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Old 06-11-2012, 08:12 PM   #1
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CAI cai install question

Installed a cai from CAI and everything looked to fit great until I put the lid on it. Should there be a gap between the top and the car like this?
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:22 PM   #2
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Nope. Should be real close...
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:32 PM   #3
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Should be a nice tight fit with no gap between the lid and the inner fender. I just installed mine today (see below).
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:32 PM   #4
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Thanks. Loosened the nut, jiggled a bit and it fits.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:44 PM   #5
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There ya go - lookin' good.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:00 PM   #6
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Those CAI's look great. Definitely my choice when I get one.
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:23 AM   #7
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Thanks. Loosened the nut, jiggled a bit and it fits.
Looks good now! Thanks for choosing CAI Inc.!

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Those CAI's look great. Definitely my choice when I get one.
Thanks!!! Can't wait to have you join the club!
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:14 PM   #8
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Mine is being delivered tomorrow. What kind of tools will I need? Is there a DIY thread?
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:54 PM   #9
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http://www.coldairinductions.com/med...-1036-10-B.pdf
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:20 PM   #10
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Mine is being delivered tomorrow. What kind of tools will I need? Is there a DIY thread?
It's all in the link Skizioli provided. However, you will also need a medium flat tip screwdriver and/or a 5/16 nut driver to loosen/tighten the hose clamps, as well as a nice sharp knife to cut the new crankcase vent line hose to length.

One tip: when you install the MAF Sensor onto the new intake tube, make sure the airflow arrow is pointing in the right direction (toward the engine). This is also a good opportunity to check to see if you have a weak or strong MAF.

There are threads discussing the MAF.
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:13 AM   #11
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CAI is the way I want to go. I think they look amazing.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:45 PM   #12
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Thanks now I will be ready for the install when it arrives.
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:31 AM   #13
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Does the CAI improve gas mileage ? And on average from personal experience home much?
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Old 06-17-2012, 12:56 PM   #14
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Does the CAI improve gas mileage ? And on average from personal experience home much?
From what I've read/heard, it should help some with MPGs.

I've only had my Camaro a little over a month and my CAI a little over a week - still having too much fun puttin' my foot in the pedal to get any kind of accurate positive MPG estimate. These cars were built to run and it's very hard to hold them back!

I do believe the engine has a little more guts though, especially the response to higher speed acceleration, unless it's just the improved sound that makes it seem that way.
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Old 06-17-2012, 02:56 PM   #15
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Does putting in a CAI nullify your warranty? Or do anything to your warrenty?
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Old 06-17-2012, 03:02 PM   #16
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@Snoopy. From my understanding it varies from dealer. Safest thing to do is call your dealer and ask. By the way Robert it looks really nice
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