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Old 07-09-2012, 07:17 PM   #1
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Help with choosing a C.A.I. For my stock 02 GT

I am looking for help in choosing a cold air intake system for my stock 2002 GT.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:40 PM   #2
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Which ones were you looking at?
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Which ones were you looking at?
I have looked at so many it was mind numbing. Bbk, k&n, some brand with no name, etc.
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I have looked at so many it was mind numbing. Bbk, k&n, some brand with no name, etc.
Have you gone on americanmuscle.com?
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I honestly have a mac intake. Jlt is always a nice upgrade too btw. Bbk not so much in my opinion unless u coat the intake tube with header wrap to get a true cold air intake. But then again that goes with any intake system. All depens on what u want to be honest.
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I have the K&N I love it no problems at all and sounds really good sucking in air.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:06 PM   #7
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Re: Help with choosing a C.A.I. For my stock 02 GT

JLT is my new fav. Has the largest filter I've ever seen, but is about 3x the price at $230, but has the research and dyno numbers to prove it. If on a budget go with the American muscle one. It looks good and will put down some good numbers too. That's the advantage of a GT being on the market for 10 years as there are tons of options to choose from.
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Have you gone on americanmuscle.com?
Yes. That's where I started.
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Jlt has a huge intake pipe i agree... but my mac has an 8 inch filter lol

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Or 6 in lol cant remember all i know is that the housing around the filter barely holds it lol
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JLT is my new fav. Has the largest filter I've ever seen, but is about 3x the price at $230, but has the research and dyno numbers to prove it. If on a budget go with the American muscle one. It looks good and will put down some good numbers too. That's the advantage of a GT being on the market for 10 years as there are tons of options to choose from.
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Yes. That's where I started.
I personally like the jlt as well i went with the ram air intake. It sounds great if you want to get the best hp gains get a tuner with it as well. Also if you go on the jlt website you can get it in different colors but its a bit more pricey.
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Well here is one thing to keep in mind, you can have. 30in inlet tube and a 14 in filter but all that air coming in still has to go through that small stock throttle body, so keep in mind just buying the biggest don't mean nothing unless all that air can fit, that's my opinion.
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Well here is one thing to keep in mind, you can have. 30in inlet tube and a 14 in filter but all that air coming in still has to go through that small stock throttle body, so keep in mind just buying the biggest don't mean nothing unless all that air can fit, that's my opinion.
Unless you have FI there isnt that much need to upgrade to a bigger throttle body.
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Well here is one thing to keep in mind, you can have. 30in inlet tube and a 14 in filter but all that air coming in still has to go through that small stock throttle body, so keep in mind just buying the biggest don't mean nothing unless all that air can fit, that's my opinion.
That's kind of what I was thinking.

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Unless you have FI there isnt that much need to upgrade to a bigger throttle body.
Why is that?
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My mac intake sorry for the crappy pic. Or messy engine bay lol. Intake is complimented by 75mm intake plenum and tb by dragon sport ir w/e its called lol

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Thanks everyone for the input.
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Re: Help with choosing a C.A.I. For my stock 02 GT

cheap....honestly it doesn't make much of a difference if it's a K&N or an ebay special...my GT didn't see a difference
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I am looking for help in choosing a cold air intake system for my stock 2002 GT.
Listen, don't waist your money in the high dollar ones. The $85 from am silk give you same result. I have it and love it. I put out on when it was stock and could tell a difference in doing and in mid range.
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Listen, don't waist your money in the high dollar ones. The $85 from am silk give you same result. I have it and love it. I put out on when it was stock and could tell a difference in doing and in mid range.
That's the one I ended up going with. Nice unit works good.

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Thanks everyone for the input.
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