So, I have a hard time justifying a CAI w/ or w/o a tune, when the HP gain is at WOT, and I don't drive my mustang at WOT. Here's my question:
Will the CAI w/ or w/o a tune improve acceleration through gear 1-2, 2-3 and 3-4?
If so, I might do it.
I can chirp the tires going 1-2, but I'd like to break then lose when ever I feel like it. I know I have to turn off the TC, but I really have to think through the process to get them to go and I'd like to just get them to break lose with a bit of a heavy foot.
Post by thunderfoot1992 on May 16, 2019 12:49:11 GMT -5
Most of the CAI's on the market advertise max HP at WOT but the better ones also increase drivability, throttle response, acceleration, and torque throughout the RPM range. Most will also give a slight increase in MPG but that is usually negated by a heavy foot on the go pedal. The better ones that require a tune will give you the best bang for your buck. On my 2005 GT Auto I started with BBK with no tune. It was OK but not much of an increase of throttle response and acceleration. I switched to a JLT with tunes from Brenspeed and what a huge difference. On my 2011 GT manual I am running a Steeda CAI with tunes from Brenspeed and again and big difference over stock.