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Old 04-18-2013, 10:24 PM   #131
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could it be that everyone is just psychologically experiencing "gains" from a cai? Mighty car mods posted a video showing and proving that cai is a waste of time and rubbish over stock parts... Not hating on anyone here. Just asking. Anyone actually dyno tested this to see the results? I'm sure someone will tell me though to go read through the dyno threads.
Yes, you need to read through the dyno threads, there has been plenty of substantiated evidence that it actually makes more power over the stock airbox even without tuning being available yet.

I don't even know what mighty car mods is let alone how they were considered credible over dyno results from actual vehicle owners.
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:40 PM   #132
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Yes, you need to read through the dyno threads, there has been plenty of substantiated evidence that it actually makes more power over the stock airbox even without tuning being available yet.

I don't even know what mighty car mods is let alone how they were considered credible over dyno results from actual vehicle owners.
if you youtube mighty car mods youl see they show a thread of different modifications you can make to your car.

Yeah i know theres threads, but also the fact that its a NA car and compared to turbos.. CAI on turbo gain more hp. As goes with the exhaust. or am i completely wrong?
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if you youtube mighty car mods youl see they show a thread of different modifications you can make to your car.

Yeah i know theres threads, but also the fact that its a NA car and compared to turbos.. CAI on turbo gain more hp. As goes with the exhaust. or am i completely wrong?
So far none of their tests were done very scientifically, and there is no evidence that they had actually changed any air plumbing by routing things through the same exact section of rubber hose in the "pod" filter test, and the CAI one looks to be suspect as well.

There is theoretically a larger potential to extract power from a boosted engine, but depending on the setup and if the intake is the restriction a lot more power can be gained than what they are whinging about.
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Old 04-18-2013, 11:15 PM   #134
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So far none of their tests were done very scientifically, and there is no evidence that they had actually changed any air plumbing by routing things through the same exact section of rubber hose in the "pod" filter test, and the CAI one looks to be suspect as well.

There is theoretically a larger potential to extract power from a boosted engine, but depending on the setup and if the intake is the restriction a lot more power can be gained than what they are whinging about.
haah not whinging bro just putting it out there to see what others think. after all thats what the forums for rite? haha

Yeah it seems as tho you do get gains. Might change my filter once my 3 yr warrantys up. Although have any of you had problems with the cAI affecting your warranty?
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haah not whinging bro just putting it out there to see what others think. after all thats what the forums for rite? haha

Yeah it seems as tho you do get gains. Might change my filter once my 3 yr warrantys up. Although have any of you had problems with the cAI affecting your warranty?
In the U.S. there is less concern about it voiding the warranty unless they can prove that it caused the failure, under the terms of the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act.

It may be different in Australia but for the most part those who've already done the big two or three mods ( intake, exhaust, and or the exhaust manifold without catalyst).

I need to re-dyno after the intake and exhaust installs, but the baseline is likely to be lower than now at least it should be based on the other steeda dyno results + an approximately 2.5" exhaust system removed from the Focus ST and slightly modified to fit the N/A 2.0 L GDI.
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:14 AM   #136
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that sounds like a nice set up. I will probably only dyno mine after i get both exhaust + CAI installed. No point doing exhaust then CAI again..

Planning to do RS style dual exhaust, with magnaflow components. Completely custom ofcourse, and cutout the rear valance for the dual tips.
For CAI steeda is more expensive for us australians haha unfortunately shipping is a killer
Any other options on where to buy apart from the steeda site?
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if you youtube mighty car mods youl see they show a thread of different modifications you can make to your car.

Yeah i know theres threads, but also the fact that its a NA car and compared to turbos.. CAI on turbo gain more hp. As goes with the exhaust. or am i completely wrong?
You're pretty wrong in this instance. You'll see dynos prove otherwise.

It does largely depend on the vehicle though. Perhaps the intake filter they used wasn't much better than stock, or on that car it doesn't mean much. It clearly does on many cars, which is why K&N and other CAI's are very popular modifications.

I did notice when they routed it outside of the car they had corrugated tubing. 3 feet of corrugated tubing would pretty much negate any gains from the intake due to increased air turbulence.
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Any other options on where to buy apart from the steeda site?
Check out central Florida motorsports

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cheers guys really helpful :) yeah i realise now that it does impact on performance. K&N vs steeda though now? maassive price difference.. gains the same?
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