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Old 10-03-2013, 08:14 PM   #69
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The Mustang and Camaro are two very different animals. The Camaro ECM can make some adjustments on it own where the Mustang can't. It needs a tune just about anytime you lift the hood. It isn't that they seek out intakes that require a tune, it is that any intake worth a damn will require a tune on the Mustang.
Hmmm. That is interesting. Wonder why Ford went that direction with their ECMs.
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:56 AM   #70
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If I put k&n, roto-fab or airaid cai on my SS do i run the risk of a lean air/fuel mixture and hurting my engine? or burning out sensors?

When if comes to things like my camaro, i'd rather play it safe than sorry and keep my stock intake if theres a chance I may hurt the car with an aftermarket one.
Nope, The Camaro has the ability to self adjust enough to run correctly and with the proper air/fuel ratio.

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Old 10-04-2013, 04:02 PM   #71
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In the gm high tech performance shoot out the stock intake finished second in terms of acceleration. The Fastlane Pipeline was first and the CAI was third. As far as hp was concerned the CAI was first and the stock unit was sixth in HP. If you want to go fast it appears the stock intake provides faster acceleration than all but one aftermarket set up
I guess the question is do you buy a CAI to go fast to brag about the HP!





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Old 10-04-2013, 04:18 PM   #72
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In the gm high tech performance shoot out the stock intake finish second in terms of acceleration. The Fastlane Pipeline was first and the CAI was third. As far as hp was concerned the CAI was first and the stock unit was sixth in HP. If you want to go fast it appears the stock intake provides faster acceleration than all but one aftermarket set up
I guess the question is do you buy a CAI to go fast to brag about the HP!


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As you have already seen, we did really well in that testing. That being said, we probably would have showed even better under better testing conditions. The test was performed in an environment with many variables, so just keep that in mind. Either way, our CAI still did really well in it, I would just questions some of the methods used and conditions that the tests were done in.
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Old 10-08-2013, 05:56 PM   #73
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C&L and JLT CAIs are popular Mustang mods. Both increase airflow enough where a tune is required to avoid running lean and risking detonation. But it seems like everyone here wants to avoid a tune for their Camaro and use something like a Rotofab that doesn't require one. Why is that?
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The Mustang and Camaro are two very different animals. The Camaro ECM can make some adjustments on its own where the Mustang can't. It needs a tune just about anytime you lift the hood. It isn't that they seek out intakes that require a tune, it is that any intake worth a damn will require a tune on the Mustang.
That (finally) looks like the answer to my question. Thanks!
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And here is a quote posted here on Camaro5 by one of the Chevrolet Customer Service Reps in response to a warranty question.
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Modifications or tunes do not automatically void the powertrain warranty, but in many cases they will. If there is an issue or damage, and it is found to be the result of a modification or tune, then your powertrain warranty will be found void. These products may have detrimental effects on the performance and life of the engine, exhaust, emission system, transmission, and drivetrain. I hope this helps.


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So is that saying a Tune won't void the warranty as long as it didn't cause any problems, just like adding a CAI?
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Old 06-30-2015, 11:18 AM   #75
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Water ingestion and noise

CAI is a choice you make, and then you live with the downside. Other people, who may use their cars primarily for road trips, may prefer less noise and more reliability.
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Old 06-30-2015, 12:14 PM   #76
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So is that saying a Tune won't void the warranty as long as it didn't cause any problems, just like adding a CAI?
Correct. It is illegal under federal law to void your warranty just because the car has been modified. They can only deny a warranty claim if the issue in question is a direct result of the modification.
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Old 06-30-2015, 02:36 PM   #77
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As far as 'cost' goes, I would bet a GM factory airbox and filter assembly costs much more than a CAI aftermarket assembly.....
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Old 06-30-2015, 05:51 PM   #78
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As far as 'cost' goes, I would bet a GM factory airbox and filter assembly costs much more than a CAI aftermarket assembly.....
Its not about cost. Vehicle engineers have many factors other than maximum performance to consider when they design OEM intake systems. Fuel economy, emissions, noise levels, and a million other things. They could easily add power by simply removing all the resonators and baffling inside the stock system but from their perspective those things are there for a reason. To us, they just suck.
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Old 06-30-2015, 07:28 PM   #79
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Its not about cost. Vehicle engineers have many factors other than maximum performance to consider when they design OEM intake systems. Fuel economy, emissions, noise levels, and a million other things. They could easily add power by simply removing all the resonators and baffling inside the stock system but from their perspective those things are there for a reason. To us, they just suck.

My intent was in response to those that mention it being a cost factor
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