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What Cold Air Intake to go with?

Discussion in 'SVT Shelby GT500' started by wickedstangs, Jul 26, 2009.

What Cold Air Intake?

  1. Steeda Complete Cold Air Intake Kit (07-09 GT500)

    5.5%
  2. JLT Performance Cold Air Intake - Carbon Fiber (07-09 GT500)

    66.3%
  3. 2007-2009 FRPP Mustang SVT 113 MM Cold Air Kit

    17.1%
  4. K&N 63-2571 - K&N 63 Series Aircharger Intake Kits

    2.2%
  5. Shelby Ford Mustang GT 500 C&L Air Intake System

    8.8%
  1. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs New Member Established Member

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    Steeda Complete Cold Air Intake Kit (07-09 GT500) $389.99
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    JLT Performance Cold Air Intake - Carbon Fiber (07-09 GT500) $399.00
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    2007-2009 Mustang SVT 113 MM Cold Air Kit $799.95
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    K&N 63-2571 - K&N 63 Series Aircharger Intake Kits $321.95
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    Shelby Ford Mustang GT 500 C&L Air Intake System $399.00
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  2. Spawn

    Spawn mmjax.com webmaster Established Member

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    k&N is crap run away from it.... I have the JLT it works very well, the Steeda is also a good unit. I also like the FRPP unit but it is pricey because it includes the FRPP programer you can find the units without it for a little less. I dont know much about the C&L.
     
  3. Spawn

    Spawn mmjax.com webmaster Established Member

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    Keep in mind with all these units except maybe the K&N will reqire a reflash. you will have to have a programer or a shop that will reflash your car and keep the files should you ever need to put it back to stock.

    The frpp unit can not be upgraded as far as I know with out sending it back to ford for there files. Go ahead and invest in a SCT or Diablo and most places sell those with the CAI as a pckage with a tune prepackaged for your mods. they aslo hold up to 3 tunes so you can have a street tune a track tune and even a special dyno tune should you need that as well as the original factory tune. Those also offer user adjustability should you change gears or tire sizes or if you are confdent enough to tweek your tunes but I dont recomend that with out doing some data logging.
     
  4. sfadchi

    sfadchi Active Member Established Member

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    JLT is the way to go with the stock blower, then once you get the bad ass Whipple 2.9L you have to get the Whipple 123MM CAI!
     
  5. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs New Member Established Member

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    SPAWN, I traded in my 04 Cobra and unmarried my tuner. I contacted SCT and they told me it can still be used on the 09 SHELBY GT500. Will it have the info for telling it about the NEW CAI? Or do I have to update the software?
     
  6. Blaine

    Blaine New Member Established Member

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    Can't go wrong with either the C&L, JLT, or the Steeda kit. I don't like the looks of the Steeda kit unless you go with the Carbon Fiber option.
     
  7. 03MUSCLE

    03MUSCLE 03 MUSCLE Established Member

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    I've got the FRPP intake for now. I think later down the road a custom tune and gears are in order. Most tuners say the FRPP intake works well with custon tunes.
     
  8. Mikey org gt500

    Mikey org gt500 New Member Established Member

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    I have the C&L... I love it! Really u can't go wrong with the JLT also. The ford racing unit is nice also but only if u find it without the tuner as stated by others
     
  9. 09Troublemaker

    09Troublemaker " That don't sound stock" Established Member

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    thats exactly what I was going to say. I/m running the Steeda with
    the C/F piece=clean look-works great
     
  10. Spawn

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    I did the same thing but come to find out that it still had to be sent in to be unlocked. I used mine from my 06 GT but it wouldnt except the new parameters for the 500's ecu code or some such thing. I was told since the car was flashed so many times that the tuner had to be unlocked. I thought it could be swaped from multiple vehicles 4 times but turns out after you flash the ecu 4 times it has to be unlocked for a diffrent cars ecu.

    It will still have to have the 500's tune files loaded but i would be prepared to have issues.
    Bring it to your local tuner or send it in to SCT and go ahead and have it FULLY unlocked.
     
  11. WeeZee

    WeeZee Member of NMRA Established Member

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    I would say JLT carbon fiber CAI, Evolution Performance runs them and they run sh*t
     
  12. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs New Member Established Member

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    Very nice feedback, I knew something like that had to happen. I was thinking the samething because it has to have some sort of version upgrade. Thanks
     
  13. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs New Member Established Member

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    is this good statement or bad? :shrug:
     
  14. TexasShelby

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    I've had zero problems with my JLT CAI and tune that came with it. Both JLT and EVO Perf have serious people there that support their product 100% and have led the way in CAI as well as many other products for the new model GT500 since the very beginning.

    In Texas there is a saying, "you dance, with the one that brung you." It's true here, anything I need for my car I know that JLT, EVO and Lethal Performance have done extensive testing and R&D for it, and know it will work every time.
     
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    i have the C&L, and i have put the jlt and the frrp cai on other cars and i like the C&L better
     
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    C n L or JLT cant go wrong with either!
     
  17. AaronK

    AaronK New Member Established Member

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    I've always like JLT the most. It looks like it has a larger filter compared to the steeda also.
     
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    Jlt ftw
     
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  20. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs New Member Established Member

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    Anyone have pics of the Blue Carbon Fiber from JLT?
     

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