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Old 05-25-2011, 07:46 AM   #1
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I'm ordering a cai/tuner combo today. There is the lower priced one with a Stack racing cai. Has any one used this cai before? Is it good or should I spend the extra $40 and get the more expensive cai. I thinks its a bbk...
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Jlt are the only ones worth the extra money anything else is just a name on a piece of metal
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:32 AM   #3
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JLT! Thats what the other one is. Is it worth the extra money? I mean whats the real difference between the 2. Both had good reviews, but I would like to get some real information on what makes it worth more money.
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JLT! Thats what the other one is. Is it worth the extra money? I mean whats the real difference between the 2. Both had good reviews, but I would like to get some real information on what makes it worth more money.
Ppl will shoot this down. But. Cai don't do much. They give you very little gain. If it comes with a tuner then that is where you are getting your power. You could use that money and get more power with something else. Cai in my opinion are for looks. Tried several on different vehicles and the dyno showed very little gain. So small you can't feel it. Pu can change the filter in the stock airbox to a better breathing filter and get almost the same results.
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Yea cai dnt do much on these models. I have a 2000 gt. I just bought a kn filter and left my stock tube on. Intake doesnt do much at all.
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Ppl dont think when they buy. Factory vehicles pull air out of the fenderwell away from the heat of the engine. How can you get colder air by removing that setup and going with one that pulls air out of the engine bay. If you are willing to spend 300 or more dollars on a mod and not even research the pros and cons. Thats your problem. And don't take the website's that is trying to sell it, word. Cai are one of the most profitable money making schemes.
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Yeah Im not just doing the cai. I'm doing a PI intake manifold swap and Incynertor exhaust along with the cai and the tuner. I thought the 1996-98 GTs actually benefited from a cai unlike the newer models.
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Yeah Im not just doing the cai. I'm doing a PI intake manifold swap and Incynertor exhaust along with the cai and the tuner. I thought the 1996-98 GTs actually benefited from a cai unlike the newer models.
You will benefit. Just not much. The pi swap is going to help you some. It would help a lot more if you did the heads too
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I will gladly do the heads if you send me the money to do so. Should I pm you my address? LOL I wish I had the funds to do the heads also or atleast the PI cams but my budget is a little to low for that.
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I will gladly do the heads if you send me the money to do so. Should I pm you my address? LOL I wish I had the funds to do the heads also or atleast the PI cams but my budget is a little to low for that.
Lol I understand. Save the money by not buying a cai. Use that money to save for heads or something else
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:08 AM   #11
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The place where I am purchasing the swap kit got 47hp and 25pf/t gain off of the kit and a 93 tune on a stock engine. I was told by them that with the exhaust and cai i could see an additional 15 to 20hp/torque. That was all at the wheels. If i can gain 50+ then I am happy. i just dont want to waste extra money on a name if both cais are comparible to each other.
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I have the k&n cai and plus the tuner it is a noticable difference! I bought the sepratly.
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I had the C&L kit on mine before going to a blower setup. Is a great kit and looks good also.
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Thanks for the input guys.
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