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Old 08-07-2014, 07:55 AM   #1
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CAI install and re-tune

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Yesterday my Airaid CAI arrived and so did the new BAMA tune.

First off I would like to say installing a CAI in August while living here on the SC coast was not the best idea.

Step 1- return my car to the stock tune.
Step 2 - remove the stock air filter box- no real problem
Step 3- Install the Airaid CAI- not as easy as the video's show.

The installing of the air flow sensor in the air supply tube did not go well as one of the supplied screws stripped out. Then the big issue for the night was there was no way to install the adaptor to the throttle body as shown in the video's or by the directions. I installed the adaptor on the throttle body first without the clamp, then installed the clamp by opening it all the way. Ok next up was installing the air supply tube in the box and on the throttle body adaptor- Much easier said than done. I finally applied a little WD40 to the air supply tube and was able to make the connection and then I installed the clamp. I am thinking great I am almost done. Next up was the two bolts that attach the air tube to the air box and that took awhile to get them to line up. This would have gone faster with a second set of hands

Over all it took about 1 1/2 hours to complete and I was sweating my *** off out in the garage.

today I will download the updated tune and then load the new 87 street tune in the car tonight with a nice top down test ride to follow.





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Good job man. Let me know if u feel a real difference as far as low torque power. I'm hoping the acceleration is much more noticeable. This is all I have left to do: order my tune.


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Hello

I was running the Bama street 87 tune but had to get the tune updated with the addition of the CAI.

The street tune 87 was a very nice upgrade.
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Yesterday my Airaid CAI arrived and so did the new BAMA tune.

First off I would like to say installing a CAI in August while living here on the SC coast was not the best idea.

Step 1- return my car to the stock tune.
Step 2 - remove the stock air filter box- no real problem
Step 3- Install the Airaid CAI- not as easy as the video's show.

The installing of the air flow sensor in the air supply tube did not go well as one of the supplied screws stripped out. Then the big issue for the night was there was no way to install the adaptor to the throttle body as shown in the video's or by the directions. I installed the adaptor on the throttle body first without the clamp, then installed the clamp by opening it all the way. Ok next up was installing the air supply tube in the box and on the throttle body adaptor- Much easier said than done. I finally applied a little WD40 to the air supply tube and was able to make the connection and then I installed the clamp. I am thinking great I am almost done. Next up was the two bolts that attach the air tube to the air box and that took awhile to get them to line up. This would have gone faster with a second set of hands

Over all it took about 1 1/2 hours to complete and I was sweating my *** off out in the garage.

today I will download the updated tune and then load the new 87 street tune in the car tonight with a nice top down test ride to follow.





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Was it overly or subtly noticeable? There seems to be many different answers to the same question.


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It looks good under the hood!
My Airaid CAI really sucked to install the first time... but now that I've done it a few times it literally takes me 20 minutes to switch the Airaid and stock air box back and forth!
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I have not had a chance to drive the car yet with the CAI installed.

I am hoping to re-tune the car tonight and give it a 20 mile test ride.
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Hello

I loaded the new tunes in the BAMA tuner this afternoon so tonight I will upload a the new tune in the car.

Not sure if I will do the 87 street tune again or go to the 89 performance tune.

One question- I have about a half a tank of gas of 87 octane. What happens if I load the 89 performance tune with 87 gas? I will drive over to the gas station and fill up with good gas when I go out for the the road test.
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It wont do much bu its not wise to drive around WOT. Try driving the car around with just the intake and your non updated tune on 87 then once it's gone fill up with the new gas and download the updated tune.

It's a No Tune required intake. It better add noticable power for the money spent.
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Hello

I loaded the performance 89 tune last night and then took the mustang out for a 23 mile test drive. Not sure if it is the placebo effect but when I hit the gas on the interstate on-ramp the car sounded great and really took off.

Very happy with the Airaid CAI and the BAMA tune product.

The gas question? I loaded the 87 street tune in my driveway, drove to the gas station, topped off the tank with 6 gallons of 93 octane to mix with the 87 octane in the tank, then loaded the 89 performance tune while sitting at the gas pump.

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You feel a noticeable difference between your car with a tune and then the addition of the CAI and the tune?
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Yes I did

The car seems to be more responsive and sounds better.
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Yes I did

The car seems to be more responsive and sounds better.
Thats good to know. I'm starting to see more and more people who actually can feel a noticeable difference between not having a CAI and their stock air box.

I still run my tunes with it set for a CAI on a stock airbox and KN drop in filter. Feels better than when I had the intakes but now I'm reconsidering getting another CAI.
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my hint is to make sure to put a rag/towel in the lower part of the air box (snorkle?) in case you drop a screw. You do NOT want the screw to go inside there.
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my hint is to make sure to put a rag/towel in the lower part of the air box (snorkle?) in case you drop a screw. You do NOT want the screw to go inside there.

The first time I installed I dropped one in there... Took me literally 25 minutes of painfully shoving my fingers in there to get it... Never again.


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Well I've decided to pull the trigger on yet another intake...it should come sometime next week.
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Hello

I took the Mustang on a road trip from Charleston to Hilton Head Island and back this weekend. Very nice performance and 27 MPG.

You can only tell something has been done to the car when you really get your foot into the gas pedal then you can hear the CAI with the air flowing.

One note- one the way home I drove through some of the worst heavy downpours I have ever driven through and I should have stopped but could not find a safe place to pull off the road. No issues with the CAI and the rain.

I am very please with the BAMA 89 Performance tune and the Airaid CAI.
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Nice. Ya the "CAI" that are made for our cars don't drop into the wheel wells or front bumpers like a lot of the import CAIs do, so we can run our all year long. Only thing I wouldn't know is how well they hold up in single digit temps during weather. Aluminum and plastic piping can condensate and that in turn might freeze?
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Glad I live in SC and don't have that issue.
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Your car is screaming for some blackout mods. Just sayin!

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I've never experienced temps lower than 20 degrees in my car so this winter will be interesting
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Kevin,
If you like the performance tune, try out the race!
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Black out mods?

Let me know what you have in mind.
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Black out mods?

Let me know what you have in mind.
Headlights, marker lights, pony emblem, etc.

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Hello

I have the black grill installed by a past owner but will have to think about the lights.
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Just start with the side markers, you'll like the look
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The black out look really makes the front end look more aggressive imo. I used tint on the head lights, smoked side markers and a black pony cover. Black cars just look so much meaner blacked out.

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The black out look really makes the front end look more aggressive imo. I used tint on the head lights, smoked side markers and a black pony cover. Black cars just look so much meaner blacked out.

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Ahmen to that! I used plasti-dip for my side markers and my grill, I later got a blacked out metal grill, but I agree, a blacked out black car or just any dark color blacked out looks nice. I really like the Kona Blue blacked out...to me that is just the sexiest color combo.
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Let me check AM

By the way, how did that tune coming along? Does it feel the same way after a few days or was it a placebo effect? Any problems uploading tune and or returning to stock tune?


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No problems re-tuning my tuner with the updated tune from AM, no problem returning to the stock tune or applying the updated tunes to the car.

Placebo effect? NO

I think the car performs better and it sounds better with the stock exhaust and the CAI installed so no placebo effect. Must be a myth
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The black out look really makes the front end look more aggressive imo. I used tint on the head lights, smoked side markers and a black pony cover. Black cars just look so much meaner blacked out.

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I agree, my sterling gray looks really nice blacked out.


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Ahmen to that! I used plasti-dip for my side markers and my grill, I later got a blacked out metal grill, but I agree, a blacked out black car or just any dark color blacked out looks nice. I really like the Kona Blue blacked out...to me that is just the sexiest color combo.
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Bahh!!! My intake came in but it's my fault for being an idiot and buy some ebay knock off. The MAF sensor doesn't fit into the adapter and it has an extra nipple for an automatic. I doubt the automatic transmission has a different sized MAF sensor so that's not the issue. Point is I'm done...again. No more wasting time and money on intakes...
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