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Interesting CAI info in an add.....

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by chris4x4, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. Oct 1, 2008 at 6:14 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    I saw a Banks add in ORA magazine this month, and they show a test of CAI's. All the intakes tested showed much hotter air than the factory, eccept the Banks (I know, its their add). Airraid, AFE stage II, AFE stage I, True Flkow XDI, Volant, and AME Brute force ALL showed temps hotter than stock. AFE stage II did show a h.p. gain in their tests, but the others did not. I have tested this in the past, and have come up with similar results, but I just wanted to get everyones take on these CAI's.
     
  2. Oct 1, 2008 at 6:18 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    i have had cai's too Chris.....and to me, i lost low end torque(not good if you tow anything), and if you dont drive alot in the high rpm's........you dont really benefit with them as far as im concerned.:)
     
  3. Oct 1, 2008 at 6:25 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Your absolutly right. A friend and I were talking a while back about CAI's and how some people see results. While I have never seen a gain on a dyno with a CAI, alot of people seem to have improvements. A big one is better mpg's. My thoughts on this, are: I used to think that the mpg improvement came from free flowing filters. BUT, if the incomeing air temp is hotter than stock (hot air is less dense), the computer will back off some fuel to get the propper air/fuel ratio, thus giveing a better mpg. Albiet, at the expense of h.p..
     
  4. Oct 1, 2008 at 6:28 PM
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    But they make a cool sound!!! :p
     
  5. Oct 1, 2008 at 6:33 PM
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    haha...yeah, they do make a cool sound....nice little whoosh!!:D
     
  6. Oct 1, 2008 at 7:12 PM
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    So a TRD CAI will not give me an extra 19hp as advertised?
     
  7. Oct 1, 2008 at 7:17 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    that will be an affirmative.....no!!!:D
     
  8. Oct 1, 2008 at 7:28 PM
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    but my URD was not tested...
     
  9. Oct 1, 2008 at 7:35 PM
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    Damn, I was looking forward to getting one...thanks though! I can't afford to throw any money away. :)
     
  10. Oct 1, 2008 at 7:40 PM
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    just remove the sec. filter and install a good high flow filter and you'll be all set.:) and you'll see mileage gains.
     
  11. Oct 1, 2008 at 7:40 PM
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    tacoskim

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    interesting K&N is not there as a tester muahahahahahha :D cuz they dont hate :eek:
     
  12. Oct 1, 2008 at 7:42 PM
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    Are there any brands you could recommend?

    (sorry for the hijack)
     
  13. Oct 1, 2008 at 7:43 PM
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    for a good drop in filter.....afe pro dry s!!!

    and dont worry.............we always hijack threads round here:D(sorry chris:eek::D).
     
  14. Oct 1, 2008 at 7:44 PM
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    Cool, thank you. :)
     
  15. Oct 1, 2008 at 7:45 PM
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    no prob man!
     
  16. Oct 2, 2008 at 5:02 PM
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    I copntacted TRD about their CAI, and told them I was going to dyno it, and if it didnt give me 10+ more h.p. could I get my money back. They responded saying that their gains were done in a "lab" and actuall results would vary. And, no refunds for less h.p. gains......
    In my Testing K&N has shown a 5 h.p. loss.
    OEM. Especially in AZ. The OEM filter flows well, and filters GREAT! :)
     
  17. Oct 2, 2008 at 5:20 PM
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    I'll look into those as well, thanks.
     
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