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Old 12-31-2010, 01:53 PM   #1
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Best CAI for supercharged 2011 SS???

What is the best CAI? Too many companies to choose from.
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Old 12-31-2010, 01:54 PM   #2
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the one that's on sale
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Old 12-31-2010, 02:02 PM   #4
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haha that's a lot of help. Money isn't an issue.

"Bragging about a car that you paid someone to pick the parts and install them for you, is like paying someone to bang your wife, and then bragging about the kid.
"I'm sorry officer, no, I do not know why you pulled me over."

I love that quote, very funny and true, but there is a difference between letting someone pick and getting opinions. In the end you should make the decision because it is your car. AND also, that's why you never brag, shit will come back to bite you in the ass.
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Old 12-31-2010, 02:17 PM   #5
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haha that's a lot of help. Money isn't an issue.

"Bragging about a car that you paid someone to pick the parts and install them for you, is like paying someone to bang your wife, and then bragging about the kid.
"I'm sorry officer, no, I do not know why you pulled me over."

I love that quote, very funny and true, but there is a difference between letting someone pick and getting opinions. In the end you should make the decision because it is your car. AND also, that's why you never brag, shit will come back to bite you in the ass.
if money isn't an issue, than promptly send me $800 to my paypal account and I will send you the BEST cold air intake you can get. pm me for my paypal address.

go with a procharger with a cold air inductions intake... that should be interesting...
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Old 12-31-2010, 02:19 PM   #6
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ya cold air induction intake is the best hands down and look the coolest
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Old 12-31-2010, 02:23 PM   #7
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ya cold air induction intake is the best hands down and look the coolest


think about that....

this intake



with this supercharger....

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Old 12-31-2010, 02:29 PM   #8
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What is the best CAI? Too many companies to choose from.
The brand and type of blower you pick and the tuner you choose will have much more of an effect on the performance than will the cai. I suggest you finalize your blower selection and tuner first then discuss the cai choice with your tuner. He's the one that has to do the remapping.
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:57 PM   #9
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There is a big difference between intakes when it comes to S/C applications. The Roto-fab intake makes over 35 HP more than the stock intake. There is always much debate over intakes, but when it comes to S/C cars ours is the choice of many very knowlegable tuners that have done their own testing. Our very large filter, custom molded MAF housing with radius entry, S/C specific inlet elbows and large air box area combine to make great power with the Maggie.
In addition to huge power gains, you can get our system in a variety of colors and choose between black plastic, Carbon fiber finish or polished stainless steel for the inlet elbow.












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Old 01-05-2011, 09:56 PM   #10
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roto-fab is the way to go. i have one and love it. with a supercharger, i hear its the only way to go. i know darth emma changed from a cai to rotofab after installing her maggie.
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:55 AM   #11
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We have seen up to 3lbs of boost increase over the stock CAI that comes with a magnacharger.
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Old 01-06-2011, 01:01 PM   #12
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i got the rotofab as well and am really satisfied, i'm going to be installing a maggie and i'm glad i went with the rotofab!
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:30 AM   #13
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i got the rotofab as well and am really satisfied, i'm going to be installing a maggie and i'm glad i went with the rotofab!
Great to hear it! As mentioned before, you will achieve higher HP #s if you add one of our S/C inlet elbows when you install the S/C.
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:16 PM   #14
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:26 AM   #15
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Something to take into consideration as well, is whether or not you plan to install a functional hood. In which case an open design like the Roto-Fab will seal up nicely with the hood around the inlet. The CAI kit has a top on it, granted you can take the top off.. but might as well buy a kit that is designed to seal against the hood already.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:40 AM   #16
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kb comes with its own cai, so save your $ and buy a kb..and it also comes with a bap.,so you don,t have to buy that either
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Old 01-10-2011, 11:54 AM   #18
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Old 01-10-2011, 01:18 PM   #19
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I have a roto fab and love it. Thinking of adding adm scoop to it. But If I had the funds and did it over again I would go with adm race setup.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:49 PM   #20
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roto-fab is the way to go. i have one and love it. with a supercharger, i hear its the only way to go. i know darth emma changed from a cai to rotofab after installing her maggie.
When it comes to S/C cars our intake will perform better than the CAI inductions because of the larger filter size, larger air box size and MAF housing entry and design.
If you really look at our intake design and that of CAI inductions you will see there is functionally very little difference except for what is in the previous paragraph.
As for the difference in the Jannetty test someone posted in this thread, just look at our data- the run saw much more knock in high RPMs than any run posted which caused timing to be pulled resulted a lower HP #. That is the only reason our numbers were low in that particular test. When dealing with a S/C or any application that gets a tune that is not a factor at all. (Also note what others have posted testing our intake). Anyway that's a different issue.
What becomes important are the qualities I listed above. That's why you see so many tuners using our intake with the S/C cars.
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Old 01-11-2011, 05:29 AM   #21
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When it comes to S/C cars our intake will perform better than the CAI inductions because of the larger filter size, larger air box size and MAF housing entry and design.
If you really look at our intake design and that of CAI inductions you will see there is functionally very little difference except for what is in the previous paragraph.
As for the difference in the Jannetty test someone posted in this thread, just look at our data- the run saw much more knock in high RPMs than any run posted which caused timing to be pulled resulted a lower HP #. That is the only reason our numbers were low in that particular test. When dealing with a S/C or any application that gets a tune that is not a factor at all. (Also note what others have posted testing our intake). Anyway that's a different issue.
What becomes important are the qualities I listed above. That's why you see so many tuners using our intake with the S/C cars.
I agree with mike here,also the pipe that feeds the throttlebody from CAI is not specific and must be cut to fit,the entry is not perfect on a sc car...I believe their system needs 2 tubes ,1 for sc and 1 for na.

Also note: ROTOFAB INTAKE HAS GONE 8.9 IN THE 1/4>>>>

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The customer needs to do no "cutting" of our intake tube for use with the SC. We sell systems set up specifically for the SC and the tube is the proper size to fit it, and ready to be installed right out of the box.

As for the statement "If you really look at our intake design and that of CAI inductions you will see there is functionally very little difference" - I would have to disagree 110%. There are huge differences between the design and engineering of our system and a plastic heat shield with a cone filter plugged into it. I am not trying to bash anyone or anyones product here, that's not what this thread is about, but if you are interested in knowing the differences between systems feel free to PM me. I would be happy to send you information on the key characteristics of our system and wht it performs so well. There is a little more design and engineering going on than meets the eye.

The customer has the right to choose whatever system they want without any ridicule, and clearly the other companies posting here have some fans on this thread which is fine and expected, but to make a statement saying that our system is "functionally the same" when they are clearly not can not go uncorrected.
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:22 AM   #23
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To clear the air-I am certainly not ridiculing anyone's air intake, especially the CAI inductions. In comparing design I am referring to air box shape and size in which ours happen to be identical except for the lid method; meaning they both extend towards the center line of the the car the exact same amount and they both go rearward mounting to the same stud and then having the rear vertical wall in the same place.
As for intake tube our metal version is the exact same OD, ID and same radius-6" CLR.
The differences between our intake filter size and difference in air box size due to lid configuration is accurately stated in my previous post.
Again, there is no ridicule or disrespect being directed at anyone. I was only pointing out simularities and differences and how the differences will have an effect on S/C vehicles which is what this thread is referring to.
Similarly, it's very important for S/C car owners to realize that a comparison of intakes on a stock vehicle with a stock calibration has very little or no relevance whatsoever when comparing to how the same intakes will perform on a S/C car with higher air demands and a tune calibrated to the intake. It is a subject that is often misunderstood and this thread is a great place to clarify that point.
There is a huge difference between pointing out areas where I feel our product will have an advantage over another and simply bashing another product. A comparison of key points that is accurate without exaggeration or any misleading information should not offend anyone. Further, I believe this is the kind of information that the OP is searching for in route to making a knowledgable decision on an air intake for a specific application.
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Thank you for the clarification, and I agree with some of the points you just made. Obviously we are going to have some different opinions and feel strongly about our products advantages, which I think is a good thing. I also am not trying to ridicule anyones products, I don't think that does any good for ourselves or our customers. As I previously stated, I would be happy to PM anyone interested in learning more about our systems and their design, as well as the key characteristics of our system and how they can benefit a SC application. Thanks.
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