Steeda Cai Question

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  1. TTUEagle

    TTUEagle Member

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    Will it hurt to run a Steeda CAI without the tune for a day or two? My tuner shipped blank because my 2014 GT was missing the ECU sticker and it might be a day or two before I can coordinate with Steeda for the correct ECU tune.
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    Got off the phone with Steeda. In case anyone else is in this predicament, the answer is a definitive NO, YOU CANNOT RUN THIS CAI WITHOUT A TUNE. Stock ECU can't cope with the amount of air now flowing into the intake. You can damage the car by driving with this CAI without a tune. DO NOT do as I did and jump the gun and install the CAI BEFORE you are ready to install the tune.
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    madspeed Colonel Mustard Mod Dude Founding Member

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    they have to say that, it's probably also written somewhere in their liablity disclaimer to cover their arses
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    The folks @ Steeda are good people; I should have known better. After all the CAI is throwing a parameter way out of the range the stock ECU software expects or can obviously handle. A no brainer to have expected and foreseen this.

    I'm just thankful I didn't try to drive the thing and merely started it up, backed down the driveway and pulled back in to the garage! Completely my fault.
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    tjsteeda Premium Sponsor Steeda Staff

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    That is correct ... my apologies for not seeing this sooner.

    Thank you for reaching us via phone and talking to one our reps.

    Best Regards,

    TJ

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