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    Drop-in VS. Air intake System

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    I know there are already quite a few options for air intake system that are either available now or coming to the market soon, but lets get a discussion going for those who do not want to spend big dollars for an intake.

    Seeing that K&N recently released their drop-in filter, which intake setup do you consider the best bang for your buck for increased power, better throttle response and sound?

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    A CAI done right will always be better, only K&N has a CAI available today and I feel a CAI could be done much better. I am waiting to see the CAI kits that are in the works before buying anything.
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    Currently there are no CAI available in the market for the Stinger. Unless I missed an announcement for one.
    What we have seen so far are WAI. A drop in filter is so far the best option to increase throttle response.

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    By all current appearances, the power gains from the drop-in panel K&N filter replacements and the full K&N intake replacement are about the same. I expect this to be the same with those cars which have upgraded downpipes and exhaust, as well. If you want more "psh" sound, replace the intake. If not, or you just want to save money, just get the panel replacements.

    What's more important here seems to be that the intake replacement's not a big gain. That's on the exhaust side. I don't expect an "upgraded" intake to truly matter until folks start upgrading the turbos.
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    Can someone explain differences between CAI and WAI, as far as upgrade options.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DBurd View Post
    Can someone explain differences between CAI and WAI, as far as upgrade options.


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    CAI = Cold Air Intake, has a tube that extends the intake to near the bottom of the engine to draw in cold air.
    WAI = Warm Air Intake, basically pulls most of its air from the engine compartment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kale808 View Post
    CAI = Cold Air Intake, has a tube that extends the intake to near the bottom of the engine to draw in cold air.
    WAI = Warm Air Intake, basically pulls most of its air from the engine compartment.
    You are Technically correct. A true CAI is one that is routed outside the engine bay in order to draw in cold air. Could be towards the front of the car, side or downwards.
    You are correct on the description of the WAI.

 

 
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