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Old 01-20-2013, 02:17 AM   #1
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Best intake for 2013

Hey I wanted to know what some of you guys use for a cold air intake on a 2013 gt? Any and all info would be great. I'm thinking about going with the c&l intake for the 2013 gt. let me know what your opinions are.
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I don't think I would ever get a cold air intake. It's been proven they don't really do much and are more or less just for looks. I've always used the stock intake and when I get the Tvs 2300 sc I will be sticking to the roush intake.
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Stock Box works great for me, I'm not impressed by the plastic aftermarket tubes out there, and I honestly don't see any gains worth the money they ask for them, and they definitely aint worth the money for the looks. I invested in a tune with stock air box, and got the best gains there. If you want one for the looks, then just see which one appeals to you most. Keep in mind that they do get wet after rains through the heat extractors on the hood.
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The best CAI is the factory one your car came with.
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I don't think I would ever get a cold air intake. It's been proven they don't really do much and are more or less just for looks. I've always used the stock intake and when I get the Tvs 2300 sc I will be sticking to the roush intake.
For a N/A engine the stock box works great but for a SC it has been proven that the open filter is the winner and adds 1.5 psi. And this apply to centri and twin screw.
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For a N/A engine the stock box works great but for a SC it has been proven that the open filter is the winner and adds 1.5 psi. And this apply to centri and twin screw.
If it was then roush would be putting their own cold air intake instead of their box one
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Wow ok well I think I'll stick with the stock box. What should I do for around 400 bucks. I want to add a little more power I have a bama tune also.
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Wow ok well I think I'll stick with the stock box. What should I do for around 400 bucks. I want to add a little more power I have a bama tune also.
Lower control, an upper control arms, so you can hook up the power you've already got.
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Lower control, an upper control arms, so you can hook up the power you've already got.
That's an option. Anything else?
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That's an option. Anything else?
Save more money, I assume you already have axle backs. Headers will be my first mod when warranty expires. Aluminum drive shaft will be next.
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But do I have to do a tune if I'm going to use premium? (93 octane)
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But do I have to do a tune if I'm going to use premium? (93 octane)
You would benefit more from a 93 octane specific tune, ford's calibration is for 91 octane.
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I agree. Factory box is fine until you decide to leave normal aspiration.
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I agree. Factory box is fine until you decide to leave normal aspiration.
Just to add to the augment, and I don't care either way... AM has done runs and have video showing 11 HP gains with just an CAI. No tune. http://www.americanmuscle.com/airaid-cai-2011gt.html
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Your biggest gains with a CAI will come when working in conjunction with headers. You can suck all the cold air into the engine but the stock manifolds will only restrict the flow out so fast and much. The sound the CAI makes is way sweeter than the stock intake in my opinion.

To further answer the OP's question . Airraid!
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Just to add to the augment, and I don't care either way... AM has done runs and have video showing 11 HP gains with just an CAI. No tune. http://www.americanmuscle.com/airaid-cai-2011gt.html
They also claim 58hp for the boss intake manifold, yet the boss 302 only has 28 more HP.
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They also claim 58hp for the boss intake manifold, yet the boss 302 only has 28 more HP.
Could be with a tune you could prob get that. I don't believe the boss has an actual tune.
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On the 2013, I would keep the stock air box because of the heat extractors in the hood. When it rains, your filter gets wet.

I've got a Steeda CAI with my Boss IM. I just like the way it looks.
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Could be with a tune you could prob get that. I don't believe the boss has an actual tune.
All cars have a "tune" but the boss does not come with an aftermarket tune (obviously). Even with a tune, 58 hp?! Really! Maybe on a hit humid day with stock tune then putting on aftermarket tune on a nice, 65* day you would see that much gain
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Your biggest gains with a CAI will come when working in conjunction with headers. You can suck all the cold air into the engine but the stock manifolds will only restrict the flow out so fast and much. The sound the CAI makes is way sweeter than the stock intake in my opinion.

To further answer the OP's question . Airraid!
Stock manifolds really are not that restrictive on the coyote, even with LT's CAI won't make much more difference
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To the OP, I know it's been said over and over, but I'm going to echo it.

Shifter and suspension would be my first choices
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Hey I wanted to know what some of you guys use for a cold air intake on a 2013 gt? Any and all info would be great. I'm thinking about going with the c&l intake for the 2013 gt. let me know what your opinions are.
Go for the JLT it also comes with a water blocker thing for the hood vents
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C&L CAI. They were the first to come out with a design specifically for the '13 to solve the water thru the hood vent issue. Quality product, looks great, and I picked up a few ponies over the JLT. The power with the JLT was inconsistent and erratic at times. Bigger isn't always better. I love the steeda cai, but they said the water issues on the '13 wasn't a problem and to my knowledge have yet to commit to a solution. If I had a aftermarket hood or a '11-12 I'd have a Steeda CAI. But I feel the C&L is the best CAI for the '13s. Worth every penny. Good luck
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C&L CAI. They were the first to come out with a design specifically for the '13 to solve the water thru the hood vent issue. Quality product, looks great, and I picked up a few ponies over the JLT. The power with the JLT was inconsistent and erratic at times. Bigger isn't always better. I love the steeda cai, but they said the water issues on the '13 wasn't a problem and to my knowledge have yet to commit to a solution. If I had a aftermarket hood or a '11-12 I'd have a Steeda CAI. But I feel the C&L is the best CAI for the '13s. Worth every penny. Good luck
How did they fix the water problem?
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A custom shaped shroud. It goes over the top of the filter element slightly and sits high enough to seal to the underside of the hood in front of the vents. Any water that comes in hits the shroud and rolls off the back.
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For all you guys that say long tubes wont gain much because the coyote already has shortys, but I gotto say I put long tubes on and dyno'd after and gained 19 hp just headers alone and the bbk tb i put on and i havent dyno'd yet but it does add a few hp and the car runs so much smoother with the 85mm
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That's an option. Anything else?
I would start there. i did rear LCA's and well worth the money. no hop and it just hooks. you can also get the barton shifter bracket to eliminate the mis shifts.

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C&L CAI. They were the first to come out with a design specifically for the '13 to solve the water thru the hood vent issue. Quality product, looks great, and I picked up a few ponies over the JLT. The power with the JLT was inconsistent and erratic at times. Bigger isn't always better. I love the steeda cai, but they said the water issues on the '13 wasn't a problem and to my knowledge have yet to commit to a solution. If I had a aftermarket hood or a '11-12 I'd have a Steeda CAI. But I feel the C&L is the best CAI for the '13s. Worth every penny. Good luck
this just isnt a true CAI to me. its an SRI. i know there isnt anything else available for these cars but eventually someone will come up with a true CAI design. I just don't see these SRI's worth the money. all its gonna do is suck in the hot air in the engine bay.

for anyone worried about the water issues, there is always a V6 hood you can swap on the 5.0. the V6 hoods dont have vents
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I disagree with the stick with oem intake statements. Yes, it is the best in terms of reliability, but there are gains to be had with a cai. People disagree with them being a "cold air intake"; that is simply semantics. It's still isolated from the heat somewhat by the shrouds that they come with (some better design than others) and you still have cooler air coming in the front and a freer flowing cone filter to ingest the air. This all provides gains with a tune. To some, it may not be worth the money, but to me if you're trying to get a few extra ponies from your n/a gt, then it's worth a couple hundred bucks. I had an airraid on my last 2013 before I went with the brenspeed 650r setup and it was pretty nice. I may try a C&L on this one due to the shroud design. I just wish the maf section was more professional looking, but hey I will supercharge this one at some point as well, so.....I wish there were more intakes out there that would implement velocity stacks on their setups.


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Prove it. Show us back to back time slips showing the gains.
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I agree with the opinion that LCA's and shifter are the place to start.

Once I had done those, I installed a Steeda no-tune CAI, so as not to flash the ECU and have any warranty issues.
No noticeable HP gains, very slight improvement in throttle response, huge improvement in the looks department in the engine bay.


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Prove it. Show us back to back time slips showing the gains.
Sorry, don't have them anymore. All dyno printouts went with the last car when I sold it. It's the same concept as any other car. There are Honda guys out there that make the same claims that the oem airbox is supreme for the same reasons. I'm guessing it must be the best conspiracy ever that they can continue making cai's that don't make anything and can stay in business. I doubt I will waste my money proving this case as I've done it before and have no desire to throw my money away. It's up to everyone out there what they want to spend their money on. I'm not saying that lca's aren't a better investment. So are better tires, aluminum driveshaft, shorter gears....there are many better choices, but to say it does nothing isn't true.
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Dude should've waited and bought the MGW race spec. Wonder what he bought? lol


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Sorry, don't have them anymore. All dyno printouts went with the last car when I sold it. It's the same concept as any other car. There are Honda guys out there that make the same claims that the oem airbox is supreme for the same reasons. I'm guessing it must be the best conspiracy ever that they can continue making cai's that don't make anything and can stay in business. I doubt I will waste my money proving this case as I've done it before and have no desire to throw my money away. It's up to everyone out there what they want to spend their money on. I'm not saying that lca's aren't a better investment. So are better tires, aluminum driveshaft, shorter gears....there are many better choices, but to say it does nothing isn't true.
Sorry but Dyno numbers are meaningless to me. And it's just as I thought you have no evidence to back up your supposed gains. Come back when you can back it up.
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Sorry but Dyno numbers are meaningless to me. And it's just as I thought you have no evidence to back up your supposed gains. Come back when you can back it up.
Ignorance is bliss. Enjoy your oem intake. If Dyno numbers mean nothing to you I guess you must go by some mysterious proof that nobody knows about. Because time slips for me are bull****. There are even more factors to go wrong there.
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