Mach 1 K&N Air Intake System

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  1. 07GT1

    07GT1 New Member

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    Is this a good system? I was thinking of buying this intake for my 04 mach and wanted to check to see if anyone had any opinions on it. I did a search but didn't come up with anything about the system on the mach 1.
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    Alot of people had problems with the K@N CAI causing stalling. Supposedly the culprit was people took the screen out of the inside of the CAI. Leave it in. I had the K@N CAI but the screeen being left in was'nt my problem. It stalled no matter what. I ditched it and bought the C@L Tru-Flo Intake. Never had a problem since. JLT is suppose to be a good one. MRT is a good one also.
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  3. 07GT1

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    Good to know. Thanks
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  4. TR03Mach1

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    I went with the C&L intake setup for reasons other than the performance gains of the intake alone. It's a good, solid intake, and when used in conjunction with their 85mm MAF and Mach 1 air box, performs great with no stalling or surging issues.

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  5. 07GT1

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    That kit looks really nice. Hows the nitrous in these cars? I Had nitrous in my camaro ss and that car just loved the juice.
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    These cars seem to really love any type of FI, nitrous, sc, or turbo. Just as long as you don't go nuts with it on the stock bottom end.
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    I'm looking at teh C&L myslef, why would we really need a 85mm MAF? What size is the stock TB?

    Also wouldnt you need a retune for the MAF to work right?
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  8. Give Me TP

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    The C&L system doesn't use a new MAF per se, it uses a 85mm MAF housing with the stock sensors. A tune is almost a guaranteed requirement, as the C&L tends to significantly lean out the A/F ratio.
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    He's right, it's kind of a misnomer to say MAF, when it's actually the stock MAF electronics in a 85mm MAF housing. I never had the leaning out issue with the C&L unit, even with nitrous. It was so on the money, I went back to the stock tune while running a 100 shot of nitrous!
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    Ah who needs C&L when you can run with JLT, eh? I know I do.
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  11. Crzyhrse

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    When I went to get a dynotune a couple years back, I was actually running rich with my C@L, X-pipe, and Catback. They leaned it out to get it back up to 12.8-13.2 range. Never had a problem with C@L on my Mach, nor my '93 GT that I had a C@L 73mm Mass Air meter on. People that knock them don't know what their talking about.
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    no problems with my K&N filter but maybe thats because I have a tune
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    i have a c&l on my 94 and it does seem to be a really good brand i know its not a mach but i figured i would throw that in there... we are in the market for a mach and i always see the c&l for that tube but what about the other one in the front is there some replacement for that one?
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  14. Crzyhrse

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    If you buy the C@L Tru-Flow Intake for the Mach 1, you'll get the Intake tube, the 85mm housing and a 9" K@N conical filter. They also sell just the Intake tube all by itself.
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  15. trav_19

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    oh so the kit comes with both tubes thats cool :nice:
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  16. 32valves

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    no..no shaker tube
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    i think i'm gonna go with the c&l eventually
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  18. Crzyhrse

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    Like 32valves said, not the shaker tube in front. I thought you were talking about the housing in front of the mass air meter. But you can get your shaker tube chromed if you want. That's what I did to mine. Expensive though :( , unless you do it yourself.
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  19. KeithCobraUH

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    I have the K&N and it does stall every great once in a while.

    I have debated going to the JLT, it seems to give great power.
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  20. Crzyhrse

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    I've read more than afew times on M1R of guys getting the JLT and saying it's a very tight fit or does'nt fit correctly.
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