Mustang Evolution Forum banner

1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
23 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
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?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
386 Posts
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)

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-J120A using Mustang Evolution mobile app
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,244 Posts
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.


Instagram: workshardplayshard
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
727 Posts
The stock system is the most effective CAI system available for the car.


Instagram: workshardplayshard
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.
 

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

·
Registered
Joined
·
318 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
773 Posts
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:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
18 Posts
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
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
Top