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Old 05-14-2012, 05:00 PM   #1
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CAI Gains

Been wanting a CAI but I'm reading here that the gains are minimal... Any thoughts from those who have done it?
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Been wanting a CAI but I'm reading here that the gains are minimal... Any thoughts from those who have done it?
you will show gains on the dyno thats about it. they have almost been proved worthless on the new 5.0's except for airraid.

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they still look good though. my personal preff is the carbon jlt just for the "looks"
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Re: CAI Gains

you're the second person I've seen recommend stock or the airraid. JLT has proven little gains, but has the airraid proven SOME gains?
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you're the second person I've seen recommend stock or the airraid. JLT has proven little gains, but has the airraid proven SOME gains?
yes jlt and the mass airflow readings it puts out why the perdormance is no good.
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I see, So air raid has proved some gains?
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I see, So air raid has proved some gains?
at the track yes. in actually making the car faster.

they will all show on a dyno bc the hood is up. dyno only shows #s real performance will only be showed driving/ at the track
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+1 for the Airaid CAI. Even with no-tune you could feel(and hear) the difference. Personally, I returned to the stock box because I thought air/fuel ratio may be slightly off. I was hoping it wasn't running too lean... if going that route, tune it!
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I thought the cai gains were debunked. That's why I asked. Thanks.
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I thought the cai gains were debunked. That's why I asked. Thanks.
I agree for the most part. I think the stock box is very good. Throttle response is pretty good. After I installed the Airaid, throttle response took a hit. If I re-install it, it would be after I decide on a tune...
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Can u notice if the vehicle is running lean?
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Can u notice if the vehicle is running lean?
I'm sure if you have a way of reading the air/fuel ratio, you will know... not waiting on any engine damage to occur.
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Re: CAI Gains

05+ GT's gain a good bit of power from a CAI with a tune is done at the same time. They gain far more than pre 05 GT's for sure.
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Re: CAI Gains

Regardless of the type of CAI you put in, its always a good idea to tune your car. You will maximize the performance parts you are putting in. Investing in a $380 tuner w/free tunes for life makes it easy. Any parts you want to install after that, you already have the tuner so set it up and go. With CAI and a tune on the new 5.0's you should see "dyno" gains of around 20RWHP+. Anytime you can improve the way your car breathes and exhales its worth it
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i would stay away from bama tunes they SUCK! go with jon lunds tunes they cost more but are bad ***
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i would stay away from bama tunes they SUCK! go with jon lunds tunes they cost more but are bad ***
There is a lot of hatred on some of these boards about BAMA. Did you have a bad experience with them?
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There is a lot of hatred on some of these boards about BAMA. Did you have a bad experience with them?
there hp gains suck compared to lunds tunes.
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I took my stang to a professional that only works on mustangs. I highly recommend finding the same type.

He went through on the dyno and adjusted the air fuel mixture. I have had no issues at all with the tune!
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I took my stang to a professional that only works on mustangs. I highly recommend finding the same type.

He went through on the dyno and adjusted the air fuel mixture. I have had no issues at all with the tune!
I recommend dyno tune also. But if just cold air its a waste. Once get boss/exhaust best idea completely
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you will show gains on the dyno thats about it. they have almost been proved worthless on the new 5.0's except for airraid.

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they still look good though. my personal preff is the carbon jlt just for the "looks"
Wrong. It has been proven over and over that a cai improves airflow an creates more power on the dyno and in real driving. Idk what anyone says I have seen the and done the tests myself an a cai is an improvement over stock for time slips and dyno sheets.
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