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Old 03-21-2013, 01:27 PM   #36
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I was just curious how much of a necessity a tune is on a CAI, and if the intakes that don't require a tune do anything other than what you get from it not being a closed box.

Not a warranty thing. I've already accepted that's gone with the wind lol
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Not a lot about 5-10 HP but I advise it makes a difference. A tune period is the best investment for pur sixxers
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The Ford intake system is fantastic, absolutely the best that has ever come from the factory. It will actually keep air charge temps slightly cooler under some conditions than an aftermarket cold air. Where the aftermarket cold air shines is in airflow to support higher horsepower. On the dyno we typically see 9 to 12 horsepower over the stock airbox, mostly above 4,000rpm. A drop in filter is not going to give you any real measureable horsepower.

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Well that doesn't make sense I really thought there was a size difference. Still makes power so oh well
The reason the steeda requires a tune is the intake diameter. It is the only Cai for our car that has a larger intake tube, that is why it requires a tune. It messes with the MAF sensor.

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And BTW TJ, I love my intake and recommend to everyone.
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The reason the steeda requires a tune is the intake diameter. It is the only Cai for our car that has a larger intake tube, that is why it requires a tune. It messes with the MAF sensor.

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And BTW TJ, I love my intake and recommend to everyone.
AFE requires a tune.
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AFE requires a tune.
Lol I've never herd of that intake. I still prefer my Steeda
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Afe is pretty good, I've only used it in trucks though
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AFE requires a tune.
No they don't. It says yes and no on AM. I want one cause instead of whistling like a turbo, it roars. But it's like backwards. Idk how that'll look.
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No they don't. It says yes and no on AM. I want one cause instead of whistling like a turbo, it roars. But it's like backwards. Idk how that'll look.
You're the only person who plans on not turbo/supercharging, so this counts more for you
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You can use the cold air filter on the motor for turbos and superchargers though
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[QUOTE=clamphier;1577952]You can use the cold air filter on the motor for turbos and superchargers though[/QUOTE

you could, but it's so minor in comparison to the supercharger/turbocharger.
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I did it because it was bigger than the one they sent me. Procharger 3 inch inlet airraid was 4
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It definitely does. The stock intake is in a box and a flat style filter so its about as restrictive as you can get and the intake tube is about an inch smaller. With an aftermarket intake you get a 3 inch inlet tube and a cone style filter with an open top so it sucks in more air. More air more power
I have an Airraid cold air intake and love it, I purchased it when Airrad was running a 50 dollar rebate last year and scooped that right up from American Muscle. I totally agree with the more air sucked in, the more power the engine can create. But there is also a key factory that some people overlook. You can suck in all the cold air into the engine but after it sucks, it has to be pushed out. If your rolling stock manifolds and cats then you ain't pushing ***** out faster no matter how much air your sucking in. To really get the full benefit of any CAI, you need a tune, headers and off road x pipe or at least a high flowing catted x pipe. In order to get the full true performance of the CAI you need a complete system. Tune, Headers, x pipe and free flowing exhaust system to push that air out faster.

It's no different an the larger throttle body for our sixers.. Sure it sucks more air in but the factory intake is not bigger so it ain't pushing more air down into the headers. Just my 2 cents.
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Steeda! Steeda! Steeda! +tune. Lol
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I have an Airraid cold air intake and love it, I purchased it when Airrad was running a 50 dollar rebate last year and scooped that right up from American Muscle. I totally agree with the more air sucked in, the more power the engine can create. But there is also a key factory that some people overlook. You can suck in all the cold air into the engine but after it sucks, it has to be pushed out. If your rolling stock manifolds and cats then you ain't pushing ***** out faster no matter how much air your sucking in. To really get the full benefit of any CAI, you need a tune, headers and off road x pipe or at least a high flowing catted x pipe. In order to get the full true performance of the CAI you need a complete system. Tune, Headers, x pipe and free flowing exhaust system to push that air out faster.

It's no different an the larger throttle body for our sixers.. Sure it sucks more air in but the factory intake is not bigger so it ain't pushing more air down into the headers. Just my 2 cents.
So exhaust work first, intake system second. Tune somewhere in there and some gears. That's about all one can do as far as naturally aspirated
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I did intake and tune then exhaust because that was a little more of an expense. But for best performance I'd do it all at once but if not do intake first
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Hey 2011 Kona Blue

Excellent.
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I totally agree with the more air sucked in, the more power the engine can create. But there is also a key factory that some people overlook. You can suck in all the cold air into the engine but after it sucks, it has to be pushed out. If your rolling stock manifolds and cats then you ain't pushing ***** out faster no matter how much air your sucking in. To really get the full benefit of any CAI, you need a tune, headers and off road x pipe or at least a high flowing catted x pipe. In order to get the full true performance of the CAI you need a complete system. Tune, Headers, x pipe and free flowing exhaust system to push that air out faster.

It's no different an the larger throttle body for our sixers.. Sure it sucks more air in but the factory intake is not bigger so it ain't pushing more air down into the headers. Just my 2 cents.
Your are totally correct on all counts.

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I saw go with the airaid, right now. I just installed mine yesterday and I love the feel of my car now.
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