Your thoughts about a CAI kit?

Twista

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I have the ford stock system, but i have the K & N air filter. Now today i took out the K &N and started cleaning it and waiting to re-oil it now. You know before you re-oil the whole filter it has to dry completly (overnight is good enough). Anyways, i got bored without my car (yep took 1 hour till i got bored) and i put the stock ford paper air filter back in. Started up the car and it sounds meaner lol. Im not sure if my K & N was really dirty and effecting air flow.

Anyways, if i was to get awhole new CAI would anything change? When you changed yours what did you notice? Any myths you were about to de-bunk?


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Re: Would a CAI system change the tone of my exhaust?

i dont think so. a CAI would sound me towards the front of the car. with my KB 75mm TB and CAI you can hear the air being sucked into the engine, o ya gets the girls. go with JLT www.jlttruecoldair.com they are exspensive but dyno proven
 
Re: Would a CAI system change the tone of my exhaust?

CAI is a huge waste of money on our cars... just use a K&N filter...

now... on ol hotrods... changing carbs will change how the exhaust sounds... its mostly volume changes through

changing heads and cam (or cams) will change the exhaust sound a heck of alot... that is not a waste of money... get heads n cam
 

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Re: Would a CAI system change the tone of my exhaust?

95KBGT said:
i dont think so. a CAI would sound me towards the front of the car. with my KB 75mm TB and CAI you can hear the air being sucked into the engine, o ya gets the girls. go with JLT www.jlttruecoldair.com they are exspensive but dyno proven
There a thread over on SVTP where a guys tubing cracked while driving. It looked just like that one, so im worrie over that. Since i have MAC exhaust i was leaning towards MAC CAI :D
 

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Re: Would a CAI system change the tone of my exhaust?

thats what i have mac cai. looks....eh....sounds good tho
 
Re: Would a CAI system change the tone of my exhaust?

A guy over @ mustang boards was running MAC CAI...

he took it off and felt better performance... CAI is a waste... just run the K&N

ANYTHING W/ A BEND BEFORE THE MAF CAUSES YOUR ENGINE TO THROW CODES...

so dont use em... they make your car run lean... they dont have any real gains
 

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unless ur forced induction and or pi swap with bolt ons.its a waste of money!!!! i took mine off the other day and installed the stock tubing.i felt more torque and same top end.in a modifies pi engine and or forced induction, than it will make some power.thats where the manufacturers get there figures from. save for many mods before the cai.
 

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I don't think they add any hp but my demolet sure does look pretty :banana:
 

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I just have the K&N Filter. I didnt notice any gains when i installed it. I'm not going with any CAI until im PI Swapped, when that happpens then maybe i'll go with a JLT.
 

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I don't know why you other 5.0 guys have had a problem with the CAI kits.

I have the BBK kit and when I installed I felt quite a bit of difference, I had more torque and my throttle response was a hell of alot better.
 

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A simple change in the out side air temp will change the hp more than what a cold air will do for ya. In all actuality you ass dynos don't mean much. You won't feel a difference of 10hp. Shit, I barely feel a 50shot of nitrous in a car. In my book, a cold air intake LOOKS better than the gains it nets. 2-3hp isn't that big a deal. Its like buying a cat back for our cars...aside from a forced induction car, buy whatever MUFFLERS you think sound best. When you're just talking bolt ons and stuff like that...your money is better spent elsewhere.
 

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