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Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons Bolt-Ons | Intakes | Exhaust

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SLP 7 2.62%
K&N 36 13.48%
AIRAID 18 6.74%
VOLANT 4 1.50%
PHASTEK 0 0%
AEM 2 0.75%
BBK 6 2.25%
ROTO-FAB 38 14.23%
other... 156 58.43%
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Old 06-26-2011, 12:30 AM   #1
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Smile CAI...there are too many!

what is the best CAI for my 2011 ss? Thanks.
PLEASE LIST A REASON.
LETS CONSIDER "other..." as CAI Inc.

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Old 06-26-2011, 12:35 AM   #2
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Old 06-26-2011, 12:35 AM   #3
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The last review that I found (on here somewhere), they were about equal (including the stock unit). The after market units simply "look" better. Power was equal, or at least close enough to not make a difference.
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CAI inc is my fav
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Old 06-26-2011, 12:40 AM   #5
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Looked at one of these today, K&N Typhoon and the other generic K&N for the SS Camaro. I've seen YT vids of people having a slight increase in HP along with about 4 MPG improvement. I don't have this in my own experience, but this is what I've read.
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Old 06-26-2011, 12:41 AM   #6
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Got to go along with Jim

I installed an Airaid and it looks cool but have not noticed any change in power, or even the mass sucking sound some have claimed to hear. Would I do it again, probably, but only for esthetics.
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Old 06-26-2011, 12:45 AM   #8
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Old 06-26-2011, 12:52 AM   #9
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After researching on here and other web sites, I went with Roto-fab. There were virtually no complaints on them, and my performance shop liked them, too. The final factor is I am starting to dress up the engine bay with a black and red theme. Roto-fab had a black and red CAI. They are also a sponsor on here and I got a good deal.

I put on the CAI and Corsa exhaust at the same time. I did not dyno the car, but I'm getting an additional 2 mpg on the highway.
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Old 06-26-2011, 01:02 AM   #10
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Fastlane, more complicated but provides the most hp gains around 15hp. and then CAI at about 10hp. JRE provided a study on this last summer.
I had the Fastlane before I had the ProCharger installed.

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Old 06-26-2011, 04:52 AM   #11
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:41 AM   #12
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I love my Vararam. There are alot of positive threads about it.
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:01 AM   #13
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From the reading I've done there are 3 that are the most popular, in no particular order.

C.A.I Inc / Vararam / Roto-fab

The only drawback of Vararam IMO is that you have to tilt the radiator back to install it. Having said that it apparently yields more power than the others. Do a search on those companies, even check the vendor section and you'll find plenty of pictures.
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:09 AM   #14
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I don't understand why they cost so much. For such a small benefit the price should be less.
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:54 AM   #15
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I don't understand why they cost so much. For such a small benefit the price should be less.
Guess this is where they say "You gotta pay to Play!"
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I bought the G5CR CAI. I noticed a difference on the lower end. You can hear the difference too.
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Old 06-26-2011, 02:42 PM   #17
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Cold Air Inductions!
Insulated closed box, ceramic coated, nice looking, improved responsiveness & a little more HP, better sound, easy to install....... I love mine!
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Old 06-26-2011, 02:47 PM   #18
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I think all of them are pretty much a waist of money on a stock car.
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Love my Roto-Fab, looks great improved avg fuel mileage about 2.3mpg and noticed a little increase in the seat of the pants dyno.
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Old 06-26-2011, 03:35 PM   #23
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CAI is the way to go. Any aftermarket intake is better sound, a little better power, and once you have supporting mods it only increases the intakes' effectiveness.
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Injen short ram power flow. Sounds awesome, feels more responsive <- could be placebo effect
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OP, no Cold Air Inductions?

CAI, Roto, and VR are the three mentioned the most and for good reason. Their gains are consistent. The only drawl back for me with VR was tilting back the radiator. CAI and Roto both are sealed from the engine bay heat. I highly recommend an intake that has some form of seal to close off from the bay.

The cost seems "high", but the intake really comes alive and the bang for your buck really comes when you get a tune done... then add headers and exhaust and the intakes effectiveness is improved drastically.

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The last review that I found (on here somewhere), they were about equal (including the stock unit). The after market units simply "look" better. Power was equal, or at least close enough to not make a difference.
You read wrong...if this was the case then more than half of the members would not have intake systems. 10-14 hp gains on a stock engine without a tune is great for intake on a stock engine with no other mods. Something CAI, VR, ROTO, all do routinely and have proven in independent testing over stock.

What you may have read is that some webpages have a "GMPP performance intake" which is nothing more than a dress up kit for the exterior of the intake.
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