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Old 03-13-2011, 11:24 PM   #1
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Cold Air Intake

Hey everyone, I am looking to buy a cold air intake for my 2008 bullitt. I am woundering what the best intake is? I was looking at the C and L racer intake but there are so manyy!Links would be helpfull.

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Hey everyone, I am looking to buy a cold air intake for my 2008 bullitt. I am woundering what the best intake is? I was looking at the C and L racer intake but there are so manyy!Links would be helpfull.

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Buy one that is not made of metal. They suffer from heatsoak and once warm defeat the purpose of having it

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So plastic k&n cai is best???
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So plastic k&n cai is best???
K&N,C&L,JLT. As long as it isn't metal

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If I remember correctly, your Bullitt should already have the Ford Racing Cold Air Intake. You might want to consider getting a custom tune to work with that one. I don't think you will see a significant gain with one of the others over the Ford Racing version.
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Hey, In a accident the intake broke so i am looking for a new one. Should i stay with the ford racing stock one or should I go after market?
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Hey, Why is the C&L racer intake cheaper then then street if the racer is better?
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Hey, Why is the C&L racer intake cheaper then then street if the racer is better?
I am going to assume material costs differ

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Hey, Why is the C&L racer intake cheaper then then street if the racer is better?
I think one is made of plastic and the other is cast metal.
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Hey, In a accident the intake broke so i am looking for a new one. Should i stay with the ford racing stock one or should I go after market?
A good question. The factory PCM should be 'tuned' for use with the Ford CAI. I'm not sure if you can put another aftermarket CAI on and run it with the factory settings and not run it too lean. Someone with more knowledge on the PCM settings for the Bullitt model would need to chime in.
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Re: Cold Air Intake

my friend has the C&L race and it works great with his tune from bamachips~ its a nice piece.
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What will happen if I put a intake that a requires tune and i dont get a tune? What dose it mean when the engine runs to lean?
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yea it can be bad, it can make it run way to lean. You have to get a tune for 99% of the intakes for your car on the market.
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If you put in an aftermarket CAI that requires a tune and you do not install that tune, the odds are good that you will be forcing more air into the engine (better CAI), but the computer will not be compensating for that additional air by supplying more fuel. Hence, the 'lean' condition. This will create more heat and cause internal damage to the motor (e.g. holes in piston).

The 05+ cars computer is tightly programmed/highly optimized from the the factory for the air-box that is supplied. That is why you see most CAI (that are worth anything for power improvements) requrie a tune to reprogram the computer to supply the proper amount of fuel with the new airflow.

Some of the older cars have a more 'flexible' computer program so they can get by with just adding in a new CAI and the PCM has a broader range built in to accomodate the changes.
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