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Old 03-19-2012, 09:22 AM   #1
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DITCH CAI FOR DECKPLATE MOD AND AIRAID INTAKE TUBE??

Hello fellas, I know there has been a fair share of threads on the deckplate mod vs CAI and supposed hp increases...I know I know. But I was looking for your opinion. I'm currently running a K&N CAI, but have been looking at the airaid intake tube/dry filter combo..I wanted an opinion from all, especially those that have gone from CAI to deckplate.

Should I ditch the CAI and get a stock air box, do the deckplate mod as well as buy the airaid intake tube with dry filter?

or

Save my money and just keep the CAI?

Your opinions/experience are greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-19-2012, 09:29 AM   #2
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Do the deck plate, with the stock tubing. No gains from getting the Airaid tube.
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Do the deck plate, with the stock tubing. No gains from getting the Airaid tube.
Hmm interesting..I can agree with those who like the airaid intake tube for the cleaner look.lol I do like that. Problem is..I would have to drop some money on a factory airbox and intake bc I sold mine. So I wonder if I should save my money or go for the deckplate bc it is supposedly that much better.
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Hmm interesting..I can agree with those who like the airaid intake tube for the cleaner look.lol I do like that. Problem is..I would have to drop some money on a factory airbox and intake bc I sold mine. So I wonder if I should save my money or go for the deckplate bc it is supposedly that much better.
The K&N showed no gains, while the deck plate does. Your call.
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To the Op, try to find a stock airbox at a junkyard and do the deckplate mod

I am using the K&N stock replacement filter with deckplate mod, if you go with the same filter, just make sure after every cleaning that you use minimal oil, just a very light spray and that`s all, if not, you will be removing your MAF sensor and cleaning it everytime

I also fabricated walls that are attached to the sides of the stock airbox to keep hot engine air from getting to the front of the airbox

I removed rear cat and I have the URD rear simulator, Im running a MagnaFlow muffler with stock piping size

Some say you lose low end torque by removing rear cat, If anything, throttle response is much better, I dont notice any loss at all from low rpm`s through the power band and the power band did not go up it remained the same

With these inexpensive mods I am getting better gas mileage than I have ever gotten, as long as I keep my foot out of it

At my last fillup on sunday, 11.53 gallons for 297 miles comes to 25.75 if I recall when it was new it was only rated at 24mpg hwy

25.75 mpg is combo of city and hwy miles, I used to get an average of 20 to 21

I cant wait to see what it will get with all hwy miles on a tank of gas

Good luck with what ever you decide
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To the Op, try to find a stock airbox at a junkyard and do the deckplate mod

I am using the K&N stock replacement filter with deckplate mod, if you go with the same filter, just make sure after every cleaning that you use minimal oil, just a very light spray and that`s all, if not, you will be removing your MAF sensor and cleaning it everytime

I also fabricated walls that are attached to the sides of the stock airbox to keep hot engine air from getting to the front of the airbox

I removed rear cat and I have the URD rear simulator, Im running a MagnaFlow muffler with stock piping size

Some say you lose low end torque by removing rear cat, If anything, throttle response is much better, I dont notice any loss at all from low rpm`s through the power band and the power band did not go up it remained the same

With these inexpensive mods I am getting better gas mileage than I have ever gotten, as long as I keep my foot out of it

At my last fillup on sunday, 11.53 gallons for 297 miles comes to 25.75 if I recall when it was new it was only rated at 24mpg hwy

25.75 mpg is combo of city and hwy miles, I used to get an average of 20 to 21

I cant wait to see what it will get with all hwy miles on a tank of gas

Good luck with what ever you decide
That's actually what I was thinking. I called around a couple days ago to see if any junk yards had any..no luck. I definitely am not looking to buy a new airbox as they are around $200 which is almost as much as the CAI when I bought it. I really wish now I would have just held on to my airbox when I had it. I would trade the CAI for a factory intake if anyone was willing...but I would want some $ in addition as I paid about $260 for my CAI. I would value a used factory intake at about $70. I sold mine for $100 shipped with a K&N drop in.
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That K&N isn't cold air.
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Call every junkyard in your area and check some sites online that sell junkyard parts

Dont give up youll eventually find one
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To the Op, try to find a stock airbox at a junkyard and do the deckplate mod

I am using the K&N stock replacement filter with deckplate mod, if you go with the same filter, just make sure after every cleaning that you use minimal oil, just a very light spray and that`s all, if not, you will be removing your MAF sensor and cleaning it everytime

I also fabricated walls that are attached to the sides of the stock airbox to keep hot engine air from getting to the front of the airbox

I removed rear cat and I have the URD rear simulator, Im running a MagnaFlow muffler with stock piping size

Some say you lose low end torque by removing rear cat, If anything, throttle response is much better, I dont notice any loss at all from low rpm`s through the power band and the power band did not go up it remained the same

With these inexpensive mods I am getting better gas mileage than I have ever gotten, as long as I keep my foot out of it

At my last fillup on sunday, 11.53 gallons for 297 miles comes to 25.75 if I recall when it was new it was only rated at 24mpg hwy

25.75 mpg is combo of city and hwy miles, I used to get an average of 20 to 21

I cant wait to see what it will get with all hwy miles on a tank of gas

Good luck with what ever you decide
Just filled up again yesterday, this is the 3rd tank of gas since all of the changes

On this tank I kept my foot out of it to see if it would be any better, shifting at around 2k

338 miles using 12.2 gallons=27.7 Mpg Hwy and City combined

I still havent taken it on a road trip to see what it will get strictly Hwy
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Just filled up again yesterday, this is the 3rd tank of gas since all of the changes

On this tank I kept my foot out of it to see if it would be any better, shifting at around 2k

338 miles using 12.2 gallons=27.7 Mpg Hwy and City combined

I still havent taken it on a road trip to see what it will get strictly Hwy
You must have a 4 banger??
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You must have a 4 banger??
Yes, but it has never gotten close to the gas mileage that it is currently getting

It used to get 20 in the city and 24 hwy
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