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      01-26-2009, 10:02 AM   #1
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Any true CAI on the market?

If you know of one, lmk, i want to buy one to replace my duel cones...
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Ultimate Racing has the only true CAI...
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Really? i saw that one, isn't it a part of their stage 1, 2, 3 intake systems?
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does it fit e90?
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Really? i saw that one, isn't it a part of their stage 1, 2, 3 intake systems? And i thought it wasn't true CAI since it was still in the engine compartment
Ultimate Racing filter is at the fender grills towards the front of the car, the filter is totally away from the engine bay..
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e90?
I stated that it fits E90s as well....
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I stated that it fits E90s as well....
hm... not on this post
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hm... not on this post
Sorry! Yes it does fit and I love the intake!
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Sorry! Yes it does fit and I love the intake!
k cool, hopefully it's better than duel cones for the price
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so far I like the Utimate racing CAI and the only other intake is the INJEN one but thats also pricey also...Injen intake filters are in the engine bay compared to ULTimate CAI.
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i second the STETT intake too! Its great!
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i second the STETT intake too! Its great!
where can you get it?
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i second the STETT intake too! Its great!
i have the UR cai also... love it.
i like the LOOK of the stett though - however, i do not see how the stett feeds both turbos.

on my UR cai (and in the pics in this thread), you can see the 2 different (and LARGE) dedicated intake pipes (one for each turbo).

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stettperformance.com

If you end up getting one let him know Eddie sent you
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so far I like the Utimate racing CAI and the only other intake is the INJEN one but thats also pricey also...Injen intake filters are in the engine bay compared to ULTimate CAI.
Injen isn't a CAI. It's a filter (could also consider it a Short Ram intake I think).
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Here's the pieces for the STETT Intake:



U can see on the top right, the Y joint is where it feeds the turbos.

And here is it completed (Just like in the photos posted above):



And there is a nice hissing sound as u throttle! Its addictive!

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PS: Got them from Chad of Stett Performance! Our batch of 6 intakes were the 1st batch (June 2008) to have them powdercoated black instead of the normal silver/grey ones.
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How much is the Stett CAI? And to you guys that have them, have you noticed a change in throttle response? Does it work well?
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How much is the Stett CAI? And to you guys that have them, have you noticed a change in throttle response? Does it work well?
Retail is US$670 a piece (in June 08). The high-end improved and there is an audible hissing sound when its drawing air into the intake! Addictive!
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How much is the Stett CAI? And to you guys that have them, have you noticed a change in throttle response? Does it work well?
Oh it works great! I raced a stock 335 when all I had was that CAI and my throttle response was much faster and I beat him by a couple of cars (both were A/T and both were E90's)
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