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Old 06-25-2008, 03:28 AM
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Default C&L MAF/CAI...or stock intake???

So I have a 73mm C&L maf And i was told to put on a BBK CAI to free up some HP and get a nice sound, except I looked at somewhere on the internet that you cant use a CAI with the C&L stuff or the car will run too lean. Im confused because i was told to do this by a guy who works on fox boddies, I was wondering why the previous owner had the stock intake boot instead of a pretty fender mount CAI and it seams that the previous owner knew what he was doing when he chose the mods my car currently has.

question is I want to run a Shiny Fender CAI for the looks and sound But dont wanna jack up the cars HP or performance, any help on what to do here??

oh yeah and would i gain more power with the C&L 76mm set up?
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Old 06-25-2008, 03:56 AM
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it'll work fine, my brother in law has a BBK cold air with my old C&L maf no issues
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Old 06-25-2008, 10:54 AM
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i called c&l and they told me its not recomended to run any fenderwell cai with an aftermarket MAF since they are way more sensitive than the stocker. i want a fender CAI and my idle was kind of funky so i took it off.... runs fine now.
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Old 06-25-2008, 03:40 PM
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..........ah....[:'(]on c&l.........look at the anderson motorsports power pipe thats what i would do instead of my bbk cai if i had to do it again..........
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Old 06-25-2008, 04:16 PM
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In MM&FF a C&L tech said running a CAI would lean it out some...not enough to hurt anything but not ideal for performance
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Old 06-25-2008, 04:31 PM
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this makes no sense. i can't see it hurting it any. and you say leaning it out a little will loose performance when its the other way around. ofcourse its not safe to run it lean, i of all people learned that lesson, but you'd make more power lean. thats why i said NO to c&l. my car ran as good as an untuned 347 could with a fender cai and pmas maf.
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