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Old 02-26-2013, 01:26 AM   #1
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CAI and NPP

I have been searching and can't seem to decide currently leaning towards the CAI intake but would like to know if any one is running this intake with the npp exhaust and how you like it if there's a difference in exhaust tone or not or what you are running with this exhaust
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:35 AM   #2
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I have both and installed my CAI last week, and I noticed a deeper tone with my exhaust! And if you havent already remove the fuse that controls the butterfly valves in the exhaust.. it will make your exhaust 10x better
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:37 AM   #3
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Fuse pull also?
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:38 AM   #4
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Theres a fuse block inside the trunk passenger side (behind carpet) look for the one that says "exhaust flap" and pull..


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Old 02-26-2013, 01:50 AM   #5
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Meant to ask if u have the fuse pulled also..
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:51 AM   #6
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I think I didn't the fuse pull second day after purchasing the car lol sounds a lot better
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:11 AM   #7
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yup I have a CAI inc cai and the fuse pulled for sure changed the tone and added much power across the mid range especially.
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:58 PM   #8
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I have been searching and can't seem to decide currently leaning towards the CAI intake but would like to know if any one is running this intake with the npp exhaust and how you like it if there's a difference in exhaust tone or not or what you are running with this exhaust
Sounds like a good choice to me

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Old 02-26-2013, 04:30 PM   #9
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Thanks for your guys opinions and suggestions I think I am gonna order this up first thing Monday morning!!
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:43 PM   #10
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Fuse pull also?
See this thread (both pages) DIY/How-to: How/What fuse to pull for NPP (Dual mode exhaust) ( 1 2) by FINALLYSATISFIED It has good pics & tips Good luck but you won't need luck if you read the thread. 15 mins & done then listen to the roar.
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Just about any intake system will give you the sound you are looking for. The CAI system is a very nice system and is preferred by most of the C5 community. We also have a gift car promo on that system. Feel free to call, PM or email me any time with questions.

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My CAI intake that I ordered from Apex Chase will be here tomorrow afternoon according to UPS. I'll post back with results after it's installed to give you my opinion on the difference I notice right away.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:20 PM   #13
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Thanks please let me know Jeff_SS!
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My CAI intake that I ordered from Apex Chase will be here tomorrow afternoon according to UPS. I'll post back with results after it's installed to give you my opinion on the difference I notice right away.
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I have both and installed my CAI last week, and I noticed a deeper tone with my exhaust! And if you havent already remove the fuse that controls the butterfly valves in the exhaust.. it will make your exhaust 10x better
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Thanks please let me know Jeff_SS!
Alright so I have a 6.2 M6 with the NPP dual mode exhaust with the fuse pulled.
I just finished installing my CAI intake. It fit VERY snugly, in fact it took a lil squeezing but now I know it's solid and in place.
For sound, it was noticeably deeper as I started her up. And even at idle it has a slightly deeper hum to it.
When I really step on it is when I really notice it's sound difference. MUCH deeper tone under heavy acceleration. Sounds amazing.
I'm going on a long distance drive tomorrow so I'll see if I notice any better mileage with it as well.


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Old 02-27-2013, 05:34 PM   #17
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Just installed mine the other day. Should I do the fuse pull on this little ole V6?
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:07 PM   #18
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Alright so I have a 6.2 M6 with the NPP dual mode exhaust with the fuse pulled.
I just finished installing my CAI intake. It fit VERY snugly, in fact it took a lil squeezing but now I know it's solid and in place.
For sound, it was noticeably deeper as I started her up. And even at idle it has a slightly deeper hum to it.
When I really step on it is when I really notice it's sound difference. MUCH deeper tone under heavy acceleration. Sounds amazing.
I'm going on a long distance drive tomorrow so I'll see if I notice any better mileage with it as well.




I'll post up some pics soon for sure.
You said it had a VERY tight fit ...did you have to struggle with it to get it in ?
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:24 PM   #19
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You said it had a VERY tight fit ...did you have to struggle with it to get it in ?
No not really struggle. Like once I found the right angle I was able to shove it right into place. Since mine is a 2013 I have a cable that goes across in one of the corners of the shield. There is a little notch out of the shield that allows the cable to go through; once that cable was in the right place I was able to snap the whole thing into place easily.
Fits REALLY snug, but that's a good thing.
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No not really struggle. Like once I found the right angle I was able to shove it right into place. Since mine is a 2013 I have a cable that goes across in one of the corners of the shield. There is a little notch out of the shield that allows the cable to go through; once that cable was in the right place I was able to snap the whole thing into place easily.
Fits REALLY snug, but that's a good thing.
Thanks for detail reply. I've got a '13 too and my CAI is on the way. Any other tips?
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:39 PM   #21
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Yes, be careful heating the heat shrink tubing provided.. I accidentally burned a hole in mine :( but I had some extra hose clamps lying around..
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:15 PM   #22
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Thanks for detail reply. I've got a '13 too and my CAI is on the way. Any other tips?
Not really, that's pretty much it.
You can watch this while you install it like I did.
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No not really struggle. Like once I found the right angle I was able to shove it right into place. Since mine is a 2013 I have a cable that goes across in one of the corners of the shield. There is a little notch out of the shield that allows the cable to go through; once that cable was in the right place I was able to snap the whole thing into place easily.
Fits REALLY snug, but that's a good thing.
Is the cable you mention the one on the right fender mounting stud that's attached with a zip tie thing? If it is how did you get the cable off the zip tie and what did you do with the zip tie when you mounted the air box onto the stud? Thanks!
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Alright so I have a 6.2 M6 with the NPP dual mode exhaust with the fuse pulled.
I just finished installing my CAI intake. It fit VERY snugly, in fact it took a lil squeezing but now I know it's solid and in place.
For sound, it was noticeably deeper as I started her up. And even at idle it has a slightly deeper hum to it.
When I really step on it is when I really notice it's sound difference. MUCH deeper tone under heavy acceleration. Sounds amazing.
I'm going on a long distance drive tomorrow so I'll see if I notice any better mileage with it as well.

I'll post up some pics soon for sure.
Glad to hear you are enjoying the results! They are made to fit nice and snug for a OEM like fit and finish, along with being sealed off from the heat of the engine bay. Since every car is a little different and all the CAI's are obviously manufactured the same, some fit tighter than others, but thats a good thing.
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