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Old 07 May 2008, 01:42 pm
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The PT we are most likely buying has a cold air intake... excuse me for being dumb and not understanding what that is.. anyone care to explain?? Thanks!

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Old 07 May 2008, 02:10 pm
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All PT's air come from the air box which gets its air from a opening in the right front fender. That said, some have added the K&N or AirAid filtering system, which some may call a "Cold air Intake." Hope that makes sense, unless your system has either of those, cold air intake is nothing special.
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Old 07 May 2008, 02:43 pm
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Yeah I'm pretty sure it was the AirAid system that was added..
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Old 07 May 2008, 03:05 pm
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A cold air intake on these cars does nothing, but give you a little more noise and looks full race.
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Old 07 May 2008, 10:19 pm
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I'm sorry...but I must disagree!

The soonercruiser is a non-turbo. With the restricted OEM air box, it had a distinct lag in response to the pedal being pushed when occassionally needed.
My AirRaid system gives me a distinctly quicker pedal response when needed (the Good Side).
The down side is - I do live the growl, and probably burn more gas because of that.
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Old 08 May 2008, 12:33 am
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I'm sorry...but I must disagree!

The soonercruiser is a non-turbo. With the restricted OEM air box, it had a distinct lag in response to the pedal being pushed when occassionally needed.
My AirRaid system gives me a distinctly quicker pedal response when needed (the Good Side).
The down side is - I do live the growl, and probably burn more gas because of that.
You have an automatic then. A K&N drop in filter does the same thing. It alleviates the hesitation between the 1-2 shift. Other than that the intake doesn't produce any more power so it's nice for the added sound and looks pretty spiffy.

The OEM system isn't really resrictive, it's the OEM filter that is.
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Old 10 May 2008, 09:04 pm
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I'm sorry...but I must disagree!

The soonercruiser is a non-turbo. With the restricted OEM air box, it had a distinct lag in response to the pedal being pushed when occassionally needed.
My AirRaid system gives me a distinctly quicker pedal response when needed (the Good Side).
The down side is - I do live the growl, and probably burn more gas because of that.
I noticed the same thing on my '02 with an AirAid - it cured throttle lag I didn't know I had...
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Default Re: Cold Air Intake..?

With the installation on my 2001 non-turbo I certainly noticed more pedal response, and a sweet noise..
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Old 14 May 2008, 11:02 pm
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Default Re: Cold Air Intake..?

I think this thread may have convinced me to buy a AirAid. I have a non-turbo and automatic and noticed some lag in low gears. Fuel economy may be another reason to buy, as I have heard it can help.

Are these normally a $250 item? I noticed on Ebay they have several cold air intakes in the $75 range, off brands but they seem to come with an K&N filter.

Maybe the Ebay ones are junk, but I am tempted.
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I believe that I shopped around, and eventually got Maggie at Race&Street to match the best price, plus free shipping.

(Don't believe that I ended up paying nearly the full retail)
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