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      08-06-2013, 02:36 PM   #1
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Stett CAI review to come

Recently purchased a Stett CAI and compliments of stett they powder coated it black for me. I am just waiting to reiceve it and install. Ill write up a step by step review when it gets in.
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      08-06-2013, 04:28 PM   #2
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Good luck. I've heard that it can be a bitch to install.
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Recently purchased a Stett CAI and compliments of stett they powder coated it black for me. I am just waiting to reiceve it and install. Ill write up a step by step review when it gets in.
I ordered mine last week after reading numerous forums and reviews. I wish they used a splash guard for the filter like the Dinan CAI intake.
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Thanks for the incite i heard it can be quite frustrating to install but, we will soon find out!

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The instructions suck and in no way reflect which specific pipe goes where. One would think for the amount of money they charge they could identify each pipe.
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Did they get rid of their hand written diagrams yet? LOL
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When i get the product ill be sure to let you know what comes in the kit as to instructions and product wise. Would you like me to post pictures of everything as well??
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Did they get rid of their hand written diagrams yet? LOL
Probably not, I had stainless lines made by them and they used cheap stainless. I also never received my diffuser for my oil cooler I got 1.5 years ago lol!
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Just remember to remove the brace between the fender and the chassis, otherwise you'll be scratching your head.
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I don't know what id rather not spend money on stett or dinan...enjoy
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I've had mine for over 4months and it's great. I'm from Calgary and it did well during the hard rainy flood we had. Install is a bit tricky I ended up removing the metal brace and didn't use any of the hoses supplied. Note if you want a little more ram air the bottom air vent that leads to front driver brakes, is made of 2 pieces remove the one half. this allows air to flow into the intake and brakes. If you want pics just say so and I'll show what I did
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pics of cut metal brace and removal of vent

I would love to see some pictures of what you did just so i have a better understanding. I knew i was gonna have issues but, not this much from what the responses have been... I talked to chad from stett quite a bit about his products and from the friendly customer service I got he had me convinced that this new gen 2 intake they made was better installment and better performance than the original. Ill be sure to keep you all informed on the truth. They were even nice enough to powder coat the intake textured black for me. Hoping to see this intake in the next day or so...fingers crossed.
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Been there, done that, sold that.
Got the Dinan CAI!
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STETT used to make some really great products.....

Sounds like their not doing so well with the N54/5 market any more. Hmmmm
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I live here in Plano where his shop use to be and you have no idea the things that man has done to people. Myself, my good friends, basically everybody. He installed his custom FULL 3" downpipes on my car and at the time I just trusted the guy and dropped my car off to him. Well when I got the car back it was rattling like hell so I went straight back. They said they left a bolt loose...Yea really good workmanship. I got a set of RB's and the installer that was putting them on said I dont have any "custom" downpipes and that I had the raceland downpipes that are 3 inch then tapper. I specifically told him I wanted full 3" downpipes. So I get intouch with him and was very upset so he said he would refund me if I brought the racelands back. Took them back and TO THIS DAY HAVE YET TO RECIEVE THE MONEY!! Its been over 2 years HAHA!!! He ran away to Arizona or New Mexico and opened up a shop where he is building 5.0 mustangs... What a good business man!!!

P.S. His products are amazing. I have his gen 2 intake as well as the stage 2 oil cooler. I love the intake because my car is an M-sport car so it gets direct airflow. The oil cooler is hands down the best you can get. After doing 4-5 back to back 50mph-150mph maybe a little faster sometimes, temps never go above at the max 230 degrees. usually sits at 210 in traffic 215-220
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That's a brutal story! After looking at all the options I like that he did a CAI and I liked that it was SS. Heard his service was slow so I tracked down a barely used example and picked it up, V2. I am pretty experienced and I would rate the install as middle of the road. Removing the bumper makes everything a breeze FYI. I do agree that they need to do a better job of making note about the tube placement, it leaves a lot to the imagination.

I was really set on their CP to match but wont be giving him any money directly and as usual the most worthless upgrade available sells like fire, The intake is a good design and I like it but to be frank, the welds are janky and the powdercoat is cheaply done.


All that said, the thing installed well and works/sounds great!
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We used to be a dealer for them. I have no intention to slander them I just wished they worked on their customer service and inventory to ship products out sooner.
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I live here in Plano where his shop use to be and you have no idea the things that man has done to people. Myself, my good friends, basically everybody. He installed his custom FULL 3" downpipes on my car and at the time I just trusted the guy and dropped my car off to him. Well when I got the car back it was rattling like hell so I went straight back. They said they left a bolt loose...Yea really good workmanship. I got a set of RB's and the installer that was putting them on said I dont have any "custom" downpipes and that I had the raceland downpipes that are 3 inch then tapper. I specifically told him I wanted full 3" downpipes. So I get intouch with him and was very upset so he said he would refund me if I brought the racelands back. Took them back and TO THIS DAY HAVE YET TO RECIEVE THE MONEY!! Its been over 2 years HAHA!!! He ran away to Arizona or New Mexico and opened up a shop where he is building 5.0 mustangs... What a good business man!!!

P.S. His products are amazing. I have his gen 2 intake as well as the stage 2 oil cooler. I love the intake because my car is an M-sport car so it gets direct airflow. The oil cooler is hands down the best you can get. After doing 4-5 back to back 50mph-150mph maybe a little faster sometimes, temps never go above at the max 230 degrees. usually sits at 210 in traffic 215-220
the weak link in the stage 2 is the mocal thermostat. Threads get messed up easily....but that could be because I have taken lines on and off....many others have reported this to.....
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I live here in Plano where his shop use to be and you have no idea the things that man has done to people. Myself, my good friends, basically everybody. He installed his custom FULL 3" downpipes on my car and at the time I just trusted the guy and dropped my car off to him. Well when I got the car back it was rattling like hell so I went straight back. They said they left a bolt loose...Yea really good workmanship. I got a set of RB's and the installer that was putting them on said I dont have any "custom" downpipes and that I had the raceland downpipes that are 3 inch then tapper. I specifically told him I wanted full 3" downpipes. So I get intouch with him and was very upset so he said he would refund me if I brought the racelands back. Took them back and TO THIS DAY HAVE YET TO RECIEVE THE MONEY!! Its been over 2 years HAHA!!! He ran away to Arizona or New Mexico and opened up a shop where he is building 5.0 mustangs... What a good business man!!!

P.S. His products are amazing. I have his gen 2 intake as well as the stage 2 oil cooler. I love the intake because my car is an M-sport car so it gets direct airflow. The oil cooler is hands down the best you can get. After doing 4-5 back to back 50mph-150mph maybe a little faster sometimes, temps never go above at the max 230 degrees. usually sits at 210 in traffic 215-220
did you get the diffuser with your oil cooler?
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