: SRX Cold Air Intake!

03-31-11, 07:50 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:

And within a half hour or so, i had this!

Full view

And totally finished and closed up!

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)

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, 11:29 PM
Looks great. Where did you order the box and filter from? Thanks.

04-01-11, 08:11 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)

04-01-11, 09:02 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?


04-01-11, 10:24 AM
It appears that the filter is encased in plastic wrap. Does the air come in from the bottom?

04-02-11, 08:12 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, 01:27 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!


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

04-02-11, 10:28 PM
I used AEM filter 21-2047DK, and hydro-shield 1-4007. Fits prefect!

04-13-11, 05:11 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!

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)

04-13-11, 05:29 PM