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Old 22 May 2010, 02:29 pm
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Well I'm just curious about which CAI is the most popular... I choose S&B because I like the "under glass look" that it has, and it filters out more dirt than the slightly less expensive AFE CAI... Plus the re-charge kit is so much easier to use since they give you the "precision" kit. Plus, I like less popular brands, don't get me wrong, K&N makes good stuff I just see way too many cars with their stickers on them.
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Old 22 May 2010, 04:21 pm
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After reading alot about the intakes here and on ptcrew, I went with the airbox mod and a K&N filter. So far 10,000 miles on it and loving it. No complaints at all.
The big issue with it was that the cold air intakes are mostly taking air from the engine compartment. That air is a lot warmer than the air that it is sucking in from the tire well.
I'll leave you to do your own research on it, but the airbox mod worked best for me.
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Old 22 May 2010, 04:41 pm
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After reading alot about the intakes here and on ptcrew, I went with the airbox mod and a K&N filter. So far 10,000 miles on it and loving it. No complaints at all.
The big issue with it was that the cold air intakes are mostly taking air from the engine compartment. That air is a lot warmer than the air that it is sucking in from the tire well.
I'll leave you to do your own research on it, but the airbox mod worked best for me.
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Old 24 May 2010, 01:12 am
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I'm running the K&N FIPK, which includes a heatshield. Not sure how effective the heatshield is but I like the way the car sounds with the open filter!!!
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Old 26 May 2010, 11:36 am
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Airbox mod for me. I do own an Airraid that I put on sometimes because I like to hear to turbo whine more. I chose it because it forms a seal against the bottom of the hood that keeps out the hot engine air. I have also plumbed intake air from the front facia to a port I created with fiberglass in the bottom of the airbox.
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Old 28 May 2010, 04:12 pm
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I went with the TTAB Hardpipe with Airbox Mod

Car Definitely pulls harder (according to butt dyno), Got better gas mileage, and can hear the turbo spool better :-)
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Old 28 May 2010, 07:31 pm
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AirAid intake. I drive 68 on the x ways and have gotten what I think very good avg mileage. Sounds good also, I believe that I get 2-3 MPG more with it.
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I went with the TTAB Hardpipe with Airbox Mod

Car Definitely pulls harder (according to butt dyno), Got better gas mileage, and can hear the turbo spool better :-)
Get your butt dyno recalibrated.

Oh boy, another "better gas mileage". Would you please explain how a bit more air gives better mpg.
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Old 29 May 2010, 07:21 am
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For me, as I track every gas fill up, my numbers show it for the same kind of driving in the same conditions.
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Get your butt dyno recalibrated.

Oh boy, another "better gas mileage". Would you please explain how a bit more air gives better mpg.
That's quite simple ... 1. The factory TTAB is very restrictive! which means the engine is having a little trouble breathing. by opening it up, More air flow, allows the engine to breath better, More Air, provides more Power, thus more efficiency since it doesn't need to work as hard. Think of it as getting one of those Tiny Red Duncan Donuts straw and trying to blow in. It'll be difficult but manageable. Then take the straws from McD or BK that's used in soft drinks and you find your self sucking a lot more air.

2. See my SIGGIE!!!

I track my fuel economy in not only a book but fuelly as well. and gas mileage went up after installing the TTAB Hard Pipe. I actually drive worse now then before just so I can hear the turbo spool and bov go woooosh

Also, if you look at the history... I never broke 19.7MPG prior to installing it.

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