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Old 01-19-2018, 11:19 AM   #1
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Cat-back or CAI?

I own a stock 2012 focus sedan and am i would like to mod it and was told to start with a cold air intake but i was told that stock air filters are able to out perform untuned engines exhaust rate so the question arises should i get a new exhaust or a CAI.


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RS airbox + mountune filter!
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^^ What he said.
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I will jump on the RS air box boat. good mod. and cheap. Get a tune too.
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I would start with a Tune , more bang for the buck all around

Then start looking for a good header and Exh

The RS box looks good but dont think its adding any HP , if its looks you want it looks good

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Snorkel delete too if it hasn't been done
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I will jump on the RS air box boat. good mod. and cheap. Get a tune too.
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I pretty sure I know the answer but I'll ask anyways.

The RS Airfilter box with the drop in filter gets the same results you'd get from a K&N CAI right? The latter must be cheeper.
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