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AirRaid, K&N and Livernois have CAI's. Which really aren't CAI's. They allow hot air from the engine compartment in. They are really for looks and sound. No performance benefit. We have found that the stock box with a K&N panel is really the way to go. Ford did a great job on the stock box. You may want to trim the outer hood molding in front of the scoop. For Cat Backs, again, mostly just for looks and sound. Corsa is very popular and it bolts right on. Borla and Magnaflow also make them but they need to be welded on. I run non-catted down pipes with stock exhaust. The stock cats are the point of tightest restriction. You can get down pipes from PPE or Livernois. And, they are less expensive than cat backs.

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Money saving nothing wrong with that at all. Yeah I read the performance on various sites and they look good, but when I ask folks that have done it, it's 50/50 on whether it is worth it or not. Thanks for the info

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I have the Airaid and really like the looks it gives to the underhood area...did it improve performance...I doubt it very much. but Airaid was the first to have a CAI for the Ecoboost platform and they have been very good at customer support.

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The only reason to do Airaid or K&N CAI is noise fluff, and eye candy there have been guys that have shown to be faster with the stock box maybe 1/10 in the quarter. That said I have the K&N on mine. You can really hear the turbos spool and the blow off valves. Apparently S&B is working on a true CAI but no eta has been announced. I also have the corsa and love it.

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I heard Borla sounds good too I have a corsa and love it however it is pricey. As for cai I have k and n and the noise fluff factor is wow well performance is na on it. You can here the turbos better and a sucking sound

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Sorry for the late reply on getting a video up but here is a video of my setup excuse the wind noise it was windy but I have corsa catback k and n cai and BOV to VTA conversion. Sound clip 2010 sho:

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Sorry for the late reply on getting a video up but here is a video of my setup excuse the wind noise it was windy but I have corsa catback k and n cai and BOV to VTA conversion. Sound clip 2010 sho:

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Is this video taken with your window down? If so could you post another with the windows up? I'm liking the luxury sports car, just not sure how loud the cockpit will be.

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We just sold our 2011 and I have an air raid cold air and an Sct tuner with a Tuning by James tune in it. If you are looking for either of those to save a few bucks over buying new let me know.

 

 

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