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Hello Everybody. First post here. I'm driving an 07 Mustang GT and i'm looking to upgrade my air intake System.

I'm looking to upgrade to a FFRP CAI with Brenspeed tune or FFRP tune. From what I've been reading Brenspeed's tune is better then FFRP's but does it hurt the longevity of the car?


I want to upgrade the Front end in appearance with a functional hood, or Classic Design Concepts (CDC) Shaker System. Does anyone have the Shaker System with a CAI? Their website and any information, which is very little, just uses factory air box. I do remember seeing a picture of one attached to a CAI intake (American Muscle i believe). Is it possible to attach it to the CAI system rather then factory air box?


If i was to get a new function hood my biggest problem is cost and painting. My car color is an "Alloy Metallic" (gray) and I'm worried about getting a new hood to match the color properly. Does anyone have an estimate on cost to have a hood painted?
 

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I have Shaker Intake, no CAI yet, but I think you just pipe it into the other wall of the CAI intake

Check the AM website, I think they have installation vid for shaker intake, cause you dont need new hood for it, you actually cut out the recess Ford already put in the hood for the intake.

Here is link.... http://www.americanmuscle.com/05-07-mustang-shaker-install.html
 

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Wow fast response. I have seen that installation guide and do intend to print it up to help install it. CDC has a video showing the install but its more of a promo video. The not needing a new hood is the most appealing part as it saves on cost, to a small extent.


Another question I just thought of in regards to either hood system (mostly shaker system) is Water/Rain. Should I not drive my car and keep it covered when it rains?


I also notice you had a CDC Glassback Roof installed. May i ask how much it cost?
 

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I did not install the CDC stuff, lucky to buy it that way a few weeks ago. But my guess is around 2k for the glassback roof. You can get it stock as of 09 fords and up for 2k. I really like it and the intake, its one of the reasons I bought this sixer versus trying to find a GT I could afford.

And the CDC website says the intake is totally rainsafe... no problems yet thru a few spring showers.
 

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I am the owner of a 2007 GT with a CDC shaker & a C&L racer intake made compatable and totally functional by plumbing the tubing from the shaker to the air shrouding for the air filter. Just a little bit of hot rod tech & common sense. actually pretty easy. I also installed via a Diablosprt Predator tuner the 91 octane tune for a C&L Racer CAI with very good results.
 

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The CDC Shaker is purely cosmetic. It may cool the engine a bit but nowhere near enough to notice a difference in the butt dyno, and I have the Steeda CAI with the CDC Shaker.:bigthumbsup
 

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The CDC Shaker is purely cosmetic. It may cool the engine a bit but nowhere near enough to notice a difference in the butt dyno, and I have the Steeda CAI with the CDC Shaker.:bigthumbsup
+1... But it sure 'looks' cool. :D
 

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Yes you can plumb it to a CAI. I just used a piece of exhaust pipe. Installing the shaker is a minimal cost option as far as extras go (just saw blades).
 

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I had a lot of problems with my CDC Shaker, Demolet intake, and Bama tune. It kept leaning out on both banks with both a Bama and SCT tune. I even tried different tunes, 87, 89, 92 etc, and still received the same error codes. I even suspect one of these items were causing my car to shut down. I gave up and returned it to stock. No problems whatsoever!! I still do have the Shaker hooked up to the stock box. Only thing is that it's stock and now and is not fun anymore!!!
 

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I like how you did that!
WOW! Thanks:wavey A compliment from you is like Donald Trump telling me he likes how I balance my checkbook.:happydance::gringreen:gringreen An Honor indeed!
 

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I have a CCD Shaker plumbed in to factory air box. With a standard square K&N replacement filter. I recently bought a few Bama tunes and had a few issues. When I talked to Doug @ Bama Tunes he looked @ my file and noticed I had the shaker. His first question was "did I have the factory air box or a cone filter?"
Since I didn't we didn't go into much detail about the differance, just that it was better that I didn't have a cone. Apparently the air flowing onto the cone is inconsistent or something. Sorry I don't have all the correct info. It can screw up the MAF, and of course the fuel to air bla, bla, bla. Maybe Doug can chime in and better explain.
The Shaker looks Bad @$$ but really is just that. (Cosmetic)
Turns out I had other issues and am extremely pleased with my Bama Tunes. Especially the torque tune. Rock on Bama Doug!!:bigthumbsup
 

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Yes you can plumb it to a CAI. I just used a piece of exhaust pipe. Installing the shaker is a minimal cost option as far as extras go (just saw blades).
I must agree that really is a very nice job you did there.






I have a CCD Shaker plumbed in to factory air box. With a standard square K&N replacement filter. I recently bought a few Bama tunes and had a few issues. When I talked to Doug @ Bama Tunes he looked @ my file and noticed I had the shaker. His first question was "did I have the factory air box or a cone filter?"
Since I didn't we didn't go into much detail about the differance, just that it was better that I didn't have a cone. Apparently the air flowing onto the cone is inconsistent or something. Sorry I don't have all the correct info. It can screw up the MAF, and of course the fuel to air bla, bla, bla. Maybe Doug can chime in and better explain.
The Shaker looks Bad @$$ but really is just that. (Cosmetic)
Turns out I had other issues and am extremely pleased with my Bama Tunes. Especially the torque tune. Rock on Bama Doug!!:bigthumbsup


I think I understand the general idea as to why the CIA and Shaker combo might cause problems. Now do I go cosmetic or go for power?


Odd question. 2010 Mustang factory CAI system is in fact has a square filter. Is it possible to backwards tune this filter system to a 07? Probably to much of a stretch.
 

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I have a CCD Shaker plumbed in to factory air box. With a standard square K&N replacement filter. I recently bought a few Bama tunes and had a few issues. When I talked to Doug @ Bama Tunes he looked @ my file and noticed I had the shaker. His first question was "did I have the factory air box or a cone filter?"
Since I didn't we didn't go into much detail about the differance, just that it was better that I didn't have a cone. Apparently the air flowing onto the cone is inconsistent or something. Sorry I don't have all the correct info. It can screw up the MAF, and of course the fuel to air bla, bla, bla. Maybe Doug can chime in and better explain.
The Shaker looks Bad @$$ but really is just that. (Cosmetic)
Turns out I had other issues and am extremely pleased with my Bama Tunes. Especially the torque tune. Rock on Bama Doug!!:bigthumbsup

Thanks for your input!!!! This really explains everything now!!!! I wish Doug had told me this earlier!!! So how are his tunes with the stock box and Shaker? Is it worth spending the money? I'm kinda hesitant since I spent a lot of money already and cannot use my Demolet CAI/Bama Tunes.
 

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Even plumbing the tube to the air box does nothing for power, the Shaker is nothing more than an engine shroud with a non fuctional scoop. It does not really flow air into the intake. If you look into the Shaker scoop you will see the plastic housing is closed off where it sits on the motor and only has channels for directing water away from the motor.
 

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Even plumbing the tube to the air box does nothing for power, the Shaker is nothing more than an engine shroud with a non fuctional scoop. It does not really flow air into the intake. If you look into the Shaker scoop you will see the plastic housing is closed off where it sits on the motor and only has channels for directing water away from the motor.

Not true....The Shaker is truly open to the air box. Now I will agree it isn't ramming air into the airbox efficiently or @ all for that matter.
Mostly a look cool gadget.:so
 

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Not true....The Shaker is truly open to the air box. Now I will agree it isn't ramming air into the airbox efficiently or @ all for that matter. Mostly a look cool gadget.:so
+1... It is a functional scoop but certainly doesn't provide any ram air effect.
 

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There is probably about a half million or so CAI on the market for our cars now. I have and 07 GT. I bought a Roush CAI. Turns out it was just rebranded from Air Raid. O well there went a hundred extra dollars for it saying Roush on it. My advise is pic a price range and go from there. I bought the one I did more for cosmetics than HP. I liked the OEM look the Roush offered. With a good tune most of the CAI unless it is a piece of crap should get fairly close HP gains from what I have read.
 

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Thanks for the input. Still not sure what I'm going to do in regards to this. Spend more money on CAI + hood with power increase, or have fun with a jigsaw(yay for power tools) against a hood with only 10,000 miles on it.
 
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