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I've been looking to purchase a CAI for my V, haven't seen a lot of info comparing the market on them. Anybody know which one produces the most RWHP? Also which one has the best audible sound :)
 

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If you are staying under 600RWHP, keep the stock airbox, cut the bottom out of it, and drop in a K&N filter. No need to spend money if you don't need to.

Now if you just want one for the looks and/or sound, I say get the Airaid.
 

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If you are staying under 600RWHP, keep the stock airbox, cut the bottom out of it, and drop in a K&N filter. No need to spend money if you don't need to.

Now if you just want one for the looks and/or sound, I say get the Airaid.
I read somewhere that was helpful.....lol I do plan on staying under 600RWHP but not sure if I want a non-factory cut out on my car.
 

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Airaid seems to be pretty popular. What about Wait4me's CAI?? Any comparison to the Airaid? How about price on both anyone know?
 

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I've got a D3 with only 1500 miles on it that I'm parting with for cheap if you are interested...
Just PM me and let me know.

Mark
 

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I've got a D3 with only 1500 miles on it that I'm parting with for cheap if you are interested...
Just PM me and let me know.

Mark
lol it said I haven't participated in the community enough to pm you. How much you want for it? any pics? Can I ask why you want to sell it? Thanks.
 

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I went with the D3 intake. It works very well with a dyno tune. On a stock tune, it just allows you to hear the supercharger a bit more. That's really about it.
 

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I have an Airaid on my stock tune.

Quality unit, easy install, and lets the S/C whine out nicely.

I bought mine from Jamie at Streetsideauto.com and his price was AWESOME (use "Cadillac Owners" in the coupon field for an extra 10% off).

I checked with Airaid directly to see if there were any worries with a lean condition on a stock tune, and they advised that there wasn't, as long as the battery was disconnected allowing the computer to reset itself.

I also checked with my local dealer about any warranty ramifications in "modding" my car with a CAI. The Service Manager was cool with a CAI, but said that he had seen some cars with a problematic MAF sensor due to a build up of oil from the filter, which DID result warranty implications. With Airaid, they also offer the SynthaMax (not SnythaFlow) filter, which is a non-oil version, so I have no worries about oil on my MAF.

Honestly though, I would think all CAIs are pretty much the same. I just happen to like the fit and finish of the Airaid...fits nicely with the existing beauty covers.
 

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I've been looking to purchase a CAI for my V, haven't seen a lot of info comparing the market on them. Anybody know which one produces the most RWHP? Also which one has the best audible sound :)
Hello Cameron203,

The Overall Quality of Components, Fit & Finish, and Performance of the AIRAID are 2nd to None!

All AIRAID Intake are Made in the USA and are Backed by our Lifetime "No-Hassle" Warranty!



Thanks,
David
 
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