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Old 07-24-2012, 10:08 PM   #1
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Cai and tuner?

What are your recommendations for CAI and tuner?
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Yea threads fall off after so long a time of inactivity, check you tb thread for tuners... CAI is a waste with your current mods or most any bolt ons really, unless you like the looks and sound I say spend your 3-400 on something else
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Yeah grabber blue is right about the CAI. I'd just get a high flow drop in filter and get an catless xpipe with the tuner. I like my C&L cai just because of looks and sound.
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Thanks for the advice!
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Yeah grabber blue is right about the CAI. I'd just get a high flow drop in filter and get an catless xpipe with the tuner. I like my C&L cai just because of looks and sound.
K&n has been proven to rob you of horsepower compared to the oem filter, where CAI has shown gains, let's not get into the whole air reading or open hood thing either -_-
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K&n has been proven to rob you of horsepower compared to the oem filter, where CAI has shown gains, let's not get into the whole air reading or open hood thing either -_-
Oh okay sry for misleading. Well if he has the money to get a CAI guess it'll be worth a few hp at least with the tune.
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K&n has been proven to rob you of horsepower compared to the oem filter, where CAI has shown gains, let's not get into the whole air reading or open hood thing either -_-
Exactly
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I have the money. Thanks guys
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What year is your car?

---------- Post added at 09:10 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:08 AM ----------

B4 you get a tune or cai get exhaust parts first so when you Get the tune you experience huge difference rather then small.
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It's a 2013 gt
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K&n has been proven to rob you of horsepower compared to the oem filter, where CAI has shown gains, let's not get into the whole air reading or open hood thing either -_-
Since I'm also starting to look at this, any recommendations for a better drop-in filter? I get that with no mods, or only minor ones a CAI is simply eye candy (not a bad thing in itself).
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What year is your car?

---------- Post added at 09:10 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:08 AM ----------

B4 you get a tune or cai get exhaust parts first so when you Get the tune you experience huge difference rather then small.
I have borla s type catback on my 13 already
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Just get toons! Will need tooner anyways for future mods
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I probably will within the next day or two.
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Awesome! What are you thinking for tooner?
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Awesome! What are you thinking for tooner?
A Bama tuner with free tunes for life from AM don't know which CAI yet though.
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Airraid or Steeda hands down. The Mass Air Flow readings on those is the best. There is a HUGEEE thread on MAF readings on modularfords.com. As for the tune cant go wrong with Bama. Ran a 12.1 with mine on radials 12.3 on streets. No complaints there!!!
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Airraid or Steeda hands down. The Mass Air Flow readings on those is the best. There is a HUGEEE thread on MAF readings on modularfords.com. As for the tune cant go wrong with Bama. Ran a 12.1 with mine on radials 12.3 on streets. No complaints there!!!
Nice! Thanks bullet! I was actually looking a both earlier.
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Airraid or Steeda hands down. The Mass Air Flow readings on those is the best. There is a HUGEEE thread on MAF readings on modularfords.com. As for the tune cant go wrong with Bama. Ran a 12.1 with mine on radials 12.3 on streets. No complaints there!!!
How does JLT compare to either of these? I have heard good things and the price doesn't seem bad. Any opinions?
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How does JLT compare to either of these? I have heard good things and the price doesn't seem bad. Any opinions?
I have the JLT CAI. According to the results it has the worst MAF reading. Iv had some issues with it with bogging and other stuff. I would def do with the Steeda or the Airraid. They are put together ALOT nicer. Only reason i have the JLT is cause its painted and im a fruit LOL
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I have a 2010 V6 and just ordered a BAMA tuner from AM and a CAI from C&L. I Is Excited! I'm Also scheduled to get a custom Xpipe with long tube headers! Haven't decided on mufflers yet.. My incentive bonus from work could not of come at a better time
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Re: Cai and tuner?

im getting ready to order a JLT intake a bama tuner
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im getting ready to order a JLT intake a bama tuner
I just ordered an air raid CAI and Bama tuner with custom tunes
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I just ordered an air raid CAI and Bama tuner with custom tunes
i called them this morning after they put my order on hold cause like a dummy i typed in the wrong security code for my card and i asked they guy what the turn around is on the tunes and he said 2-3 business days and that they ship everything together so i might not get it till tuesday. i come home from work today check my email and it says everything has been shipped
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i called them this morning after they put my order on hold cause like a dummy i typed in the wrong security code for my card and i asked they guy what the turn around is on the tunes and he said 2-3 business days and that they ship everything together so i might not get it till tuesday. i come home from work today check my email and it says everything has been shipped
Sweet deal! I bet you can't wait cause I can't. Lol... I heard we get pretty good gains from CAI and tune on the 5.0.
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my friend went to big daddys performance with his 2012 and with his steeda cai, offroad x and whatever axleback he has made 438whp after the dyno tune. the dyno tune will be after my warranty is up. until then bama it is
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my friend went to big daddys performance with his 2012 and with his steeda cai, offroad x and whatever axleback he has made 438whp after the dyno tune. the dyno tune will be after my warranty is up. until then bama it is
I wonder if I'll be around the same. I'll have the air raid CAI and borla s type catback exhaust with Bama tune.
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still have cats? and i dont know how close we will be to a actual custom dyno tune. luckily enough for me there has been a dyno floating around at the car shows around here. im hoping to get on it saturday to get base like numbers then hope to either run into him at another show or bring my stuff along with some jackstands and a jack and throw it on at the show then dyno it again haha
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Yea still have cats. Nice!
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my friend went to big daddys performance with his 2012 and with his steeda cai, offroad x and whatever axleback he has made 438whp after the dyno tune. the dyno tune will be after my warranty is up. until then bama it is
Does your friend like his Steeda, thats what I have been looking at. Its expensive, but seems to have the most gains.
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I was either either goons get steeda or air raid but obviously decided on air raid.
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I had a steeda with my stock intake Mani, awesome piece of equipment, fit and finish is amazing and looks great, well worth the money
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I had a steeda with my stock intake Mani, awesome piece of equipment, fit and finish is amazing and looks great, well worth the money
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I had a steeda with my stock intake Mani, awesome piece of equipment, fit and finish is amazing and looks great, well worth the money
Thanks grabber, I think it's going on my build list, now I just need to read up on some tuners and such.
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Does your friend like his Steeda, thats what I have been looking at. Its expensive, but seems to have the most gains.
he loves it. and yea its a little on the expensive side but after check out that one and the jlt they are pretty close with the gains but the jlt is cheaper
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