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Old 02-10-2011, 03:50 PM   #1
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CAI or HF Cat next???

I just bolted up my Borla ATAK cat-back earlier today. Thing sounds freakin' MEAN!!! But instead of being fully satisfied, I WANT MORE!!!!! I am eventually going to drop the cash on a set of LTs, but right now I'm trying to decide between a cold air intake (specifically CAI brand w/ ADM scoop) and a High Flow cat (haven't really researched a brand)... Which one should give me the largest HP/Torque gain and how will a HF cat affect the ATAK exhaust note? Also, the price for the CAI w/ scoop will be $475 ($525 for black). How much should I expect to pay for the cat? Thanks for all input!
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Old 02-10-2011, 04:09 PM   #2
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You've been bitten by the mod bug big time! Hahaha! Join the club! Anyway, a cai is a must before moving to other mods! The CAI brand with scoop is a great choice as are a few other similar cai's! High flow cats will give you a nice power gain and also make it really loud with the Borlas! I have a Roto-Fab cai with scoop as well as Solo Performance high flow cats! I love them both and it's hard to say which one to do first! Modding is a progression unless you have deep pockets and can do a whole bunch of stuff all at once! I had to do it piece by piece. I started with a cai, then cat back, then high flows! If you are going with LT's in the future you might want to hold off on the high flows till then because stock fitting high flows won't fit LT's! I'm waiting on LT's for now which is why I got the stock fitting high flows now. Hope this helps and enjoy modding!
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Old 02-10-2011, 04:40 PM   #3
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You've been bitten by the mod bug big time! Hahaha! Join the club! Anyway, a cai is a must before moving to other mods! The CAI brand with scoop is a great choice as are a few other similar cai's! High flow cats will give you a nice power gain and also make it really loud with the Borlas! I have a Roto-Fab cai with scoop as well as Solo Performance high flow cats! I love them both and it's hard to say which one to do first! Modding is a progression unless you have deep pockets and can do a whole bunch of stuff all at once! I had to do it piece by piece. I started with a cai, then cat back, then high flows! If you are going with LT's in the future you might want to hold off on the high flows till then because stock fitting high flows won't fit LT's! I'm waiting on LT's for now which is why I got the stock fitting high flows now. Hope this helps and enjoy modding!
That definitely makes sense. I think I will probably go with the CAI since I haven't fully decided if I want to add LTs or not. If I do, I'll probably get ARH LTs w/ the HF cats attached. If not, I'm leaning toward Solo Performance HF cats. Thanks!
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