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Hey guys. I have a 2013 GT. I am really interested in purchasing in an intake. Was just wondering what kind of intakes some of you guys have and wanted to get some of your thoughts on them. I saw there is this new one made by Cervini that you can get color matched which I thought was nice. I'm guessing no one really has that one yet though. Other ones I am interested in are the K&N 63, BBK blackout and the Airaid. I am not looking to tune it just yet so right now I am looking for ones that do not require a tune. Thanks guys and it would be great to hear back from some of you.
 

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I'm sure more people will chime in also......the stock CAI you now have will perform better than one you could buy. The aftermarket CAI's look nice but do nothing for HP/TQ. What will wake up the Coyote is a tune.
Although I have a CAI on my car the only reason it's there is because that is the way I bought the car when it had 2700 miles....it also had a tune.
Put the money you would have spent on the CAI and buy a tune..don't waste your money....IMHO
 

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Well in the near future I planned on tuning it so I figured intake first then tune. But your saying i should tune it first then get an intake?


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What I'm saying is that your stock CAI is just as good as an aftermarket CAI and there is no need to buy one..............get a tune and keep the $300 that it would cost for the aftermarket CAI and put it towards some mod's for your car.
 

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I would invest in some cat deletes and exhaust with the tune instead of the intake. You will get more power from the cat deletes but you need a tune to run.
 

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Tune first...absolutely. I have the stock CAI in front of a blower so, there is NFW it's a bottleneck N/A.

You can see what I did tune only in my sig.
 

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I just recently switched to a C&L intake with tune. I am very happy with how it performs. I had a tune before the intake, and had the tune redone with the changes for the bigger intake. Definitely pulls harder in the lower rpm range, and added a real nice tone to the motor.
 

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I don't want to re-ignite this ages-old debate because it really is a zero-sum game with no one changing their view.

However, engines are engines and they do work in certain, well-established ways. just because the tune changed the way the car feels does not mean the intake is responsible for that. My Procal 2 tune had the sharpest throttle response out there, through the airbox. That's generally just playing around with the timing curve. Too many variables can be altered with a tune revision to focus on the intake being the sole cause for any improvement, especially when the improvement is so subjective. A tune intake means a change in the MAF transfer values for an enlarged tube. It doesn't mean the engine "needs more air".

Bottom line is the stock intake has been tested on a flow bench to flow to a max of about 775 cfm. The stock engine, on its best day, needs 550 cfm. Thus, enlarging the airflow capacity of the intake yields nothing but a cool sound, which people often mistake for increased performance.

I understand wanting the car to feel good. That's super-important tot me as well. I want to drive a car that feels like it has X horsepower not like the stock tune, which made the car feel like the throttle was sitting in a bowl of marshmallow creme unless you wailed on it.
 

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I just recently switched to a C&L intake with tune. I am very happy with how it performs. I had a tune before the intake, and had the tune redone with the changes for the bigger intake. Definitely pulls harder in the lower rpm range, and added a real nice tone to the motor.
I'll make sure I run right out and buy one based on this experience.:rolleyes:
 

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I'll make sure I run right out and buy one based on this experience.:rolleyes:

Grabber... Quick question. If you're a dick and you're a dick to a jerk off where does that leave you?

Quit being a dick unless you wanna get wanked lol

And dude... my aftermarket CAI kicks in like a freight train so I dunno what you're talking about.

It's like adding nitro. It's like I chopped the lips off Supergirl, stuck it on my car, and now my engine
sucks air like it was a flying god-like invincible $2 prostitute.


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And dude... my aftermarket CAI kicks in like a freight train so I dunno what you're talking about.
Remind me again how fast that aftermarket CAI has gotten you?
 

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Since you guys have degrees in automotive engineering what are your thought on bigger throttle bodies? Are they a waste as well? Serious question
 

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Since you guys have degrees in automotive engineering what are your thought on bigger throttle bodies? Are they a waste as well? Serious question
Waste of money.
 

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