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Old 03-07-2013, 08:57 AM   #1
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Thinking of getting a CAI

I have a 2013 2SS/RS auto and I was thinking about installing a CAI for it to give it a bit more punch as well as deepen the sound. I don't want to re-tune it for warranty reasons since it is new so I have a couple of questions...

What is a good CAI that won't need a tune that not only looks good but also performs good in terms of sound and performance?

Will installing a CAI void the warranty or will it be a problem if the vehicle is taken to be serviced down the road?

Any tips or insight on experiences is greatly appreciated. TIA guys.

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Old 03-07-2013, 09:00 AM   #2
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Most intake systems available for these cars do not require a tune and will not impact your warranty. I am going to go out on a limb and predict that you are about to get a lot of suggestions for the CAI Inc intake systems because they do exactly what you just described. They look and perform great! Below is a link to a thread I created with a TON of information about air intake systems. Give it a read and if you have any questions feel free to shoot a PM to me or give us a call.

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Old 03-07-2013, 09:14 AM   #3
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Now this is good reading. I have been looking at the CAI Inc intake and I read that there is a "scoop" that can be added. Not sure what this is or what benefits you get with it?
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:21 AM   #4
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Now this is good reading. I have been looking at the CAI Inc intake and I read that there is a "scoop" that can be added. Not sure what this is or what benefits you get with it?
The optional scoop mounts below the intake and funnels cool dense air from your lower grill directly into the intake. This helps your engine breathe and make more power. It is an upgrade that you will feel and hear. Below are a couple quotes from customers of ours that have done the scoop.


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I installed the Cold Air Inductions CAI two weeks ago. I did not notice any performance difference over the following week. The following weekend I installed the (APEX) scoop and washer relocation kit. The difference was amazing, especially at around 3000 rpms and up. Car pulls much harder now, and sounds different too...

So I definitely recommend it!
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Had the CAI installed a few months ago, just never got around to installing the relo and scoop till this past weekend....after driving around with just the CAI, which itself made a difference in the feel, and now with the scoop, I can tell you that there seems to be a major improvement with the scoop. My butt Dyno definatly feels and hears a big difference compared to just the CAI....definatly recommend the scoop. One of the best cost to performance ratio's Ive done so far to my Camaro.
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Uhmmm yeah it is noticeable..wow!!!! The install was good and clean, the CAI just looks right down sexy as hell, CAI inc makes a good intake! it dresses up the engine nicely.... Sound has improved! and throttle response is smooth and shifts cleans. I recommend the Scoop WW kit and CAI to anyone.. got mines from Chase at APEX-great guy to to business with!
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I just installed a CAI, scoop, and a windshield washer relocate kit that I bought from APEX. The install went smooth with no problems. When I was done I took my car for a spin and WOW what a difference. It seemed to run a lot smoother and faster.

I would like to say APEX has super fast shipping, I placed my order on Friday evening and received it on Wednesday.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:28 AM   #5
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Chase, do you a direct link to the scoop/relocation kit? I think I will be giving you a call to order
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:32 AM   #6
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cai inc with a scoop and washer bottle relocate kit is a great mod, you will love it. Chase will get you squared away happy modding.
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:36 AM   #7
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Chase, do you a direct link to the scoop/relocation kit? I think I will be giving you a call to order
We are not allowed to post direct links in technical threads but I will send you a PM.

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Old 03-07-2013, 09:44 AM   #8
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Oops, sorry about that... Got your PM
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:15 AM   #9
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whatever you do add the scoop and washerbottle relocate kit i orderd all this from jannetty racing as a package deal(it gets u a little better deal)
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:16 PM   #10
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I sent a message to CAI about having the lid window removed and the CAI badge also removed... wonder if they could do this?
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:24 PM   #11
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i guess its possible but u could black it out with a peice of vinyl also. i get alot of compliments on that window im not sure why u wouldnt want it.
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:27 PM   #12
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i guess its possible but u could black it out with a peice of vinyl also. i get alot of compliments on that window im not sure why u wouldnt want it.
Yep, I think it was a pretty cool feature but to each his own.
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:32 PM   #13
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Chase,

Could you please send me that same PM as well? I am about to get serious about getting a few mods.
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:44 PM   #14
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I sent a message to CAI about having the lid window removed and the CAI badge also removed... wonder if they could do this?
Got your email, and responded.

The answer is no simply based on the fact that the way we produce and manufacture these it would be completely out of our normal production practices, as well as outside of our approved quality procedures. It would also require a new program to be written for the CNC which cuts the lid, and would require 1 lid to be cut out of a single sheet of raw stock, etc. etc. Basically if you really wanted to get more of a stealth or blacked out look, I would simply tint the filter inspection window and touch up the fasteners with black paint. Or you could leave it as is since it looks sweet how we designed it!

Either way, thanks for choosiong CAI Inc., you will be glad you did!
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Could you please send me that same PM as well? I am about to get serious about getting a few mods.
PM sent.
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Old 03-07-2013, 01:59 PM   #16
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Thanks Guys for the VERY helpful information. Ill be placing my order this weekend!
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:44 PM   #18
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Omg 1 more day and i get my order!


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