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Old 01-18-2011, 02:48 PM   #1
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Best cold air intake

I am trying to decide which cai to buy. I want to know which one will give me the most horsepower. Cost is not a factor. I have a 2011 camaro ss 6-speed manual
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:22 PM   #2
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:40 PM   #3
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LOL.

And certainly no offense to ewoolsey. Just look through the threads in the last three pages or so and you will get an idea, of how passionate people are about the ONE they purchased.
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:18 PM   #4
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A LOT to read about CAI's and which one is "best". Here are a couple of threads with a lot of info;

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...07#post1066607

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...64#post2353864

Ted Jannetty did a ton of independent testing at his shop Jannetty Racing Enterprises in Waterbury, CT in those threads and they are well worth thread
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:44 PM   #5
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Give this a read. It discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the different intakes available for these cars. Between that and the Jannetty test results you should have all the info you need to make an educated decision.
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:05 PM   #6
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Are you doing any other upgrades to the exhaust? Headers? cat back? Do you want a tune?
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:23 PM   #7
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I havent seen a true Cold Air Intake yet for the Gen5s

Most of what Ive seen are systems that have a larger breather head larger pipe that relocate the filter, but none so far are collecting air from totally outside the engine bay area. There isnt much room to pipe your filter where it collects air outside the engine bay. So really your gains are from a larger, less restricted filter than stock, but not cooler air.

Now actually because your still going to breath in air from the engine bay, it will still have the same knock retard issues that your stock filter had. A tuner can reduce some of that factor by decreasing some tables in the IAT.
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:34 PM   #8
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Yup agreed, as soon as I can I am going to get this hood. Looks cool and sends the air to the intake. Kind of why I went with Roto Fab, I know there are others that are open or can be open on top. But for the $ (got a killer deal on black Friday) it was the way I went.
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:52 PM   #9
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If you take the time to read posts from the many that have a Roto-fab intake you will see our customers are very happy with the performance, sound, appearance and ease of installation. This same statement can be made about a few other intakes on the market as well.
If you have any questions about the Roto-fab intake or about all of the options we offer I will be happy to help you. That offer stands before and after the sale.

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Personally, I have been very happy with the RotoFab, gets good results in Ted's independent testing, the fit, finish of the product is great, and the install is very easy to do with very clear instructions. It seals of pretty good against the hood when closed and requires no modification of the w/w rez. like some of the units on the market do.

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Old 01-18-2011, 06:01 PM   #11
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And if cost isnt a factor, slap a Super Charger on it with a Roto Fab...!!
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:10 PM   #12
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I havent seen a true Cold Air Intake yet for the Gen5s

Most of what Ive seen are systems that have a larger breather head larger pipe that relocate the filter, but none so far are collecting air from totally outside the engine bay area. There isnt much room to pipe your filter where it collects air outside the engine bay. So really your gains are from a larger, less restricted filter than stock, but not cooler air.

Now actually because your still going to breath in air from the engine bay, it will still have the same knock retard issues that your stock filter had. A tuner can reduce some of that factor by decreasing some tables in the IAT.
I disagree with you there are a couple. Please check out the Vararam for one example. see pics of mine. This is the new model. It gives a noticeable improvement in power over stock.
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:12 PM   #13
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I havent seen a true Cold Air Intake yet for the Gen5s

Most of what Ive seen are systems that have a larger breather head larger pipe that relocate the filter, but none so far are collecting air from totally outside the engine bay area. There isnt much room to pipe your filter where it collects air outside the engine bay. So really your gains are from a larger, less restricted filter than stock, but not cooler air.

Now actually because your still going to breath in air from the engine bay, it will still have the same knock retard issues that your stock filter had. A tuner can reduce some of that factor by decreasing some tables in the IAT.

I think Vararam is the closest thing for a true cold air. Afterall, it does feed directly from in front of the radiator stack.
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