If you're ever planning on getting tuned, the 2.5 inch intakes like this are insufficient and you'll eventually have to upgrade to a 3.5 inch from Tork, SXTH, or 845.
Is the stock a 3.5? Anyways, I have the AEM and it seem to have this certain nice pull when I accelerate - hard to explain and with the super short gulp combined with the stock pipe the pull seems free-er? Again hard to explain but the free-er pull feels good too but cant explain... Note that Im not using the AEM filter which I didnt like. I used an enclosed pod filter for both set ups.It reduces intake chop (compressor surge) dramatically.