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Dyno test of a CAI

Postby starspangled6.0 [OP] » Mar 15 2011, 9:40pm

I stumbled upon this video :

Nothing wrong with more debate about our favorite topic, is there?
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Re: Dyno test of a CAI

Postby lzn197 » Mar 16 2011, 1:56pm

They never show the complete test. I bet they did the stock dyno run on a hot engine, then let the vehicle sit in an air conditioned garage overnight, installed the kit, a quick little warm up with the hood open and then WHAM! I challenge that company to do that test with two dyno runs and controlled conditions. They also never show the scale on the chart. Only MPH at the bottom. Don't get me wrong, there might be a slight performance gain by using this product but you get trade off's too. By installing this kit, you just totally bypassed the engineering that went into your GM truck that prevents water from getting into your intake when driving through deep water. Why do you think you have all that black plastic in the right fender? Water and dirt go in by the grill (factory) through the upward ramp near the back of the fender (which gets rid of water and some heavier dirt) then over to your stock air filter. So yes, it sounds cool and maybe gets you a few ponies but will it pass a backfire test? Or other various tests that automakers have to pass. I think not.
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Re: Dyno test of a CAI

Postby WingNut » Mar 16 2011, 4:03pm

CAIs give me one more thing to work on. I like that.

I also get 4000hp from it!
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Re: Dyno test of a CAI

Postby LBZDMAX » Mar 16 2011, 4:15pm

One of the guys at Meyer Performance (diesel perf shop) did a couple dyno runs with and without a CAI on his dmax. He saw a 5hp increase with it on.
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Re: Dyno test of a CAI

Postby starspangled6.0 [OP] » Mar 16 2011, 5:36pm

Man, where would we be without CAIs? I'm guessing the site traffic would slow to a crawl without topics like that...
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Re: Dyno test of a CAI

Postby Austin » Mar 16 2011, 6:21pm

Oh stars I can't handle any more posts about Cold Air Intakes! :roll:

Ladies and gents before you get too excited and jump on the bandwagon, let me point out a few things:
  • starspangled6.0 did not stumble upon this video, he searches out videos that will prove his point.
  • starspangled6.0 is a novelty junkie.
  • starspangled6.0 is 19 years old which gives him a lot of experience in this department.
  • starspangled6.0 feeds on worthless novelties and won't listen to anyone but the companies trying to sell him the junk.
  • starspangled6.0 shows us a freaking Dyno from AutoAnythin​g? :lol: What stake do you think AutoAnythin​g has in good dyno results? OF COURSE they want to show you the million horsepowzer gains from a product that they sell. starspangled6.0 keep these guys in business by buying their overpriced toys.

That said, I encourage you to rush out and buy a CAI if want one. All I'm saying is don't be like starspangled6.0 and believe everything you read. Look at things with critical eye, look who's interests are involved, do your homework in places other than the very company trying to sell you the garbage.

It's like voting for president based on his/her ad campaign without even listening (or refusing to listen) to the opposition. :? You've got to figure it out for yourself.
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Dyno test of a CAI

Postby Jrluz14 » Mar 16 2011, 6:34pm

LBZDMAX wrote:One of the guys at Meyer Performance (diesel perf shop) did a couple dyno runs with and without a CAI on his dmax. He saw a 5hp increase with it on.


Of course you're going to see a larger gain with a CAI on a TURBO engine. Gas won't see much at all. I can't be one to talk because I run a CAI. But keep in mind that the CAI was the reason my engine blew last year. I drive through a PUDDLE, yes I said puddle and the wheel spit water right up into my air filter. I didn't think the puddle was that deep so I didn't slow down enough for it. If you have or get one, drive slow through puddles or avoid them all together.
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Re: Dyno test of a CAI

Postby Chasmanian » Mar 16 2011, 7:11pm

On my 03 Tahoe 4X4 i saw a 1.5 to 2 mpg increase and maybe a lil power gain at different rpms. Worth the dollars? Not sure, but they do sound cool.

Also any time we went off road I would pull the filter and throw the stock air bock back in. Like Jrluz14 said, they don't like water and are a pain to get mud out of.

I think I am just going to add the Airaid tube to the factory air box on the truck and see how she does.
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Re: Dyno test of a CAI

Postby LBZDMAX » Mar 16 2011, 8:40pm

Jrluz14 wrote:
LBZDMAX wrote:One of the guys at Meyer Performance (diesel perf shop) did a couple dyno runs with and without a CAI on his dmax. He saw a 5hp increase with it on.


Of course you're going to see a larger gain with a CAI on a TURBO engine. Gas won't see much at all. I can't be one to talk because I run a CAI. But keep in mind that the CAI was the reason my engine blew last year. I drive through a PUDDLE, yes I said puddle and the wheel spit water right up into my air filter. I didn't think the puddle was that deep so I didn't slow down enough for it. If you have or get one, drive slow through puddles or avoid them all together.



That was my point exactly. Only 5hp on a dmax isn't worth the $. Gassers would most def see a lesser gain if any at all. They do make CAI's that are a little more protected than the one you had to get water in it from a puddle also. But I agree, they don't do enough to warrant the $.
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Re: Dyno test of a CAI

Postby starspangled6.0 [OP] » Mar 16 2011, 9:11pm

2 things:

1).The debate never ends. All I wanted to do was foster more discussions about the CAI- I found an interesting video, showing a truck that gained 24 HP with CAI. Do we know all of the test parameters? No. There's mountains of evidence proving that these things work, and mountains of evidence proving that they don't. The fact of the matter is, this truck did show a 24 HP gain on the dyno. Is this totally trustworthy? It's up to you- AutoAnything is a solid company, and if you think they're lying, just contact your lawyer and sue them.

2). Austin: I don't see the need for you to try and discredit my opinion with a juvenile mud-slinging session. Do I have much experience? No- less than you. Am I open to some of the more edgy truck products? Sure, why not? But that still doesn't mean you can simply try and slime whatever I post.
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