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Old 08-26-2013, 08:07 PM   #1
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Just intalled my ebay cold air intake

I bought a cold air intake from ebay for $120, The ebay user rating was very high so i figured id go with it. The installation was pretty easy only took me a little over an hour. It works great i can definitely hear the difference and feel it a little more on take off. What do you guys think should have i gotten a better brand like vararam or k&n? Would the gains have been a lot better?
Over all i'm very happy with it for the price, and would recommend.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:21 PM   #2
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Nah there really is no gain performance wise from any cold air intake. Just looks. Maybe 2 or 3 hp but nothing significant.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:29 PM   #3
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Nah there really is no gain performance wise from any cold air intake. Just looks. Maybe 2 or 3 hp but nothing significant.
Care to elaborate on how you figure this? The dyno testing from JRE indicates otherwise.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:29 PM   #4
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Now you need to add a mass airflow sensor and American Thunder Flowmasters to complete your Mod. Once you open up the front end, you might as well open up the back end. And yes, I also did notice a big difference in performance on my 2011 LS.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:30 PM   #5
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I bought a cold air intake from ebay for $120, The ebay user rating was very high so i figured id go with it. The installation was pretty easy only took me a little over an hour. It works great i can definitely hear the difference and feel it a little more on take off. What do you guys think should have i gotten a better brand like vararam or k&n? Would the gains have been a lot better?
Over all i'm very happy with it for the price, and would recommend.
It doesn't look like your heat shield is insulated so you might increase the effectiveness by adding that. You'll also get more if you do the washer bottle delete and scoop install. Doesn't take long and it is worth it
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:36 PM   #6
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It doesn't look like your heat shield is insulated so you might increase the effectiveness by adding that. You'll also get more if you do the washer bottle delete and scoop install. Doesn't take long and it is worth it
Thanks i'll take that into consideration, do i have to remove the bumper in order to remove the washer bottle?
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:37 PM   #7
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looks like k and n intake with different tubing

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Old 08-26-2013, 08:40 PM   #8
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Now you need to add a mass airflow sensor and American Thunder Flowmasters to complete your Mod. Once you open up the front end, you might as well open up the back end. And yes, I also did notice a big difference in preformance on my 2011 LS.
Thanks, Where can i find a good air sensor.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:42 PM   #9
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There is a relocation kit, but bought my '13 SS before I could get it done.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:44 PM   #10
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Thanks i'll take that into consideration, do i have to remove the bumper in order to remove the washer bottle?
Nope - I removed the bottle and installed the adm scoop without even removing the front wheel or fully removing the wheel well liner. It definitely isn't the easiest way but there is room to get it done if you don't have a jack or stands
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:47 PM   #11
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To me all intakes are the same, as long as you have a good heat shield and the MAF location is correct you'll be fine.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:57 PM   #13
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:16 PM   #14
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I wonder

I've installed 2 K&N CAI when I started to go that route and I got a CEL both times.

Than I decided to go to the open air filter route like I see on many many Stangs that don't have a heat shield.

I installed a G5CR CAI over 2 years ago and man I felt the difference. I runned my car with a ACS Nickey Chicago Hood with a ram air to the filter for 2 yeas and I recently changed it to an ACS TL1 Hood with lots of hot air coming out and fresh air coming in . I never regretted going with the open filter and I'm not a fan of closed in-a-box CAI which I beleive are not getting enough fresh air drom the grill.

I'm getting the car dynoed in the next weeks than I'll get the exact figures on HP and Tork gains

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I've installed 2 K&N CAI when I started to go that route and I got a CEL both times.

Than I decided to go to the open air filter route like I see on many many Stangs that don't have a heat shield.

I installed a G5CR CAI over 2 years ago and man I felt the difference. I runned my car with a ACS Nickey Chicago Hood with a ram air to the filter for 2 yeas and I recently changed it to an ACS TL1 Hood with lots of hot air coming out and fresh air coming in . I never regretted going with the open filter and I'm not a fan of closed in-a-box CAI which I beleive are not getting enough fresh air drom the grill.

I'm getting the car dynoed in the next weeks than I'll get the exact figures on HP and Tork gains

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Thing is without a heat shield and all that heat from the engine going back in the engine you are or will lose power, it my feel like you are getting the best performance but you could actually be going down in hp due to the heat being sucked in especially in traffic or just a hot day in general. To each his own tho, im not knockin ya setup.
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Thing is without a heat shield and all that heat from the engine going back in the engine you are or will lose power, it my feel like you are getting the best performance but you could actually be going down in hp due to the heat being sucked in especially in traffic or just a hot day in general. To each his own tho, im not knockin ya setup.
Actually I don't mind HP in traffic.I have the ACS TL1 Hood for heat dissipation and ACS T2 splitter which has 4 openings in the bumper for fresh air circulation.

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Old 08-27-2013, 01:00 PM   #17
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Looks like a knock off K&N. I'm sure it's not the best, but better than stock for sure.

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Old 08-28-2013, 01:58 PM   #18
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Care to elaborate on how you figure this? The dyno testing from JRE indicates otherwise.
X2 testing proves performance gains.

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Old 08-28-2013, 02:22 PM   #19
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If it's a quality filter, it's hard to beat for the price. Maybe think about thermal/heat wrapping the shield and tube as a future project. Or a catch can.
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