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Old 10-24-2011, 11:26 PM   #1
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I have a 07 gt and not sure what to get. I was looking at the ford racing cai and sf3 tuner or the c&l racer cai and sf3 tuner.
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Old 10-25-2011, 05:46 AM   #2
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Re: Cold air intake

Not so sure about your year car,but JLT is very perferred CAI.I personally would stay away with any that has metal.
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I have to agree with this guy above me. Stay away from the metal ones. It defeates the purpose of a "cold air" intake. Ha, never got that one.. Most of the brands are pretty much the same in terms of gains. Its the fitment you gotta worry about. You might want to check out american muscle, they should have some tuner cai combo packs. They have always been pretty good to me.
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Re: Cold air intake

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I have a 07 gt and not sure what to get. I was looking at the ford racing cai and sf3 tuner or the c&l racer cai and sf3 tuner.
I have the 07 GT also, I went with the "Steeda - Carbon Fiber - High Flow Elbow" CAI. It's great, no complaints, and used the SCT Tuner (Custom Tune).
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I have to agree with this guy above me. Stay away from the metal ones. It defeates the purpose of a "cold air" intake. Ha, never got that one.. Most of the brands are pretty much the same in terms of gains. Its the fitment you gotta worry about. You might want to check out american muscle, they should have some tuner cai combo packs. They have always been pretty good to me.
Ya those two I listed were the combo kits from American muscle. There is just so many different one I had no idea what to get. Thanks for all the help everyone.
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Paying the extra for tuner... Is it really worth it? Or possibly somewhere else better to put money?
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A tuner is required with most cold air intakes. When you get close to or are at wide open throttle your car goes into open loop. When in open loop the PCM no longer monitors the o2 sensors and sends a programmed amount of fuel to the engine. If it sends the same amount of fuel to the engine at WOT with a cold air intake it will be a much leaner mixture.
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Re: Cold air intake

The tune is where most of the HP comes from. A CAI is a waste without a tune.
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Alright thank you. I just saw that some didn't require a tuner but the one I want does. It's the JLT CAI and sf3 tuner for I believe $599
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IMO if an intake doesn't require a tune it's because it's not letting much more air into the engine than stock. Which means it isn't going to add near as much power as one that requires a tune.
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I have an 08 with the JLT....cheese balls to put in and with the tuner it makes it respond so much better and gives it a little umph!!!! Tuner is a must!!!
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I have an 08 with the JLT....cheese balls to put in and with the tuner it makes it respond so much better and gives it a little umph!!!! Tuner is a must!!!
What did you pay for yours? If you don't mind me asking.
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I bought the tuner for 3 something...it was from AM and then my brother actually bought the intake for my birthday from AM also

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Good looking color stang by the way!!!!
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I bought the tuner for 3 something...it was from AM and then my brother actually bought the intake for my birthday from AM also

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Good looking color stang by the way!!!!
thanks man. Ha like yours too. Don't see to many of our color. Well I don't anyways.
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I've see like two and that's it...they defiantly stand out a lil more!
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I've see like two and that's it...they defiantly stand out a lil more!
Oh ya no kidding. I've saw one so far. What part of Texas you live in?
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I have a 07 gt and not sure what to get. I was looking at the ford racing cai and sf3 tuner or the c&l racer cai and sf3 tuner.
Which CAI and Tuner did you finally deside to go with??
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Which CAI and Tuner did you finally deside to go with??
Man I still can't decide which one. Which one would you get or have?

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I see. I'm in quitman there by Tyler.
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I've never heard of it...but I know where Tyler is!! Hahaha
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Which CAI and Tuner did you finally deside to go with??
I decided on the JLT CAI and SF3 tuner
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I was in Quitman two weeks ago, ha.
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I was in Quitman two weeks ago, ha.
You live around here? Not many people I talk to even heard of this small town lol
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I'm actually in Conroe, but I was at the Woodmen of the World camp out there.
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I'm actually in Conroe, but I was at the Woodmen of the World camp out there.
I think ive seen one of your cars on craigslist before but idk lol. I live in humble.
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You have probably seen the 94 GT up there. Trying to get some of my money back by parting it out.
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Re: Cold air intake

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I decided on the JLT CAI and SF3 tuner
That's a good choice, the JLT and SCT. I have the SCT, but went with the Steeda Carbon Fiber CAI.
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That's a good choice, the JLT and SCT. I have the SCT, but went with the Steeda Carbon Fiber CAI.
Is the tuner easy to use? And what octane did you put for street, performance and race? Idk what to do for sure.
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It's cheese balls!! And if you use the race tune you probably won't want any other tune!!! I told myself one day I wanted to save gas and switched to the street tune...bad choice!! I hated it!!! Hahaha but keeping them all the same octane will make switching easy...I'd go 93
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It's cheese balls!! And if you use the race tune you probably won't want any other tune!!! I told myself one day I wanted to save gas and switched to the street tune...bad choice!! I hated it!!! Hahaha but keeping them all the same octane will make switching easy...I'd go 93
Alright that's what I was wanting but didn't know if that was best. I will have to use 91 can't seem to find 93 around here. I just can't wait till it comes in the mail!
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You'll love it!!! It makes it run like it should have when you bought it...
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Re: Cold air intake

The stock Tune in the SCT is nice, but see if anyone around you, has knowledge to do a CUSTOM Tune. You wont be dissappointed.
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The stock Tune in the SCT is nice, but see if anyone around you, has knowledge to do a CUSTOM Tune. You wont be dissappointed.
What octane is the stock tune set for?
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What octane is the stock tune set for?
91/93. Some States don't have 93, they only go up to 91, but either is fine. Just stay away from the 89 or 87. Your car will run better anyway and you will be able to tell that yourself when you drive it.
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I recommend use 93 if u have the opportunity the use the one with out ethanol it is a lot better
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