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Old 06-26-2013, 01:25 AM   #1
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Stock CAI on 14's

So, I'm patiently waiting for my '14 5.0, and I noticed that they now come stock with a CAI. Has anyone changed it out for Airraid or K&N? If so, have you noticed any improvements?

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I changed out my 14 GT Stock intake to the Roush CAI and all I noticed was it made my gt500 exhaust sound deeper.
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An expensive CAI will be last on my list.
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An expensive CAI will be last on my list.
Why? Is it because the stock one is that good?
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Why? Is it because the stock one is that good?
Yes. Really aftermarket CAI on these new mustangs are mainly for the sound, the gains really are minimal. Something you couldn't feel on a "butt" dyno.
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Thanks for your input! I can't wait to get mine
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Generally speaking, a CAI by itself isn't a gain over the stock one. That said, many guys do the CAI + tuner and see gains, but most of the gains you'll see from that is the new tune.

If I had to do it again, I would of just got the tuner and did the intake much, much later.
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Ford intake system is fantastic, absolutely the best that has ever come from the factory. It will actually keep air charge temps slightly cooler under some conditions than an aftermarket cold air. Where the aftermarket cold air shines is in airflow to support higher horsepower. On the dyno we typically see 9 to 12 horsepower over the stock airbox, mostly above 4,000rpm. A drop in filter is not going to give you any real measureable horsepower.

The drawback of the new intakes on the Mustang are the temps, but the airflow limitations of the design.

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Thank you so much TJ! I understand much better now.

So since I'm not planning any major power mods right away, the factory one should work just fine?

I'm thinking about LT's, Catted X pipe, and exhaust (not sure which one yet)...
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If you are looking for just the sound, then you will not need the CAI with a tune and one of the parts you had listed

Performance-wise, it is like trying to run while breathing through a straw. You will definitely needs the CAI to get more power from those mods.

Hope that helps & let me know I can provide support with one of the items that you listed above?

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Borla stingers. I have the axlebacks and they sound amazing.
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Borla stingers. I have the axlebacks and they sound amazing.
Are you referring to the s-types? I don't believe the stingers and the s-types are the same muffler. It would seem like "s" would stand for stinger but the stinger is a round chambered muffler whereas the s-type is oval.

I realize I'm splitting hairs here but I don't believe they are the same axlebacks. Either way, borla s-types are definitely the way to go
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Hmm I'm not sure, I thought they were the same but I guess I misunderstood. Mine are the round tips.
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I'm referring the the body of the muffler, not the tips
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Oh well then I have the s types haha. Well get the stypes OP you'll love them.
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Oh well then I have the s types haha. Well get the stypes OP you'll love them.
The thread was actually about CAIs
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Yea I think I posted in the wrong thread to begin with lol I noticed that earlier.
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I have the steeda cai,and tune.No issues exept with a/c on you get higher air intake temps.I see up to 150* in florida traffic. once I start moving temps do go back down in a minute or 2 but ecm pull's about 3-4* of timing @150*
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