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need help with v6 mods

I have 2014 mustang v6 roush manual and i was thinking about getting and airaid intake and a bama tune. Does it make a big difference or suggest a different intake or tune?

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I don't think it matters all that much. Personally I prefer Steeda's CAI and tune.

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I don't think it matters all that much. Personally I prefer Steeda's CAI and tune.
How can you prefer a certain cai and tune if you're not even running a CAI and tune?

OP, I have the airaid CAI and an MPT tune. I'm pretty sure the consensus is that MPT is the MPT performance tune delivers the greatest gains. Not trying to speak for everyone but that's just my impression from doing lots and lots of reading.

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How can you prefer a certain cai and tune if you're not even running a CAI and tune?

OP, I have the airaid CAI and an MPT tune. I'm pretty sure the consensus is that MPT is the MPT performance tune delivers the greatest gains. Not trying to speak for everyone but that's just my impression from doing lots and lots of reading.
I Started out myself with just a BBK CAI and it did nothing for power. Maybe a little more throttle response and it did make it louder. After I purchased an SCT X3 tuner with the hybrid, Street and Race tune from american muscle which were better than stock but nothing that WOW'd me! After reading all the posts regarding the MPT tune i decided that $75.00 would be worth a try and am I glad i didnt settle. I could barly chirp my tires before and now I have no issue doing a burnout well past 80km/h!!! (BTW I am running the stock 2.73 rear gear and haven't started data logging with MPT just yet)

For $75 its worth a try after what I personally have experienced!
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How can you prefer a certain cai and tune if you're not even running a CAI and tune?
I worked with a buddy of mine on his mustang as well as his dad's. We had a Bama/Airaid combo at first on his dad's 2010 GT and ended up having some issues, which I know is probably not common by any means. He ended up getting too frustrated and decided to get rid of both and go with the Steeda CAI and tune and hasn't had any issues since. My buddy's 2012 V6 hasn't had any issues either, so I'm personally partial to the Steeda CAI/tune combo.

Now that was the only issue his dad has ever had with AM, and he still buys parts from them, it was just that one time.

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Not that I have anything to compare to (besides stock) but I'm very happy with my K&N/Bama combo.

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I love all my mods, but have to say that my MPT tune is one of my favorites.
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OP the first mods on my 2012 V6 automatic were an Airraid CAI and Bama tune. The tune did make a noticeable difference in throttle response and top end power. The tune also firmed up the shifts quite a bit.
I ran the 91 race tune. The CAI made a slight difference in sound coming from the engine compartment on acceleration. I don't know how much it actually contributed to the gains.
All in all the tune/ CAI are a worthwhile addition. But just keep your expectations realistic. A tune and CAI, are not going to turn a V6 into a GT.

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ok intakes from anyone do VERY LITTLE for making power. theyre mostly a noisemaker.

a glorious noisemaker that makes your exhaust sound amazing. but a noisemaker nonetheless.

on these v6's tune is the biggest gain.

since you have a 2014 and warranty is a concern, i'd only go with a diablosport tuner as they are the only tuners that dont leave a footprint or time stamp i the ecu after you flash back to stock if you need to take i to the dealership for service.

id go with c&l tuning for your tunes over bama. doug studdard does all their tunes. he founded bamachips (bama performance) and was their best tuner before moving back to alabama and taking a job with c&l.

you can also buy just one tune there rather than 3 an get tunes for life on it. for 75 (beats 150). they also make a pretty good intake.

im running an afe power intake, best airbox of any ive seen. super thick, super beefy, looks amazing.

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ok intakes from anyone do VERY LITTLE for making power. theyre mostly a noisemaker.

a glorious noisemaker that makes your exhaust sound amazing. but a noisemaker nonetheless.

on these v6's tune is the biggest gain.

since you have a 2014 and warranty is a concern, i'd only go with a diablosport tuner as they are the only tuners that dont leave a footprint or time stamp i the ecu after you flash back to stock if you need to take i to the dealership for service.

id go with c&l tuning for your tunes over bama. doug studdard does all their tunes. he founded bamachips (bama performance) and was their best tuner before moving back to alabama and taking a job with c&l.

you can also buy just one tune there rather than 3 an get tunes for life on it. for 75 (beats 150). they also make a pretty good intake.

im running an afe power intake, best airbox of any ive seen. super thick, super beefy, looks amazing.
This has been visited so many times....here is the video of comparisons. 2011 Mustang 3.7L V6 - Cold Air Intake & Bama Custom Tune Dyno Results - YouTube You will get the most out of the CAI with a tune. Just a CAI is power up top vs power throughout the band with a tune. A tuner would be the best first choice if you plan to mod more in the future.
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