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Old 04-24-2013, 10:26 PM   #1
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CAI and Tuner?

Im looking into getting a cai and a tuner for my 02 GT. Im new to the cai but I want a really good one thatll help with waking up the horses under the hood. Is there any cai that you would suggest? Im no where near the richest being only 21 but if top dollar is what she needs top dollar is what she will get. Also any tips with what a bama tuner can and cannot do will help another one of those things Im just not to familiar with.
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Honestly, the factory CAI does great.
Aftermarket is great too, but a hadful of the serious guys here have kept the stocker and just tuned around it.
If you're set on aftermarket, JLT makes a great kit, I'd go with federwell (personal opinion) to avoid getting warm engine bay air, that's what all the big name companies like Kenne Bell and Whipple do, so there's got to be some truth to it.
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jlt supposedly makes the best cai you can get. and absolutly agree get a fenderwell cai no sense sucking in hot air.
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Honestly, the factory CAI does great.
Aftermarket is great too, but a hadful of the serious guys here have kept the stocker and just tuned around it.
If you're set on aftermarket, JLT makes a great kit, I'd go with federwell (personal opinion) to avoid getting warm engine bay air, that's what all the big name companies like Kenne Bell and Whipple do, so there's got to be some truth to it.
I guess that difference in throttle response, engine sound and that little bit of power i got from my new intake is just in my head then.
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Not to highjack the thread but I have the K&N CAI. Would the fender well style be better?
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So JLT is the best Airraid no comparison
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:48 AM   #7
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Id get the cheapest one on the market if your set on ditching the stocker. IMO a $300 cai is a complete waste of money. I may sound like a hypocrite b/c ive bought them before but from experience i suppose i now realize they're not what i call a good value for the power they give ya. Theres a post i came across a few months ago where someone bought a $100 cai. I forgot the brand. But apparently it lined up with the more expensive ones. B/c if ya think about it, an intake can only do so much. Theres nothing high tech about them... so just don't throw your money around when it comes to one
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Not to highjack the thread but I have the K&N CAI. Would the fender well style be better?
Yes the fender well would be better, u pull cooler air
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Buddy had a BBK on his 04 and it was really nice. I had a BBK on my 95 Cobra 5.0 and that was a nice piece too. Currently have a C&L air tube and custom airbox and its great. I personally don't see how a CAI can't pick up power vs the narrow *** stock air tube, it is so narrow at the turn I can't even get my hand through it like I can on an aftermarket pipe. Then again, I know that the gains really are minimal, just a mental thing I guess. I mean you will pickup power but for the $$$ of a new one it isn't worth the money. There are other mods for that money that'll pick up more power or put it towards a more expensive one.

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Well I really like the bbk because I could get the bbk throttle body with it and other performance parts but I am wanting my car to go together color wise with everything if at all possible so thats why I was like airaid cai for $10 more
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:25 AM   #11
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Kinda like a show car which hopefully one day it will be.
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Jlt makes a carbon fiber unit I believe if the showcar route suits u
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I got the cheap one on AM now I have stocker back on.
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I have the K&N FIPK and it does fine. JLT makes a good unit also. Really, all will be in the same ballpark power wise. You're not going to feel a huge increase. Buy one you like and then get that Bama tuner / 4.10 gear kit
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Im looking into getting a cai and a tuner for my 02 GT. Im new to the cai but I want a really good one thatll help with waking up the horses under the hood. Is there any cai that you would suggest? Im no where near the richest being only 21 but if top dollar is what she needs top dollar is what she will get. Also any tips with what a bama tuner can and cannot do will help another one of those things Im just not to familiar with.
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You really can't go wrong when it comes to a CAI for your car. I would recommend either JLT, Airaid or SR Performance! Any of these systems paired together with a Bama tune will definitely show huge improvements over stock.

When it comes to your Bama tune, we can tune all bolt on's and some superchargers. Once your car gets extremely modified, we recommend that you get your car up on a Dyno to get it dialed in perfectly! You can give the Bama team a call and they'll be able to answer any questions you may have.

Our Bama Performance tuning specialists are here in the building Monday-Friday from 9AM-5:30PM EST and Saturday 9AM-5:30PM EST. You can hit them up directly at 888.226.9764 and they'll get you squared away!

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Old 04-25-2013, 03:17 PM   #16
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Is the airaid good the way it sits? I know it sits a little different than others such as the sr.
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I have an 04 GT with a K & N Typhoon and a BAMA tuner, and Borla catbacks, and you can sure tell the difference. Not gonna argue w the nob CAI guys, but they dress up the engine ad well as the performance and sound
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Ok thanks.
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