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For some reason, my car feels slower after I installed my CP-E CAI?
I mean sometimes it feels like it doesn't pick up until like 4000+ RPMS?

Is there something that can be causing it?
 

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For some reason, my car feels slower after I installed my CP-E CAI?
I mean sometimes it feels like it doesn't pick up until like 4000+ RPMS?

Is there something that can be causing it?
Did this happen right after the install? If so, possible vacuum leak, which can be dangerous... I'd check all your clamps, if not do a pressure test.

The only other thing off the top of my head is perhaps the MAF is dirty, but that shouldn't just cause a "delay" in power. Do you notice more pull over 4K than the stock set up, or it's sluggish under 4K, and then about the same above that?

Did you buy it new or used? If used, perhaps the filter is all dirty.

I have an SRI, so I'm not familiar w/ the CAIs, but yeah, most people definitely notice a moderate gain, NOT loss from adding an CAI. Again I'd check the install, and the MAF housing at the least (i.e. make sure it's properly secured).

GL
 

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i recently installed my cai and tip, i was very happy with how it turned on. theres seems to be more torque in lower rpms so i dont plant my foot in it as much, and wot is quicker. now to mention the giant sucking noise the set up makes...

like he said^ most have a substantial gain, was it used and dirty airfilter could be a issue?
 

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i'll admit first time i installed it, i shoved the filter up onto the pipe too high since i thought it'd hit a "stop" so it could sit fine. ended up putting the pipe way too far into the filter and it actually reduced airflow severely, causing basically negative power gain. had it like that for a week until i could take the thing apart and fix it. Took the filter down about what seemed like 8 inches, then clamped it down and everything was fine. instead of a harsh "shhhhhhhh" sucking sound, it makes a very strong "whooooooooooshing" sound.


Hope that helps!
 

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I'm going to check my claps. I get a really nice sound blow off sound so I don't know if the sound thing will tell me anything.
 

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I'm going to check my claps. I get a really nice sound blow off sound so I don't know if the sound thing will tell me anything.
it doesn't. make sure all fittings are put together properly (read my previous post), re-clamp em down tight and it should be good to go.
 

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How do I know if its not right though? Everything seemed okay when I installed.

Nothing really difficult about it. Is there a way to check for any mistakes without a DH or AP?
 

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How do I know if its not right though? Everything seemed okay when I installed.

Nothing really difficult about it. Is there a way to check for any mistakes without a DH or AP?
You'll know because you need to pull the filter off, reinsert it -- but only insert it a few inches. Press the silicone neck of the filter to see if you can feel the pipe behind it. progress downwards, squeezing the neck until toward the filter ring, you don't feel pipe anymore. Tighten it right at the top of the neck and make sure it's tight.

I can't explain it in more detail :mellow:


the other thing is checking for vacuum leaks. you can do that without DH or AP. Search the forums for how to make a vacuum/pressure tester.
 
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