I have it installed on my 05 ZX3.
I had the Marcy CAI and liked it but it rains up here a lot and made me paraniod of hydrolock.
The Marcy CAI felt like it had a little more power than the Steeda but now I don't have to spot check my filter after driving in the rain.
The Filter sits really close to the back of the headlight though, which may be an issue for 03-04 2.3L.
Alot of the CAI available for alot of cars are technically not CAI's. If you want to get technical. Anytime you can have an open filter element it will produce better engine performance because of the volume of air being sucked in. At speed the air being sucked into the steeda will not be as warm as you might think. Like i said most of the cai availabe have an open filter element right next to the motor.
I'm running this intake too.
I love it. Pulls harder in the higher RPMs for sure!
Have yet to test it, but if you took your car to the track....pop out the driver headlight and you'd have a VERY sweet ram air setup
The CAI might make 2-3 hp more, but it's not gonna be something noticable to you.
It'd just be a mind game since you would know the CAI would make more power than the Steeda (from advertised dyno gains) that you would just wanna believe it "feels" faster
(since only a dyno would really show it)
But if you're looking for a nice looking intake that'll add some gains & not have to worry about water....go with the Steeda
And if you don't already have an exhaust....pair up an intake & exhaust and you'll be VERY happy with those gains
The only thing that bothers me about the steeda unit is where it is located behind the headlight. The headlight and hood seams are close maybe allowing water from heavy rain to get through to filter at highway speeds. Not sure obviously.
Read my post again ladies. Obviously i have no experience with the steeda so i posed a question for people who have seen/used the kit to elaborate. Snob sedan answered it in the first part of his post.
Z63r ...I guess you are the all knowing and never had a question about a part or a mod? Read my post and you will see the only one getting excited is you!