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View Poll Results: Which one?
SLP 7 2.62%
K&N 36 13.48%
AIRAID 18 6.74%
VOLANT 4 1.50%
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, 11:54 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Skyman 08 View Post
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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Old 06-26-2011, 02:18 PM   #16
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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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Old 06-26-2011, 02:55 PM   #19
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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, 03:13 PM   #20
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CAI inc..
Cold Air Inductions intake
Borla S type Axle Back
Jannetty SCT Tune

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Old 06-26-2011, 03:25 PM   #21

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Originally Posted by mikeSS View Post
CAI inc is my fav

Originally Posted by REDXIIIDave View Post

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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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CAI inc..
Yup! (should be one of the main choices)
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Old 06-26-2011, 03:31 PM   #22
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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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Old 06-26-2011, 03:40 PM   #24
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Injen short ram power flow. Sounds awesome, feels more responsive <- could be placebo effect
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Old 06-26-2011, 03:52 PM   #25
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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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Old 06-26-2011, 04:01 PM   #26
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IMHO C.A.I. is the best. If you want to know why I think its the best (Besides looking Awesome!) Check out the video at the bottom right side of their site:

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Old 06-26-2011, 06:24 PM   #27
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The GM Performance Parts Air Intake Kit has NEVER been released. I had paid for one in August 2009 and waited until Feb 2011 for it to come out, it never did and I asked for my money back from the dealership. They refunded my money and I went out and ordered a Roto-Fab CAIto install in my car.

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Old 06-26-2011, 06:25 PM   #28
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The CAI gives the engine a little growl. It also looks great.
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