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Old 07-29-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
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Cai worth the money

Is a bbk cold air intake worth the money
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I bought the fendermount one for my 92 a few years ago. I had no problems and had noticeable a power gain...so yes in my opinion. However I know there are cheaper ones if you are looking to save money
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I wouldn't pay too much for a name. Some of the cheaper no name CAI's will work just as well, but choose carefully so you don't get total junk. I have bought from KMJ and White Performance on eBay and had pretty good luck with their "cheaper" stuff.
Another option is to fab up your own, but it won't be as "pretty" as the pre-fabbed ones and some people claim to have problems using pvc pipe under the hood, but I never did.
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Make my own kit what size and what parts do I need
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Make my own kit what size and what parts do I need
You will have to measure your connections and map out how you are going to run it to choose fittings and pipe size. It is best to put the filter end into the inner fender if you are not going to be driving through lots of high water. The air from there is much cooler than under the hood.


I'm sure that if you Google search "How to build a homemade CAI" it will turn up some info.
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Well im going to build one and see how much gain I get
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Well im going to build one and see how much gain I get
Without dynoing it before and after it will be difficult if not impossible to tell for sure.
You can never be sure if you actually "feel" the difference or if you just think you do because someone said so or because you want to feel it.
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Is a bbk cold air intake worth the money

Its just for looks
No HP gains sadly
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Its just for looks
No HP gains sadly
Sorry, but that's just not true.


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Old 07-30-2012, 02:35 PM   #10
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Gains are very little but these are on stock motors too right. Tune,Cai and exhaust and other mods will make them work together great
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Here is my custom ram air intake

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Nice, but where the filter is located it is picking up hot under hood air and it is right in the air turbulence from the pulleys and fan which can cause some issues.
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I have the bbk..it does give some sexy looks, but taking in clean cold air from the fender is the most important part as TH said.
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I just noticed......Where is your MAF?
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I just noticed......Where is your MAF?
Lol I had the same thought..
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Lol I had the same thought..
Yeah, If it's speed density, you want to be careful doing anything that will affect the engine's air flow.
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Yeah, If it's speed density, you want to be careful doing anything that will affect the engine's air flow.
No mass airflow and I know

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I'm getting a bigger filter though
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No mass airflow and I know

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I'm getting a bigger filter though
So do you mean, "No it is mass air flow or It has no mass air flow and it is speed density"?


A bigger filter isn't going to help much. if you leave it where it is at.
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So do you mean, "No it is mass air flow or It has no mass air flow and it is speed density"?

A bigger filter isn't going to help much. if you leave it where it is at.
Well its a speed density and the bbk has a ram air intake that where that kit leaves it
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Well its a speed density and the bbk has a ram air intake that where that kit leaves it
You are likely to make your car run worse not better.
However it's your car, your choice.


The very first mod you should do to a speed density engine is to convert it over the MAF.
Then you can mod it almost to your heart's content and actually improve the power.
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Gains are very little but these are on stock motors too right. Tune,Cai and exhaust and other mods will make them work together great

Okay Yeah true but 9/10 People just buy them and dont get a tune thinking that the Cai will add enough power when In reality its just not enough.. for 200 you can get a plenum/tb pretty much just saying
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