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Old 10-12-2012, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Jesse12892 View Post
Hey everyone. I've been considering a non-tune cai to replace my stock air box (V6), but then I read that it wouldn't make nearly as much a difference as one that does require a tune. Could I get the same effect from one that doesn't require a tune if I tune it anyways?
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Let me know if I can help you with anything. If you want to get a tuner as well I can setup a package deal for you.
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Old 10-14-2012, 01:34 AM
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Rule #1 NEVER argue with the Nuke. Hes probs forgotten more about these cars than most of us will ever know.

Secondly, comparing CAIs is kind of pointless. 5 HP is basically the margin of error on a dyno, so I dont trust those numbers
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:09 AM
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Ran a Tunable Inductions intake on my v6 for two years (then sold the car) and had excellent power gains. Among the top of all intakes for the v6.

I ran a tune and dynos showed ~20rwhp/rwtq gain for my 05 automatic .
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