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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, Is airaid cai worth it? in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; I have a 2009 CTS-V sedan, bone stock (15k mi). I don't want to invest a lot of money in ...
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    calherc1 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Is airaid cai worth it?

    I have a 2009 CTS-V sedan, bone stock (15k mi). I don't want to invest a lot of money in mods since I will probably sell it in a year or two. Just curious what other forum members think of the AIRAID CAI. Is it worth it without a tune. Any code issues etc.....I'm not expecting much in performance, but a little better sound. If it's not really noticable, I'd rather save the $300. Opinions greatly appreciated.

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    The Airraid was the first mod I did on my V last yr. Totally worth $300 IMO to hear the SC whine much lower in the RPM's and louder whine as the RPM's climb! Minimal performance gain but a lot of fun!

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    Re: Is airaid cai worth it?

    Yes. Hearing the supercharger spool up is damned near orgasmic with the intake.

    Next question?

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    Re: Is airaid cai worth it?

    Would it affect warranty on my 2012?

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    Re: Is airaid cai worth it?

    No, it wouldn't.

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    Re: Is airaid cai worth it?

    I just made a thread for airaid at the cheapest price I found it for. http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums...id-intake.html

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    Re: Is airaid cai worth it?

    Do I order the oiled filter or dry filter? Whats the difference?

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    Re: Is airaid cai worth it?

    Dry, according to my local dealer, to prevent any warranty issues with the MAF sensor.

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    Re: Is airaid cai worth it?

    The oiled, in theory, improves clean air flow.

    I recently cleaned and re-oiled my filter after 20k miles. It's hard to over-oil it, if you follow the instructions closely including letting it dry. I did so for 24 hours before putting it back into my car--a bit much time, sure, but I wasn't using the car so it was easy. So far after a bit over 1k miles, I've had no MAF issues.

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    Re: Is airaid cai worth it?

    Thanks. Going with oiled, will just make sure not to over-oil it to prevent any issues.

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