I also have a 2012 V-6 that I bought used with a K&N Typhoon intake already installed. I added a BBK throttle body and shorty headers. It still had poor throttle response until I got a 93 octane MPT tune and my throttle response and power is fantastic. The Typhoon does not hurt anything it is the stock tune that is messing up your throttle response. The Typhoon with the lid on gets cold air from front intake just like stock and there is nothing better. Don't bother with a new intake it won't fix anything. Spend the money on a 91 octane MPT tune instead. You will not be sorry. They have been tuning Cyclones forever and no one beats them AFAIK.So I realize the whole cai thing has been debated to death, but I have a bit of a weird situation that I would appreciate any advice on. So I have a 2012 mustang v6 at with my mod list in the sig. So when I bought the car it came with the throttle body and k&n intake I just assumed it was a good setup however driving my buddy's 11 3.7 at with a similar setup to mine his throttle response and overall rpm band seemed better. Investigating this it seems the k&n typhoon intake is not so great even compared to the other small gains from other cai's and can make lower end throttle response suck. Apparently they took their dyno readings with the lid off the intake and their site has that in very small print and the metal tube seems to really heat up.
So it seems i need to replace this btt I have none of the stock intake parts, other then what the k&n re uses, I do have the stock throttle body though. I was looking at getting the car re tuned for 91 from steeda(free tunes) since they finally got no corn 91 in my area. So my thought was maybe putting on the steeda cai since I have their tunes, however I dislike the fact that since you have the larger maf housing you can't octane tune down without switching the intake back out
So it comes down to buying a new cai from say like roush or airaid, trying to get a a factory intake setup and installing or just getting the steeda and 91 tune and hope I don't need to put 87 in again anytime soon.
Anyone have any advice on a cai they like ? Seems from what I have read the cai provide very little over factory without a very specific tune, and the steeda cai pretty much requires 91 and their setup which could be an issue down the road.
I'm really surprised k&n would pull a afst one I've always had good luck with them in the past, but guess the 3.7 is a much more modern engine.
Thanks for reply's