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View Poll Results: Cold Air Intake Choice
Airaid CAI 47 83.93%
C&L CAI 9 16.07%
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JTL is showing out of stock at American Muscle.


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JTL is showing out of stock at American Muscle.
Rick, are you referring to the Carbon Fiber JLT? If I'm not mistaken production is on hold as their CF supplier had some sort of issue, I believe they are currently trying to find a new CF supplier and until then only the plastic version is available.


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Rick, are you referring to the Carbon Fiber JLT? If I'm not mistaken production is on hold as their CF supplier had some sort of issue, I believe they are currently trying to find a new CF supplier and until then only the plastic version is available.
Nope. The regular plastic one. The nicer one, in my opinion, lol.

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What about the steeda CAI? its so expensive compared to the others. Is it worth it?
OK J.P. I'll be nice and try to answer your question. I noticed everyone ignored it and went on with their conversations, because this CAI subject has been beat to death on this forum. TJ from Steeda was on the 2011+ section the other day, and he posted this: Why Steeda Cold Air Intakes Blow Away The ‘Competition’ « Steeda Blog
It is the better of the CAI's I believe, but only by the smallest of margins. Most of us don't want to spend that much more for the tiniest of improvements. If you get one, buy it from the Steeda website, way cheaper than any middle man.
Now please buy the Airaid, JLT, or Steeda(alphabetical order) and maybe we can be done with this once and for all. Maybe.
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OK J.P. I'll be nice and try to answer your question. I noticed everyone ignored it and went on with their conversations, because this CAI subject has been beat to death on this forum. TJ from Steeda was on the 2011+ section the other day, and he posted this: Why Steeda Cold Air Intakes Blow Away The ‘Competition’ « Steeda Blog
It is the better of the CAI's I believe, but only by the smallest of margins. Most of us don't want to spend that much more for the tiniest of improvements. If you get one, buy it from the Steeda website, way cheaper than any middle man.
Now please buy the Airaid, JLT, or Steeda(alphabetical order) and maybe we can be done with this once and for all. Maybe.
Hey, not EVERYONE ignored it lol, my first response was in regards to the Steeda CAI.

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Hey, not EVERYONE ignored it lol, my first response was in regards to the Steeda CAI.
Don't make me go off on you JLome, if you get my agent orange acting up again then you know I will!!!
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Don't make me go off on you JLome, if you get my agent orange acting up again then you know I will!!!
I'm sure you'd love to "get off on me" but unfortunately for you, I don't swing that way.

If you do a quick search for JLT CAI, you'll probably find some who do though...

Oh boy, here we go! haha.

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Well thank you Jeff, but i don't think I wanna pay so much extra for so little improvement. And btw i already went with the Airaid I'm sure it won't disappoint along with the bama tune and the Borla Atak

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I'm sure you'd love to "get off on me" but unfortunately for you, I don't swing that way.
Kind of adds new meaning to the old Deep South children's song:

"...Man over yonder with a 'sack' on his back, honey..."
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Kind of adds new meaning to the old Deep South children's song:

"...Man over yonder with a 'sack' on his back, honey..."
lol, definitely not a song I'm familiar with..

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Here's a review I posted in another thread, but it died.

I guess I can try and add some sort of informative post.

I bought an Airaid recently. I've been repeating the words "Airaid" in my head over and over, trying to decide if it's "Air Raid" or "Air Aid." Oh marketing, you're so clever. Though, Air Aid makes me think of an air freshener you spray after dropping a fatty. It blows my mind, sort of like Petsmart; is it Pets Mart or Pet Smart?

Anyway, it comes well packaged; fancy box, bubble wrap, decent instructions with pictures and stickers of the very poorly designed "Airaid" (or Air Aid) sticker of their logo. All of the parts are pretty good quality. The tubing is pretty heavy and very thick. All bolts and clamps are pretty nice. The filter seemed high quality as well. The molded air box, they call it a CAB, is pretty neat. It just barely clears everything it needs to in the engine bay. It's a SNUG fit, but once it's in there, perfection. No rattles, no BS. Fitting the intake tube is not terribly pleasant or easy. The weird hose coupling between the intake tube and throttle body allows you to push and pull the intake tube to line up with the intake box (CAB) opening. With some swearing, and loosening of bolts, it lines up.

Driving; it makes fun noises. In casual driving where we spend most of our time at 1/4 throttle or less, it's not terribly noticible. Full throttle in lower RPM's makes a nice World War II fighter plane burbling noise, making all Germans within earshot paranoid. Full throttle past 4,000 RPM? Prepare for noise! AIR AID...er....AIR RAID...uhhh...AIRAID noise!

Value? I found mine for $229 shipped from Autoplicity. With the $50 rebate, that comes to $179. I think it's a fair value at that price.

An update after a few weeks of Airaid ownership. There actually is a power difference. The mild incline on 405 used to make my car lose speed at 60 mph, with the pedal to the floor. Now, it actually maintains or gains speed in similar conditions. The car just feels smoother in the 1,500-4,000 range. Added torque is a good guess. I quite like it. Though at high RPM's it sounds like a D16Z6 (a Honda motor).
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If anyone is interested I am going to sell my Roush CAI which is the same as the Airaid. PM me for details if interested. Phil
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Lol, why is this even a thread i wonder.

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