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Old 07-04-2013, 07:40 PM   #1
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Opinions on Cold air inductions intake??

So I'm thinking about buying an intake from CAI inc, they seem to have the best gains on Horsepower and claim to have increase on MPG. To those who have installed this intake, how satisfied are you? Have you actually seen any significant gains? Thanks guys.
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:51 PM   #2
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High quality intake, definitely felt the gains after i installed it. One of my favorite mods
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:55 PM   #3
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High quality intake, definitely felt the gains after i installed it. One of my favorite mods
Cool, any warranty issues??
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:56 PM   #4
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I wouldn't focus on the claimed HP gains....there's to much ambiguity out there, he said she said, you didnt use my Dyno type stuff.....mostly they all give better throttle response and improve the sound of your car....dont get me wrong, there was an obvious improvement to my cars response when I put it on, just wouldn't bet the farm on HP returns...

I would look at the major brands and go with what you think will look the best....

I preferred the CAI because the enclosed casing looked finished and in my opinion cleaner over all....
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:07 PM   #5
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I wouldn't focus on the claimed HP gains....there's to much ambiguity out there, he said she said, you didnt use my Dyno type stuff.....mostly they all give better throttle response and improve the sound of your car....dont get me wrong, there was an obvious improvement to my cars response when I put it on, just wouldn't bet the farm on HP returns...

I would look at the major brands and go with what you think will look the best....

I preferred the CAI because the enclosed casing looked finished and in my opinion cleaner over all....
Yeah, I know exactly what you mean.. That's pretty much why I've been on the fence about this mod..
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:10 PM   #6
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Yeah, I know exactly what you mean.. That's pretty much why I've been on the fence about this mod..
I still recommend it, it improves the sound, and I for one had a definite throttle response improvement....it is an upgrade in several ways, well worth getting. I wouldn't get it solely for HP though if thats the only reason you wanted it....

If I had it to do all over again, I would get it again without hesitating.

plus an oil filter is so much better than just paper
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:43 PM   #7
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Do it. I've never heard anyone talk badly about intakes.

Also we can compare performance when I finish my homemade intake! Lol
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I still recommend it, it improves the sound, and I for one had a definite throttle response improvement....it is an upgrade in several ways, well worth getting. I wouldn't get it solely for HP though if thats the only reason you wanted it....

If I had it to do all over again, I would get it again without hesitating.

plus an oil filter is so much better than just paper
What interested me the most about this intake is that it seems to be well rounded, based on tests that have been performed and what gains the manufacturer claims. It seems to have a good balance between HP and MPG gains. Not like other intakes that might increase HP but lower your MPG.. This car is my daily driver so MPG increase is a plus in my book.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:59 PM   #9
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Do it. I've never heard anyone talk badly about intakes.

Also we can compare performance when I finish my homemade intake! Lol
Lol yeah that'd be cool. I just gotta figure out if it would mess with warranty. You know how dealers can be.. I've read some threads on here where guys would get their warranty voided just because they installed an aftermarket intake.. by law, the dealership must be able to prove that whatever is malfunctioning in your vehicle is caused by your aftermarket mods in order for them to void the warranty. Some dealers don't believe in that and will make it a hassle for them to go through the whole process of finding the cause for whatever might malfunction in the vehicle..
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Just put the stock one back before you take it in. You can go talk to your dealership about it too.
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:18 PM   #11
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Just put the stock one back before you take it in. You can go talk to your dealership about it too.
Yeah it's worth a shot...
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:27 PM   #12
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Get it, install it, you won't be sorry. And yes, my MPG did improve. So did my permagrin.
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:31 PM   #13
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Lol yeah that'd be cool. I just gotta figure out if it would mess with warranty. You know how dealers can be.. I've read some threads on here where guys would get their warranty voided just because they installed an aftermarket intake.. by law, the dealership must be able to prove that whatever is malfunctioning in your vehicle is caused by your aftermarket mods in order for them to void the warranty. Some dealers don't believe in that and will make it a hassle for them to go through the whole process of finding the cause for whatever might malfunction in the vehicle..
If you're not tuning no way a CAI is going to void your warranty. You will win that fight all day long.
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:37 PM   #14
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Get it, install it, you won't be sorry. And yes, my MPG did improve. So did my permagrin.
Lol.. How big of an MPG increase did you notice?
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