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Old 08-19-2014, 07:14 PM   #1
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Steeda intake Vs stock air box with airaid tube

I have a 2011 gt manual and currently have a steeda CAI with Lund tune, I was looking into getting the airaid tube that works with the stock box and selling the Steeda unit. Use money from selling Steeda unit to help buy off road h or x pipe. What do you guys think?

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Was really hoping to get a little input on this....

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I think that's a bad Idea. Steeda CAI is one of if not the best CAI you can buy.
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Well most of what I have read says that the intake makes little difference, the tune is what counts. Some even say that and intake will make you loose power because it's open had draws a lot of hot air in from the engine bay.

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I like that Steeda uses the stock air inlet
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:46 AM   #6
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If the intake is the same size as stock (ie: the "no tune required" ones) then you will see little gains, because it isnt physically capable of flowing any more air than stock.

If you increase the intake size (this changes the MAF diameter, and thus REQUIRES a tune) then you have increased the intakes ability to flow air, and if your engine can injest the additional air, it will.

I would just leave the stock airbox as is. The only benefit a stock sized intake has over the stock unit is a larger cone filter with more surface area, the inlet tube itself is not a restriction.
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Some of the vortech kits use the factory air box and the maf housing is made into the stock box so it must flow pretty good.

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True, but its also placed under vacuum, not left to its own devices. While it may certainly flow a lot in those circumstances, that does not directly equate to N/a performance.

That being said, i have a full cobrajet top end, and header back exhaust on my car right now making ~450 whp. I will be going back to the stock intake and intake manifold this weekend though and actually plan on going and Dynoing again to see what the difference is. Should be interesting. I *hope* the stock airbox is not a restriction with my exhaust, but we'll just have to wait and see.
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I have read a few.post were people have did dyno comparison from aftermarket no tune required intakes and the stock intake with k&n filter and the stock unit per duces more power than the aftermarket one. Something about the aftermarket open filter units pulling a lot of hot air from under the hood.

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I'm sure theres some truth to that.
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I have read a few.post were people have did dyno comparison from aftermarket no tune required intakes and the stock intake with k&n filter and the stock unit per duces more power than the aftermarket one. Something about the aftermarket open filter units pulling a lot of hot air from under the hood.

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The k&n drop in has been PROVEN to loose power.
We have gone through this already.

And a open cai will help if you are deep in a NA build. Or FI.
I will loose if I go back to a stock setup/filter on my car.



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Old 08-20-2014, 11:19 AM   #12
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All i have is a Steeda intake and lund tune. i want to get off road H or X. The airaid tube just replaces the stock pipe and keeps the stock air box with MAF housing. If i sell the Steeda i will put some of the money towards buying that exhaust. I just want to make sure i wont be loosing any power doing it.
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you already have it, so may as well keep it. I wouldn't bother with the air raid tube though.
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The only reason I'm even considering it is to get the extra 100 bucks to help go towards the off road H. Most used steeda intakes go for around 210 to 230. Or the ones I've been swing on this Facebook page. And the airaid new is like 113. I think.

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