Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour
May 06, 2012
During my pre-purchase research, I read that the hp differences in the different CAI's available are marginal at best and to shop on what apperance you want under the hood. With that information I narrowed my descision down to the FRPP for a stock look or this. In the end, the look of the carbon fiber backed by the long trusted name Steeda got my dollars. The 4 stars I gave on bang for your buck shouldn't be a deterrent, I rated it 4 only because I could have bought the plastic intake elbow model for almost 100 dollars less and recieved identical performance increases, but I figured this should be a one time only purchase, so I sprung for the carbon fiber. I bought this in conjuction with the custom Bama tuned SF3/X3 tuner and like others before me have stated, there is a night and day difference in throttle response and power. I have a 5 speed and the throttle became so much more responsive after this mod I had to re-learn how to launch my car. The installation was a breeze and the fit and finish are superb, the heat shield seals to the bottom of the hood which made me nervous at first because It felt like it was pushing up on the hood. Not many people look under my hood, but the few people I have popped the hood for were impressed by the look of this intake.