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Old 07-19-2013, 10:58 AM   #1
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Intake question

I want to do an intake and can afford one but I can't afford a tuner yet! On an 08 gt do I have to have the tuner to be able put on a cold air intake on or can I put the intake on and get the tuner later!
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:13 AM   #2
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there are some that you can get that are no tune required... but it's always best to get a tuner and tune when you can. You won't see the real gains out of them until you do!
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:15 AM   #3
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What is the difference between the ones that need a tuner and the ones that done, just curious
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The ones that need a tune will be larger which means more air intake. Non tune will be pretty close to the same size as stock.
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I want to do an intake and can afford one but I can't afford a tuner yet! On an 08 gt do I have to have the tuner to be able put on a cold air intake on or can I put the intake on and get the tuner later!
If you decide to get one that doesn't need a tune I'm going to sell my K & N CAI. Bought it brand new last year, has about 4,000 miles on it. Its still on my car but I'm taking it off on Tues.
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How much are you asking and can I see a pic
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Midnite,

CAI's are great upgrades for any Mustang model. However, if I had to choose between a CAI or a customer tuner, I would pick the tuner every time. You'll experience a much more significant gain in power, throttle response and even 1-2 MPG. Plus, if you purchase a Bama custom tuner, you're automatically enrolled into our Free Tunes for Life program. This means you can get free custom tune updates for any future bolt-on mods down the road. In other words, when you eventually go to buy a CAI, you'll be able to purchase a tune required CAI that makes even more power!

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How much are you asking and can I see a pic
I have one for sale as well came off my 05 Gt K&N CAI askin 125 + shipping no tune required
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Midnite I have a K&N non tune CAI on my car. When I can afford a tuner I will purchase a CAI and tuner. Non tune will give you a deeper growl on the pipes. You will also notice just a little gain in response that's what I've noticed.
I have the one that he's selling
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I also have the K&N cai on my car I picked it up on Amizon for $250 shipped nice intake for the money no tune needed .
I have been sticking to no tune needed mods for now cause I plan to install a S/C down the road and most S/C kits come with a tuner or reflash
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Does anybody know where you can find an aftermarket tube for a stock airbox?
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Hey black8thelement I have a KnN intake that I'm gonna sell that would work for what you want. Pm me if you are interested
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I want to do an intake and can afford one but I can't afford a tuner yet! On an 08 gt do I have to have the tuner to be able put on a cold air intake on or can I put the intake on and get the tuner later!
If you go the K & N route you can always get a tune for that setup later on when you have extra cash for a tuner. Thats what I did last year. I just bought a JLT series 3 off a guy on another site that was used. Thats why i'm selling my K & N now.
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I am working on convincing my wife lol!
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I am working on convincing my wife lol!
Yeah I tried to explain $600 for CAI and tune. Hahaha
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I have an 08 GT and put an SLP loudmouth and airaid intake in without a tune no problem
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I am working on convincing my wife lol!
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Yeah I tried to explain $600 for CAI and tune. Hahaha
Thats why I'm not married any more and I keep my girlfriend in a different zip code I do what I want to do with my money and I like my TOYS and if she don't like it I will trade her in on a different model LOL
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Sorry for reviving this thread. I've been researching and I can't find solid info. It's obvious getting a CAI that requires a tune is better than one does not but the question is whether or not there is a significant difference in the different brands?

I'm looking at FR, Steeda, JLT.
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Sorry for reviving this thread. I've been researching and I can't find solid info. It's obvious getting a CAI that requires a tune is better than one does not but the question is whether or not there is a significant difference in the different brands?

I'm looking at FR, Steeda, JLT.
Everybody will have different opinions on brands. I've had BBK and now I have K&N both non- tuned. I like both brands
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Everybody will have different opinions on brands. I've had BBK and now I have K&N both non- tuned. I like both brands
How do you feel about those that require tunes? Do you agree they provide a better benefit? I have a FR exhaust conversion and feel they're top of the line but I want to know more about how people feel.
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I have an Airaid intake (American Muscle Item # 52100) and it came with an insert (Modular Venturi Tube) that can be installed for no tune. Just remove the insert when you add a tuner.
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How do you feel about those that require tunes? Do you agree they provide a better benefit? I have a FR exhaust conversion and feel they're top of the line but I want to know more about how people feel.
Yes the CAI that require a tune will make more HP but as to weather they provide a better benefit depends on how you look at it LOL
Let me tell you the way I look at it the old fart cheep a** way
If you get a CAI the require a tune you have to get a tuner that will cost you an extra $380 and if you get this new intake and tuner you are going to want to run the race tune all the time why not thats why you bought this big mama jamma intake and tuner with the race tune but now you have to run 93 octane gas because of the race tune you are running with the new intake and tuner. 93 octane is at least 50 cents a gallon more then regular so now you are spending an extra $7 every time you fill up with gas 1 tank full a week 4 times a month thats almost $30 dollars extra a month is the extra 10 HP maybe with all that extra money its going to cost you is it worth it for me it was not but thats just me HP cost money some times in ways you mite not think about LOL
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Yes the CAI that require a tune will make more HP but as to weather they provide a better benefit depends on how you look at it LOL
Let me tell you the way I look at it the old fart cheep a** way
If you get a CAI the require a tune you have to get a tuner that will cost you an extra $380 and if you get this new intake and tuner you are going to want to run the race tune all the time why not thats why you bought this big mama jamma intake and tuner with the race tune but now you have to run 93 octane gas because of the race tune you are running with the new intake and tuner. 93 octane is at least 50 cents a gallon more then regular so now you are spending an extra $7 every time you fill up with gas 1 tank full a week 4 times a month thats almost $30 dollars extra a month is the extra 10 HP maybe with all that extra money its going to cost you is it worth it for me it was not but thats just me HP cost money some times in ways you mite not think about LOL
Haha thanks for the input my man but here are my points:

#1 - I'm for sure getting both CAI and Tuner.
#2 - I don't like cheaping out on parts for the car.

So I want to spend the money as long as there is a reasonable difference. Which is why I'm asking, whether or not the one's that require a tune bring in more of a boost compared to the ones that don't GIVEN you tuned accordingly for both.

Regarding gas. I'm pretty light on the pedal - generally. This week it hasn't been so because of my new FR Exhaust Conversion Kit.

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I have an Airaid intake (American Muscle Item # 52100) and it came with an insert (Modular Venturi Tube) that can be installed for no tune. Just remove the insert when you add a tuner.
Thanks for the info on the tube! I didn't know that. Nevertheless the question still stands.
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I want to do an intake and can afford one but I can't afford a tuner yet! On an 08 gt do I have to have the tuner to be able put on a cold air intake on or can I put the intake on and get the tuner later!
If you go with the Airaid intake that comes with the tube insert then you do not immediately need a tune as long as the tube insert is installed. So YES you can run his Airaid intake without a tune. I ran mine for a week this way while waiting for my tuner to arrive. The intake alone gives a definite boost in power and sound. But the real difference was when I added the tune. I just removed the insert tube from the intake and downloaded the new tune. Good luck.

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If you go with the Airaid intake that comes with the tube insert then you do not immediately need a tune as long as the tube insert is installed. So YES you can run this Airaid intake without a tune. I ran mine for a week this way while waiting for my tuner to arrive. The intake alone gives a definite boost in power and sound. But the real difference was when I added the tune. I just removed the insert tube from the intake and downloaded the new tune. Good luck.
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Does the steeda intake come with a insert? I want to get the steeda cold air but tuner later down the road don't have $600 laying around to blow /:
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I'd defintely go for the JLT series 3. It has some pretty good gains with the intake + tuner and looks pretty impressive under the hood lol.
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Thanks for the input. I have the FR dual exhaust so I'm thinking keeping it FR would be cool and authentic. Anyone have the FR Cai?
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AFM intake. Looks ridiculous under the hood. In a good way. Mad gains
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AFM intake. Looks ridiculous under the hood. In a good way. Mad gains
What's afm? Can't find it on AM.
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How do you feel about those that require tunes? Do you agree they provide a better benefit? I have a FR exhaust conversion and feel they're top of the line but I want to know more about how people feel.
Its not necessarily the cai that makes it better with a tune. A tuner will tune everhthing not just the cold air intake and you will see a dramatic increase in power that you will feel instantly. Go with the tuner
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What's afm? Can't find it on AM.
Note sold on AM. Anderson ford motorsports. Performance ford dealership that sells awesome products, and tunes. They have a site. Pay to play though new the intake is like $498.
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Note sold on AM. Anderson ford motorsports. Performance ford dealership that sells awesome products, and tunes. They have a site. Pay to play though new the intake is like $498.
That's really cool. I think I'll just go with the FR Cai and a tuner combo when I can afford it. Thanks for chirping in fellas

I wish AM had 6 month financing for Canada too
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That's really cool. I think I'll just go with the FR Cai and a tuner combo when I can afford it. Thanks for chirping in fellas

I wish AM had 6 month financing for Canada too
Whats this 6 month financing you speak of?
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Whats this 6 month financing you speak of?
You have the "bill me later" option when you buy from the US. It's on every check out page by the PayPal button - bottom right
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You have the "bill me later" option when you buy from the US. It's on every check out page by the PayPal button - bottom right
Hmm ive seen it but I never paid attention to it. How does it work?
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