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Old 08-10-2012, 11:30 PM   #1
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Should i get a cai?

I have the new 13' GT. I'm very apprehensive about getting a cold air intake for her. Due to the water getting into the heat extractors. I'm not very good at all making or fabing anything. Im good at fixing. Lol... What do you think?
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Re: Should i get a cai?

Have you voided your warranty yet?
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Have you voided your warranty yet?
Well if my dealership will void it because of my borla a type exhaust then yes. Cause that's all I have done myself everything else came with my car
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Re: Should i get a cai?

If you really want one buy the C&L 13' unit, but you won't notice any HP gains unless you install a tune also. They do look and sound cool!
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You won't notice hp gains even with a CAI
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He already has an exhaust so he's getting air out, a CAI would suck a lot of air in. You won't notice a huge difference but throttle response will be a little better.
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He already has an exhaust so he's getting air out, a CAI would suck a lot of air in. You won't notice a huge difference but throttle response will be a little better.
11+ is far different than 10 and older
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Everything I have put a CAI and exhaust on its gave me better throttle response. I'm not saying your wrong I just find it very hard to believe these 2 together wouldn't add throttle response on HP numbers.
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11+ is far different than 10 and older
So are you saying that 10 and older experience gains from the CAI?
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I have the new 13' GT. I'm very apprehensive about getting a cold air intake for her. Due to the water getting into the heat extractors. I'm not very good at all making or fabing anything. Im good at fixing. Lol... What do you think?
U haven't voided anything with cat-back or axle-back exhaust (borla is my favorite!). 13s already have stock CAI. Only drawback you'll have is a non-OEM filter will dirty ur engine. Substantially more PPM allowed into the intake.

That being said, FRPP is selling the Procal tune with a 'free' K&N air filter that fits the stock CAI. I can't understand why but they do
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Re: Should i get a cai?

An intake without a tune is basically for appearance. If you get a tune though, be mindful that your warranty COULD be voided. Just because you get a tune that doesn't mean that your warranty automatically goes out the window. I don't know how many millions of threads have been created about this. Bottom line is if you are fearful of losing your warranty you might want to hold off. Anyway, from everything I've read Steeda and Airraid are two of the best. I plan on going with a Steeda intake and tune here in a couple weeks.
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So are you saying that 10 and older experience gains from the CAI?
I was recently told the 10's gains from CAI are just as minuscule

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Everything I have put a CAI and exhaust on its gave me better throttle response. I'm not saying your wrong I just find it very hard to believe these 2 together wouldn't add throttle response on HP numbers.
I understand the thought process but so much of this is controlled by the tune and computers that they really don't do much
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I was recently told the 10's gains from CAI are just as minuscule

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I understand the thought process but so much of this is controlled by the tune and computers that they really don't do much
Tune over rides some parts of the computer an makes it more performance savvy. No?
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Thanks guys! I'm not worried about the warranty.
I just want water getting on the CAI if I got one and the water getting into the engine
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Tune over rides some parts of the computer an makes it more performance savvy. No?
Yes, why? Tune increases throttle response pretty good by itself
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Re: Should i get a cai?

C&L is the only company, for now, offering a shroud that deflects the water from the filter.

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Yes, why? Tune increases throttle response pretty good by itself
It takes less computer out and more driver in if that makes sense
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