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Old 03-05-2011, 09:11 AM   #1
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Is it worth putting on? Just want little gains a few more hp and better throttle response. Not looking for huge gains
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There are so many threads on this and ur most likely going to get the same answer.

Unless you can find one for cheep (under $100) the reason is it dosnt do much so it's not worth big money. Your looking at a gain of mabey 1-4 extra HP. It's mostly a show mod. Dosnt do much but look in place, but you may see a small gain but nothing your going to notice when your driving.
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IMO not worth it unless you also get a tune to go along with it. The air/fuel management of the S197 cars is a lot more tightly regulated than previous generations and a CAI by itself will not allow enough of a difference to be noticable. You also have a drive-by-wire throttle, so a tune can adjust that parameter as well (make it more responsive). You actually may notice a better seat of the pants difference by installing a tune by itself (no CAI) than a CAI by itself.
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+1 i have an 05 auto and my first mod was a tune. it made it feel like a new car. i recently installed a cai, and didnt notice any difference at all. i havent gotten a new tune yet though, so that should make a difference
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There are so many threads on this and ur most likely going to get the same answer.

Unless you can find one for cheep (under $100) the reason is it dosnt do much so it's not worth big money. Your looking at a gain of mabey 1-4 extra HP. It's mostly a show mod. Dosnt do much but look in place, but you may see a small gain but nothing your going to notice when your driving.
Theres your answer. If you have an 05 and up they respond well to a cai and tune. A new edge really doesn't do much

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I agree that a CAI alone probably won't do a thing. I did the FRPP when they came out, and I love it...



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Tune and CAI and you are good to go.
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Yeah gonna tune and CAI should be good after that
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You should also look into gears and a TLOK if you havnt already
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I don't have a lot of $ at the moment and just little gains not big ones thx tho I've looked at those an they r worth it if u have the money
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Well it helps if u have the tuner all ready cuz I don't think you need a tlok right away, so if u have an extra $150 it will feel like the best $150 you will spend. So it dosnt really cost much.
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True but where do u find a tuner for 150$ cuz I have that much
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I think $150 would be a little far fetch, I think most tuners fall in the $200-$350 range or somthing like that, but it depends on alot.
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I think $150 would be a little far fetch, I think most tuners fall in the $200-$350 range or somthing like that, but it depends on alot.
You can find them at that price all over, however they are used not new.
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You should also look into gears and a TLOK if you havnt already
Can you still burn out with a tlock in a 6? I don't know I would be able to. Lol
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Can you still burn out with a tlock in a 6? I don't know I would be able to. Lol
Yes you should be able to, but the point of traction lok is so you get better traction with two wheels turning instead of just one. Better traction to lay the power down with.
Burnouts are fun, but at the strip, that's not what you want to be doing when the tree hits green.
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Yes you should be able to, but the point of traction lok is so you get better traction with two wheels turning instead of just one. Better traction to lay the power down with.
Burnouts are fun, but at the strip, that's not what you want to be doing when the tree hits green.
Yah. I know what u mean.
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Lol, have you noticed when you burn out you only have one tire spining? Well with the TLOK it enables you to do a 2 wheel burnout, so with the TLOK it makes ur burnouts better.
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Lol, have you noticed when you burn out you only have one tire spining? Well with the TLOK it enables you to do a 2 wheel burnout, so with the TLOK it makes ur burnouts better.
If my car has enough power and that's what I was concerned about. Lol.
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Re: CAI

its hard to notice less than 10rwhp generally speaking, a CAI on pre 04 V6's will yield about 5rwhp to 8rwhp~.
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