for looks, in terms of aem vs injen, injen does not powder coat thier intake and will retain slightly more heat than aem (aem clear powdercoats thier polished CAI.) But all in all, the polished application is just for show.....no addded performance. it looks crucial tho. what makes a good intake? ummm, sorry guys, but the piping diameter and filter, they will all claim HP upgrades, but at the wheel, the difference will be like one or two horses tops. seriously, the power will be about the same.....its the quality of the product you should dish out $ for.
 

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I would go for a polished one for looks, I don't care if I lose 1/2 h.p. because of the heat factor.
 

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for those that need to be schooled on intakes, Tuan/MD will be your teacher today and school is nowin session.
 
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