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Old 02-26-2015, 04:29 PM   #1
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Intake or No?

Ive seen people say on here that air intakes dont make a difference other than sound and to just replace my stock air filter and that the aftermarket intakes are sucking up hot air from under the hood if thats incorrect let me know. my question then is i was going to do a cai/tuner combo but if im to purchase a just the tuner what should be the 2nd mod? Or just the tuner is fine? I havent found a shop around me for gears so holding off on that. Kinda new to everything but with spring around the corner i wanna know what will get me the best bang for my money. Thanks
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I bought the tuner/cai combo a couple of years ago. If I had to do it again I'd pass on the cai. The stock air box is not restrictive, and I'd use that 300$ on other mods.

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Ive seen people say on here that air intakes dont make a difference other than sound and to just replace my stock air filter and that the aftermarket intakes are sucking up hot air from under the hood if thats incorrect let me know. my question then is i was going to do a cai/tuner combo but if im to purchase a just the tuner what should be the 2nd mod? Or just the tuner is fine? I havent found a shop around me for gears so holding off on that. Kinda new to everything but with spring around the corner i wanna know what will get me the best bang for my money. Thanks

Just do the tuner for now. The car will feel like a completely different car after you load a tune on. You'll be happy you did it.

Unless you want the CAI for under hood dress up or sound, I'd skip it.
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Tune and headers maybe.

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Tune and headers maybe.

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It is possible to do the shorty headers by yourself. Challenging, but doable.

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The factory airbox is a CAI. Anything else is a hot air intake. You might barely hear it. Spend that money on something else that actually does something ....like synthetic blinker fluid.
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Good alternative to stock airbox and tube and not going the aftermarket cai route would be the modular airaid tube and a AFE dry pro S filter instead of KN or stock filter. Look up that AFE filter for our car and you'll see why.
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Good alternative to stock airbox and tube and not going the aftermarket cai route would be the modular airaid tube and a AFE dry pro S filter instead of KN or stock filter. Look up that AFE filter for our car and you'll see why.
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What they said.
My IAT went 45+ ambient easily in traffic with my aftermarket $300.00 CAI.
Removed & went with AFE dry dropin & stock intake tube.
Much better & truly is a CAI.
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Can anyone post their inlet air temp going into the intake if you have it handy. I know you can easily see it on the premium models or get it from the tuner. Wanting to compare some intakes I have been trying out so if anyone is using the stock intake please let me know your intake temps, thanks!
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Ive seen people say on here that air intakes dont make a difference other than sound and to just replace my stock air filter and that the aftermarket intakes are sucking up hot air from under the hood if thats incorrect let me know. my question then is i was going to do a cai/tuner combo but if im to purchase a just the tuner what should be the 2nd mod? Or just the tuner is fine? I havent found a shop around me for gears so holding off on that. Kinda new to everything but with spring around the corner i wanna know what will get me the best bang for my money. Thanks
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Can anyone post their inlet air temp going into the intake if you have it handy. I know you can easily see it on the premium models or get it from the tuner. Wanting to compare some intakes I have been trying out so if anyone is using the stock intake please let me know your intake temps, thanks!


It is 34 degrees this morning in Texas. My Air Inlet temp while cruising for 20 minutes was 30-32. During idle, it went up as high as 45 degrees. I have an Airaid CAI.
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