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Hate to say this, but CAI's are a lot of fluff for most people. The only thing they help with is off the line intake temps. As soon as the car hits about 10mph the engine bay is flooded with ambient temp air and CAI and HAI both deliver the same performance.
We debated this for a long time on Grand Prixs. I run a HAI on mine and I can tell you from watching logs of the IAT sensor, it only sucks in warm air for a few seconds before ambient air hits it.
If you're concerned about heat soak while staging at the strip then I'll give you a nod to prefer a CAI. Average, everyday driving you won't notice a difference.
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