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SLP vs. Fast Toys CAI

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    SLP vs. Fast Toys CAI

    Which one do you recommend and why?

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    umm Im thinkin the biggest difference is price, they both have the same concept and do the same thing.
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    I'd save my money and just get a lid! No real power advantage by either over a good high flow lid.
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    Check this out:

    http://www.installuniversity.com/ins...sity/index.htm

    The biggest factor in deciding will probably be price. I found the Fast Toys product used for a good price and that's what I got. It does help. Best results come from combining it with a lid of course.

    There is a SOTP improvement. I did get slightly better milage using it. It took maybe up to 2 hours to install, but I work slow. I've driven through driving rain with no problems, but it also comes with a block off plate that can be slipped in if you deam necessary. I wouldn't take it into any kind of standing water though.

    That said, I installed a lid before this device. The lid provides very good benefits by itself. If you can't get both now, get the lid first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOMSS View Post
    I'd save my money and just get a lid! No real power advantage by either over a good high flow lid.
    Um, huh? The first mod should ALWAYS be a lid. The FT and the SLP pieces work in conjunction with a good lid.

    I have the Fast Toys and I love it, however I do run a little warmer than normal in the summer./
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frosty View Post

    I have the Fast Toys and I love it, however I do run a little warmer than normal in the summer./
    +1 I noticed it runs about 10* warmer....but the actual air temps dropped

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeVeReDiStOrTiOn View Post
    +1 I noticed it runs about 10* warmer....but the actual air temps dropped
    This is ONE main reason why I'm hesitant on buying SSRA or FTRA for the Z. FRA is good enough.

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    FTRA (probably SSRA too) will run a little bit warmer at lights in the summer, sitting in traffic - no problem if you reset your fan temps, get a manual fan switch...

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    doesnt the ssra hang out in the front of the car so its easy to scrape it on curbs when you park?

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    SSRA does hang lower. It's thought that this should improve the "ram air" effect. It's also made of plastic so it shouldn't transfer as much heat as a metal intake would.

    The problems would be possible water ingestion and of course curb clearance. I've had my FTRA in torrential down pours before and the filter kept nice and dry even without the block off plate.

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    I have SSRA with 160 thermostat and programmer to adjust fan controls. My car never gets over 185 even in 100+ degree weather. Clearance is a minor problem but mainly with curbs The SSRA on hangs about 2" lower on the front but it is recessed back on the front about 8"
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