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Aftermarket drop in filter Vs. Full aftermarket CAI

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by WheelinJ91, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Aug 5, 2012 at 7:14 PM
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    I just installed the Airaid for 2012 like a week ago, I didn't do a dyno or anything but i did see i improvement in power and pickup, I cant wait for the exhaust to get in.

    Also i left the lid thing off for now i will put it on during the winter though, and may just put it on a leave it but who knows haha.

    Edit: I also have a M/T truck, so i notice it a lot when I shift.
     
  2. Aug 5, 2012 at 8:53 PM
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    By tune, do you mean dyno tune or like the URD MAF calibrator?
     
  3. Aug 5, 2012 at 8:55 PM
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    Calibrator or other device since you can't do anything to the stock ECU.
     
  4. Aug 5, 2012 at 9:03 PM
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    So with the URD calibrator, I could program it to draw more air? Could this also be done with the stock intake but new filter and secondary filter removed?
     
  5. Aug 5, 2012 at 9:14 PM
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    The calibrator doesn't control air flow. What it does is lies to the stock ECU so that it injects more fuel for the available air. It would improve power with the stock stuff. It only works at full throttle and high load situations.
     
  6. Aug 5, 2012 at 9:27 PM
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  7. Aug 5, 2012 at 9:32 PM
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    I honestly feel more power at all load levels with the maf cal compared to before. The only thing that really distinguishes itself at WOT, is that my intake will stop resonating since its getting the extra fuel it needs.

    When you look at the fuel map provided by gadget in the tuning software, you can clearly see that he has enriched the ratio way before you even reach full throttle. Pretty cool to see how your engine reacts to your right foot when you have it hooked up to your computer...
     
  8. Aug 5, 2012 at 9:32 PM
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    Any dyno runs to prove the gains besides ones that include other mods.
     
  9. Aug 5, 2012 at 9:41 PM
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    You commented on this same graph in another thread

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Aug 5, 2012 at 9:42 PM
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    Oh that one. Yeah over 3500rpm is the biggest gains.
     
  11. Aug 6, 2012 at 5:07 AM
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    That graph seems like a sick gain. What's the upgrades?
     
  12. Aug 6, 2012 at 5:45 AM
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    Don't do it for gains.....sound and a reusable filter makes it worth it (used for a good price atleast)!
     
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    Sound is eh. The aftermarket filter let's more dirt through.
     
  15. Aug 6, 2012 at 6:35 AM
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    True.....switched from the k&n oil filter to the AEM dryflow and the k&n was louder than shit at WOT!
     
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    If it is a vibrant performance air filter yes. Lol. A lot of the nicer brands have really good filtration though. So chances are, you aren't losing much, if any.

    I am sure there are filtration tests out there. I know that SouthWest Research has done quite a few.
     
  17. Aug 6, 2012 at 6:42 AM
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    More air means less filtration but I'm sure its not a big deal as long as its not generic walmart filters!
     
  18. Aug 6, 2012 at 8:18 AM
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    The Walmart filters do a better job than the aftermarket filters. Also the difference in air flow from paper does nothing for power on a stock engine.
     
  19. Aug 6, 2012 at 9:15 AM
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    I'm talking about generic cone style CAI filters (not even sure walmart has them)....vato zone does though lol!
     
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    I'm agreeing with that! The whole point of getting a CAI is noise and less filtration is the trade off....can't beat stock that's well known!
     
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