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Old 01-31-2014, 02:48 AM   #1
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Steeda CAI and tune

Is steeda CAI much better than the other CAI?

And for the tune. Would you guys recommend to go for bama or something else? Thanks
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Yes, it's the best on the market. I'd recommend the Steeda tune as well. It's currently on sale for $105 vs. $150 right now. I have both Bama's and Steeda's tune and I prefer Steeda's tune on my GT.

Btw, this isn't 10'-14' tech-related, this thread may be moved.
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Yes, it's the best on the market. I'd recommend the Steeda tune as well. It's currently on sale for $105 vs. $150 right now. I have both Bama's and Steeda's tune and I prefer Steeda's tune on my GT.

Btw, this isn't 10'-14' tech-related, this thread may be moved.

Thanks for the reply. Just wonder what's the difference between those two tunes. And is it also a free tunes for life deal? Thanks
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Steeda CAI and tune

Yes, they are both tunes for life programs. Grabber Blue5.0 can tell you what's wrong with the Bama tune. I prefer Steeda's tune because my GT is all stock and I just wanted a safe and modest bump in power, especially since I'm still under warranty.

I also forgot to mention, there is a lot of controversy over the 11'-14' cold air intakes, whether or not they're worth it. You may want to do some research before purchasing an 11'-14' cold air intake (there's better mods to spend $300-$400 on first).
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Is steeda CAI much better than the other CAI?

And for the tune. Would you guys recommend to go for bama or something else? Thanks
I wouldn't say much better than other CAI's. All of the top CAI's on the market are going to product great gains. JLT, Airaid, Steeda etc.. They'll all produce within a few horsepower of each other. I've actually ran all three of them on my 2011 GT and decided to stick with the Carbon Fiber Airaid. I love the looks of the CF and it produced the largest gains for me.

You really can't go wrong when it comes to tuning. There is a lot of great tuning companies out there and I'm confident you'll be very happy with whatever tuner you decide to go with. However, we've tuned more 2011+ GT's than anyone else in the world and definitely have every aspect of these cars figured out. The factory wideband sensors make the new Coyote's very easy to tune.

We will ask you 19 Questions about your specific set up to get a good idea of what is done to your Mustang and your driving style. This will allow us to write a completely custom tune from the ground up for your ride. Our free tunes for life program is included with the price of the tuner. This makes it very easy to update your tunes as you mod your Mustang and continue to move forward with your build!

Our Bama team is here to help you! Feel free to hit them up directly if you ever have any questions or need some assistance in the near future. They can be reached at the contact information below in my signature!


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Yes, they are both tunes for life programs. Grabber Blue5.0 can tell you what's wrong with the Bama tune.
Actually, he has never ran a Bama custom tune on his Mustang. I've offered to give him one for free to test out for himself and this offer still stands.

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I wouldn't say much better than other CAI's. All of the top CAI's on the market are going to product great gains. JLT, Airaid, Steeda etc.. They'll all produce within a few horsepower of each other. I've actually ran all three of them on my 2011 GT and decided to stick with the Carbon Fiber Airaid. I love the looks of the CF and it produced the largest gains for me.

You really can't go wrong when it comes to tuning. There is a lot of great tuning companies out there and I'm confident you'll be very happy with whatever tuner you decide to go with. However, we've tuned more 2011+ GT's than anyone else in the world and definitely have every aspect of these cars figured out. The factory wideband sensors make the new Coyote's very easy to tune.

We will ask you 19 Questions about your specific set up to get a good idea of what is done to your Mustang and your driving style. This will allow us to write a completely custom tune from the ground up for your ride. Our free tunes for life program is included with the price of the tuner. This makes it very easy to update your tunes as you mod your Mustang and continue to move forward with your build!

Our Bama team is here to help you! Feel free to hit them up directly if you ever have any questions or need some assistance in the near future. They can be reached at the contact information below in my signature!


Hope this helps.

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Actually, he has never ran a Bama custom tune on his Mustang. I've offered to give him one for free to test out for himself and this offer still stands.

-Dan
I've data logged several of your tunes for various people and seen others logs as well and frankly I wasn't impressed.

And I do my own tuning now.
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I wouldn't say much better than other CAI's. All of the top CAI's on the market are going to product great gains. JLT, Airaid, Steeda etc.. They'll all produce within a few horsepower of each other. I've actually ran all three of them on my 2011 GT and decided to stick with the Carbon Fiber Airaid. I love the looks of the CF and it produced the largest gains for me.

Interesting. I looked on AM last night through the 11'-14' GT CAI section just to verify and BBK, Airaid, JLT, etc. seemed to only offer around 30 rwhp. The Steeda CAI was around 40-50 rwhp. But I understand those are just numbers-to-sell.

Steeda's blog post about the mechanics of CAI's is what bought me. Plus it looks great. All my opinion though.
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Is steeda CAI much better than the other CAI?

And for the tune. Would you guys recommend to go for bama or something else? Thanks
I run Bama, Steeda and MPT tunes and I can tell you this. My bama tunes are great. My Steeda tune is great. My MPT tune is great. OP, you cant go wrong with either Steeda, Bama or MPT. I had dyno all three tunes and can tell you for a fact the HP and torque between the three companies are very similar. Granted my MPT made the most rwhp of the three with 297 rwhp, Bama hybrid made 294 rwhp and Steeda made 289 rwhp. The dyno was done on the same day, same 91 octane and same weather conditions

All three are great bro.
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I've data logged several of your tunes for various people and seen others logs as well and frankly I wasn't impressed.

And I do my own tuning now.
I'm sorry to hear that you weren't impressed. I would still love for you to try our tune out and see what you think. Your feedback matters to us and we'd love for you try a Bama tune out first hand! If you don't like it then you don't have to use it.. If you do like it, you still don't have to use it. I've just seen our quality first hand and I think you'll enjoy the tune.

Congratulations on doing your own tuning now, that's really cool!

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So those CAI are pretty much all the same huh?

Blue5.0 I read your post a while ago and u mention something about knock and it is not safe to run? Don't know if I misread it or something.

Dan. I really like buying from AM. Just to be safe. If I am have a tune from bama and it has some problems will I be able to find help from either AM or bama?
Also is it possible that AM can sell MGW shifter in the future? Thanks for the replies
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So those CAI are pretty much all the same huh?

Blue5.0 I read your post a while ago and u mention something about knock and it is not safe to run? Don't know if I misread it or something.

Dan. I really like buying from AM. Just to be safe. If I am have a tune from bama and it has some problems will I be able to find help from either AM or bama?
Also is it possible that AM can sell MGW shifter in the future? Thanks for the replies
Yes. Most of the CAI's out there are going to make within a few horsepower of each other.

I'm glad to hear that you've always enjoyed shopping with us. That's awesome and I really appreciate your feedback. If you do run into an issue with your Bama tune, the Bama team and myself will be here to help you. We'll always do whatever we can to make sure you're in good hands.

At this time we don't carry MGW and don't have any plans to at this time. If that changes, you'll be the first to know.

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So those CAI are pretty much all the same huh?
I would say no. Most CAI's on AM come with a dyno sheet image to prove how much power they put down. Dyno numbers don't lie. In the case of the 11'-14' GT, the Steeda CAI hands-down wins according to its dyno sheet.

But hey, just my $0.02.
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I would say no. Most CAI's on AM come with a dyno sheet image to prove how much power they put down. Dyno numbers don't lie. In the case of the 11'-14' GT, the Steeda CAI hands-down wins according to its dyno sheet.

But hey, just my $0.02.
Dyno numbers don't lie? Boy you'll believe anything won't you?
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Dyno numbers don't lie? Boy you'll believe anything won't you?
Well, for a novice like me that's all I can really rely on if someone gave me money and said "Go buy the best 11'-14' CAI on the market." Although I'm always open to critique or correction and learning new things.

I'd be interested in your point here, really. Curiously, should I give less attention to the "dyno numbers" product pages advertise?
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Well other than that. I'll say steeda CAI does look good and sound good
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Interesting. I looked on AM last night through the 11'-14' GT CAI section just to verify and BBK, Airaid, JLT, etc. seemed to only offer around 30 rwhp. The Steeda CAI was around 40-50 rwhp. But I understand those are just numbers-to-sell.

Steeda's blog post about the mechanics of CAI's is what bought me. Plus it looks great. All my opinion though.
I'm going to strongly assume that the vehicle that was dyno'd for these results had a whole lot more in the way of mods other than just a CAI. I raise the BS flag on this that a CAI is going to produce 30 to 50 rwhp by itself.
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I'm going to strongly assume that the vehicle that was dyno'd for these results had a whole lot more in the way of mods other than just a CAI. I raise the BS flag on this that a CAI is going to produce 30 to 50 rwhp by itself.
I'm assuming he means with the tune but still...sounds to good to be true.

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The combination of the tune & cai on the 2011 Mustang netted a gain of up to 44hp and 52ft/lbs of torque!

Because Ford raised the HP numbers in 2013 to 420 ... the tune & CAI numbers have gone down slightly.

In regards to just the CAI aong ... on the dyno we typically see 9 to 12 horsepower over the stock airbox, mostly above 4,000rpm.

Let me know if I can help you with a CAI & Tune ... the combination compared to stock will definitely provide you with power that you can feel. You can always reach me at tim@steeda.com.

You can also check out this article that was published, that I believe the op has already read:

http://www.steeda.com/blog/2012/03/m...-intake-truth/

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