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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Is a CAI worth it?

I was thinking about buying a K&N CAI but wanted to know if it's really worth the 300$. Is it easy to install yourself and is K&N even the best CAI?
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you can find cheaper ones if you shop but i also wanna know whats the hp and torque gains and the best setup to get.
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I have the K&N, and while im happy with it i wasnt happy with the heat shield it was basically a piece of shit. get your self Crabs you wont be dissapointed. you can see pics of the two heatshields in my progression thread. .... and yeah I think its worth it. better throttle response and a nice sound. also once you install your CAI be sure to get rid of your intake resonator.

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I have the K&N, and while im happy with it i wasnt happy with the heat shield it was basically a piece of shit. get your self Crabs you wont be dissapointed. you can see pics of the two heatshields in my progression thread. .... and yeah I think its worth it. better throttle response and a nice sound. also once you install your CAI be sure to get rid of your intake resonator.
How much did you pay for your tint?
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I think it ran me about 200 with lifetime warranty.

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i cant even find one for my 3.6l gxp like no aftermarket cold airs?
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get a hold of lampoon he'll help you out


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They no longer sell the piping! Will the filter and end tube for correctly with current plastic housing?
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-16-2013, 01:09 PM
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Actually, I just ordered the CRAB intake myself, and when I asked about the FPU upgrade, he said that they were currently restocking them. I paid for the FPU, and now I have it in the mail on its' way here.
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I heard from a guy at work that if a install a CAI I should tune or get a new computer so the air flow sensor can account for the new air intake, is this true, and how much is that?
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For the 4 cylinder that is true. The 6 cylinder's aren't effected by the intakes negatively.
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