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Old 08-04-2014, 07:50 PM   #1
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Cheap airaid intake

Has anyone tryed out these airaid intakes. There 125$ or so

I'm debating on buying one or just buying a more expensive One. I've always been a carb guy so now that I'm getting Into the performance side on this v6 I'm not sure how much of a difference there will be here.


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Here's a pic of it. Thinking a true Cai would be better


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This is just the black Airaid tube only with stock filter housing.


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I put one in a couple of weeks ago. I bought it to get rid of the ugly stock intake and clean up the engine compartment. I was not expecting any performance with it. FWIW, the stock intake is from right behind the grill, so you are already getting the coolest air possible. I replaced the stock air filter with a K and N. Again, no noticeable performance other than being able to hear the intake a little more...
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I put one in a couple of weeks ago. I bought it to get rid of the ugly stock intake and clean up the engine compartment. I was not expecting any performance with it. FWIW, the stock intake is from right behind the grill, so you are already getting the coolest air possible. I replaced the stock air filter with a K and N. Again, no noticeable performance other than being able to hear the intake a little more...
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Thank u for the In put. Ill leave it the way it is


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Here's a pic of it. Thinking a true Cai would be better


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Thats more a "true" CAI than 90% of what's being sold out there. Half the intakes don't even use the factory air funnel which draws in the coldest air possible for the factory airbox, plus it's more heat resistant.
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I put one in a couple of weeks ago. I bought it to get rid of the ugly stock intake and clean up the engine compartment. I was not expecting any performance with it. FWIW, the stock intake is from right behind the grill, so you are already getting the coolest air possible. I replaced the stock air filter with a K and N. Again, no noticeable performance other than being able to hear the intake a little more...
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Old 08-21-2014, 12:24 PM   #9
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I think I wanna just do this now:
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Airaid makes a fairly inexpensive CAI which doesn't need a tune and supposedly gets you a few more ponies. A CAI seems like a must do mod for most people and it does clean up the engine bay a bit.
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Isn't the stock air box a true CAI?
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Isn't the stock air box a true CAI?
You are correct sir.

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Does anybody know if the sound induction tube is louder than a CAI? It seems like it would since it's pumping sound into the cabin.
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Isn't the stock air box a true CAI?
Its what I was referring to...
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Does anybody know if the sound induction tube is louder than a CAI? It seems like it would since it's pumping sound into the cabin.
Ya it could be...there's a link I posted earlier in the thread. He does a test with the sound tube and with the 2 foam plugs removed it's pretty loud.
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I ordered my SR Performance CAI from American Muscle and just installed it the other day. It was on sale for 180. I'm very happy with it. Noticeable pickup and meaner exhaust sound, granted I got my Stang with upgraded mufflers. Definitely give it a look. Click image for larger version

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Old 08-23-2014, 01:11 AM   #17
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I wouldn't use any CAI that doesn't use the factory air inlet... Defeats the purpose and doesn't work nearly as well as the factory CAI.
If it's not using the factory air inlet it will just suck in hot engine air especially when it's open and not sealed.


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$180 is still too much for a plastic tube and a filter. I can get the same effect with a PVC plumbing pipe and cone filter.

GB93- you have an Airiad CAI don't you? That's an open element CAI as well.
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Here's a video from Jay Leno's Garage which talks about the Boss 302 and at 4:46 minutes into the video, Jay asks the chief engineer about the stock air box.
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$180 is still too much for a plastic tube and a filter. I can get the same effect with a PVC plumbing pipe and cone filter.

GB93- you have an Airiad CAI don't you? That's an open element CAI as well.
Agreed, but 120$ more and you get a plastic bucket with a coned air filter that won't flow any better than our stock airbox. If I already didn't have my CAI I would have opted for the tube and saved the 120$ to put towards other mods.

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Uses the factory air inlet and it seals pretty good against the hood, it's not hot in there after driving I've tested it out. That and steeda both seal against the hood


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Might have just been the one I had, but I don't feel like it sealed very well against the hood. Then again while in motion all the air under there get tossed around and mixed with the outside so any kind of isolation from the heat is good. It's better than than most the other intakes that don't even have heat shaields.
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Mine seals really well, you can even see in the picture the rubber top ("sealing") is all bent in from the where the hood presses down on it.
I don't have any science facts or anything to back it up, but it's not hot after a lot of driving, it's noticeably pressed down from sealing against the hood, it makes an awesome noise when I step on it, and it noticeably improved my car's performance coupled with the tuner!
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That's really good. I was running mine back before BAMA had the Hybrid tune and i just didn't like the bogging I had down low. I think BAMAs revisions on their tunes have really helped.
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That's really good. I was running mine back before BAMA had the Hybrid tune and i just didn't like the bogging I had down low. I think BAMAs revisions on their tunes have really helped.
Probably! I've been running MPT in my car for about 3 weeks now, can't wait to see how it runs once I get the headers in!
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