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Old 01-18-2014, 01:40 AM   #36
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Just don't try and send it back before you even try it out. All of these people telling you to not get a CAI end up buying one anyways later on.

Even no tune intakes still have plenty of gains after you tune. It's literally one of the first mods anybody does.

Mustangs don't really have massive gains from any one mod. Most bolt ons only have "minimal" gains like try said this would. But lots of "little" mods add up.

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You also get better throttle response not just a "cool whistle"


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Old 01-18-2014, 01:45 AM   #37
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@CoolHorsey:

He doesn't want to get an aftermarket tune (If he did, I'd tell him to keep it... Maybe, there's better CAI's out there than BBK's). Yes, I will agree a CAI will free up your throttle response a little, but so will a drop-in K&N filter (speaking from experience) which only costs $40.
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Old 01-18-2014, 02:00 AM   #38
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@CoolHorsey:

He doesn't want to get an aftermarket tune (If he did, I'd tell him to keep it... Maybe, there's better CAI's out there than BBK's). Yes, I will agree a CAI will free up your throttle response a little, but so will a drop-in K&N filter (speaking from experience) which only costs $40.


Ah that's right I forgot he posted that sorry.

Maybe he can trade for a better one at least ya know?

A mint used K&N cai>>new BBK CAI

Hell I bought my car used with a K&N intake with 0 info or paperwork from previous owner. Who knows how long it's been in there but the think looks really really clean. It's just a hollow tube at the end of the day. He can get that + a brand new filter = voila!


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That's what I'd do, trade it or find a used JLT, Airaid, or Steeda CAI (I personally think Steeda's CAI's are the best, but the former are great too). Of course, those perform best with a tune though (the JLT and Steeda CAI's require a tune).
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Edit: Uhm, is it just me or is the post I just answered to completely gone?...

Post too long? Just read the bold sections.

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When I replaced the paper filter in my 2010 GT (has the new factory CAI) with a K&N filter, I got about 1-2 MPG increase city, and 3 MPG increase highway. The more responsive throttle (semi-noticeable) would be the "gain in power." Expect similar results with the BBK CAI.

"CAI 18+ HP on the dyno" etc. videos are how companies trick buyers and sell CAI's. They install the CAI, tune the car to perfectly compliment the CAI on a dynojet, and advertise it very slyly. The tune is providing most of the gains, while the CAI alone is only providing a small bump, WITH THE TUNE. For example (numbers are semi-made up for example purposes):

All Stock Mustang GT (with factory tune): 300 HP
All Stock Mustang GT + aftermarket tune: 320 HP <- aftermarket tune is 20+ HP

Mustang GT (with factory tune) + CAI: 305 HP <- CAI is 5+ HP (with factory tune)
Mustang GT + aftermarket tune + CAI: 330 HP <- CAI is 10+ HP, aftermarket tune is 20+ HP

So you see, this is how companies sell CAI's. If you read the fine print, the "18+ HP!" is only with an aftermarket tune. That's actually kind of poor, considering the JLT CAI's apparently provide ~31+ HP with a tune.
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Rear gears. That's always a good mods. Give the car a better acceleration. It wont increase hp/tq but I will make your 0-60 better.

Gears do not need a tune but without a tune the mileage on the odometer will be off.
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Old 01-18-2014, 07:13 AM   #42
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I've heard that, but I've also heard where if they see the ECU has been tuned (flashed) they void warranty, so I'm not sure.

I've also heard Steeda will prove to Ford their tune did not cause the failure and I heard the same about Bama. So from what I was told Steeda and Bama would be the tunes to purchase while still under warrantee . If I'm wrong please someone correct me so I can tell the person who told me, they are full of sh1t.
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I've also heard Steeda will prove to For their tune did not cause the failure and I think I heard the same about Bama. So from what I was told Steeda and Bsma would be the tunes to purchase while still under warrantee . If I'm incorrect please someone correct me so I can correct the others who are wrong.
Incorrect from what I can make out from your post although it's very difficult to understand.
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I've also heard Steeda will prove to For their tune did not cause the failure and I think I heard the same about Bama. So from what I was told Steeda and Bsma would be the tunes to purchase while still under warrantee . If I'm incorrect please someone correct me so I can correct the others who are wrong.
They claim to "back you up" if something goes wrong, but I still wouldn't risk losing my warranty for an aftermarket tune.
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Old 01-18-2014, 05:59 PM   #45
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Edit: Uhm, is it just me or is the post I just answered to completely gone?...

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When I replaced the paper filter in my 2010 GT (has the new factory CAI) with a K&N filter, I got about 1-2 MPG increase city, and 3 MPG increase highway. The more responsive throttle (semi-noticeable) would be the "gain in power." Expect similar results with the BBK CAI.

"CAI 18+ HP on the dyno" etc. videos are how companies trick buyers and sell CAI's. They install the CAI, tune the car to perfectly compliment the CAI on a dynojet, and advertise it very slyly. The tune is providing most of the gains, while the CAI alone is only providing a small bump, WITH THE TUNE. For example (numbers are semi-made up for example purposes):

All Stock Mustang GT (with factory tune): 300 HP
All Stock Mustang GT + aftermarket tune: 320 HP <- aftermarket tune is 20+ HP

Mustang GT (with factory tune) + CAI: 305 HP <- CAI is 5+ HP (with factory tune)
Mustang GT + aftermarket tune + CAI: 330 HP <- CAI is 10+ HP, aftermarket tune is 20+ HP

So you see, this is how companies sell CAI's. If you read the fine print, the "18+ HP!" is only with an aftermarket tune. That's actually kind of poor, considering the JLT CAI's apparently provide ~31+ HP with a tune.

Completely true. 1000%

Also everybody gets a cold air Intake anyways

Unless you buy a blower and have to get rid of it


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Incorrect from what I can make out from your post although it's very difficult to understand.

I corrected the typo's seeing how the iPhone did not help out. Maybe you can understand it now.
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I've also heard Steeda will prove to Ford their tune did not cause the failure and I heard the same about Bama. So from what I was told Steeda and Bama would be the tunes to purchase while still under warrantee . If I'm wrong please someone correct me so I can tell the person who told me, they are full of sh1t.

You are correct about Steeda, I'm not sure about Bama, haven't heard if they will or not.
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I've also heard Steeda will prove to Ford their tune did not cause the failure and I heard the same about Bama. So from what I was told Steeda and Bama would be the tunes to purchase while still under warrantee . If I'm wrong please someone correct me so I can tell the person who told me, they are full of sh1t.



They just "make their case" to ford to get them to be ok with it. At least that's what I read from one of that guy cj's posts. That being said..

Don't trust ANYTHING ANY company tells you about these kinds of things. At the end of the day it's all up to ford.. And well everyone knows how big company's are quick to say NO and make you pay everything out of pocket. Buyer beware!


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