: Is airaid cai worth it?

04-22-12, 06:23 PM
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.

04-22-12, 06:34 PM
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!


04-22-12, 07:15 PM
Yes. Hearing the supercharger spool up is damned near orgasmic with the intake.

Next question?

04-22-12, 07:17 PM
Would it affect warranty on my 2012?

04-22-12, 07:40 PM
No, it wouldn't.

04-22-12, 07:47 PM
I just made a thread for airaid at the cheapest price I found it for. http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/2009-cadillac-cts-v-general-discussion/258035-just-thought-id-share-airaid-intake.html

2012 CTS-V
04-23-12, 09:23 AM
Do I order the oiled filter or dry filter? Whats the difference?

04-23-12, 10:42 AM
Dry, according to my local dealer, to prevent any warranty issues with the MAF sensor.

04-23-12, 11:09 AM
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.

2012 CTS-V
04-23-12, 01:46 PM
Thanks. Going with oiled, will just make sure not to over-oil it to prevent any issues.