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Old 08-12-2013, 04:22 PM   #1
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Which cold air intake should i get

I don't wanna do a tune and void my warranty on my 2012 V6 so I'm looking at the roush cold air intake. Is this the one recommended? Are the others better. Is the plastic better or the BBK metal one better?? Opinions and all information are greatly appreciated!!!
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Are the others better?

Keep the one that came on your 2012 car, aftermarket CAIs are for older cars or to look cool at a show.
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Are the others better?

Keep the one that came on your 2012 car, aftermarket CAIs are for older cars or to look cool at a show.
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I don't wanna do a tune and void my warranty on my 2012 V6 so I'm looking at the roush cold air intake. Is this the one recommended? Are the others better. Is the plastic better or the BBK metal one better?? Opinions and all information are greatly appreciated!!!
The Roush cold air intake is actually an airaid intake, just Roush badged.
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I don't wanna do a tune and void my warranty on my 2012 V6 so I'm looking at the roush cold air intake. Is this the one recommended? Are the others better. Is the plastic better or the BBK metal one better?? Opinions and all information are greatly appreciated!!!
If you aren't going to tune, save your money. You will notice barely to nothing performance wise, however you'll hear a difference.
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If you aren't going to tune, save your money. You will notice barely to nothing performance wise, however you'll hear a difference.
This is very true. A cold air intake with no tune really is worthless for performance. I'd save your $$$ unless you really want it for the noise it makes.
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This is very true. A cold air intake with no tune really is worthless for performance. I'd save your $$$ unless you really want it for the noise it makes.
Yeah add a k&n drop in filter and call it a day!
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The newer Mustangs already have a "CAI" so to speak, but they have a restricting thing. Lol can't think of the name of that part, anyways a lot of people believe that a CAI making its noise is adding a lot of power. It really isn't it just doesn't have the restrictive, so it adds minimal power gains and a nice sound. The way to go is to save your money and wait until the warranty goes out and get a Steeda CAI and Bama Tuner. The Steeda has a larger diameter tube, therefore increasing airflow which increases power. Due to the larger tube, it requires a tune.
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I'd say go for it. I got the air raid and I love it. Sounds amazing above 3k and I've noticed increased throttle response. For under $300 dollars, I really can't complain. You can also find videos where there are actual gains on the dyno. Between 5-10 horsepower.
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The Steeda has a larger diameter tube, therefore increasing airflow which increases power

You can have a 2-foot diameter tube but you will gain nothing because it still has to go through the throttle body which is actually what controls airflow. What makes a power difference is a tune which will give you the same gains with the factory CAI.
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This is very true. A cold air intake with no tune really is worthless for performance. I'd save your $$$ unless you really want it for the noise it makes.
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and now for a differant suggestion.....I reccomend whatever one you can get used. I believe what the others have said about negligable performance gains but if you get it for 1/2 price the sound improvement is worth the $. I scored an Airaid for $150 shipped and am happy with it but the only noticeable differance is the sound.
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I like the Airaid

I don;t care if it gives better HP or torque but I bought mine just for the great looks when I open the hood.


I did notice much better throttle response after installing my Airaid. ( I DID have a K&N drop in filter )

I also don't need or want to tune so the Airaid and my Magnaflow streets are working really good for me. My 3.7 V6 is peppy and crisp and sounds great. I got the under hood eye candy that I wanted and my warranty is safe. (7 year 70,000 mile bumper to bumper from FORD )

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Get a JLT or any Oil can (Separator) to stick on that car. I personally like the JLT because it comes with the genuine Ford hose's and installs in 30 seconds.


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Roush intake!!!! I love mine
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Roush intake!!!! I love mine
Roush intake is actually an airaid intake. They just put Roush name on it and charge more.
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i made mine for 70 bucks..
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Airaid is well know and OE's for Ford's FRPP stuff. Same with Roush if I recall. (and as stated earlier)

Similar results for non-tune requirements on CAI's. More show/sound than go in my opinion. Had I done more research, I would have done gears and suspension before an intake.
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