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For my 12 I got the Airaid intake tube. Pretty cheap, cleans up the intake assembly, doesn't really add much more noise but there is a slight difference. Put an Accufab TB, the intake tube, and axle backs on before I got a tune. Gave that info to Steeda and when I uploaded the tune today, night and day HUGE world of difference. It's all in the tune. Thanks Steeda
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ok I might get kicked off the thread for asking this, but I could not find anything in the search tool that could come close unless I did a horrible job so I apologize. But who has heard of keeping the original Air box and attaching the Steeda intake tube to the box for cleaner look basically. I was offered one for 50.00 dollars and im not sure if it will mess with any thing in the ECU given the fact ill have the stock air box and MASS air flow sensor intact.

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. . . who has heard of keeping the original Air box and attaching the Steeda intake tube to the box for cleaner look basically. . . . .
I don't think it will fit, because the diameter is different -- pretty sure the Steeda tube is bigger than the tube coming out of the stock airbox. You would need some kind of adapter?

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ok I might get kicked off the thread for asking this, but I could not find anything in the search tool that could come close unless I did a horrible job so I apologize. But who has heard of keeping the original Air box and attaching the Steeda intake tube to the box for cleaner look basically. I was offered one for 50.00 dollars and im not sure if it will mess with any thing in the ECU given the fact ill have the stock air box and MASS air flow sensor intact.

thanks and sorry if I posted this in the wrong place.
check the Airaid Modular Intake Tube if all you want is a cleaner look. It is a lot more than $50 though.

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Thank you both the steeda brand new is 75 i called them up. Well ill give it more research thanks.
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i just put the steeda CAI (tune required) on. I solved the water/ vent issue. i just plugged the actual vents (just the driver side 1st 2 holes. Blocks all the water 100%. The intake made the throttle responce alot better.

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I have a 13 GT premium. I bought my Airaid CAI used. As soon as I put it on I notice an excellent throttle response , with out a tune. I Also wanted to try the Airaid modular intake tube with a K&N filter and the stock box to compare. Needless to say, the CAI outperformed (car response) the modular tube and the stock box. so I decided to stick with the CAI and sold the modular tube. Now after I added the mufflers eliminators and a tune, the difference was like night and day. I will never go back to a stock box. Whether it might be just my butt dyno or not, I felt the difference. I say try it and see for yourself.
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I may catch heat for this since some guys SWEAR by cold ait intakes on here.. But from what I'm aware, Cold air intakes on the 5.0 are pointless. Just get a tune if you don't already have one, Then work your way to the exhaust
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My AEM CAI has been a performer in my 14 GT/CS. It has a closed air box, filter meter, and utilizes the factory cold air snorkel from the grill. As soon as I installed it, I gained 1.5 miles per gallon. I then added an X-Pipe and Corsa Sport axle-back and gained another 2 miles per gallon. When I drove the Mustang off the lot, for the first year I averaged 19.3 miles per gallon combined city/highway. After my mods., I now consistently average 22.5 mpg. My fill-ups used to read 292 miles, they now average 331 miles. Personally, I'm sold on these mods. If done right, they can be a big benefit and show some solid gains. Also, the AEM has a closed air box like the factory so water from the hood vents doesn't pour into the airbox. Additionally, I noticed improved throttle response and improved sound. Just my humble opinion.

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