: SRX Cold Air Intake!



TheCaptain
03-31-11, 06:50 PM
Well, my AEM Dryflow filter and Hydro-shield (sock) came yesterday, so i finally got to install my KPE Cold Air Intake for the SRX 3.0L! :D

Install was easy enough, and the product looks nice too.
I just didn't want to use the supplied AIRAID oiled filter that comes with the intake from KPE, so that's why i bought a nice Dryflow. Plus i wanted a hydro-shield too.

Started out with:
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o51/TheCaptain07/SRX%20Mods/MoosominNo121-20110331-00081.jpg

And within a half hour or so, i had this!
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o51/TheCaptain07/SRX%20Mods/MoosominNo121-20110331-00082.jpg


Full view
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o51/TheCaptain07/SRX%20Mods/MoosominNo121-20110331-00085.jpg


And totally finished and closed up!
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o51/TheCaptain07/SRX%20Mods/MoosominNo121-20110331-00086.jpg

With only a few leftovers: the stock airbox lid, filter, intake arm, and PVC air line (and lots of bubble wrap, not all pictured! lol)
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o51/TheCaptain07/SRX%20Mods/Moosomin-20110331-00087.jpg


So, i started it up right away and it sounds extra growly! Though its really wet out, so i've just been driving my Impala lately (keeping my wash jobs to a minimum!) I will update with info regarding how loud it is at idle and highway/accel at a later date. (maybe even a vid!)

Initial feelings on growliness: :D

PS: sorry about the poor photo quality... :bigroll:

Chicago SRX
03-31-11, 10:29 PM
Looks great. Where did you order the box and filter from? Thanks.

TheCaptain
04-01-11, 07:11 AM
It came from KPE which have a thread on this site!

SRX 3.0L Cold Air Intake (http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/cadillac-srx-second-generation-forum-2010/220653-kpe-srx-3-0-air-intake.html)

PJ1520
04-01-11, 08:02 AM
Captain......nice job. Great fit, and appearance too. Check out the fender well contour!!! I am not mechanically inclined and if I tackled this project I'd have a box of left over parts. What got you interested in adding the cold air intake, and this one in particular?

PJ

BlackDeVille
04-01-11, 09:24 AM
It appears that the filter is encased in plastic wrap. Does the air come in from the bottom?

TheCaptain
04-02-11, 07:12 AM
PJ - i just like cai's, they usually add more engine noise (roar), and if its a good enough one, it can increase your fuel mileage and horsepower by a pinch. I picked this one because its the only cai for the SRX 3.0L, and the AEM filter because its a dryflow and with the Hyrdo-shield (sock), its essentially maintenance free! (and i've used AEM filters before with good luck.

Black Deville- The filter actually isn't enclosed in plastic wrap, that is the Hyrdo-shield. It keeps water off the filter, while still flowing mega air. :D

Smokin' SRX
04-02-11, 12:27 PM
Captain You are inspiring! Nice job. I've read about the noise (roar) and only a 2% increase (about 5HP on SRX) in power, from CAI systems in general, unless new exhaust, tuning etc are also done. Would love to hear your impressions!

SS

Chicago SRX
04-02-11, 01:57 PM
Captain,
Can you tell me the AEM filter and hydro-shield part numbers? The SRX isn't listed on their web site. Thanks.

TheCaptain
04-02-11, 09:28 PM
I used AEM filter 21-2047DK, and hydro-shield 1-4007. Fits prefect!

TheCaptain
04-13-11, 04:11 PM
Ok everybody! Update time, its sort of dry out, and i got the SRX out for the first time in two weeks! (i detailed it and didn't want to take it out while it was wet. =D )

Here are some vid logs of what the intake sounds like.
Words: I love it, it sounds normal under normal driving conditions, and when you throttle it, it lets you know! Lots of people look at me when i throttle on it now, its pretty growly.
Older people, people with sensitive hearing, and those that don't understand or like the noise of the DI engine already, probably won't want anything to do with this intake. It lets you know the DI is there!
:D

Vids: each vid i explain what conditions are happening. (I don't have a drive by vid yet. I'll get one up asap.)

Light cruise & half throttle - windows closed (http://flic.kr/p/9yj27a)
Light cruise - windows closed then open (http://flic.kr/p/9yjPMg)
Heavy accel - windows open - sport mode (http://flic.kr/p/9yk1L8)
Full throttle - windows closed - sport mode - 0 to 150 (http://flic.kr/p/9yofW7)
Simulated Pass - highway cruise @ 110 to 140 - windows closed (http://flic.kr/p/9yix8D)

TRMN8R1
04-13-11, 04:29 PM
Kewl!!!!!!!! WE WANT A DRIVE BY, WE WANT A DRIVE BY, WE WANT A DRIVE BY.........!!!!!

althegut
03-19-15, 11:24 PM
Is this the best way to get horsepower vs a chip? Thanks guys

Cadillacyakyak
03-22-15, 12:53 PM
Is this the best way to get horsepower vs a chip? Thanks guys

Intake only makes a bit more noise does nothing to make more power, chip is just a total waste of time and money. Want more HP get a 3.6.

Nice Ride
03-23-15, 01:12 AM
Do you really need the Sock? Since its in the box, how can water get in there? Also, will this fit in the 3.6?

TheCaptain
03-27-15, 01:10 PM
Intake only makes a bit more noise does nothing to make more power, chip is just a total waste of time and money. Want more HP get a 3.6.

The intake does add a pinch of horsepower, but not enough to notice without a dyno.


Do you really need the Sock? Since its in the box, how can water get in there? Also, will this fit in the 3.6?

Water could get ingested into the intake box, (if you were playing in deep puddles, heavy rain, moreso on 3.6 engine because they have a scoop into the intake box). It is a guarantee that there will be no water in the intake tract. Also, with the sock, you almost never have to clean the filter (in our area, you might need to if you live in an area of fine dust). I just popped the sock off, washed it and put it back on. The filter was immaculate the whole time I had it on my 2010.
I looked at putting it on the '13, but there is just some tiny differences in the intake tract between the 3.0 and 3.6 that it won't work.

*edit, never did get the drive by vid...*