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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Performance Mods Discussion, Best Cold Air Intake to put on my new CTS Coupe? in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; I've asked this before but got few and mixed answers so I'll ask it here. Does a cold air intake ...
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    I've asked this before but got few and mixed answers so I'll ask it here. Does a cold air intake void your warranty? I had my salesman tell me I'd did. My 09 CTS DI AWD needs a boost but it's certified so I still have a couple years bumper to bumper left and don't want to give that up just yet .

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    Re: Best Cold Air Intake to put on my new CTS Coupe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryantc911 View Post
    Would the snorkel being placed in the grill area be more beneficial for someone who is traveling at high speeds on the high way alot compared to the others?
    That is my understanding. You want the coolest air possible going to an internal combustion engine. I bought a cowl induction hood for my Chevelle for this very reason as the air cleaner is ducted to the cooler air outside of the engine bay. On a 30 degree day, it runs noticably faster once you get it properly warmed up. Back to the Volant, I would think the faster you are moving, the more air is pushed into that snorkel eventhough it is a pretty small opening to be considered forced induction but it should make breathing easier. The Vararam for the G8 has a wider opening and has a straight path to the intake and it seems that one might actually offer some ram effect as speed increases.

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    As long as you are not installing a tune, you WILL NOT void the warranty. The Mangneson-Fergeson (sp?) act requires that the manufacturer has to prove that the aftermarket part has caused the failure.

    If you aren't modifying the MAF sensor, all you're doing is using a different filter. Not if you have a MAF sensor failure and the dealer can prove that it was damaged by oil from a CAI (like oil from a K&N filter), they can only deny coverage on that part. They can't deny coverage for an unrelated repair.

    I have a K&N cold air intake on our Mustang that is still under an extended warranty. The dealer has not given me any issues on it.

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    Even if you install a tune, you can just flash it back to stock for dealer visits.

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    Yep. I do that with our Mustang. You jest need to make sure you're using a CAI that doesn't require a tune, otherwise when you flas it back, you'll set off a check engine light.

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    Re: Best Cold Air Intake to put on my new CTS Coupe?

    So is there a CAI for the 2012 CTS Coupe yet? Been searching, but haven't been able to find anything yet

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    Re: Best Cold Air Intake to put on my new CTS Coupe?

    Anyone? I've e-mailed Volant and AirRaid, and no response yet

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    Re: Best Cold Air Intake to put on my new CTS Coupe?

    Here is the e-mail response I got from Airaid:


    "Thank you for your inquiry. We currently do not have anything available or in development for the 2012 3.6L CTS however it is something that we are looking at doing. Sorry we could not be more help with your request at this time and please let me know if you have any additional questions in the meantime."

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    Re: Best Cold Air Intake to put on my new CTS Coupe?

    I have been hearing great things about the airaid intake system. Also known as KPE intake. I may be making the investment shortly.

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    Re: Best Cold Air Intake to put on my new CTS Coupe?

    Recently installed A Airaid CAI on my 08 non Di. On a 500 mile trip,(just returned today) my fuel mileage increased from 24 to a best today of 27.3 MPG. That was my main concern, 3 MPG is more that I expected. Well satisfied with the Airaid.

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    Re: Best Cold Air Intake to put on my new CTS Coupe?

    nice! thanks for the contribution. I have heard others averaging 2 mpg gains with the airaid system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Ford
    What year is your "new" CTS coupe? Beware that the intakes for the 2008-2011 3.6L CTS engine will NOT fit the 2012 3.6L engine. I found this out the hard way. On the 2008-2011 3.6L engine the air box assembly is a separate piece from the air intake collar that houses the MAF sensor. The new 2012 coupe's air intake box and MAF sensor is all one piece. So you either have to cut and modify your OEM air box or wait for someone to come out with an intake for the 2012 3.6L application. And I even tried ordering the air intake collar piece with MAF sensor fitting attached from the 2011 CTS, but the MAF sensors are different shapes. Anyone have any better luck finding an intake for the 2012 CTS?
    Oh, thanks for the info... So currently no CAI for the 2012's. How about high flow filters like the K&N one below. Anyone using it?

    http://store.knfilters.com/mobile/mP...x?prod=33-2411

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    Re: Best Cold Air Intake to put on my new CTS Coupe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mistercoffee2 View Post
    NEWBE: What is an "Oil Catch Can" and what is the little filter on the oil filler cap for?

    Had my 2008 CTS for 4 days.
    THIS? and how often do you have to empty the catch can if needed?

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    Re: Best Cold Air Intake to put on my new CTS Coupe?

    Usually empty the catch can when you do an oil change

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    Re: Best Cold Air Intake to put on my new CTS Coupe?

    Quote Originally Posted by bodam View Post
    Here is the e-mail response I got from Airaid:


    "Thank you for your inquiry. We currently do not have anything available or in development for the 2012 3.6L CTS however it is something that we are looking at doing. Sorry we could not be more help with your request at this time and please let me know if you have any additional questions in the meantime."
    Find anything that works? Not coming across much for my 2012 either.

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