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    Default what is everyone's opinion of Cold Air Intakes?

    I know the gains you get from most of them in small, I guess I just like the aesthetic look when you open the hood and stare down at a big honking Filter got a Z28 OEM system coming from Jegs. might throw it in this week end if the weather permits.

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    Default Re: what is everyone's opinion of Cold Air Intakes?

    I had the cold air inductions CAI on my 12 SS, but never had it on a dyno. I also put a cold air inductions CAI and LSA ported TB on the ZL1, and I picked up 23rwhp with those 2 mods. The TB only adds throttle response, and doesn't do much for power until you start making a lot more Power.

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    Default Re: what is everyone's opinion of Cold Air Intakes?

    A CAI will always help out an LS based vehicle. The stock setups are usually pretty restrictive with the ribbed flex tubes and huge air baffles.



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    Default Re: what is everyone's opinion of Cold Air Intakes?

    I had one on my old Ram 5.2. I'm not sure if it gained anything since it was never dynoed. I do know it made a horrid hissing sound at part throttle. It was annoying enough to return it to stock.
    I'm sure it isn't that bad with other vehicles.

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    Default Re: what is everyone's opinion of Cold Air Intakes?

    I have a k&n on my ram 2500 and it does the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis68 View Post
    I have a k&n on my ram 2500 and it does the same thing.
    Later on, I added a supercharger to mine. I didn't need to dyno it to see the power difference. Bang for buck, the supercharger is the way to go.

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    Default Re: what is everyone's opinion of Cold Air Intakes?

    That's true. I have one on my other car.

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    Gotta watch with the K&N's and other oiled filters. I have a MAF that gave me shit-fits from where the previous owner had an FIPK and the was causing misreadings due to oil seeping through the filter. I switched it out for an AMSOIL Ea filter and it's not thrown any codes since. They're a dry filter that is cleanable, and the nanofiber flows better than the oiled mesh, so it's a double win. My FIPK (when it had the K&N, and with the Ea now) gives off a louder suction sound, but I don't get the annoying whistly sound at all.

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    As far as bang for the buck, a supercharger, 9 times out of 10, is going to cost a good bit more than a turbo setup.... at least in f-body land. SC is going to be $4k minimum, where a turbo setup is going to be closer to $2500 done and on the car.



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    Turbos are always better no matter how you look at it. They make power without using power. Superchargers advantage is the quick bolt on and run time. There is nothing quick about installing a turbo.

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    Default Re: what is everyone's opinion of Cold Air Intakes?

    wish I could swing a SC, will stay with naturally aspirated unless Travis wants to swap me will say one thing for Jeg's there shipping is damn fast. Ordered the Z28 CAI just before 7 last night, thing is setting in my garage at 10:53 the next morning. don't know how the hell they do it Tomorrow looks like a good day and will try to put the intake on when I get home from work. get off at 3 so should be easily doable! even with my medial mechanical aptitude

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    Default Re: what is everyone's opinion of Cold Air Intakes?

    prefer dry filters myself, not a fan of extra work that you have to do to maintain those oiled ones. I prefer the easier option

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    I carry a full line of AMSOIL, Wix and Donaldson filters The Donaldson Endurance is the filter they use in the Volant systems. It uses the same nanofiber as the Ea. They are a sister company, so they actually share the same element material.

    They're a lot less of a hassle to clean. You just pop it off, run the vacuum over it and toss it back on. If it's really dirty, you can run low pressure water over it too.



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    Here is a pic of mine. I kept the FIPK elbow and ditched the K&N cone.uploadfromtaptalk1426122851843.jpguploadfromtaptalk1426122904685.jpg



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    Default Re: what is everyone's opinion of Cold Air Intakes?

    I think for now I will keep my SC...lol...I kind of like it.

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    Yeah. I can't compete with Travis' s blower for induction, lol. If you want lubricants though, I got ya covered.



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    Default Re: what is everyone's opinion of Cold Air Intakes?

    LOL, meant the car.... betcha the ZL1 is a blast to drive

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    love the Wix oil filters, never used there air filters though

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    I blew the doors off his ZL1 last summer with my TBSS, hahaha.

    Wix makes a pretty good oem quality replacement. It is a good bit cheaper than the performance filters we carry, mostly because it isnt reusable.. It's a good alternative to oem for daily drivers though. We also carry Mann Filters, but those are predominantly for European cars.



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    It is pretty fun to drive. Looking forward to hopefully getting it to summit point this summer. I had it at the flashlight drags once last summer.

    lol, yeah you did Levi...easy to pass when I was stuck behind a car doing 40mph...haha

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    Hey. That car turned off. Gotta take them how you can get them. Lol.



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    Default Re: what is everyone's opinion of Cold Air Intakes?

    here is a few pics of the Z/28 intake


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    Default Re: what is everyone's opinion of Cold Air Intakes?

    Looks pretty good.



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    Quote Originally Posted by levilz View Post
    Looks pretty good.
    Thanks Levi, price was just slightly more than other aftermarket options but none of them have the fit this one has, you would think since it was built for the LS7 z28 that it might not work but it fits perfect. pretty easy install. sounds pretty good also. recorded a video but for some reason it didn't transfer for some reason, will try to catch a video later.

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    :thumbsup:



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    Default Re: what is everyone's opinion of Cold Air Intakes?

    Looks like a pretty good intake. Rotofab makes a scoop for the intake that draws air from the lower grill area, but you would have to relocate the windshield washer tank. I have used both rotofab relocation kits, and prefer their "plan b" kit the most. It moves it back by the master cylinder, it's a clean setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis68 View Post
    Looks like a pretty good intake. Rotofab makes a scoop for the intake that draws air from the lower grill area, but you would have to relocate the windshield washer tank. I have used both rotofab relocation kits, and prefer their "plan b" kit the most. It moves it back by the master cylinder, it's a clean setup.
    When I fired it up this morning I couldn't help but smile, damn I love that sound

    Yep thought about that very one Travis, would open it up nicely for better flow, also going to look to see if I can fabricate something to go between the intake housing and the fender wall to further isolate the area where the air comes in from below. I know when the car is moving it will produce some pressure that would keep warm air coming in from around the side from the engine area but would like to make a barrier there to further seal it off. we will see!

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