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Old 03-28-2004, 02:05 PM   #1
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CAI Recommendations

I'm going to get a CAI, I wouldn't mind paying less for one on eBay but picking the right seller is what I'm looking for. Anyone buy a CAI from eBay and could anyone give me a recommendation on any sellers?
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ebay is always a gamble, but just go to someone that has sold a few and gotten good reviews. a cheaper generic ebay cai is your best bet.
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If I could do it over again I would go with the CnL 73mm mass air intake package on ebay for 204$shipped. The MAC looks better then it performes...
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What is the going Ebay price?

I have a decent plastic setup I will sell, with a nice K&N Extreme
filter on it, "cut to fit" for any year V6
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I just bought a CAI kit from eBay for 40 bucks, nice hunk of change to save from the 150+ CAI kits
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densecharger...

alot of peeps seem to like that densecharger brand, of cai...costs ?...suppose to have good results and good fit...
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Cai's from ebay are good enough for the price you pay. I got my last CAI form ebay for 63 shipped. Procarparts.com is a reputable seller for us, but really you're just looking for year specific sellers. 94-95, 94-98, or 99-04.

Dont get any CAI's that have a span that go over 98-99 (such as 96-01). They're wrong 90% of the time.

Densechargers run about the same price as MAC's and BBK's. Go to www.densecharger.com for more info.

And BTW, This really belongs in bolt ons.... since it's about CAI's
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Since we dont' seem to have a bolt-ons, I put it in general v6 tech/miscellaneous.
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just make sure you get the right kind. 94-98 CAI's will not fit onto a 99+ stang. so any ad that says 94-04 is rediculous. because usually you have to specify what year you want on a piece of paper so there is always the chance that they can fvck it up like they did to a friend of mine. better off just going to an ad that says 94-98 or 99+
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I just ordered mine from Proparts off of ebay. Spent about $53 with shipping. I haven't received it yet so I can't tell you more than that. I will update when I get it. Hopefully it will be here by the end of the week.
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I own a BBK CAI myself, and my buddy bought a Ebay CAI.

I installed both, there are minor differences, but non "performance" wise.

Ebay CAI's are cheap and a good buy. Dont spend alot on a CAI.
I only got a BBK cause I got a good deal on ebay. 60 bucks shipped and it even came with the kids MAF. lol.
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I own a BBK CAI myself, and my buddy bought a Ebay CAI.

I installed both, there are minor differences, but non "performance" wise.

Ebay CAI's are cheap and a good buy. Dont spend alot on a CAI.
I only got a BBK cause I got a good deal on ebay. 60 bucks shipped and it even came with the kids MAF. lol.
Glad to see you dont mind ripping off stupid kids Charles.
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haha, probably off a wrecked car is why I bet!
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Yea he did say he got in a accident.

But i thought it was a good buy. Got an extra MAF and a BBK cai for 60 shipped cant beat that.

I could probably sell that maf for a good amount. ill never use it, its just sitting on my shelf of parts.
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If I could do it again (and I can) I would not put a CAI on a stock 6banger.

I dumped tons of cash into my POS Mustang for no return.

I would have been better off with the stock exhaust, stock 15" wheels, stock, stock, stock and a procharger.

Screw the little bolt on stuff. It doesn't amount to much.
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only mod i felt anything from was nothing. lol.

After installing everything, i never really felt like woah this was worth it.
I hate owning a v6.
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v6 buildup, not sure, maybe get a 4.2 longblock, polish and port a 99+ upper and lower intake and the stock heads and go with an RGR cam and some forged pistons and rods, then supercharge it!! That baby would be fast, and almost bullit proof!
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Old 03-31-2004, 11:03 AM   #18
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Yeah, the first total pkg I did for NA
took him from ~115 RWHP to 190 RWHP and
he felt that! (98 5 speed) It was not even
totally done to my NA specs, cuz he was
planning on the SC pretty close after that.

after the SC it hit over 330 RWHP
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Not sure what to think yet!

Well, I just got my CAI from Procarparts.com. The ebay ad advertised a 99-03 CAI with their SKU number. When I opened up my box, the instructions read 94-01. Then I noticed that part number on the outside of the box wasn't the same as on the ad. I've emailed them thinking they may have possibly sent me the wrong part. I'm waiting to hear back from them. I'll update you on what happens.
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man that sucks. Hope you got the right CAI.
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Old 04-06-2004, 07:01 PM   #21
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Ok here is my experience and Corey can probably make better sense out of this...

I had a MAC CAI which was stainless steel and that thing whistled up a storm, so Corey and I switched our CAI, And now I have a DensCharger that goes into the fender well my MAC did without the annoying constant whistl that was emmitted from the fender, it was aweful during long trips to like Reynolds, NC (NMRA Races last year) and now its purty qiot with probably more umfff...

Corey had mentioned it was do to the throttle body that allowed more air to flow through as it should, which will get rid of that whistle all the time...

Was nice in town though, was like having a S/C in my fenderwell at intersections, especially made the exhuast a bit louder for some reason...
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:cussing::cussing::cussing::cussing:

Ok....I send them an email saying I think they sent the wrong part. Only response I get is an email with a link to the UPS site showing delivery confirmation. WTF??? Well duh! I realize I got the part...why do you think I'm questioning if it's the right part or not? I've fired off another email and hopefully I will get a response.

Problem is that I'm anxious to get this put on. It's my first mod and I want it on there NOW!!! I'm all about instant gratification. I did take the tube going from the TB and laid it on top of my existing setup. It looks like it would work just fine. So here is my question.....do I go ahead and put it on?
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I ordered mine from ProcarParts too, and same thing, 94-01 and the upper intake piece doesn't fit, didn't realize that till it was too late, so I cut part of my stock intake and used it to get the upper pipe to fit to the intake manifold. I'm talking to them now about replacing it, they told me they need a pic of the part that is wrong before they can do anything about it.
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Interesting that you say that CaptHowdy5150. I called them and finally got somebody on the phone. Said that another person called with a similar issue. Told me some BS that the manufacturer printed off the wrong box. Told me to install it and if the pieces didn't fit, take a picture and sent it to them and they will decide what to do at that point. So everybody....take this as a warning. DO NOT BUY FROM PROPARTS.COM! Anybody want to buy a CAI from me now?
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man, that sucks. sorry for you. At least we all know now.
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Told me to install it and if the pieces didn't fit, take a picture and sent it to them and they will decide what to do at that point.
That is pure:bs:
Thats some GREAT customer service.
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I think this one was a pretty good deal. No instructions but I used the one off off v6stangs site and they worked great. Shipping was quick and the seller responded very quickly to emails.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...K%3AMEBWN%3AIT

Right now I have the extra hole for the IAT covered with black electrical tape. Anyone have any suggestions on a more permanent solution?
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When I had mine I put a vaccuum cap over it.
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Not giving up!

Well..while sitting here trying to figure out how to put Proparts.com out of business, I went diggin through this site and came across a thread with this link http://www.v6stangs.com/index.php?pa.../cai/index.php I believe this is the article that tippie2000 is refering to. Great article and I think it has convinced me that I may have something that will work. Tippie....in the FAQ section, it mentioned that people have gone to a local automotive chain store and bought a rubber grommet to fit in the hole.
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My "Breather Tube", as called in the instructions is too short and keeps on popping off the CAI. Couple of questions.

1. Is this harmful for the car to have the tube popping off the CAI?
2. Can I get a longer tube at a local auto parts store?
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Get a longer tube at a auto parts store, with it off the engine is drawing in unmetered air from that hole.
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Well..not to mention that it's unfiltered air.

I got my CAI on tonight. The rubber tubes supplied weren't the best fit but they are tight. I'm going to go out and get some new rubber tubes over the weekend. For the extra hole I had, I took that piece up to Autozone and found a vacuum cap that fit in the hole nicely. I'm still mad at Proparts and won't buy anything from them again. But I guess in the end, I do have my CAI!
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true, atleast you have a CAI , you could also get some small hoseclamps and put them around the hose where it pops on to the CAI that will keep it tight
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I got mine from procarparts (on a wednsday, it got here that friday). Same box issue. I said to hell with it and put it in. It fitted right up, but I do need to get a longer hose and a couple clamps. But I'm happy with it. At least it wasn't 200 bucks, anyhows.
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Mine was $200 , But I like it more, than my Ebay one i had.
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