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Hey guys. I been reading up on the cai and always assumed a power increase. But I've been starting to hear that cars have been losing high end power with the cai and it may be affecting their 1/4 mile times. Anybody experience this? I'm thinking about getting one, but I dunno now that I've heard these things.

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I had a CAI, but I just sold it and am now running the stock box. I can definetly feel the difference. Takes forever to get to redline and feels sluggish in comparison.
 

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I pretty much CANNOT drive my car without a CAI. That thing makes such a huge difference.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by WhiteSER:
I had a CAI, but I just sold it and am now running the stock box. I can definetly feel the difference. Takes forever to get to redline and feels sluggish in comparison.</font>
I am one of the first to tell people the same thing White SE-R said back in like 97. I actually sold my MAF to fender pipe because I felt that the car was chocking up top. Took forever to get to redline. Excellent torque but after 5G the car felt slow. But I thought this was exclusively a NX2000 problem because of lack of airflow. (This is like the first SE-R owner I heard with this complain) This is a common problem with NX2000's. Also my idle would not drop below 1000 with it after a highway romp in the winter. But I am running a custom CAI now that does not go into the fender. That feels better to me now.


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Pretty White:
But I am running a custom CAI now that does not go into the fender. That feels better to me now.


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How is this custom cai set up?


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Sorry if I confused you, but I meant that with the stock airbox it takes forever to get to redline in comparison to the CAI.
 

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I heard the CAI will give you 20 HP easy. :)

<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Son Of Skyline:
Hey guys. I been reading up on the cai and always assumed a power increase. But I've been starting to hear that cars have been losing high end power with the cai and it may be affecting their 1/4 mile times. Anybody experience this? I'm thinking about getting one, but I dunno now that I've heard these things.

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I like my JWT POP Intake. My car was faster just having it sitting in the trunk after picking it up.


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I heard the PR CAI adds 8hp. I installed mine on the weekend, and I believe it. Not 20, though...

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Son Of Skyline:
How is this custom cai set up?


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It is custom becasue I built the MAF to headlight pipe. It is not as easy as you would think to do. But it works.
 

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So nobody has experienced the "overall" loss of power down the 1/4 mile with the cai like I've been hearing (and reading in the se-r archives)?

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