AEM is carb legal! Nismo is not-- ask me how I know..
Reviewed By Miguelangel R (San Francisco, CA) Reviewed for a
—9/16/2009 12:09 PM
This AEM intake is a top-notch product; fit and finish are excellent.
It comes with the AEM CARB exemption sticker on it; it's 50-state legal. It seems to produce much more power than my Nismo CAI did. It also remains much cooler to the touch=cooler air to the engine, even when driving hard.
I think the powder coating deserves the credit for the excellent heat dissipation. I believe the Nismo just had paint on it; it definitely got warm to the touch.
The oil-free filter is nice and you don't have to worry about extra oil getting sucked into your engine.
Don't think...just buy it. Great price-- and faster shipping than most companies located in California!