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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-21-2010, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
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Question Installing CAI 06 Cobalt LS

I was hoping I could get a few opinions on installing my CAI. I have a 06 Cobalt LS and I was just wondering what would the best way to go about doing my CAI. My MAFs is mounted right on the intake and was wondering if there are any fittings for CAI tubing that I can just swap it in and out or if I should just get a MAPs or SAFC.

Just trying to get some ideas on what everyone would think would be the best route or if there are any other ideas that someone might be able to throw at me.

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On my 05 LS I pulled off the headlight and the black plastic thats behind the headlight which it mounts on. I also had already removed all the stock air intake stuff.

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I understand all that but I'm trying to figure out what my best option would be on how to install it. My MAFs is currently in my way and I know how to switch it out, but I would like to know what the best way would be.
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If you get a GMPP, Injen, or K&N intake the MAF just screws into the intake tubing.

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I understand all that but I'm trying to figure out what my best option would be on how to install it. My MAFs is currently in my way and I know how to switch it out, but I would like to know what the best way would be.
You mean like to make a custom CAI?

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Yes, I am trying to go completely custom. I have all of the tubing but I am not sure how I want to go about doing it yet.
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Drill a hold oblong the hole with a dremmel and screw it in with self tapping screws..... j/k man....but on a serious note, i think there are a few guys who did custom intakes, I would think that there would be a piece of tubing that has the spot for the MAF sensor fabricated into it already....



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Drill a hold oblong the hole with a dremmel and screw it in with self tapping screws..... j/k man....but on a serious note, i think there are a few guys who did custom intakes, I would think that there would be a piece of tubing that has the spot for the MAF sensor fabricated into it already....
They do have them somewhere. I think I've seen them at ZZP.

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Yes, I am trying to go completely custom. I have all of the tubing but I am not sure how I want to go about doing it yet.
*Most* custom intakes are not properly designed and will LOOSE HP for you. Injen spent months years ago in development, it is not just a name, it is research... You pay for what you get. If you want sound and dont want/care about HP increase, then you could go custom. It is critical the air dynamics of how the air flow goes in the intake tubes and across the MAF sensor.
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