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Old 09-29-2006, 05:55 PM   #11
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Hi guys, I have the C&L street cold air intake kit with a Predator high octane tune and I LOVE it! I bought this brand of cold air intake since 5.0 magazine ran a comparison test on 11 different kits in the 1/06 edition and the C&L won. You may see ads that say the JLT made the most horsepower in this test (so they claim they won), but it was only by about 2 HP, but 5.0 also took into account the quality of the unit. I have read plenty of posts on forum where JLT guys are complaining that theirs fell apart or rubs the ABS line. I also heard that this was a production problem that JLT had fixed. Anyway, the C&L street intake is rock solid and was extremely easy to install. Like the professor said about his kit, the first thing you notice is the sound...louder and you can hear the exhaust pulsations better when you get on it. Also, it definitely has more power. It sounds so good that I can't help but get in the throttle more than necessary. I think that the additional horse power rating is 26HP (flywheel). I ran it with the low octane tune for awhile (which I think adds about 20HP) and then switched to the high octane tune...throttle response improved a bit and the power just keeps coming all the way up the tach. A cold air intake kit should without a doubt be your first mod. It is super easy and don't fear the tuner...it's real easy too. The tuner will make sure you don't run your air fuel ratio too lean and when you switch to the high octane tune, it advances the timing a little for more power (and the kits without tuners can't do this). I also used the tuner to remove the speed limiter and when I get around to changing the rear end gear, the tuner will let me make the change in the computer so the speedo will be correct.
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Old 10-01-2006, 02:05 AM   #12
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I'm looking for a CAI, looking for best price and hp. Anyone?
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Old 10-12-2006, 04:59 PM   #13
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Does anyone have a stock CAI for sale. If you've done a CAI mod you probably have one laying around.
I"m having trouble with a C&L intake system that was installed on my car before I bought it and i need to take it back to stock to troubleshoot the chip programming.
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Old 10-12-2006, 08:44 PM   #14
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Sorry bro, I still have my stock one laying around, but I'm keeping it until my warranty runs out just in case I need warranty work on the engine. My local Ford dealership is a little pissy about mods so it's just cheap insurance. I'm sure somebody will cough one up though.
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Old 10-16-2006, 11:28 AM   #15
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has anyone used SandB filters CAI kits
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Old 10-16-2006, 03:16 PM   #16
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Any of you guys chrome the V6 C&L?
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Old 10-22-2006, 12:39 AM   #17
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Thanks for the information and sorry for the rookie questions: but if I add a CAI to my car do I have to flash the chip? Without a flash will I get the full benefits of the CAI? Finally, what about warranty repairs? When I bought my car I asked the dealer to install the short throw shifter listed in the Ford Racing catelog and they told me it would void my warranty! I know every dealer is different, but has anyone had run into trouble with an aftermarket intake system with respect to warranty repairs?
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Old 10-22-2006, 02:45 PM   #18
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It depends on the CAI that you buy. For instance the K&N kit and the Granitelli kit don't require flashing your computer, but a lot of CAI kits do. I would recommend buying one with a flash tuner since you are leaving horsepower on the table when you don't get a tuner. I have the Diablo Predator tuner while a lot of guys have the SCT tuner. Which one you end up with now really depends on the parts they are packaged with...mine was packaged with the C&L CAI I bought...both tuners are very good. With a tuner you can flash the computer for a high octane tune for more horsepower. It advances the timing and enriches the air/fuel ratio for more power and to prevent a lean condition. Also once you have the flash tuner you can read any trouble codes the computer creates and also erase them. You can also flash the computer for when you change your rear end gear ratio...the old days it required a new speedo gear on the tranny. You can also eliminate your top speed limiter and change or eliminate your rev limiters. You can also change the temp that your radiator fans come on and also eliminate the traction control completely or some cases the swith will default to off when you start the engine. IF you have an auto tranny, it will also improve the shifts.
I went back and forth between the C&L CAI and the JLT before I settled on the C&L. C&L won a CAI shootout among 11 manufacturers in the January 06 edition of 5.0 magazine. The JLT came in second. IMO, the tuner is definitely worth the extra money, but a CAI without the tuner will give you some more horses, just not as much as if you use a tuner.
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Old 10-27-2006, 10:28 PM   #19
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Has anyone used the CAI from Ford Performance?

Wouldn't using that CAI maintain the waranty?

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Old 10-27-2006, 11:29 PM   #20
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Dorkmeat, none of these mods will legally void your warranty. It's just up to your dealer on whether he wants to be an *** or not to give you problems. The nice thing about these CAIs is that if you have a warranty issue and are worried about what the dealer will say about the mod, you just switch back to stock before you take it in for service if it makes you feel safer.
The only thing I personally don't like about the Ford Racing CAI is that they reuse the stock breather tube (elbow) which is more restrictive than an aftermarket one. Steeda started out with a CAI like that and guess what, now they offer a smooth breather tube (elbow). It you don't want to spend the money on a tuner then you may want to look at a K&N CAI or a Granitellli. The Granitelli has a polished version for a little more $$ that is beautiful. If you want more HP and more features, then you won't be sorry if you go with a C&L or a JLT with a tuner.
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