: Installed the Airaid CAI



V&Vette
06-26-10, 04:20 PM
Came out great. Not bad, about an hour and a half, no issues thankfully as well.

The sound is tremendous...absolutely evil. I've been shifting the car a lot (auto) to learn the best approach and methods for the track. Hit 2nd gear today after the install and chirped very loud. Thing of beauty....especially with this CAI now.

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cbloveday
06-26-10, 05:05 PM
looks great! Congrats

nynd
06-26-10, 06:20 PM
Waiting for mine to come... any tips?

V&Vette
06-26-10, 09:58 PM
Waiting for mine to come... any tips?

Assemble the unit in the comfort of your home. Then, do not connect the actual filter until you've settled the actual unit into place. Finally, connect the hump hose into the outside of the filter adapter first instead of the TB side. This will save you a little stress. Otherwise, pretty straight forward to be honest.:)

PSRmark
06-27-10, 12:51 AM
Nice, looks similar to the D3 unit. What material is it made of?

Might I suggest getting the car to the dyno to make sure the A/F ratio is still safe?

neuronbob
06-27-10, 08:24 AM
It is the same as the KPE unit. I have already been on the dyno with mine and the AF did not lean out at all.

nynd
06-27-10, 11:17 AM
Thanks for the info... appreciate it!

Razorecko
06-27-10, 07:57 PM
it goes even better with a nice tb upgrade

neuronbob
06-28-10, 12:48 AM
Throttle body.

V&Vette
06-28-10, 03:38 PM
Agreed Razor :highfive:

I'm looking forward to seeing some results with the TB! So far i'm leaning towards the Jantzer Ported TB.

Thanks everyone.

Titaniumseeker
06-29-10, 06:23 PM
Nice, looks similar to the D3 unit. What material is it made of?

Might I suggest getting the car to the dyno to make sure the A/F ratio is still safe?
This is nothing like the D3 unit that is constructed with metal material. Airaid and KPE are contructed with ABS plastic material only the heat shield is metal. The D3 unit also has a much smaller filter surface and will require a tune to run in your vehicle because without a tune your vehicle will run very lean. The KPE and Airaid have much larger filters will not cause your car to run lean.

cbloveday
06-29-10, 06:31 PM
In my limited wisdom, wouldn't you want to see a change in A/F. :hmm:

That would tell me the CAI is allowing more air in, thus the lean state.

So a tune is required to rebalance the A/F.

baabootoo
07-01-10, 01:00 AM
In my limited wisdom, wouldn't you want to see a change in A/F. :hmm:

That would tell me the CAI is allowing more air in, thus the lean state.

So a tune is required to rebalance the A/F.

In my (again) limited experince with GM and LS engines, they purposely make them rich for a safety factor. My G8 GT added HP with just a CAI. This leaned it out some making the mixture even better. I thought that this happened with a lot of cars too.

specld
07-01-10, 03:39 AM
I installed my KPE Airaid Today and I have installed K&N systems for years but I had a little trouble with the Rubber piece on the heat shield. Be Careful the Metal box has sharp edges but wow it was the worth the 2 hr. It absolutely looks OEM. And the blower is louder is louder for sure . I drove the car easy at first jumping on it a time or two for the about 40 miles as instructed and once the computer recognized where all the extra air was coming from my Corsa now in tune you REALY HONESTLY feel the extra pull everywhere from off the line to a top end which comes up FAST. I have 3,100 miles on my Crystal Red Metallic so I will can't wait to get my pup on the Dyno. I love this car what a sleeper ZO6 corvette I will be ready for you I can tell you stock C6 are no match and that was before I installed the or the KPE Airaid.
Take you time on the install don't get in a hurry and don't get frustrated It took my 48 years to figure that out
Corsa
specld. 2010 CTS-V ;)

Mike 09 V
07-01-10, 08:35 AM
Just curious-I wonder if you could use the stock tube and connect to the Air raid box and filter? This shouldn't come anywhere close to voiding the warranty and would have the advantage of the bigger filter. You wouldn't have the scrotal thrill of the extra SC noise, but you wouldn't be messing with the MAF sensor or AF ratio either. Hmnn?
Mike

specld
07-03-10, 03:42 AM
I spoke with the owner he gave me a lesson on 2 things 1 GM CANNOT void the warranty because of a air filter because of a law called a harrison act. #2 the filter is a 5 stage filter with the 5th a white piece of cloth that filters down to 001 microns he told me you can take the filter off after 25,000 miles and not only will there be no oil on the MAF there is no oil on the final white filter over the gauze. Airraid will stand behind any warranty if they ever came about. The new dry synthamax due in 60 to 90 days will breath about 20 % less. When it comes time to service the filter put a white towel inside and lightly spray the filter and let it dry before re installing it and you will be fine.
This info is from the horses mouth himself

specld

neuronbob
07-03-10, 07:23 AM
^^^^^
Owner of which? It's not clear from what you are typing.

You mean, the "Magnuson-Moss" act. It basically says that manufacturers cannot void a warranty or part of it simply due to your having an aftermarket part. It must be because the aftermarket part caused the damage you are trying to get warranty work done for.

e.g. "you pay to play". If you have an intake, the dealer can't deny warranty work on a loose driver's seat. If you over-oil your K&N, and the oil gets on the MAF sensor, the dealer not only CAN deny warranty work on that, they SHOULD since it's your fault. The latter has happened and is the cause for peoples' concern with oiled filters. The problem is not with the filter itself, it's with people who over-oil the filter after they've cleaned it. Solution is that if you are ham-fisted, just buy a new filter instead of re-oiling. Voila! No problem.

Hope that's clear.