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Old 09-06-2012, 10:57 PM   #1
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Cai Pipes and tuner what brands are the best

Looking to up my sixers ponys some what brands do u guys suggest n any other little things I can do besides forced induction.
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Yea seen some great deals on am with those what brand of cai do u guys suggest
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I got the airaid cai and the tuner combo, I'd suggest that to save money
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Re: Cai Pipes and tuner what brands are the best

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My personal favorite CAI is made by Airaid. We sell a handful of top-notch CAI's actually, but if I had to choose it would be Airaid. I really like how clean and factory the Airaid CAI's look when installed, plus they make equal power of the competitors. Again, there are other killer CAI's that we carry, too. I was just stating my person preference.

As Dgoebel mentioned, save yourself some cash and pick up a Bama/CAI combo package. You'll love the increased throttle response and power throughout the powerband. If you have any questions, just let me know!

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I love my jlt cai. It has the heat shield, big *** filter and u can get it color matched to ur car or any color even carbon fiber
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Thx guys I decided to go with the bbk blackout cai and the bama tuner. Great deal on am! Thinking of gettin a throttle body spacer soon to
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Re: Cai Pipes and tuner what brands are the best

what made you go w/ bbk instead of airaid? I'm considering both of them w/ a bama tune (probably 87..not 93).
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I went with jlt did a lot of research and everyone suggested it over bbk. And u can get them to match the color of ur car it's very nice
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and over the airaid too? find anything in ur research?
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I don't THINK one can do a throttle body spacer and CAI. I would check around before buying it.
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You can theirs Just factor that come into play.
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I recommend an Airaid Cai along with sct bama tuner. Buy from American Muscle, there freaking awesome.
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I recommend an Airaid Cai along with sct bama tuner. Buy from American Muscle, there freaking awesome.
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Love am with their fast free shipping ordered on a Monday received all 5 of my items on a Wednesday. Deff the place to go
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There are a handful of good options out there. I went with the Airaid and have been very satisfied. Easy install, nice fit, and obviously great performance.
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be carefull!
the throttle body spacer won't do any good with our cars!
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be carefull!
the throttle body spacer won't do any good with our cars!
Why is this? A few people have said it, and at suggestion I have explored the topic, but I am yet to understand why it is so looked down upon. Very true and clear, performance is unlikely to grow from it. But add one pound to a racercar, over a few races or even just one, it can matter. As someone mentioned, .5-.7 mpg increase. Well, over 50,000 miles?

Say I ONLY get 30 mpg. 50,000 miles is 1,666.667 gallons.
30.5 mpg on 50,000 miles is 1,639.344.

+27 gallon difference. IF fuel was only 3.00 USD per gallon, that is 81.00 USD. So if one finds one under that, and it has so limited results, then one must see if they will have the car for over 50k, and if that is worth any possible harm.*Keep in mind, most people do not get 30 mpg. The lower your mpg, the more valuable it is. Oh, and where I live, fuel is closer to 4.00 USD.

I am under the impression it can't cause harm. If it can, different story. But if it can't hurt, why not? Some people look for one spot to cut a pound, some people look for sixteen spots to cut an ounce.

25 mpg by 50k = 2,000
25.5 by 50k = 1960.784
+39 gallons. 3.899 per gallon is 152.06 USD.

I am not saying it is great, a miracle, or anything other than this: maybe we should do more testing before we shun it.
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Why is this? A few people have said it, and at suggestion I have explored the topic, but I am yet to understand why it is so looked down upon. Very true and clear, performance is unlikely to grow from it. But add one pound to a racercar, over a few races or even just one, it can matter. As someone mentioned, .5-.7 mpg increase. Well, over 50,000 miles?

Say I ONLY get 30 mpg. 50,000 miles is 1,666.667 gallons.
30.5 mpg on 50,000 miles is 1,639.344.

+27 gallon difference. IF fuel was only 3.00 USD per gallon, that is 81.00 USD. So if one finds one under that, and it has so limited results, then one must see if they will have the car for over 50k, and if that is worth any possible harm.*Keep in mind, most people do not get 30 mpg. The lower your mpg, the more valuable it is. Oh, and where I live, fuel is closer to 4.00 USD.

I am under the impression it can't cause harm. If it can, different story. But if it can't hurt, why not? Some people look for one spot to cut a pound, some people look for sixteen spots to cut an ounce.

25 mpg by 50k = 2,000
25.5 by 50k = 1960.784
+39 gallons. 3.899 per gallon is 152.06 USD.

I am not saying it is great, a miracle, or anything other than this: maybe we should do more testing before we shun it.
Instead of asking "why doesn't it work?", maybe you should ask "how does it work?". That's how I think anyway. If someone can't prove it does anything then I won't waste my time and ask "how come it doesn't work?". I just don't see how it can add any power or mpg's. I'm sure if it was proven to add real gains/mpg's, everyone would have one, like a cold air or a tuner. They're proven gains. If you want better mpg's, lay off the gas pedal so much, it's as simple as that. But if you'd like to be the guinea pig then by all means..
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Instead of asking "why doesn't it work?", maybe you should ask "how does it work?". That's how I think anyway. If someone can't prove it does anything then I won't waste my time and ask "how come it doesn't work?". I just don't see how it can add any power or mpg's. I'm sure if it was proven to add real gains/mpg's, everyone would have one, like a cold air or a tuner. They're proven gains. If you want better mpg's, lay off the gas pedal so much, it's as simple as that. But if you'd like to be the guinea pig then by all means..
I completely understand your point here. But the reason I approach from this angle is that they used to work. Several people have brought up how they worked in the past, but on our cars they do not. I am trying to understand what it is about our engine that makes it so. The only person who seems to have tried it HAS seen improvements. While the majority says it is a waste, bit gives no support to why.

Laying off the gas pedal doesn't give better mpg, driving smarter does. And again, the talk of gain to price/effort comes into play. CAI for 300.00 USD giving 10 ish horsepower is great. 30/hp. But if the TBS does 1 hp, it may not be worth it to some people, but I am not one to neglect the little things.

Again, I am asking for help to understand. how does it work? I expect people to just say, "it doesn't," but why? They worked in the past, what has changed? Why doesn't it work anymore? I was hoping another individual than the one I chatted with would be able to chime in either way. If it is not hard to install, maybe I will do It before the CAI.
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