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Old 08-18-2015, 09:21 PM   #1
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Axlebacks or CAI?

I really want to improve my car overall. The cai will look awesome under the hood and give me some boost in hp and tq. But the axlebacks will make it sounds like a beast but wont help as much if any on performance right? i already bought a tuner and it should be here tomorrow and im upload the 93 octane race tune. I just dont know what i should do. How much will the cia help on mpg? Also what are they symptoms of a need of a tune up. I asked my dad and he was like dont need if its running well. That can cause problems changing things. But definitely getting an oil change thursday.

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Also is it really worth having the spare tire? I took it out today becuase i decided to clean under the truck carpet. I only drive close by my house.

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I hear soo many people say that an intake waste of money, throttle body waste.

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I like that Camaro in the background

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Just do the tune and axle back for now

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Is that a corolla? That thing looks great!

Anyways axleback and tune will be fine. I have a cai just because.
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That Camaro in white, lowered with full exhaust and a cam. Oh yeah

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Anything ls with a cam>3v soubd
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CAI might not give you to much unless you have your tuner send you an updated canned tune for it, that would give you the most outta your CAI, I got 93 octane race tune and axlebacks on my 05 gt, it sounds good and has a lot more giddy up than it did bone stock.
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My car is is like Night and Day with and without the Tune in - I will get a Engine light without the Tune if i run it hard- Tune just brings everything together! I would get the Intake and the Axle backs and be sure its Tune with those parts! Intake is just a few Hundred! Save and invest in your baby!

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My car is is like Night and Day with and without the Tune in - I will get a Engine light without the Tune if i run it hard- Tune just brings everything together! I would get the Intake and the Axle backs and be sure its Tune with those parts! Intake is just a few Hundred! Save and invest in your baby!

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"With those parts"

You don't need a tune for axlebacks.

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Rap, Don't you get like 50 rwhp from the CAI? 😉😎

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"With those parts"

You don't need a tune for axlebacks.

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You probably should with the intake...
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My car is is like Night and Day with and without the Tune in - I will get a Engine light without the Tune if i run it hard- Tune just brings everything together! I would get the Intake and the Axle backs and be sure its Tune with those parts! Intake is just a few Hundred! Save and invest in your baby!

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Yeah i definitely want both. I only have enough for one right now. I do have a bama tuner so i can always get a new tune. But school starts next week and i want to turn heads.





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CAI might not give you to much unless you have your tuner send you an updated canned tune for it, that would give you the most outta your CAI, I got 93 octane race tune and axlebacks on my 05 gt, it sounds good and has a lot more giddy up than it did bone stock.


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Longtubes off road h and some pypes violators will turn some heads.
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I hear soo many people say that an intake waste of money, throttle body waste.

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with ANY modification you can only compare a gain in HP based on what is removed. Beginning in 2011 Ford actually did a great job with the intake setup which is why for the 2011 + people say there is little to no gain with aftermarket intakes. But with 2010 and prior the factory intakes were not as good so if you replace the factory unit there is more room to gain. Which is why with any modification you cant make a blanket statement like 'An intake doesn't do anything' because you have to take into consideration the model and what is being replaced.
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with ANY modification you can only compare a gain in HP based on what is removed. Beginning in 2011 Ford actually did a great job with the intake setup which is why for the 2011 + people say there is little to no gain with aftermarket intakes. But with 2010 and prior the factory intakes were not as good so if you replace the factory unit there is more room to gain. Which is why with any modification you cant make a blanket statement like 'An intake doesn't do anything' because you have to take into consideration the model and what is being replaced.
Thanks man. Which one is best for performance? Roush or airraid ? They both like $300?

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Thanks man. Which one is best for performance? Roush or airraid ? They both like $300?

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Go back to the drawing board please.
Any mod that does not require a tune is 110% useless. And the roush Cai does not. And majority of the air raid Cai do not also.

Maybe I need to go back to thinking like I did when I was 16 and think dam it's going to make me fast lmao.

On a 2nd thought, Go ahead waste your money

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Exhaust. Go with exhaust. You'll notice it every time you start it, every time you push down the gas pedal.


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Exhaust. Go with exhaust. You'll notice it every time you start it, every time you push down the gas pedal.


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You'll feel absolutely nothing in the pedal from axlebacks, it'll just be noise, hell even catbacks don't give you anything significant.
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You'll feel absolutely nothing in the pedal from axlebacks, it'll just be noise, hell even catbacks don't give you anything significant.
Exactly true but man it will sure sound like its faster lol

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Axlebacks or CAI?

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You'll feel absolutely nothing in the pedal from axlebacks, it'll just be noise, hell even catbacks don't give you anything significant.

I didn't mean "feel" I meant what you hear. Anything I own with non-stock mufflers makes me smile every time I start it. I also never claimed any performance gains.

If you do it right, it won't be noise. It'll be a beautiful 8-part harmony.

Edit: are the cats stock? With that many miles they could be partially plugged. You might feel a difference with an off road cat or off road h/x pipe. I certainly felt a difference in the butt dyno when I went to an off road pipe on my Mustang and felt a difference when I had a shop hit the cats on my old pickup (which were pretty plugged up).

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Full catback and a tune. Then start working on suspension. Anything else you bolt to the motor is wasting your money.


Maybe longtubes down the road and hot cams if you don't want a supercharger but cams would be the very very last thing I'd do if I was not ever going to go FI.
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Full catback and a tune. Then start working on suspension. Anything else you bolt to the motor is wasting your money.


Maybe longtubes down the road and hot cams if you don't want a supercharger but cams would be the very very last thing I'd do if I was not ever going to go FI.
Precisely this
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The 3v needs to breath, first thing is the cai and tune and you will definitely notice the difference, next step is the exhaust system. Then if you want more power w/sound add the cams.


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The 3v needs to breath, first thing is the cai and tune and you will definitely notice the difference, next step is the exhaust system. Then if you want more power w/sound add the cams.


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You'll notice a difference from the tune, not the CAI. CAI is a looks mod on these cars and thats it. Exhaust for sure will make a difference.
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You'll notice a difference from the tune, not the CAI. CAI is a looks mod on these cars and thats it. Exhaust for sure will make a difference.

Interesting, I had heard the stock Coyote a/f was much better than the 3v. All the dynos I have seen show the combination of the two with hp/tq gains. Maybe you can provide links to dynos that show a comparison of a good cai vs stock a/f with similar tune.


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I honestly think a good cai helps on the 3v. Is it super significant? Probably not
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Axlebacks or CAI?

Did on mine.


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Did on mine.


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Axlebacks or CAI?

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Sorry couldn't resist.


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I honestly think a good cai helps on the 3v. Is it super significant? Probably not

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The 3v needs to breath, first thing is the cai and tune and you will definitely notice the difference, next step is the exhaust system. Then if you want more power w/sound add the cams.


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I think thats exactly what im going to do. I have it tuned. I havnt drove more than 5 miles on it so i cant say much on the tune. I plan getting a cai, axlebacks and longtubes headers

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I think thats exactly what im going to do. I have it tuned. I havnt drove more than 5 miles on it so i cant say much on the tune. I plan getting a cai, axlebacks and longtubes headers

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I did intake/tune then axlebacks and then headers/midpipe. That makes it an enjoyable street car. Throw in a short throw somewhere in there and it will be good to go.
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