Originally Posted by montgb
Its a generic term for an OEM replacement intake that uses a pipe + conical filter. Often times manufacturers will masquerade a Short-Ram Intake as a CAI by putting a barrier between itself and the engine block - but more often than not it's just for show since it's not completely sealed off from the hot air in the engine bay.
A true CAI will draw air from outside of the engine compartment.
Not to say that people won't get a boost from an SRI, especially if it's less restrictive than OEM and fresh air is quickly moving through engine bay. That's why you'll see people dyno their intakes with the hood up and large fans blowing at the front of the car.
Are you sure? I did some reading and it would appear that many think it is just a shorter tube. I believe you it is just what I have read.
I know the GC has a very well sealed engine compartment but I would be shocked if the temp right by the filter is not the same as the outside once the car is moving.
I have seen many tests where a person put a temp probe in that spot (not on a Jeep) and registered the same as the outside temp when moving.
You want a chuckle? Google "what is the difference between and short ram and a cold air intake" You will get as many answers as results almost