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Old 04-27-2012, 01:30 PM   #1
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CAI?

I am looking to get a CAI, but have a couple of stupid questions. The first is, does it really make sense to pay 4x as much for a BBK or a K&N than what I see on eBay? I mean it essentially is just a tube with an air filter with different bends. I know some will say you get what you pay for. And for that I will sell you my daughters art work for $10K. That doesn't make it any better or worse. The second question is, do I need to buy a tuner or can I get a tune up at a shop? Thanks for any help in advance.
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The difference between the cai's is the tube diameter that's what makes the price vary, the bbk cai's are designed to work on a stock engine so no tune is needed , a tuner is a good thing to have if you plan on doing any future mod's
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Re: CAI?

i have the cheap can from AM and the SCT SF3 tuner, and my car runs like a completely different mustang. i say save your money for other mods that make more of a difference
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Is it easy to install? I am learning but not that mechanical.
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I'm 16 and I was able to install it fairly easy! All I did is followed along the video and from there on took me about less than 15 minutes.
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Is it easy to install? I am learning but not that mechanical.
A cai? Very simple a couple screws takes it right off Screw the new cai to the throttle body and it's done ( screw as screw that flat head on the clap to the throttle body )

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A cai? Very simple a couple screws takes it right off Screw the new cai to the throttle body and it's done ( screw as screw that flat head on the clap to the throttle body )
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Great. Thanks
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Old 04-28-2012, 05:20 PM   #8
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yeah i installed mine quickly and don't have much experience
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Cool. Why kind did you get? Did you get a tuner as well?
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Most people prefer plastic intakes over metal. But I have a MAC CAI that is aluminum and I have no complaints with it at all. I have run it pretty hard and never felt a loss in power due to heat soak, but that's probably because mine is just the bottom section after the MAF. I also have an SCT tuner but it ran just fine without a tune, but it definitely pulls much harder with the tune.
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I have the K&N and love it! Sounds amazing when you get on the gas, had it before a programmer and worked great now with the programmer it sounds and performance way better
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Cool. Why kind did you get? Did you get a tuner as well?
standard $85 from AM. yes i have the SCT SF3 tuner
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standard $85 from AM. yes i have the SCT SF3 tuner
I have a stack racing one and hate it!!! Want to buy 85$ one at americanmuscle, I thinks it's better...
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I like my bbk...I now see they are selling the blackout one and wish I had waited I would have went with a JLT but plan on putting a strut tower brace...if I don't I'll end up putting a JLT on it. Things vary into price besides name. Material, quality, size, filter, and air flow path.....I'll pay the extra to have a intake u know is proven and not just something someone cooked up in their garage. I mean think about if you buy a cheap chrome played cai and they didn't plate it right and it flakes off on the inside and goes into your engine. It could pass through but it could also do some damage...if the filter is of shotty quality it could let impurities in that could also damage your engine...just my .02
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I have a stack racing one and hate it!!! Want to buy 85$ one at americanmuscle, I thinks it's better...
What do you not like about it?
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What do you not like about it?
Because it was rigged on, and it come loose all the time when I first got the car. And the black paint is chipping off, and all scratched up! Man it just looks like crap, I need a new one. Not only that but I just don't like the material it's made out of...
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I appreciate all the info. Sounds like I am better off saving some money on the CAI, but I should go ahead and invest in a tuner.
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What do you not like about it?
Lmao I see you support that stack racing CAI...
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I am looking to get a CAI, but have a couple of stupid questions. The first is, does it really make sense to pay 4x as much for a BBK or a K&N than what I see on eBay? I mean it essentially is just a tube with an air filter with different bends. I know some will say you get what you pay for. And for that I will sell you my daughters art work for $10K. That doesn't make it any better or worse. The second question is, do I need to buy a tuner or can I get a tune up at a shop? Thanks for any help in advance.
BBK, K&N and Mac intakes are 50 state legal for state emission test. Some states have adopted California emission laws and will require the C.A.R.B. EO number. all three intakes are easy to install and do not require a tune. however they will benefit from a tune
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Zzzoooooommmmmggggg!!!!! Love this thing!!!
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Lmao I see you support that stack racing CAI...
I'm not necessarily "supporting" it, but I haven't had any problems with mine.
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lol made me laugh

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I have the MAC cold air kit. I love it

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