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Hey guys, just picked up an 05 GT with only 31k miles on her! she already has staggered american racing wheels and nittos, along with a K&N CAI. I know the K&N doesn't require a tune, and I've heard this is because there is a restrictor inside the tube of the cai. Is this true of the K&N? because a tuner is going to be my first mod, and I would like to get the most power out of it possible. Just wondering if anyone knows, I will tear it apart as soon as I get the car home Saturday but if someone already knows the answer that would be great!
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It really depends on your budget, but I'd probably go ahead and get a tuner. K & N doesn't require a tune, but there are lots of good brands out there. I'd go Steeda or JLT with a tune now, so everything is done at once. Seems like that would make more sense than buying K & N now and wantingmsomethingmdifferent later.
Then you gotta tint those windows bro.
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it already has a K&N installed by the previous owner, I was wondering if it has an insert that tapers down the inner diameter basically though (the reason it doesn't need a tune I've heard) and oh yeah! tinted windows are first on the list of mods with black leather interior and 100 degree days here
I have the same insert, (they call it a venturi tube I think) on my air raid cai kit. Once you have a tuner it can be removed to give you a bump in hp and tourqe. I've been using the bama tuner with mine. As far as whether or not your kit has it, just remove the main tube and have a look
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As long as your K&N has a removable insert, I'd stick with it when you get your custom tune especially if you're on a budget. The difference in RWHP between a CAI with the insert removed and a tune-required CAI is between negligible and nothing.
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