Originally Posted by stressdoc
I would wait for additional tests before jumping to conclusions. This needs to be tested using the aFe first, then stock box, and it needs to be tested on several cars.
The tuners were suggesting that aftermarket intakes only provided benefits at very high airflow demands.
You all may be right about the gains being noticeable only on tuned cars. Unfortunately my personal plans for anything beyond an exhaust system will wait until next year. So in the meantime I have an intake I won't be using, which I may as well return or sell, especially if there's a time limitation on returning it.
If other testing shows that gains can be had with higher boosted cars, then I'll revisit intake solutions when the time comes for it. I just didn't expect such a dramatic loss even on an otherwise stock car. I'd probably keep it in good faith that it would produce results later if it had even just put up the same numbers as the stock air box.