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CAI provide any real hp?

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Old 09-01-2010, 08:33 PM
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CAI provide any real hp?

I've been considering a CAI for my justa but I'm looking for a little extra hp, not just extra noise. Are there any dyno figures out there for the available CAIs? My previous toy car was a 1st generation Miata. There were lots of extra hp gimmicks available but, unfortunately, most of them didn't really provide any extra power. All show and no go.
 
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:19 PM
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It's going to get louder... a lot louder. But honestly none of the setups I have had made the car pull any harder than stock. If you're not looking for noise it's probably not worth it.
 
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:37 PM
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Seems like the general answer for adding pull to Non-S is dropping weight. Lighter wheels and tires, maybe yank out the back seat, and work on improving the handling, which is it's real strength. That's what I'll be doing.
 
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:07 PM
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We actually dyno tested the DDMworks intake for the R56 Cooper and with it the car gained 8 ftlbs torque at the wheels.
 
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:59 PM
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Is the dyno chart online anywhere? I'd like to see how the whole graph lines up with a stock MC.
 
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Old 09-04-2010, 01:04 PM
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A real dyno chart would be helpful but it looks like there's not really any extra hp to be extracted from the justa.
 
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