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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, 03:47 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, 03:55 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, 04:13 PM   #20
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Borla S type Axle Back
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Old 06-26-2011, 04:25 PM   #21
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CAI inc is my fav

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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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Yup! (should be one of the main choices)
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Old 06-26-2011, 04:31 PM   #22
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Old 06-26-2011, 04:35 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, 04:40 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, 04:52 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, 05:01 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: http://www.coldairinductions.com/


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Old 06-26-2011, 07:24 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, 07:25 PM   #28
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The CAI gives the engine a little growl. It also looks great.
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Old 06-26-2011, 07:44 PM   #29
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Old 06-26-2011, 08:27 PM   #30
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CAI...I voted other since it was not on the list..have you never heard of them or do you just not like them for some reason?
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Old 06-26-2011, 08:31 PM   #31
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ADM Race w/ scoop is best CAI out there for our cars. JMO

also Varram is well favored here. I personally don't like how the Varram looks.
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Old 06-26-2011, 08:50 PM   #32
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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 refubded my money and I went out and ordered a Roto-Fab CAIto install in my car.

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Some less than reputable vendors had it on their website for the SS. It was only some trim / dress up kit that basically added chrome to the exterior of an already stock box.
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Old 06-26-2011, 10:11 PM   #33
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I bought the G5CR CAI. I noticed a difference on the lower end. You can hear the difference too.
I have a G5CR also. When I bought it there weren't that many on the market. I bought the G5CR because everyone that bought one mentioned it didn't set off any error codes, was very high quality, and very easy to install. I agree with all of these reason's and am happy with it. It would drive me crazy trying to pick one now with all of them on the market.

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Old 06-27-2011, 02:26 AM   #34
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CAI...I voted other since it was not on the list..have you never heard of them or do you just not like them for some reason?
i had never heard of them.
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