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Old 11-18-2013, 12:13 AM   #1
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Steeda question

So does anyone have the steeda intake for their 3.7 mustang?? I'm looking to get it cuz it has to have a tune for it.

So has anyone have experience with this intake? If so was it worth it? You can see numbers and claims but rather have somebody's opinion.

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Earlier this year I switched from a JLT to a Steeda. Honestly I can't really tell the throttle response difference. The only thing I can say is that it looks a lot more mean under the hood and it uses the factory air inlet compared to the JLT. Plus I'm told the metal heat shield helps with reducing heat temps. Overall I would say go with it, but that's just my personal opinion. At the end of the day you have to go with what you want. Hope this helps
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The airflow is also smoother when it enters and exits the Steed CAI. You can read about it here:

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The air filter is a special composite nano-particle element that is extremely effective at stopping ambient debris and dirt – yet it also allows for maximum air-flow by being less restrictive than most other filters on the market. This filter incorporates a special inner pleating design that affords maximum surface area – key for ensuring a smooth and uninterrupted flow of incoming air
Why Steeda Cold Air Intakes Blow Away The ‘Competition’ � Steeda Blog

Purchasing a Steeda Cold Air Intake is a great decision.

Let me know if I can help with one ... you can reach me at tim@steeda.com.

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I have one. It's amazing. Sounds really aggressive and it whistles while you accelerate. Definitely get one!
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Everyone always told me not the believe info from the companies websites
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The airflow is also smoother when it enters and exits the Steed CAI. You can read about it here: Why Steeda Cold Air Intakes Blow Away The ‘Competition’ � Steeda Blog Purchasing a Steeda Cold Air Intake is a great decision. Let me know if I can help with one ... you can reach me at tim@steeda.com. Best Regards, TJ
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Can you comment on steeda's cai and tunes and the support offered to resolve any factory warranty issues a dealer may blame on the part or tune? I'm looking at both but would like a better idea of how steeda's support would work. Thanks!
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Can you comment on steeda's cai and tunes and the support offered to resolve any factory warranty issues a dealer may blame on the part or tune? I'm looking at both but would like a better idea of how steeda's support would work. Thanks!
A failure from a tune, particularly our tunes is extremely rare. The tunes we send out are the same tunes used in our Steeda serialized vehicles sold through Ford dealers. Vehicles that are backed by a warranty, hence need to have a tune that is not going to cause us warranty issues.

Should an engine failure occur, we would work with the Ford dealer for proper diagnostics, this would include not only traditional diagnostics but things such as fuel octane testing and other techniques to fully determine the cause of failure. Should it be determined that indeed the tuning was the cause of the engine failure and not abuse, over revving, improper fuel octane, etc, then we would work with the customer on resolving the failure.

You are in good hands when you run with Steeda.

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The airflow is also smoother when it enters and exits the Steed CAI. You can read about it here:

Why Steeda Cold Air Intakes Blow Away The ‘Competition’ � Steeda Blog

Purchasing a Steeda Cold Air Intake is a great decision.

Let me know if I can help with one ... you can reach me at tim@steeda.com.

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What are the wheel HP and tq gains with a steeda CAI and 93 octane tune?
Also are there any discount codes for the forum or anything?

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I had one on my 3.7 and it looked good and performed well. That being said I won't be putting a CAI on the boss BC the gains just aren't there. Any CAI on a 11+ mustang won't give you enough gains to justify the price until you go FI
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The gains on the 3.7 CAI with a tune are:

Combined with the required custom tune using an SCT X3 Flash programming device we have achieved dramatic power increases of up to 20hp and 30ft/lbs of torque!




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Granted most of that is the tune not the intake. I love Steeda but the intake itself may give you 5 max HP
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Granted most of that is the tune not the intake. I love Steeda but the intake itself may give you 5 max HP
Yes, the only reason why companies have such high hp and torq gains are because of how they dyne the car. For one, they do it inside, which means cooler air and two they have the hood popped open which allows the CAI to really suck in cold air. In my opinion your probably best off with either an air aid, JLT, or BBK one because they do two things for an NA engine equally and all for the same price. They up the looks and give that nice mini turbo sound which for me was enough of a reason to shell out the couple hundred dinero for the air aid.
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Yes, the only reason why companies have such high hp and torq gains are because of how they dyne the car. For one, they do it inside, which means cooler air and two they have the hood popped open which allows the CAI to really suck in cold air. In my opinion your probably best off with either an air aid, JLT, or BBK one because they do two things for an NA engine equally and all for the same price. They up the looks and give that nice mini turbo sound which for me was enough of a reason to shell out the couple hundred dinero for the air aid.
On another forum one member ran an independent dyno comparing airaid to steeda cai. Tune was MPT with MAF adjusted. Didn't sound like other aspects of tune were changed. Picked up nice HP (+10-15)and TQ (+23) with the steeda over the airaid. Hood was up for dyno and dyno was different days, although that's a pretty good bump on the dyno chart. http://www.fastfordmuscle.com/index....eda-cai/page-3

Anyone looked into virtualdyno? It's a freeware in car dyno program. Seems well respected among the evo and wrx tuners. Takes datalog and car data to calculate hp and TQ. Seems like a good way to do a hood closed comparison of stock vs cai vs different cai. I asked the developer to add the 3.7 to the list but I need to either track my car or find an empty flat strip to do a 3rd gear run. Maybe some of the members here who track their car would be interested and post some charts?
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Here is my dyno run a few months ago comparing my Steeda, MPT and Bama Hybrid tune. All my tunes were 91 octane. I am happy with the Steeda results and are comparable to my bama and MPT tunes.



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I am kind a lost here I am looking to get an Intake for 14V6 I was looking to get the airaid and bama combo from amercian muscle. After reading this I am having second thoughts and now I am interesting in the steeda intake but what I want to know is what tuner should I get? I like the bama support where you get free tune for life, MPT seems like you have to pay for the tunes. Does steeda has it's own tuner? Also I have a lease vehicle so I definitely don't want to void the warranty, even though I am planning on keeping the car after the lease is up.
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We use SCT as we have found them to be a great platform for tuning the Mustang.

We also offer the tunes for life program ... we will upgrade your tune for free regardless of the product you purchase.

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I saw this video with guy a getting 301whp with just STEEDA intake and a tune?

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I saw this video with guy a getting 301whp with just STEEDA intake and a tune?

What year stang and engine size.
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:49 PM   #19
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I have a 2014 V6 base model
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Lol. What year and engine size was the mustang on the you tube video that got 301 rwhp from the tune and cai. I only ask because there is no way an 11 plus V6 is making 301 rwhp on just a tune and cai. My 91 Steeda tune made 289 rwhp on dyno to my 11 mustang and I have CAI, BBK ceramic long tube headers and off road x pipe. Granted I have an automatic but no way 301 rwhp with just tune and CAI. Lol
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That's what was shown on the dynamic unless he took it from another car .
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Not defending him. But different dynos sometimes show different numbers. Climate come into consideration as well.
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Not defending him. But different dynos sometimes show different numbers. Climate come into consideration as well.
Totally agree but no way v6 is gaining 40 rwhp with just tune and cai. If dude head headers and off road pipe, all day long 301 rwhp and some.

I got 297 rwhp with my 91 MPT tune on a 65 degree sunny day. 289 rwhp with my Steeda tune. 294 rwhp with my hybrid tune. All on same day. Lol.
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Like the other guy said it depends on the quality of the gas, weather, altitude, tires, gearing, etc. there is a lot that can change your dyno numbers
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Like the other guy said it depends on the quality of the gas, weather, altitude, tires, gearing, etc. there is a lot that can change your dyno numbers
I totally agree bro but I don't care what tires, weather , altitude, gearing, shoe size, bra size, waist size that v6 ain't making 301 rwhp with just Steeda tune and CAI. I had 93 Octane fuel, 3:73 gears and live near Cecil County racetrack where the altitude is amazing for dyno and track conditions. I have long tube ceramic headers, off road x pipe, Flowmaster exhaust axle backs, tune, CAI, and one piece aluminium driveshaft and made 297 rwhp with MPT tune. 289 rwhp with Steeda tune.

Done on a dynojet too boot.
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We use SCT as we have found them to be a great platform for tuning the Mustang.

We also offer the tunes for life program ... we will upgrade your tune for free regardless of the product you purchase.

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Does that apply only to upgrades purchased through Steeda. The web site implies this. Also as I am in Canada - if purchased through the Mississauga store will the same apply.
Finally is there any fourm discount.


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I totally agree bro but I don't care what tires, weather , altitude, gearing, shoe size, bra size, waist size that v6 ain't making 301 rwhp with just Steeda tune and CAI. I had 93 Octane fuel, 3:73 gears and live near Cecil County racetrack where the altitude is amazing for dyno and track conditions. I have long tube ceramic headers, off road x pipe, Flowmaster exhaust axle backs, tune, CAI, and one piece aluminium driveshaft and made 297 rwhp with MPT tune. 289 rwhp with Steeda tune.
Damn you have a lot of work done to your car, I want to be like you when I grow up.

Done on a dynojet too boot.
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Lol. What year and engine size was the mustang on the you tube video that got 301 rwhp from the tune and cai. I only ask because there is no way an 11 plus V6 is making 301 rwhp on just a tune and cai. My 91 Steeda tune made 289 rwhp on dyno to my 11 mustang and I have CAI, BBK ceramic long tube headers and off road x pipe. Granted I have an automatic but no way 301 rwhp with just tune and CAI. Lol


I'd like to see a dyno that would provide such numbers with just a CAI and tune. Not going to legitably happen.
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I'd like to see a dyno that would provide such numbers with just a CAI and tune. Not going to legitably happen.
Very true. ^
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Yeah I have one, I think it is well worth it, makes the car sound even better and it way cool and definitely adds power
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