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Which is the better cold air intake?

Is Airraid or ford racing cold air intake better?advice?


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Define better please.


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Both are made from high quality parts that won't get heat soaked, and the filter is well shielded from the engine bay. With a tune on either , I believe the Airraid can net more HP than the FRPP. The FRPP requires a tune.


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Is Airraid or ford racing cold air intake better?advice?
careyk,

We've had great results from both of these intakes. They are both top competitors in the Mustang business. We've used AIRAID on majority of our project cars for a few reasons. Airaid Cold Air Intake Systems are computer designed to give your engine maximum air flow, which translates to more horsepower, torque and better fuel efficiency. This Airaid CAI kit completely replaces your Mustangs restrictive stock factory air box and paper filter element with a high flow Airaid filter assembly for an increase of 15+ horsepower and 11+ LBS of torque at the rear wheels.

I honestly don't think you can wrong, this is a very opinionated question. I hope this helps, let me know if you have any questions.

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Do your research... All of the truth is not coming out in this thread so far.


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I don't think there is such a thing as better,they all work just the same,it's what you think looks good under your hood.I have the FRPP cause it looks clean,not the most power but i like the clean look.
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I got my FRPP CAI with a Brenspeed tune. I love the look and have had 0 issues in almost 3 years on the car. I think it is good because it looks like it belongs there.
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Liked my Airaid before I went SC. The dyno with no other mods showed me at 264 with the Airaid; with an automatic.
Do not know what it was before.
So I don't know if it really gave me any gains. It seemed like it may have. It did make the engine sound alot better, and it seemed to have better throttle response.

Fit and finish were super. Looks better than most if not all CAI out there.

You can get a tune latter if you wish and get some more ponies.

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I had a 06 GT and bought the ford racing intake. After just about 10,000km the filter looked like it saw 100,000km - and I look after my stuff, keeping it clean. I know they're popular with the "aftermarket performance" guru's but after everything I've read and know now I think they're pretty much show pieces. You will benefit more from just a tune with the stock airbox than adding a crappy completely exposed air filter. NO, not everyone will agree but have fun spending your money (wisely)!

Only sales people and hungry hungry hippos will go on and on about how AMAZING the difference is with this INSTANT power adder. It literally adds 5-10hp MAX and your ass will NOT notice that difference. And I firmly believe that they don't filter air as good as a airbox does. I looked in my inlet tube two years later and the ford racing paper filter was deteriorating, I could see dust and other smaller particles on the inner sidewall of the intake tube. Total garbage. Looks wise, yes, great, it's "cool" that you can rattle off all the things you have done to your car...tune intake exhaust but when you lay it out flat, it doesn't amount to huge changes in performance.

After you buy the intake, go to the track and do some runs stock, then with a tune, then with a tune/intake combo. You will gain "maybe" .3-.5 seconds and of that improvement, 99% of it will be from the tune.


Not everyone agrees with me on this but you'd be better off putting your money into suspension components than an intake. The tune is important, the intake not so much. Alot of it is hype. I'm in a 2012 now and run just a tune and I'm sticking with the stock airbox. I'm sure the engine will thank me for it later.

It is better to remain silent and be thought of a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
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I would forget about intake altogether and buy an aluminum driveshaft. Money much better spent!

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On my previous Mustang, I had a FRPP CAI with a Brenspeed tune. I loved it, but any reviews I saw said it lacked in the HP department compared to many others. I mostly went with that one for the factory look vs the aftermarket look. The fitment was great.

My only personal problem with it was that the filter was not washable, and had to be replaced when needed. It gets even worse as a dealership wants close to 80 bucks for it so I was "forced" to drive down ~45 into CT to Mustangs Unlimited to get a new filter for ~20. I've since noticed that one of our site vendors (AFM i beleive) now carries a washable filter for it.

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