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Old 02-11-2010, 03:40 PM   #1
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CAI??????? Arghhhh!

Got my exhaust done, and have been reading every post on here about CAI's for a while. At first I was really stoked about putting one of these on. Then I start to read about fuse pulls, tunes, and CEL. I read that even though you may not get a CEL, the MAF flows more air, and the O2 sensors, or something (I dunno) make up for it? I am really confused. I read the whole Vararam thread, OMG! I read that every CAI should have a tune done because of the increase in air flow? I want one that the computer will react fine to, easy to put on, and I'll have no problems with. I am not going to do a tune. My first thought is Airaid. They seem to have a quality product with not much headache... I have worn out the search feature. Should I leave it alone if I don't plan on a tune? Are you happy you put one on?
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Old 02-11-2010, 03:45 PM   #2
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yup, I'm in the same boat as you.. I have no clue as to which intake I will get. ughhh.. :(
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Old 02-11-2010, 03:45 PM   #3
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I just installed the Airaid CAI. I was like you, confused and frustrated. However Jordan with JDP Motorsports put my mind at ease. I got the kit and installed it. Very easy and I consider myself to be mechanically mental. As far as Horsepower gains, I don't know. I did not dyno my car before or after. But I can tell you this. It looks great installed. In fact I'm pretty sure it will get me some Chicks this Summer. The throttle response on my LS3 seems a lot more reponsive. The biggest plus for me is that under hard acceleration it makes my Camaro sound very pissed off. I love it.

No fuse pull, you just disconnect the positive battery cable during install.
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Old 02-11-2010, 03:52 PM   #4
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I just installed Halltech CAI and it requires no tune and no fuse pull, I feel the difference as soon as I step on it, So you might wanna look into Halltech
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Old 02-11-2010, 04:06 PM   #5
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Rumor has it some of these need the caress of woman to be installed
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Old 02-11-2010, 04:07 PM   #6
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Rumor has it some of these need the caress of woman to be installed
lol...only if you are mechanically mental
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Old 02-11-2010, 04:09 PM   #7
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Old 02-11-2010, 04:10 PM   #8
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looks good huh?!
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Old 02-11-2010, 04:15 PM   #9
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Got my exhaust done, and have been reading every post on here about CAI's for a while. At first I was really stoked about putting one of these on. Then I start to read about fuse pulls, tunes, and CEL. I read that even though you may not get a CEL, the MAF flows more air, and the O2 sensors, or something (I dunno) make up for it? I am really confused. I read the whole Vararam thread, OMG! I read that every CAI should have a tune done because of the increase in air flow? I want one that the computer will react fine to, easy to put on, and I'll have no problems with. I am not going to do a tune. My first thought is Airaid. They seem to have a quality product with not much headache... I have worn out the search feature. Should I leave it alone if I don't plan on a tune? Are you happy you put one on?
Don't worry...YOU DON'T HAVE TO GET A TUNE for most of the CAI's out there. They will work just fine without one, and you will have an increase in power. However, by not getting a tune, you will not be squeezing every little bit of possible power out of the CAI.

For example, the Vararam "No Tune" unit, with your exhaust setup will work just fine without a tune, and you'll still feel a good Seat of the Pants increase in power.

A good person for you to talk to would be TAG UR IT. He runs the vararam and shares your opinion about NOT wanting a tune.
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Old 02-11-2010, 04:33 PM   #10
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Same boat. I'm probably going to get the Cold Air Inductions system. I like it's metal "finished" look better than most of the open systems that rely on a hood seal.
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In fact I'm pretty sure it will get me some Chicks this Summer.
This.

This is why you get a CAI right here. Its for the chicks.
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Old 02-11-2010, 04:45 PM   #12
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About 3,000mi on my Roto-Fab, no tune runs like a champ!!!
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Old 02-11-2010, 04:58 PM   #13
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About 3,000mi on my Roto-Fab, no tune runs like a champ!!!
just curious to whether there is an increase of sound with ur roto-fab...especially under acceleration or is it close to stock?
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:08 PM   #14
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just curious to whether there is an increase of sound with ur roto-fab...especially under acceleration or is it close to stock?
same at idle but it has a nice growl under acceleration
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