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Old 01-01-2012, 08:11 PM   #1
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Finally ordered my CAI

So glad I ordered it can't wait to put it on. Anyone have a noticeable difference in MPG or power? Also it's cold air inductions so can I put it on myself and keep warranty?
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:26 PM   #2
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As with everything, if you have the skill level, you can put it on yourself.

I have the v6 with the injen intake and I noticed a bump in power and throttle response as well as a nice sound upgrade

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Old 01-01-2012, 08:32 PM   #3
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Putting a cai in is so easy a cave man can I do it. you will notice a lil more power and you will be able to hear the differents. The mpg will most likely stay the same.


Mods on v6 are: K&N cai with washer bottle delete, BBK longtube headers with High flow cats, Trifecta tune (on the way) and muffler delete.
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:10 PM   #4
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Very easy to install, I did it myself. U wont notice a huge difference in mpg but u will notice a difference in performance and sound.
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:42 PM   #5
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I have heard so many different claims about cold air kits. Are these cars really showing a bump in power?
Sorry to hijack the thread, just want to learn
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:48 PM   #6
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After watching this video about a BBK CAI, I went ahead and bought it. I thought it showed a lot of imrpoverment for a V-6 and at about $250, it was a good deal.

Performance improvements at the end of vid***

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Old 01-01-2012, 10:53 PM   #7
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Good video, thanks
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:13 AM   #8
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Your questions are as good as mine. Always willing to learn more.

Also thanks for the replies and the video
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Old 01-02-2012, 10:52 AM   #9
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I have heard so many different claims about cold air kits. Are these cars really showing a bump in power?
Sorry to hijack the thread, just want to learn
To honest it depends on who u talk to. Some say yes, some say no. If it does increase hp, its not by much, maybe 5-10hp. The most noticable difference is it helps eliminate hesitation which feels like increased hp. Its like this in both the v6 & v8. I had a '11 LT that had a cai & now my SS which has one too. It improved both on faster takeoff, less hesitation, & deeper sound especially noticeable w aftermarket exhaust. CAI r def worth the money. Its a big difference.
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I installed my CAI in 10-15 min. Easy to do and worth the time and money!
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:11 AM   #11
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I have the CAI and Love it! Sound is surely better...
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:42 AM   #12
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So glad I ordered it can't wait to put it on. Anyone have a noticeable difference in MPG or power? Also it's cold air inductions so can I put it on myself and keep warranty?
You will definitely notice a difference, especially in throttle response. Install is simple, it will come with detailed instructions. As for warranty the intake will not affect the vehicles warranty. Thanks for choosing CAI Inc.!

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There are definitely a lot of different claims out there, personally I can only speak for our system. There is no disputing that our system will add power (16 RWHP on the V6 and 15 RWHP on the V8) as well as other great benefits such as better sound at WOT, Improved throttle response, TQ, looks, and in some cases Fuel Economy. Different Dynos and different vehicles may mean slightly different gains, but I can guruantee you that you will have a noticeable increase in power. Check out what our customers are saying: http://www.coldairinductions.com/testimonials

Let me know if you have any questions, I would be happy to help!!

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Old 01-02-2012, 12:18 PM   #13
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I am assuming different versions will require different skill levels to install. On the BBK video, the washer reservoir is still there, but on others I have seen it removed, or moved. I think with my skill level with today's cars, I could install something like the BBK version. I am not so sure about something that would require moving the washer bottle, etc. (Not that I couldn't do it, but wouldn't feel comfortable doing it.)

Are the HP gains for the V8 for the Manual only? When I get my Camaro SS/RS it will be automatic and I wonder if it will do the same for an Automatic concerning HP increase and improved sound.

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Old 01-02-2012, 12:45 PM   #14
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You will definitely notice a difference, especially in throttle response. Install is simple, it will come with detailed instructions. As for warranty the intake will not affect the vehicles warranty. Thanks for choosing CAI Inc.!



There are definitely a lot of different claims out there, personally I can only speak for our system. There is no disputing that our system will add power (16 RWHP on the V6 and 15 RWHP on the V8) as well as other great benefits such as better sound at WOT, Improved throttle response, TQ, looks, and in some cases Fuel Economy. Different Dynos and different vehicles may mean slightly different gains, but I can guruantee you that you will have a noticeable increase in power. Check out what our customers are saying: http://www.coldairinductions.com/testimonials

Let me know if you have any questions, I would be happy to help!!



Thank you for choosing CAI Inc. (Cold Air Inductions Inc) we really appreciate your business and support and are glad that you are happy with your new CAI!!
I've been looking at purchasing one as well. Do you offer any forum discounts?
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:02 PM   #15
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:05 PM   #16
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I am assuming different versions will require different skill levels to install. On the BBK video, the washer reservoir is still there, but on others I have seen it removed, or moved. I think with my skill level with today's cars, I could install something like the BBK version. I am not so sure about something that would require moving the washer bottle, etc. (Not that I couldn't do it, but wouldn't feel comfortable doing it.)

Are the HP gains for the V8 for the Manual only? When I get my Camaro SS/RS it will be automatic and I wonder if it will do the same for an Automatic concerning HP increase and improved sound.

The rotofab doesnt require u to move anything. Its very easy to install and I prefer the look of the rotofab cai. And no its not just on the manuals, u can feel a huge differents on A6s as well.
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Old 01-02-2012, 01:07 PM   #17
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I have heard so many different claims about cold air kits. Are these cars really showing a bump in power?
Sorry to hijack the thread, just want to learn

Look up the Jannetty CAI report. Each CAI was tested on Camaro on a Dyno with list showing results. And with the good one's the answer is yes there are HP and TQ increases up to 13 - 15 HP and more when combined with a air scoop.
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The Roto-fab doesn't require u to move anything. Its very easy to install and I prefer the look of the Roto-fab cai. And no its not just on the manuals, u can feel a huge difference on A6s as well.
Many thanks for that! I will definitely look at getting one when I get my SS/RS this year!

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Many thanks for that! I will definitely look at getting one when I get my SS/RS this year!

Just to be clear, our system does not require you to move or change anything, and there is no tune required. Just remove the oem air box, bolt on ours, and you are good to go! Let me know if you have any questions!
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Just to be clear, our system does not require you to move or change anything, and there is no tune required. Just remove the oem air box, bolt on ours, and you are good to go! Let me know if you have any questions!
Thank you! I will definitely give top consideration to a sponsor of this site as I have used this site for numerous research questions in my decision to get a Camaro SS/RS.
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I am assuming different versions will require different skill levels to install. On the BBK video, the washer reservoir is still there, but on others I have seen it removed, or moved. I think with my skill level with today's cars, I could install something like the BBK version. I am not so sure about something that would require moving the washer bottle, etc. (Not that I couldn't do it, but wouldn't feel comfortable doing it.)

Are the HP gains for the V8 for the Manual only? When I get my Camaro SS/RS it will be automatic and I wonder if it will do the same for an Automatic concerning HP increase and improved sound.


Most of the cai's won't require you to relocate the washer bottle. Mine is a cai ind. intake and its super simple and quick to install. I also did the washer bottle relocate and ADM scoop and it was still pretty simple to do, it just takes a little more time but its well worth it. I purchased the ADM scoop and Apex washer bottle from Apex Motorsports which is also on this forum. Matter of fact, there is also a detailed post on here how to install the washer bottle relocate kit, with step by step instructions and pics,.... So,.... either way its still a pretty easy install whichever you decide to do.
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Can you pm me some info also? I've got some nice holiday time paychecks coming in soon and I've been looking to get one for my V6. Thanks in advance.
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