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austinh1999 07-30-2017 11:59 PM

CAI vs Stock Intake
 
I've been reading that fords stock Intake performs very well and a CAI is more looks and sound than performance. For those who have a quality CAI are there noticeable power differences between the two with a tune?

big show 98 07-31-2017 12:19 AM

I've had the airraid and the C&L. Both for noise and looks. I currently have the airraid modular intake tube with the stock airbox and a fresh motorcraft filter. I like this set up the best. (Mpt tuned)

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jkeaton 07-31-2017 05:23 AM

Airraid here. Looks and sound. No noticeable gains.

Strange Mud 07-31-2017 08:11 AM

Austin,

here ya go.

https://www.mustangevolution.com/forum/f356/t373422/

welcome to Mevo

Mud

Strange Mud 07-31-2017 08:12 AM

forgot to add +1 on looks/sound. I bought a used one cheap for those reasons and it was worth it to me.

VIG 08-01-2017 03:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by austinh1999 (Post 4261592002)
I've been reading that fords stock Intake performs very well and a CAI is more looks and sound than performance. For those who have a quality CAI are there noticeable power differences between the two with a tune?


The stock system is the most effective CAI system available for the car.


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Renownedd 08-19-2017 07:01 PM

wow that is in depth!

mariusvt 08-19-2017 07:50 PM

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Originally Posted by VIG (Post 4261592890)
The stock system is the most effective CAI system available for the car.


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At least until you start adding in things like ported IM(s550 upper with s197 lower), headers, etc. That being said, the only intake I'd use is steeda because it has a larger tube and maf area making it tune required.

SDV6 09-18-2017 11:17 PM

I was about to purchase a CAI that i found used locally until i found out aftermarket CAI are not legal in CA. Bummer.

dgc333 09-19-2017 05:58 AM

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Originally Posted by SDV6 (Post 4261619362)
I was about to purchase a CAI that i found used locally until i found out aftermarket CAI are not legal in CA. Bummer.

That is not totally true. If the manufacturer goes through the time and expense to get a CARB exemption it is legal. Airaid is one of the companies that get the exemption.

Also, a lot of cars come from the factory with CAI, the Shelby GT350 is one.

I purchased the FP Performance Pak for my 17 Ecoboost Mustang and it came with a CAI (same one as the GT350). The tune and CAI are EPA certified and they give you a sticker to put on the CAI with the Executive Order number to show it's compliant.

MustangDawg 09-19-2017 08:38 AM

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Originally Posted by dgc333 (Post 4261619442)
That is not totally true. If the manufacturer goes through the time and expense to get a CARB exemption it is legal. Airaid is one of the companies that get the exemption.

Also, a lot of cars come from the factory with CAI, the Shelby GT350 is one.

I purchased the FP Performance Pak for my 17 Ecoboost Mustang and it came with a CAI (same one as the GT350). The tune and CAI are EPA certified and they give you a sticker to put on the CAI with the Executive Order number to show it's compliant.

This is correct. The Airaid CAI is CARB exempt and does not require a tune. A year after I purchased my CAI, Airaid received the CARB exemption. I contacted them and they sent me the CARB sticker, no problem :thumb:

SDV6 09-19-2017 03:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dgc333 (Post 4261619442)
That is not totally true. If the manufacturer goes through the time and expense to get a CARB exemption it is legal. Airaid is one of the companies that get the exemption.

Also, a lot of cars come from the factory with CAI, the Shelby GT350 is one.

I purchased the FP Performance Pak for my 17 Ecoboost Mustang and it came with a CAI (same one as the GT350). The tune and CAI are EPA certified and they give you a sticker to put on the CAI with the Executive Order number to show it's compliant.


Oh i see, thanks for the info!
Will be looking into a CAI sometime soon


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