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JLT or Airaid

I am looking at adding my first mod a cold air intake. Is the JLT better than the Airaid? And I will be adding a tuner...

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If I'm not mistaken the Airaid will pull air from the front of the car useing the factory cold air unit where the factory air box pulls from. I think only Airaid and Steeda use the same design. As far as I know JLT does not use this design I recommend doing some research on line on the subject.

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Any so called air box that is open to the engine compartment is going to suck in hot air. Buy one that has a lid so it closes off.

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Thanks

Thanks I was leaning towards the Airaid.
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Airaid is better choice

Between the two, Airaid is the better choice for sure. As another post noted, a Cold Air Intake should draw air from outside the engine bay. Many do not. Airaid does. BTW, so does the stock airbox. You may consider just dropping a K&N filter into the stock airbox, Ford did a good job of designing this one. If you still want a more custom look, you can replace the airtube with one from Airaid that flows a bit better than the stock one and looks much nicer for a lot less than the full CAI kit. Just my $.02.

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I like your $.02 I think I will end up with the K&N air filter and spend the money saved on a tuner.
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It wouldn't be too hard to figure out. Our cars are equipped with an air inlet temperature gauge.
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The Steeda unit has been getting a lot of traction on the other forum - 6G.

You can read about the construction of our units here:

Why Steeda Cold Air Intakes Blow Away The ?Competition? | Steeda Blog

Here are some reviews regarding the 15 Steeda CAI:

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Have had the luxury of getting my hands on this nice intake, along with the Steeda tunes, as soon as it arrived, gotta say its the best there is hands down. I waited months for this intake to arrive. and it sounds amazing, GAINED HELLA GRUNT!! I can pretty much haul up grades with ease. Definitely a massive difference from stock. Install does take a little effort, but with anything good comes some work. - See more at: Steeda ProFlow Mustang Cold Air Intake - Manual GT (2015) | Free Shipping!
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Cold Air Intake: First thing first, this set was huge! When the box arrived I thought it was something my wife might have ordered or something When i opened it i was happily surprised by what all was in there as i was expecting just the cone and pipe. The filter included is HUGE like practical joke big and it has the end cap on it has more filter material allowing for even more airflow. I had a similar set up on my old 350Z and i loved the sound from it. The tubing is substantially thick plastic that seemed pretty clean on the seams and all the holes were clear of plastic and were properly sized. Another feature that I hadn't expected was the aluminum velocity stack's build quality. I was honestly expecting either plastic wrapped in a beer can or just a beer can.. When i saw the stack i was very impressed as the welds and measurements were flawless. Even the restrictor that came with it fit like a glove. Putting all these together makes for a nice package with a very high end feel, a clean look and a feeling of confidence in my purchase. After the install I fired it up and immediately fell in love with the sound. It lines up with the "scoop" in the hood so with the window down and the sound tube in place the sound under load is incredible. Throttle response was snappier and power felt around the same. MPG dropped but thats cause i couldn't stay out of it! otherwise it seemed like about a 1 MPG gain on the hwy. Tuner: The SCT X4 seems like a pretty decent tuner, i ran a diablosport intune on my old challenger and i'd say the load time is comparable but the SCT seems more responsive. Tune went on without an issue although when it tunes the car unlike the dodge that just sits in acc mode, the mustang cuts out all the lights in the car thus ensuring my crimping of my seat fabric thinking i just bricked my car... after i took a breath and came to peace with the idea of listening to my wife's "i told you so's" for the next year it came back to life. When i loaded up the tune it worked and worked well. I felt a noticeable difference in the power delivery and the smoothness of acceleration. Felt like butter, really fast butter. Torque down low felt much more available and it pulls harder. Not sure on the numbers as i live an hour from a dyno and i'm not only broke but lazy as well for that sort of stuff.. Steeda: I've never messed with this company before as I was previously an import or Mopar man. That being said every single experience i've had with these guys has been an absolute pleasure. They were not only quick to handle issues reported on this site but also through email and reached out to call and put me in touch with the tuner during later hours. They quickly answered all my questions and concerns and have effectively won me over as a true supporter. I'm actually going to put their sticker on the car.. who knows how much HP that will add but its going to be a first for me as stickers usually hit the toolbox. - See more at: Steeda ProFlow Mustang Cold Air Intake - Manual GT (2015) | Free Shipping!
Let me know if I can assist with pricing ... you can reach me at [email protected] or if you have any additional questions ... I am happy to help!

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Real interesting read on the Steeda intake that TJ provided I just finished reading about the Steeda cold air intake construction twice. This really seems like the best quality unit out there. Steeda really seems to know what they are doing.
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Thanks for the link to the Steeda information.
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Metal airbox? is garbage.

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