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CAI lean at altitude???

We all have heard that a CAI will make your car run lean. I'm wondering if having one at 5280 ft (Denver) would be advantageous due to the much thinner air. I dont know if that would bring the car to more of a "norm" or if lean air at sea level will also be lean at altitude(lesser air and same amount of gas). I really don't care what people think! Im more concerned with what anyone knows in reality through experience, others, magazines, etc.
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i think u're still gonna have a problem, because the main thing with CAI, if i am correct, the piping is weird, especially with the curves that are in a CAI pipe, so the MAF sensor doesnt read right... so thats y it goes lean... chances are, altitude doesnt have any difference, when it comes to the piping bein a problem... you should wait on the cold air intake, until u get some sort of engine management...
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It will still be a problem. Your MAF sensor doesn't care if you are at sea level or at 10,000 feet.
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And with the lean condition, it's not always going to behave the same everytime, all the time. It may run pretty well one day, and run like crap another day. But if it's what you want to do, by all means go for it.
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Thanks, I guess I'll stick with the K&N panel filter.
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You could go with the K&N short ram. This isn't going to have the negative effects that the cai will.

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Ya, I know thats a good intake, but I'd rather put my money toward something else that'll give me more power, I wasn't sure if a CAI would let me have competative 1/4's as low altitudes, I guess not.
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