Best CAI?

Discussion in '96-04 - 4V Specific' started by RockstarMentality, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. switch96

    switch96 Well-Known Member

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    I've tried to make it fit many times to no avail lol.

    I agree with the others, gears made a bigger difference than when I installed my CAI, Longtubes, and O/R exhaust.
     
  2. MustangChris

    MustangChris Post Whore Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    i never said anything about exhaust.


    gears and n2o.
     
  3. RockstarMentality

    RockstarMentality Well-Known Member

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    The only shop i found that will work on an 8.8 wants $700 + supplies. Its already as light as i care to get it, and i dont want n2o.
    Please stay on topic people.
     
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    MustangChris Post Whore Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    i told you what you wanted to know... the rest of the topic is going to be crap because the answer was already laid out...

    Performance:
    JLT

    "name brand" with STB:
    MAC Midwest, BBK Performance

    Money saver:
    Ebay.com

    now, back to the debate:

    $700.00 labor is pretty rough for a ford 8.8..... call your local ford dealers and ask if they sell ford racing parts. if they do, ask if they install. if they do, ask for a price quote on gears... if an independant source quoted $700, so should Ford, except then you are getting Dealer Parts, Dealer Service, and Dealer Reputation at the same price as Joe-Blow's Grease-Monkey... .. . ..

    then get nawz.... over nighted from Japan.... two bottles. the big ones.
     
  5. AaRoN

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    Well, where do you live? Timbuktu?! I had my gears installed and the diff. rebuilt for about $350.
     
  6. RockstarMentality

    RockstarMentality Well-Known Member

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    and the dealer wants 1100.
    Thanks Chris, it was a good idea anyway
     
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    MustangChris Post Whore Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    id personally drive out of state to do it.... $50.00 in gas + $500.00 savings + 50 bux in gas + road trip = $400.00 savings and a raodtriP! WOOO!
     
  8. RockstarMentality

    RockstarMentality Well-Known Member

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    i just called every Ford dealership within a 50 mile radius. Most quotes were right around that $700 range, high was $1300, low was $415.
     
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    My buddy put mine in for $50. I realize this doesn't help you, I just enjoy bragging.
     
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    btw if you want performance. DO NOT get rid of your strut brace, specially if you are a vert. The front end on these cars twists enough without it. get the C&L and be done with it. The JLT and that goes for all CAI, CANNOT justify themselves with me taking my STB off. I will never remove that thing except to put more parts on underneath it. And i recommend everyone keep it on too unless you get something like a roots blower and it wont fit.

    At that point you better make the rest of your car super stiff to make up for it.
     
  11. switch96

    switch96 Well-Known Member

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    My car still handles fine.
     
  12. JiMi_DRiX

    JiMi_DRiX Well-Known Member

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    This.
     
  13. MustangChris

    MustangChris Post Whore Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    MM motorsports suggests never driving a mustang without a STB. and of course, you should buy their awesome gold plated platinum one...
     
  14. Mustang Mark

    Mustang Mark Well-Known Member

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    just put a k&n in it and then do a set of gears. dont you have a friend or somebody that could help you?
    my dad did mine :)

    hell for the price people want to do it you could do it yourself, and have the money to do 3 "practice" installs if they whine lol
     
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    I like my JLT.
    My car is full frame so no need for STB...lol.
     
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    whats its tubular?
     
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    Nope
     
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    then what makes it so stiff?

    completely redo the stock frame? Specially the front end?
     
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    You guys do realize Cobra's didn't even have STB's in '98...
     
  20. Shifty Powers

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    because they strengthened the firewall so it "wasnt" needed.. But again, if you add one. It will still help significantly.. and i would still put one on