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Old 01-23-2012, 07:58 PM   #1
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I was browsing cold air intakes when I stumbled upon this one which is a K&N http://www.streetsideauto.com/p/kn-f...e-kit-57-2502/ and then I found one for $70 on American Muscle but it appears to have no brand. Any advice on what to go with? I have a 1991 5.0 LX.
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:12 PM   #2
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does the k&n come with the piping?i dont think youll see a big difference in gains between the 2.the biggest things youll see are quality.premature corrosion,fitment etc. i would say make the decision on your budget.alot of guys have good luck with the bbk and a few other brands also.
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I made a cold air out of pvc pipe it works great!
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:57 PM   #4
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:20 PM   #5
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I was browsing cold air intakes when I stumbled upon this one which is a K&N K&N Part No. 57-2502 - Filtercharger Injection Performance Kit Cold Air Intakes and then I found one for $70 on American Muscle but it appears to have no brand. Any advice on what to go with? I have a 1991 5.0 LX.
That link you posted is just for a K&N cone filter, a bracket, some fasteners and a clamp.
It is not a "True" CAI.


Here are some CAI's


Here is an interesting combo, CAI w/SCT 4-Bank Chip & Free Tunes for Life
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I was looking at the BBK one, it seems fairly simple to install and comes with everything together. Thank you.
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:43 PM   #7
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I was looking at the BBK one, it seems fairly simple to install and comes with everything together. Thank you.
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It does not seem to differ much from the less expensive one though.
You might want to more closely compare the two and make sure you are not just paying extra for the name.
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Well, in the comments for the no-name there were a lot of people that had to cut the pipe/cut into the fender well. As well as there being no instructions. Since it would be my first CAI I could foresee problems.
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:13 PM   #9
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If I were you I would just go with a BBK. You pay extra but it's quality and you know it will work
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:16 PM   #10
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MAC makes a chrome one the looks really good and it is meant to fit your mustang.
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:24 PM   #11
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If I were you I would just go with a BBK. You pay extra but it's quality and you know it will work
Most of the time I would agree with you 100%, but they look real similar other than the air filter and you know they are both probably "Made In China".
Looking at $70 versus $160.
Almost a $100 difference.
I just don't think there is enough quality difference to justify the huge cost difference, but hey, that's just my opinion.


P.S. DaBomber, There are instructions on the CAI's web pages under the installation tab and the off brand has 49 reviews vs 3 for the BBK, which might explain why you see a few unhappy customers. Just something to think about, as ultimately the choice is yours.
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Well Trojan might have a point now that I looked at both. You can do what I did and have a buddy who is good with metal work and make an awesome one for about 20 bucks. Then buy a cone filter and your good to go
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I bought the JLT CAI not the mass air relocates in the fender with the air filter now the piping is 4 inches that necks down to 75mm and I paid $210. What the size of the piping on BBK's and the $70 ones?
Does ( Size Matter lol ) for the CAI

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I bought the JLT CAI not the mass air relocates in the fender with the air filter now the piping is 4 inches that necks down to 75mm and I paid $210. What the size of the piping on BBK's and the $70 ones?
Does ( Size Matter lol ) for the CAI

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The bbk is 3" from tb to mass air and 2.5" from mass air to filter...but I put a 3" piping for the filter to mass air from a MAC cai that I had laying around with a mass air calibrated for 24 lbs injtrs for later lol
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I have the american muscle cai on my 02 gt and an ebay cai on my 88 5.0 and to b honest there is absolutely no difference in quality in both i paid 40$ for the ebay one and 70 for the smerican muscle one my advice to u would b buy the american muscle one and a roll of heat wrap since they are metal pipes they do heatsoak and keep u from getting all ur ponies
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Re: CAI

I'm not debatting anything, I went with a "Steeda" Carbon Fiber High Flow Elbow CAI. No problems and it looks good. Pics in album.
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It does look good!
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I'm not debatting anything, I went with a "Steeda" Carbon Fiber High Flow Elbow CAI. No problems and it looks good. Pics in album.
No debate needed, that does look good.


Cost?
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Thanks, Cost? well cost is hard to say, cause when I got it, I also got most of the other stuff I have listed on my "ADDED" mods on my stang, so I can't be specific on it's cost. BUt I do consider it well worth it's cost.



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Thanks, Cost? well cost is hard to say, cause when I got it, I also got most of the other stuff I have listed on my "ADDED" mods on my stang, so I can't be specific on it's cost. BUt I do consider it well worth it's cost.
You're happy with it, so that's what's important.
I was just being too lazy to look it up, which is easily done.
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I found this site whet you can custom built your own CAI , it has piping from 2in to 6in , angles, clamps, reducers ....... Check it out www.intakehoses.com

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