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Old 09-04-2016, 08:10 PM   #1
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Cheap cold air intake?

Has anyone ever used one of these? Looking to build on a low budget. Just wondering if any body had experience with these.

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Jlt or stay stock

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Thanks man. Hadn't heard of it until now but very impressed

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A cold air intake on a Mustang is more for appearance than performance. Ford got the breathing side of things right with the Mustang.

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The only good one is jlt won't do much or nothing at all for hp or torque but does look nice and some sound more or a bling thing under the hood I have a upr CAI just for looks

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Man it does look nice lol

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Old 09-04-2016, 09:20 PM   #8
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Yeah just for looks though

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Old 09-04-2016, 09:31 PM   #9
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Very nice.

A Trick Flow or BBK plenum would finish off the intake system. From my understanding it would also net a few more HP.

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The Cheapest CAI for our cars is Stock, since it gets its air from in front of the radiator support through the grille.
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The Cheapest CAI for our cars is Stock, since it gets its air from in front of the radiator support through the grille.
Fair enough.

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BTW, I have an Airraid on mine, just for looks I actually consider it an appearance mod
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I have the exact same $90 intake in that picture. I've been running it for over a year with no problems at all. I posted before I got it and most people said not to get it so I did anyway lol and it made the car louder. No noticeable gain or lose. I figured you want advice from someone who is actually running the same intake you want and I would be one of those people. I went the cheap way and it seems to be fine. Most would probably say against it though.


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Is it me or the air filter looks small? Either way, I think it will get all the heat from the engine. Doesn't look like the heat shield does much looking from that picture.
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I have the exact same $90 intake in that picture. I've been running it for over a year with no problems at all. I posted before I got it and most people said not to get it so I did anyway lol and it made the car louder. No noticeable gain or lose. I figured you want advice from someone who is actually running the same intake you want and I would be one of those people. I went the cheap way and it seems to be fine. Most would probably say against it though.


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Thanks. Been wondering if anyone has used it

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I'm running the SR intake from AM. Can't hear it at all since the filter is stuck down inside the fender. Kinda disappointed since that's the only reason I run them is for the sound.
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I have a Steeda CAI in the classified For $250... but will accept any reasonable offer. And it comes with a free car cover
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A cold air intake on a Mustang is more for appearance than performance. Ford got the breathing side of things right with the Mustang.

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Old 09-26-2016, 12:39 PM   #21
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Airaid mit 105.00 get a good drop in filter good to go
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I had an "Ebay Special" I picked up for $80. Worked just like most all the others. Never had an issue with it. Some 5 datalog tunes later I preferred it over stock. Just buy a better cone filter for it as its a cheap one that it comes with. I still have it and am selling it now
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For those with CAI and aftermarket duals

Does it make your exhaust louder/deeper?
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Never noticed a difference in exhaust sound. Just Intake noise.
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+1.....my Airaid wasn't a huge sound difference but worth the <$100 I spent for the sound
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I believe Volt did a nice test on the cai vs stock and proved it gains no advantage other than loudness. Im keeping stock to protect my engine from debrise and dirt, plus I prefer my magnaflows make more sound than my engine.

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I believe Volt did a nice test on the cai vs stock and proved it gains no advantage other than loudness. Im keeping stock to protect my engine from debrise and dirt, plus I prefer my magnaflows make more sound than my engine.

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That he did. In the lower rpms where most of us drive it proved no gains over stock but he did say that with the added airflow there was less vacuum in the higher rpms vs stock which came to the engine was being choked of air, but not by much. So if you're looking to gain every 1/10 of a second you can at the track as a while you would want to get a bigger intake. For a car that may only see the track once in a while and have only mild bolt ons (exhaust, tune, headers) than your just buying an engine ornament at that point.
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Good point.

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i have that same intake the heat shields a little off but it works fine get your own coupler their slinky coupler sucks
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i dynoed before and after i still use this intake and for thoes who think the stock airbox is the same as cai get on a dyno and lift up that airbox cover during a pull its like turning on a shop vac so much restriction i made 10+hp after i switched
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Read Volts lengthy write up on cai dyno results... no tangible difference. I had a air raid on mine for a few days... all I noticed was a stupid loud engine. I decided Id rather have my engine well protected from dirt then spend $300+ on a cosmetic item. I also prefer my magnaflows make more noise than my engine bay. To each their own though.

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i dynoed before and after i still use this intake and for thoes who think the stock airbox is the same as cai get on a dyno and lift up that airbox cover during a pull its like turning on a shop vac so much restriction i made 10+hp after i switched
I think what most are saying as myself too, is that for the price of an intake to gain only 10-12hp is not much to get excited over and the money can be used elsewhere to get more gains. An Airaid or Steeda is like what $300? You can get a tune or some gears for that much. Also from down low to mid rpm range you get a little bit overall, like 5-8 with most these cai, but where they shine is in the upper rpm range. It's not 100% useless to buy an intake, but the majority of mods most people do stock with a good drop in filter is just as good.
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Lifting up a stock air box is not a very good example as it completely bypasses the intake filter. By no means simulates a CAI.
But for a 1/4 mile run on track day that is a consideration.(i.e remove filter.)
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Lifting up a stock air box is not a very good example as it completely bypasses the intake filter. By no means simulates a CAI.
But for a 1/4 mile run on track day that is a consideration.(i.e remove filter.)
That may cause the engine to stall out as it won't have the expected restriction and think something is wrong. I replaced my filter once and didnt properly latch it shut and it would do that.I also tried to add an extension hose to my cai between the maf sensor and air filter to put the filter as far from the engine bay and it wouldn't even run longer than a couple seconds.
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That may cause the engine to stall out as it won't have the expected restriction and think something is wrong. I replaced my filter once and didnt properly latch it shut and it would do that.I also tried to add an extension hose to my cai between the maf sensor and air filter to put the filter as far from the engine bay and it wouldn't even run longer than a couple seconds.
I don't doubt and I have no experience with that approach.
I did read on the Challenger forum (Yeah I bought an SRT.) , one of the guys removes his filter at the 1/4 track for a slight improvement. The fact that it's a 6.4L Hemi may make a difference.
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