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Old 09-16-2011, 08:03 PM   #1
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Just installed CAI...

So, like the title says, I just installed my cold air intake from CAI, and it sounds un-effin-believable. My only questions to everyone out there is, do you feel a slight hesitation when stepping into the throttle?? I know it wasn't there before I installed, and I know I have everything installed correctly (I was a mechanic for 10 years before moving to the other side of the desk). Any thoughts or suggestions?
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:07 PM   #2
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it should have reduced that effect, but it could be the added power from the increased flow kicking in, rather than decreased power it is boost of power
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:21 PM   #3
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The tune will get rid of that and add some more juice. Believe me just did it lol
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:55 PM   #4
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Ive never owned a sports car, sports coupe or pony car or whatever you want to call it before the one I have now. You say it sounds amazing. Does it really change the sound? Just wondering bc I'm looking for some upgrades
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:14 PM   #5
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Ive never owned a sports car, sports coupe or pony car or whatever you want to call it before the one I have now. You say it sounds amazing. Does it really change the sound? Just wondering bc I'm looking for some upgrades
Yes, it sounds awesome! It growls as soon as you get into the throttle. Definitely one of the first upgrades you should do.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:47 PM   #6
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I have cat back exhaust and it made the car deeper and sound alot meaner. A must have. Halltech or cold air inductions both make great intakes. I got the halltech and sct tuner with custom tune from Ted over at janyetty racing for 700 or so and it made a huge difference
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:01 PM   #7
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That hesitation is what I have without the CAI. I also have a weak MAF, maybe you too? I would check into that. If it is weak, you just added a lot more air flow which could make it 'peak' and delay signal to your main computer, hence leaning out fuel, hence the hesitation.
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:16 PM   #8
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That hesitation is what I have without the CAI. I also have a weak MAF, maybe you too? I would check into that. If it is weak, you just added a lot more air flow which could make it 'peak' and delay signal to your main computer, hence leaning out fuel, hence the hesitation.
So I need a new MAF?
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:20 PM   #9
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So I need a new MAF?
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:22 PM   #10
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like the guys said a Tune will definitely take care of that.
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:55 PM   #11
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Yes, it sounds awesome! It growls as soon as you get into the throttle. Definitely one of the first upgrades you should do.




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I have cat back exhaust and it made the car deeper and sound alot meaner. A must have. Halltech or cold air inductions both make great intakes. I got the halltech and sct tuner with custom tune from Ted over at janyetty racing for 700 or so and it made a huge difference

I've heard if you do Cat-back or Axle-back first, you won't notice the change in sound as much, if at all.
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:13 PM   #12
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I had a solo performance cat back for 6 months and I could tell a huge difference. The car sounded completly different at high rpm's. Really the sound my car was missing. Best mod so far. Cai and tune!
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:33 PM   #13
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What tune are you putting in it? What about warranty? (because of the tune)
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Old 09-16-2011, 11:49 PM   #14
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A custom tune from Ted over a jannetty racing. On a sct tuner. And with a tuner u can always go back to stock to take it in for warranty work. My dealership has never said a word. I put a tuner on everything I drive. Even left the box in the backseat once and the tech at the dealership said oops were gonna act like we didn't see that. U gotta keep in mind the dealership doesn't lose money on warranty work they still get paid. They only void warranty if they half too. Also my dealership will install any mod u want and keep ur warranty. They will tune also. For ppl with L99's they will tune out AFM. I know not all dealerships do this but I'm sure glad mine does.
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:00 AM   #15
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Excellent, thank you. I'll check into getting a tune once I get my CAI
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Old 09-17-2011, 12:58 AM   #16
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like the guys said a Tune will definitely take care of that.
How much of a difference will i notice with a tune? I have a CAI by CAI on already also.
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Old 09-17-2011, 01:54 AM   #17
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A huge difference. I have a M6 and i got the sct tuner from jannettyracing.com and ted hooked me up with a custom tune just for my car and it woke that car up!!! Quicker throttle response more torque and just feels more powerful. I would highly recommend getting the sct tuner from ted and letting him tune it for you and if u plan on adding more mods no problem ted can retune it for you for 50 bucks i believe. His custom tunes cost 500 dollars but just buy the tunner and the first tune is free and i believe he told me the next one is 50 bucks. Great deal!!! Heck tell him David Shepard sent you maybe i can get some throw backs lol!
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It is my belief that the computer onboard records all of this information and the timeline, so any tune back to stock means nothing to the prying eyes of the service department when it comes to getting any work done on the PWT. There's a bunch of discussions about this on the forum I've browsed in the past. It's definitely something you'd want to research before deciding.
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Old 09-17-2011, 06:04 PM   #19
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I have had no trouble taking mine in for anything when I switch back to stock.
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:06 AM   #20
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what about a reset? let the car learn the new air flow, when i had my L99, i had a V-ram intake. I really couldnt tell the differnce until i reset the car by pulling the fuses, and WOW! the car was ultra quick for an auto! I had the delayed response too, it stoped after the pull, ty it!
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:20 AM   #21
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what about a reset? let the car learn the new air flow, when i had my L99, i had a V-ram intake. I really couldnt tell the differnce until i reset the car by pulling the fuses, and WOW! the car was ultra quick for an auto! I had the delayed response too, it stoped after the pull, ty it!
After driving it for a couple of days, it seems to have gotten better. I don't feel that slight delay anymore. I'll keep an eye on it but I think it should be OK. Thanks for the feedback!
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After driving it for a couple of days, it seems to have gotten better. I don't feel that slight delay anymore. I'll keep an eye on it but I think it should be OK. Thanks for the feedback!
Good to hear, the CAI will only help with throttle response. I would agree with some of the others who commented that a tune will greatly improve the off the line throttle response that the Camaro seems to be lacking. The difference between a stock Camaro and one with a CAI and a tune are in my opinion 2 totally different rides. Thank you for choosing CAI Inc.!
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:00 AM   #23
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I have the C.A.I CAI and noticed a throttle response improvement immediately. Then I got it tuned and felt like I got a whole new Car!! Definitely reccoment the CAI Inc. set-up as well as getting a tune!!...Exhaust is next.
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:39 AM   #24
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I have the C.A.I CAI and noticed a throttle response improvement immediately. Then I got it tuned and felt like I got a whole new Car!! Definitely reccoment the CAI Inc. set-up as well as getting a tune!!...Exhaust is next.
Thanks for the info. I won't be doing any tuning as I want to keep my warranty intact. If I have the car long enough beyond the warranty I amy consider doing something then.
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Old 09-20-2011, 12:19 PM   #25
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If the tune does not take care of it, there is another solution. There are two different type of MAFS. If you take a look at the Vararam Intake and go to their website and down load the PDF for installation, it talks about the problem you are having. There is a part number on your MAFS and if you have the "weak one" you can upgrade to the better one. Its a GM part and a fixs the hesitation.
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