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Old 11-01-2014, 08:36 AM   #1
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question does a aftermarket CAI really do anything for the 2014 mustang gt's?

If they are worth it. Than which are the top 3. JLT i hear alot about. My 2014 gt says cold air induct on the intake box.
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Old 11-01-2014, 08:46 AM   #3
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I have JLT on my car.

If your car is just basic boltons/ stock it will be a waste.

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I am biased ... but our unit is very good & provides a great improvement over stock. Here is an article that we did, that may be informative. The tune will really wake up the car, the CAI will just add to it:

Why Steeda Cold Air Intakes Blow Away The ‘Competition’ | Steeda Blog

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.

We have two (2) selections here ... with or without a tune:

Mustang Cold Air Intakes - Free Shipping!

Let me know if I can help assist with any questions ... you can reach me at tim@steeda.com.

Also, we have forum discounts available.

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I got one of the no-tune intakes and it caused a drop in fuel economy. It looks cool but I will probably put the stock air box back on. Unless you tune the car then these are a waste of money IMO.
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Old 11-01-2014, 09:26 AM   #6
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I got one of the no-tune intakes and it caused a drop in fuel economy. It looks cool but I will probably put the stock air box back on. Unless you tune the car then these are a waste of money IMO.
I have an Airaid "tube" and with a 93 SCT "canned" tune I can feel the difference.
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but did you feel the difference from the tune itself or did you tune it and then tune it again after the cai and the butt dyno feels the difference?
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Your not going to feel anything from the cai, what you feel is the tune. Someone tells you otherwise they have no clue what they are talking about.

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My 2014 gt says cold air induct on the intake box.
Answered your own question.
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I have an Airaid "tube" and with a 93 SCT "canned" tune I can feel the difference.
Yes from the tune but not the CAI.

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Your not going to feel anything from the cai, what you feel is the tune. Someone tells you otherwise they have no clue what they are talking about.
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The best which is weird is the steeda. With a 93 tune and steeda cai at dallas mustang on this girls 5.0 gained 44 rwhp.

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The best which is weird is the steeda. With a 93 tune and steeda cai at dallas mustang on this girls 5.0 gained 44 rwhp.

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Dyno numbers mean very little. Plus whatever power increase came from the tune not the CAI.
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Your not going to feel anything from the cai, what you feel is the tune. Someone tells you otherwise they have no clue what they are talking about.
Ditto, Ditto, Ditto.

I thought this has already been beat like an inflatable doll on stage with Miley Cyrus.


Aftermarket CAIs don't really do much for Coyote's. Its mostly marketing fluff & them showing you increased hp due to the tune's.

Also, when you take and put an open airbox design, you do a few BAD things:
1. you open up the intake to possible water from the hood vents (13-14's).
2. You remove the positive pressure that occurs at speed (like a ram air hood/air intake). The stock airbox does actually benefit from this pressure at higher speeds, which does not show up on a dyno, not even with fans/"squirrel cage fans", etc.
3. You suck in hot engine compartment air.

#2. is the probably the reason why SOME dynos show stock airbox vs. aftermarket with aftermarket having an edge. Its b/c the stock airbox isn't working like its designed to do with the vehicle in motion, pushing cold air in, which offsets the slightly less restrictive oil filters used in aftermarket CAIs.

The only "CAI" intake I'd even consider switching to from stock would be one with a closed top, like the K&N 63 series.
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Most dyno them with the hood open to benefit the open air filter. Don't know to many people driving around with hood up or off.
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Most dyno them with the hood open to benefit the open air filter. Don't know to many people driving around with hood up or off.
If I saw someone driving with their hood up, first thought would be, oh sh*t, let me get away. Then, WTH!?!
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Yes the tune makes it yes but for the combo steeda puts more then jlt then airaid

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I had a tune with the stock intake and a tune with the airaid race CAI. Def is a difference with the Airaid race CAI.

Base tune was exactly the same except the Cai type.

Please tell more internet stories about how it makes no difference. Lol.




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I had a tune with the stock intake and a tune with the airaid race CAI. Def is a difference with the Airaid race CAI.

Base tune was exactly the same except the Cai type.

Please tell more internet stories about how it makes no difference. Lol.
Where's your dyno? of before & after at exactly same conditions? I'm thinking your 35% Tint probably gave you an extra 35 hp too.

Just busting your balls. The point is the stock airbox is already a good CAI and there's not much point to changing it. With a tune the larger more freely flowing aftermarket HAI (Hot Air Intakes) might offer a small advantage. But as I pointed out most of them have several disadvantages that I wouldn't want. So I wouldn't switch UNLESS its a closed box real CAI like the stock one.
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The only air intake upgrade you should do is the one that runs itself into an intercooler and from there into twin turbos and pulls air in through them.

At least IMO.
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question does a aftermarket CAI really do anything for the 2014 mustang gt's?

I just installed a Steeda no tune CAI, I am waiting to flash the ECU because of warranty concerns. The only differences that I noticed are slightly better throttle response and louder growl from under the hood. If you want to dress up your engine bay, then it's a slam dunk. That was the biggest reason I installed mine, to look pretty at events. If your car is a daily driver, just drop in a K&N filter and avoid the valid issues brought up by others.
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AEM dry filter IMO. So as not to get oil all over the MAF element...
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