480 HP 2.4L = lying ricer
06 Camry LE 2AZFE A5
I never said that CAI's hurt the car.camry man68 said:How do you proove that the k&n drop in is better, you said earlier that cai's and short rams hurt the car instead of improving it, but how would you know that without looking at dynos, so in actuallity all of your actual facts are based on dynos. The real world is a truth to a certent degree because in the real world a human by himself cannot tell how much hp a car has gained or loss due to a modification, thats what dynos are for. A modification is labeled bad or not based on the performance gains and losses, these performance gains and losses as stated before can only be identified by a dyno. Therefore, truth is in a dyno, especially when there are lots of dynos all backing up the same conclusion.
Dyno's do not duplicate the real world.
CAI's are a waste of money on a Camry. That's a fact. The only restriction in any Gen 5-6 is the paper air filter. Adding a CAI will SLIGHTLY increase power due to the elimination of the paper air filter and addition of a high flow air filter. SRI's show dyno gains just like the CAI but in real life you give the gains back AND MORE with an SRI due to elevated intake air temps.
You can fool the computer into thinking that there is less air entering the engine by increasing the ducting diameter where the MAF is located. The computer will run the car more lean for a short period of time. After running for a while the long and short term fuel trim tables in the ECU will compensate for this and the car will run EXACTLY as it did before. That means that you can easily fool the dyno.
I'd like to see some of these guys install their CAI's or SRI's and dyno test the car again after a couple weeks (to be on the safe side, the car will start slowly correcting itself in a much shorter time frame). Better yet, get some track times. THAT IS WHAT REALLY MATTERS!
Do you get it yet?