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Old 10-11-2012, 07:30 AM   #1
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Steeda cold air intake

Just bought a steeda intake for 275 brand new just had a smashed box. I thought it was a good deal so I jumped on it. Anyone running the the steeda intake? How do you like it?
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I had one previously, loved it, looking to buy another
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I have the roush now, and even though they replaced my damage air filter for free when they didn't have too, still looking at switching to the steeda. Looks really nice.
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Btw where did you buy one for 275 with crushed box? Sign me up!!!
eBay lol I didn't even want to get one until after winter but I couldn't resist that deal!

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I heard steeda was the way to go. I wanted to go jlt but the steeda has more advantages.
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eBay lol I didn't even want to get one until after winter but I couldn't resist that deal!

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I heard steeda was the way to go. I wanted to go jlt but the steeda has more advantages.
Steeda makes a great CAI, JLT has issues
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I swapped out my Roush (came with car new) with a Steeda last weekend. Night and day. Also running a Steeda tune.

My CAI was missing two screws (not missing, two in there that were 8-32 instead of 10-32) so that cost me 44 mile round trip to Lowe's at 8pm. Otherwise, uneventful install.

I was confused though ... originally, Steeda supplied me with 91 and 93 octane tunes, and sent me a new tune when I bought the CAI through them for the 101mm MAF housing CAI ... and now they say the 91 and 93 are the same tune and uses factory fuel strategy to add timing for 93.
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I swapped out my Roush (came with car new) with a Steeda last weekend. Night and day. Also running a Steeda tune.

My CAI was missing two screws (not missing, two in there that were 8-32 instead of 10-32) so that cost me 44 mile round trip to Lowe's at 8pm. Otherwise, uneventful install.

I was confused though ... originally, Steeda supplied me with 91 and 93 octane tunes, and sent me a new tune when I bought the CAI through them for the 101mm MAF housing CAI ... and now they say the 91 and 93 are the same tune and uses factory fuel strategy to add timing for 93.
I'm not really sure what to make of the larger MAF housing. I asked Steeda if they flowed any better vs the older one and I was told that it was really more of an inventory change than anything else and there was not additional flow. But then why did they send you more tunes?
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I'm not really sure what to make of the larger MAF housing. I asked Steeda if they flowed any better vs the older one and I was told that it was really more of an inventory change than anything else and there was not additional flow. But then why did they send you more tunes?
Any time you change the diameter of the maf housing you need an updated tune. It's a calculation thing, not an airflow thing.

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I have the roush now, and even though they replaced my damage air filter for free when they didn't have too, still looking at switching to the steeda. Looks really nice.
Let me know if you decide to sell the roush. If I don't buy it I can help get it sold.
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Any time you change the diameter of the maf housing you need an updated tune. It's a calculation thing, not an airflow thing.

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Let me know if you decide to sell the roush. If I don't buy it I can help get it sold.
I definitely will. Just wouldn't be until I get the steeda of course. Hopefully that will be soon. Hopefully getting offered a new job tomorrow and then life should be good!
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The steeda has a velocity stack too!!!
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So how do these things supposedly make more power if they don't flow more air? I am confused.
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So how do these things supposedly make more power if they don't flow more air? I am confused.
are you confusing them talking about the change in the MAF design with a better than stock CAI?

What they are talking about is the tubing that the mass air flow sensor sits in. It will be slightly bigger than the older version, but the two will push the same amount of air through.

The only reason I can see as to why you need to know what yours is, is for having the car tuned.
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I get the cross section / velocity / calibration aspect and the tune requirement (I have one) just wondering why the CAI's supposedly make more power if they don't really flow "more" air.

I was asking in general ... not specifically in relation to the 101mm vs 95mm housings on the new and older Steeda intakes, respectively.
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They do flow more air. Cooler air is denser hence cold air. Denser =more.
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They do flow more air. Cooler air is denser hence cold air. Denser =more.
Sure ... but the stock intake was sealed and only drew cold air from outside, too.
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Sure ... but the stock intake was sealed and only drew cold air from outside, too.
at the same time though, the stock airbox had a small area to pull air through, the surface area of the filters on the aftermarket CAIs is much larger, allowing them to still pull more air through, with much less restriction than the factory sealed box.
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I have the roush now, and even though they replaced my damage air filter for free when they didn't have too, still looking at switching to the steeda. Looks really nice.
How u like the Roush do u have a tune
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I'm not really sure what to make of the larger MAF housing. I asked Steeda if they flowed any better vs the older one and I was told that it was really more of an inventory change than anything else and there was not additional flow. But then why did they send you more tunes?
What really confused me with their tunes was a couple months ago, I received 91 and 93 octane tunes. A week ago, with the intake - they tell me they are the same tune, the 91 and 93. The tune seems to work fine ... no complaints ... I just do not understand why the 91 and 93 were different before (or so I was led to believe), and now they are not.
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I get the cross section / velocity / calibration aspect and the tune requirement (I have one) just wondering why the CAI's supposedly make more power if they don't really flow "more" air.

I was asking in general ... not specifically in relation to the 101mm vs 95mm housings on the new and older Steeda intakes, respectively.
They really don't make any more power. Any gains are in the single digits and well within the margin of error of multiple dyno runs. However, since the size of the MAF housing changed, a tune is required and that is where the gains are. This makes it look like you gain 30-40 HP from the CAI, when in reality you are gaining 5-8 from the tune and 25-30 from the tune.
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How u like the Roush do u have a tune
The Roush is a no-tune-required CAI ... I ran it with a Steeda 93 octane tune for a while. The car came with all sorts of Roush stuff ... including the intake ... sort of a dealer-made wanna-be-Roush package, so I never had the car without the intake. So, I can't compare.

I definitely feel more power with the Steeda intake and a new Steeda tune. Maybe it's placebo ... but so far I like it. The Roush doesn't have the sound that the Steeda does, either.
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How u like the Roush do u have a tune
I haven't been terribly impressed. Not having had another brand, I can't say if they are all this way. The car did feel a "small" bit more peppy the first time I put it on.

What I don't like, is the whistling sound. I can't hear it for long, as my car is far louder than the whistle, but it is there. The newer filter they sent me, isn't so bad, but the original, which had some crushing on the mesh wire, was realllly bad.

I actually cleaned that filter, and then it wouldn't retain oil...at all. Literally would leak all oil 100% and turn a grayish white. I washed so much oil out of the inside of my engine compartment when I got the replacement filter and cleaned up to put it in. I might still have the pictures somewhere. It was bad.

Honestly, my mistake, I purchased the roush cai, then later an sct tuner from AM/BAMA. I wish I had purchased a tuner before hand, as I would have rather put a little more money into a better CAI than to have to replace it now.

yes BTW the car is tuned, but I ran the roush for a few months without it.
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Has anybody heard anything about the k&n CAI one came on my 2011 gt 5.0 when I bought it. But I haven't heard any one talking about them. All I hear everyone talk about is the steeda CAI. Any info.
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Don't waste money on the k&n. your money would be better invested on other mods, or at the very least a CAI that requires a tune
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only K&N part that is worthy on our cars would be their oil filters. I like the fact they can be tightened with an adjustable wrench.
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Does anyone know how the BBK measures up against the Steeda? I'm about to purchase a CAI/Tune combo.
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I have not heard anything about the BBK on the coyote, I will say that I just purchased my second Steeda CAI for my 11 GTyesterday, I loved the first one that much. Fit and finish on the Steeda is amazing
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I have not heard anything about the BBK on the coyote, I will say that I just purchased my second Steeda CAI for my 11 GTyesterday, I loved the first one that much. Fit and finish on the Steeda is amazing
I'm clearly going to go with performance first, but I like the look of the chrome BBK. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean squat if it doesn't do much for the car.

How does the Steeda look under the hood?
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I have the bbk strictly for the look and I also got a tune. I figured there's no real difference in any cold air intake so I mine as well get the one that I think looks the best. I have never had any issues and really like it.


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After seeing redstang1's pic, gotta say the Steeda look much better, just my .02

No offense redstang just my preference
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After seeing redstang1's pic, gotta say the Steeda look much better, just my .02

No offense redstang just my preference
I don't like the chrome type finish. I know I am not the only one.

If you like that it is a perfect fit!
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Hey to each there own, I personally like but then again it is my car.
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I'm clearly going to go with performance first, but I like the look of the chrome BBK. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean squat if it doesn't do much for the car.

How does the Steeda look under the hood?
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Thank You for the positive feedback. If there are any questions that I can answer for you please don't hesitate to ask.

We manufacture our CAI's with the highest quality materials, and they are manufactured right here in the USA.

We are positive that our CAI/Tune will take your Mustang to the next level.

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