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Old 02-01-2016, 02:27 PM   #1
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CAI question

So I just bought a BBK CAI and am about to instal it, this particular CAI doesn't require a tune. I'm already running a 93 tune. Will it be bad to instal the cai without updating my tune to adjust for the CAI?
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Actually it wouldn't hurt to check with your tune company. When I got my MPT tune, they wanted to know if I had a stock air clearer or a CAI. If I had a CAI, they wanted to know what make so they could incorporate it into the tune if needed.
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Actually it wouldn't hurt to check with your tune company. When I got my MPT tune, they wanted to know if I had a stock air clearer or a CAI. If I had a CAI, they wanted to know what make so they could incorporate it into the tune if needed.
Just so everyone is on the same page here, and not to look like we're giving conflicting information, i'd like to elaborate.

The reason a CAI is "tune required," or "no tune required" is because the MAF diameter is either the same as stock, or it isn't. This has been covered in great depth on this forum OP, the search feature is your friend ...

So, in regards to "do you need a tune" the answer is still no.

Now, can your tuner adjust cams and ignition timing to try to make more power from the potential increase in airflow? Absolutely, in which case it would be worth touching base with them about this intake.
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Totally agree with everything Voltwings elaborated on
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Must resist urge to tell him... he... is... wasting...money... and that the... BBK... CAI... will start pitting...within 6 months...










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Must resist urge to tell him... he... is... wasting...money... and that the... BBK... CAI... will start pitting...within 6 months...










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Must resist urge to tell him... he... is... wasting...money... and that the... BBK... CAI... will start pitting...within 6 months...










Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

What do you mean it will start pitting?
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I would of told the OP to get the airraid CAI! No pitting there. I am very happy with my CAI, no regrets in buying it.

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These cars come with a cai from the factory. Only get one if you like the pretty shaped cone that gets completely filthy and never looks brand new again even if you clean it.
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What do you mean it will start pitting?
I mean it'll start getting that white **** all over it if you daily it and it'll look like crap. Having had BBK products in the past, I will never buy anything they make ever again due to low quality/overpriced. They're like one step above the Chinese rip off companies and that's not exactly saying much.
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So I finally got it installed and I'm curious as to what should I really expect? Now it sounds like my intake wheezes a little bit and it seems to have a different exhaust tone.
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When in traffic, watch your Inlet Air Temp go way hotter. It will come back down when 40-45+MPH, but stop/go will be much warmer.
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When in traffic, watch your Inlet Air Temp go way hotter. It will come back down when 40-45+MPH, but stop/go will be much warmer.

Is this a bad thing?
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hotter IAT = less power due to cooler air being denser. Small difference but in racing small increments are essential.

that being said I scored a used Airaid for my V6...I bought it for sound alone and am happy with it. Key words "sound alone" I knew I wasn't gonna get any power out of it.
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hotter IAT = less power due to cooler air being denser. Small difference but in racing small increments are essential.

that being said I scored a used Airaid for my V6...I bought it for sound alone and am happy with it. Key words "sound alone" I knew I wasn't gonna get any power out of it.

Same here, I found a BBK CAI for a great price so I figured I'd buy it at least for the sound and look lol
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its hard to beat the factory inlet on the coyotes, most all aftermarket ones loose a little low end tq

you don't need to contact your tuner to find out if it plays nicely, just plug in your handheld and log the stft and ltft, if they make more than a -/+ 5% correction then you'll want to contact the tuner to get the fuel dialed back in
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I'm enjoying the Steeda CAI so far. It mellowed out the sound of my axle backs. The sound above 3k RPM is very enjoyable.
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Today I noticed my inlet air temp going up to 98° when it was only 52° out. Is this a big deal? It moved my cylinder head temp from 193° to 205°
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Today I noticed my inlet air temp going up to 98° when it was only 52° out. Is this a big deal? It moved my cylinder head temp from 193° to 205°
That happens when holding still. Same with any open element intake, even the cobrajet setups. You're fine, but it robs you a bit off the line.
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That happens when holding still. Same with any open element intake, even the cobrajet setups. You're fine, but it robs you a bit off the line.

Okay thanks, I know I'm full of dumb questions but I guess I'm that guy who worries about everything that could go wrong when it comes to my car lol
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so, do you like how it sounds?
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