Have you checked out these threads?I am planning to add a cold air intake for 12hp and sound. Which one is better, the Mdesignperformance fiber cold air intake or K@N Cold air intake?
You will not gain any power from an intake without a tune. The stock ECU tuning manages torque to a preset value, regardless what you bolt on.
Even with a tune....
I know by installing cai it will be 5-7HP gain at best, but I wanted the engine to sound a little better. I am surprised Slicky mentioned that he does not hear any difference in sound. I watched several u tube videos and the sound was noticeably better but they were older models of Sport, not the 2016 one.
You won't run rich and burn out your turbo's. I've actually never heard that. If anything it would lean the truck out due to the added air flow, and it is debatable if a CAI even adds air flow anymore.
If you get a CAI don't expect any noticeable gains. The truck will adjust the the change in airflow and probably run the same, or some have even noticed a power loss with an aftermarket CAI.
I want to get one just for the sound benefit on the Sport. I can barely hear the turbo's and would like to see if a CAI will give me a little more sound. I'll probably go with the MDesign CAI when I make the move.
A tune would allow you to take advantage of any added airflow that a CAI might add.
Good point Fentress24. I have read CAI topics on this forum but I have never heard about turbos burning out. I just cant find any video's posted with 16 XP Sport with CAI on it. I live in the mix of NY and even can't really experience the full power of it but it the sound is just too smooth and does not sound too loud when I accelerate and maneuver around traffic here. Power is there, but I just can't hear that true sound that the XP Sport is capable of.
I am not sure if I would need any more torque, HP..tunes, because it is one of the most powerful trucks, cars out there against the usual cars and trucks on the road and for daily city driving. I guess I just want that growl from eco boost twin turbo. I wont be on the track, but on the street, I just want them know that I am here. Eco boost engine in Sport is amazing but I guess i just cant hear that growl. I am so far satisfied with the 365 HP, 350 torque.
Going to look into that MDesign Performance CF, from reading about it, it sound like it is made to keep the heat out, maybe this with a combination of aftermarket exhaust will sound good. The power is there for XP Sport but I just can't hear the turbos spooling enough.
Do you have your factory bov's converted over to vent to atmosphere (VTA)? That's always a nice sound addition, too. No exhaust for me, but do have a custom tune and the truck is balls fast now!
Looks good. Its showing as a summer sale, 20 percent off, $271. My only concern is the installation you mentioned. I usually try to install everything myself, at least things that are plug and play but when you mentioned that grill intel connector is 1 1/2" to the side, I hope I can connect it myself without running into any issues.Another mdesign fan here....sort of. I went with the M because I'm a carbon fiber junkie and I prefer the direct straight line of flow from grill into system. Love the look. Love the sound. Love the more crisp throttle response. I feel it is a great match for my LMS tune.
That being said........I do have an issue with the grill inlet connector. It is about 1.5" too far to the right. This causes an alignment issue which results in the filter housing making contact with the oem battery and negative cables. This also results in a crookedness that just doesn't look professional. The reason I love carbon fiber is the professional appearance when it is installed correctly. In addition to the lack of straight in shot that I was really hoping for, the adaptor itself does not line up perfectly with the opening in the grill when installed as instructed. I was able to use washers as shims to bring the adaptor close to the factory position but the shims were a pita to place and will need to be restacked during filter cleaning in the future. If the round portion of the adaptor was simply moved to the left about an inch, everything would be perfectly straight, and be a simple and professional drop in installation. Actually, if a redesigned adaptor was used to provide a straight line setup, there would be enough room to increase the diameter of the filter carrier by an additional 1-2 inches.
Aside from my **** retentive nit picking this is really a nice system and I totally love everything else about it.
I think u should be okay. It is mostly cosmetic, and if you install everything while leaving all the clamps loose, you will be able to push the unit away from the battery and then tighten the clamps. I actually used a big cable tie to pull every thing towards the engine and after all the clamps were tight I removed the tie and it stayed in place.Looks good. Its showing as a summer sale, 20 percent off, $271. My only concern is the installation you mentioned. I usually try to install everything myself, at least things that are plug and play but when you mentioned that grill intel connector is 1 1/2" to the side, I hope I can connect it myself without running into any issues.