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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazz View Post
    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.
    I believe that the gains currently seem limited with a CAI due to the fact the ECU is not tuned to accommodate for the additional air coming into the engine.
    The biggest gain from an intake is the better throttle response and quicker turbo spool up. No tune needed to feel those gains.

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    Few years ago when I was on the BMW forums someone did a dyno test comparing a drop-in vs. short ram intake and the results showed 0 gains. I'm willing to bet the same applies to the Stinger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robz32 View Post
    I believe that the gains currently seem limited with a CAI due to the fact the ECU is not tuned to accommodate for the additional air coming into the engine.
    The biggest gain from an intake is the better throttle response and quicker turbo spool up. No tune needed to feel those gains.
    And what I said in a roundabout way is that I don't believe much is to be gained with an intake, even with ECM tunes, until turbo upgrades are added (and the ECM then tuned, of course).
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    Just installed the K&N drop in filters. What a difference in the throttle response. Very pleased.

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    I thought I saw yesterday on here someone just opened up a pre order sale for the first actual CAI for the Stinger. It routes outside the engine bay directly behind the grille. I will try to find the thread again and post the link.

    https://www.ssr-performance.com/collections/stinger

    Found it!

    https://www.kiastinger.org/forum/thr...cs-vid-inside)

    Thats the only CAI that I have seen so far.
    Last edited by Strtaylor; 10-10-2018 at 02:01 PM. Reason: Additional info.

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    For those of you who are getting CAI/WAI you may want to pair it with a set of BIG MOUTH inlet ducts. These truly force feed your intake cool, high pressure air.












    Remember that your inlet temps and inlet absolute pressure all affect turbocharger compressor performance, feeding your intake with lower temperature, higher pressure air is what will synergize best with any aftermarket intake you get.

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