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Everyone...

about three weeks ago I bought a 2005 GT ... and sure the acceleration was great and the car is loads of fun!

Well... today I finished installing the JLT CAI with the 93 Octane SCT tune...

and.. OH MY GOD! The true potential of the 4.6L 300 BHP engine just got unleashed... :worship :worship :worship .... Its INCREDIBLE.. ITS FANTASTIC... :drool: ... the car just got a thousand times better.... this was what I had bought the GT for.... for those of you still driving around STOCK.... I highly recommend getting a CAI / tuner kit straight away...

The engine sounds even better... the acceleration FINALLY compares to my bike (Suzuki GSXR K6) ... its the best $$$ I have ever spent...

I could go on... and on.... :kooky: :kooky: :worship :worship :eyebulge: :eyebulge:
 

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I put the same CAI and tune on my '06 a few weeks ago, and you are right, it really wakes the car up. Friday I installed MAC axlebacks, and now the car has the sound to go with the power.:eyepoppin
 

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Welcome to Club Mod. It's fun, huh? What did you just add, 25-30 HP tops? Now, for about the same price (~$600) you can add up to another 175 HP with a Zex nitrous oxide kit. You think your CAI perked up your engine? Check it out. www.zex.com. It's an easy, cheap (per HP), fun mod that will have everyone talking about your car.
 

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Im waiting until springtime to do this, I really dont feel the need to install it here in winter.
Looking at the JLT tho, dont you think it needs another shield, not just tho one that faces the firewall? Other CAI's have seen have more shileding around the filter.
 

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I was all about the JLT until I saw the finished Demolet one, and for the price... can't be beat.

MD is also one of the most featured shops in 5.0 that I can recall, other than Anderson Motorsports.

And, I feel that buying it now during the winter (not to mention while under a cover is a waste.) But, then again... the cost is more than 10% of the Kenne Bell I eventually want, so is it worth buying at all?? When I can put the $ towards the twin screw?
 

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just about everything but UD pullies and 4:10 (and up) gears will still be worth having after the blower. i'd go ahead w/ the intake, full exhaust and gears. keep the stock ring/pinion to be re-installed when the blower goes on.
 

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93 octane?! Do regular gas stations even carry that? I usually only see 87, 89, and 91. Could you get away with a 91 octane tune?
 

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I know clark, BP and Shell carry 93. At least around here
 

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dumb question of the day -

do you HAVE to use 91 or 93 octane gas with a 91/93 tune?
 

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the 91/93 tunes advance spark timing so you need higher octane fuel to resist pre-ignition due to compression. you can run 93 fuel on an 87 tune but not 87 fuel on a 93 octane tune.
 

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I have also installed a CAI and a tune on mine. I love it, They took the lag out of it also. completely difference car to drive now. As for the sound, I have the Flow Master axle backs installed, and tomorrow Im installing shorty headers, I cant wait to hear it after that.

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This may be a dumb question, but which CAI units use oiled filters? Or do they all? I heard that oil mist/vapors from such filters can foul the MAF. Is this true? Also, do they filter as well as the stock paper filter, or are you giving up some filtering performance to gain flow? I'd love to gain a few HP, but don't want to do harm to my engine...
 

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The JLT kit is great, esp with the SCT tune. I am now waiting for my Throttle body to show up and see what that does to the mix. :)
 

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You do not need a shield under the filter, cold air raises and that's what you want!

I'm planning on using many pieces of my TI CAI on my S/C install.

I'm pretty sure ALL filters used in CAIs are oiled and 'never ending' with service. No probs unless you clean it and not let it dry...

93 is not avail in Cali as it does not burn 'as clean'. We even have 94 here in the mid west. You should use what you tune for. You should carry what you plan to use in to your tune. If you use higher your VT (and knock sensors) should alove for more timing = more power at the top. But it's not recommended. I normally fuel 94 but sometimes 93, my tune is for 93 'or higher' (not including racing fuel of course...)

http://www.modulardepot.com/product_info.php?cPath=33&products_id=248
 

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Pssst.. KJ, But hot air rises, cooler air "sinks".
 

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Waxed'05 GT said:
Pssst.. KJ, But hot air rises, cooler air "sinks".
Uh... yeah, thanks... LOL... well, I ment cool air raises around (under) the front bumper and comes up under the hood, up into the box, and to the filter... that's the special raising cold air I was thinking of... LOL Physicaly incorect I quess but pneumaticly (or Newton, ventury, etc.) one of them will work. Not too mention cold air seek out warm air, and will RUSH up through your filter to go play with the warmer air under the hood... :tongue

You know what I meant... but thanks for the point!
 

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Yep, I figured that's what you were talking about Alfred Einstein.:winks
 

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Still doesn't answer my question. Can (and do) oiled filters cause fouling of MAF sensors?
 

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rainman said:
This may be a dumb question, but which CAI units use oiled filters? Or do they all? I heard that oil mist/vapors from such filters can foul the MAF. Is this true? Also, do they filter as well as the stock paper filter, or are you giving up some filtering performance to gain flow? I'd love to gain a few HP, but don't want to do harm to my engine...
Most are "oiled". They use cotton as a media, and the oil is to make the filter sticky. If you follow the directions when spraying on the oil, you'll be fine. Lay out a section of newspaper, lay the filter on it and spray a light mist of oil over the entire surface. It doesn't take much, and it's best to err on the light side. Then you MUST wait 30-minutes before wiping it off for installation. This allows the oil to equalize throughout the fibers. I've used on on my Boxster, and now on my '06 GT. Never had any CELs.
 

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Thanks Waxed!


Potential customers researching the different CAIs need to remember 2 very important considerations:

It's MANDATORY that the TB pipe doesn't come in contact with the radiator hose and a FULL SHIELD will block off fan wash and support the system correctly.


I now have the 'PRO-COMP' Zex/TI combo.

No tests results yet but I'm signed up with my distributor and ready to go.

The combo price is a DEAL. (I don't post prices here out of respect for the forum but anyone interested can call me toll free)
 
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