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Old 12-02-2010, 09:25 PM   #1
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Intake decision. Help now please

Okay boys. This is it. Money is in the bank.

Tomorrow I am planning on getting a Rotofab intake for my 2011 SS. I will be getting the rotofab unless someone can convince me to get something else.

I am open to suggestions but I need dyno number evidence! Go!
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:31 PM   #2
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i love my cold air inductions.gives great power.
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:31 PM   #3
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Try reading this thread, I believe someone posted a performance chart as well in there

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=117249
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:39 PM   #4
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Read and change your mind...........

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Old 12-02-2010, 09:47 PM   #5
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the cold air inductions system does seem nice. i especially like the average dyno increase.

I guess im a little biased toward the roto fab since Lingenfelter uses them. And as a general rule i defer to lingenfelter but you guys are peaking my interest here. are there any other dyno comparos that you know of? or have the Cold air inductions' numbers been verified outside this test?

Also, does the Cold air inductions system require a retune? I run 91 octane
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:56 PM   #6
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No tune necessary. These comparisons were performed by Ted Jannetty. You can trust these results. The numbers are solid. CAI inc. is the way to go if you want real performance improvement. If aesthetics is what your after, pick your poison.
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:57 PM   #7
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No I want performance.

Okay, where is the best place to buy the CAI inc?
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:04 PM   #8
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There are several vendors on here. I bought mine from Ted.
http://www.jannettyracing.com/
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:24 PM   #9
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Another question...I read an intake comparison in an old gm high tech performance magazine and while most of the intakes provided dyno gains, the stock airbox was the fastest in real world acceleration. Does anyone know the story behind this?
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:33 PM   #10
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Cooler air is denser air. Denser air means more fuel air mixture. More fuel air mixture means more power. As the chart above illustrates, every aftermarket intake tested outperformed the stock box.
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:34 PM   #11
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Give this a read, it should help. The CAI Inc system is by far our biggest seller.
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I like the rotofab that is installed on mine.
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:47 PM   #13
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I just got my Vararam yesterday. Putting it in Saturday. check out their site before you buy many are very happy. It's the most direct air path and it comes right off the grill.
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:15 PM   #14
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I guess im a little biased toward the roto fab since Lingenfelter uses them. And as a general rule i defer to lingenfelter but you guys are peaking my interest here. are there any other dyno comparos that you know of? or have the Cold air inductions' numbers been verified outside this test?
Why do you defer to what Ligenfelter does as the "absolute best"? Yes they are a good shop but they aren't any better than Callaway, Nickey, or any of the other highend name shops. Nickey uses Halltech which is proven to be one of, if not the best, CAI on the market today.
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:23 PM   #15
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I plan on going with the VaraRam intake marylandspeed has a day at the track with it and saw some quality results IMO
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Old 12-03-2010, 11:04 AM   #16
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Why do you defer to what Ligenfelter does as the "absolute best"? Yes they are a good shop but they aren't any better than Callaway, Nickey, or any of the other highend name shops. Nickey uses Halltech which is proven to be one of, if not the best, CAI on the market today.
I dont believe the term "absolute best" was anywhere in my post. Nor did I say they were better than Callaway, Nickey, etc...

But to answer your question, when i was a kid and R&T would have tunercar shootouts lingenfelter would usually win. I remember one where they showed up with a naturally aspirate Trans Am and won the competition. From that day forward i started following lingenfelter and have generally considered them to be my favorite GM tuner (note: thats "my favorite", not necessarily "the best")
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Old 12-03-2010, 11:09 AM   #17
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You guys sold me. CAI Inc is on the way!

Thanks for all your help!
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Old 12-03-2010, 11:35 AM   #18
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Good choice
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Old 12-03-2010, 11:43 AM   #19
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Now to get the most out of it you gotta get one of these......

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Old 12-03-2010, 06:43 PM   #20
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nice!

Does anyone know if putting one of these on will mess with my warranty at all?
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Old 12-03-2010, 06:58 PM   #21
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I went with rotofab for my maggy just because they have had awesome customer service and I like their engine covers ALOT. (min will be here monday!). So I doubt the differences are even going to be real noticeable between most cai's.
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Old 12-03-2010, 06:59 PM   #22
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I like the Vararam they got all their kinks out and everyone that has one loves them now. Just my 2 cents worth

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Old 12-03-2010, 07:04 PM   #23
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It will not mess your warranty up by adding a cai.
My worry is more with the tranny than the engine. I feel like my tranny may have a few issues and I'm worried the dealer is going to say "well, you increased the power of the engine, this damaged the tranny. therefore F-YOU"
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there are many threds on the drive train and what it take. Adding a Cold Air Intake alone should not be close to enough to hurting anything.
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Will this mod void my warranty?
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