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Old 01-18-2012, 06:54 PM   #1
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Question cold air intake options

Hey this is kind of a stupid question but id rather ask here than buy the wrong air intake. i have seen about 6 different brands of cold air intakes and im not to sure which one to get for my 2ss ls3. the r2c intake seems to be the best for increasing hp and tq but k@n has always been my go to air system im not to sure what to get if you guys could help out that would be great...thanks in advance
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:56 PM   #2
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:59 PM   #3
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I got a K&N, but lots of guys like Roto-fab and there are a couple other that give you the results you want. Really, I think they are all the same, and to me its all a matter of what is YOUR preferrence. Even if you get K&N, and its not an enclosed box, you can get the ADM race scoop and be happy!
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:06 PM   #4
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Give this article from our blog a read. It has some good info about intake design that should help you make a decision. Take manufacturer claims with a big grain of salt and do some research into what results people in the real world or third parties are seeing. If you have any questions feel free to hit me up.

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Old 01-18-2012, 07:08 PM   #6
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soooo many to choose from. I vote for Roto-Fab.
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:19 PM   #8
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So is a Vararam the same as the typical CAI with the tube and such?? Also why do I see guys replacing there thermostat with 160deg when installing a vararam or CAI>
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thanks guy those articals really cleared it up for me. i will do more digging and some saving and grab the cai with adm scoop. that looks like the winner to me
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:21 PM   #10
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So is a Vararam the same as the typical CAI with the tube and such?? Also why do I see guys replacing there thermostat with 160deg when installing a vararam or CAI>
the 160 literally makes the car run cooler, and more power when cooler. a vararam is very different, they have air cleaner directly in front of the throttle body, and it pulls air from in front of the radiator
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Our best sellers are CAI and Roto-Fab. They both work well with the ADM scoop for good power and kiler looks. Haven't had any complaints on either system.
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So is a vararam better or worse then CAI or are they about the same??
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So is a vararam better or worse then CAI or are they about the same??
they are about the same, it comes down to personal preference
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:12 PM   #14
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Almost everyone recommends the one they have. I tried the CAI, then Vararam, then Halltech, then did a hybrid of Halltech tube,ADM scoop, Roto-Fab box and I'm back with the Vararam. That hybrid dyno'd really well btw. If you go with the box behind the headlight style intake, definitely consider the ADM scoop.
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Hey this is kind of a stupid question but id rather ask here than buy the wrong air intake. i have seen about 6 different brands of cold air intakes and im not to sure which one to get for my 2ss ls3. the r2c intake seems to be the best for increasing hp and tq but k@n has always been my go to air system im not to sure what to get if you guys could help out that would be great...thanks in advance
Here is some info, hope it helps!

Cold Air Inductions, Inc. intake systems benefits:

: Tig welded aluminum air box (high luster finish reflects radiant heat)

: Insulated air box (this adding another layer of thermal (convection) protection)

: Aluminum lid with stainless steel ¼ turn fasteners (fast filter removal)

: Viewing window for fast easy filter inspection.

: High Luster ceramic coated intake tube (coated inside and out, yet another layer of thermal protection)

: Smooth bore (88.9 mm) intake tube construction (this minimizes bends and restrictions within the system)

: 8” V-stack air filter with built in velocity stack (helps reduce turbulence for truer MAF reading)

: 8 layer air filter (maximizing filtration for prolonged engine life

: LIFETIME WARRANTY

We have sold thousands of intakes, have thousands of happy customers, and incorporate design features that make our system a true Cold Air Intake. We see great #’s on the Dyno as well as the track, and can keep our intake temps within 2 degrees of ambient air due to our design features.

Check out these links as well:

Testimonials Video - http://www.coldairinductions.com/testimonials

3D Filter Video - http://www.coldairinductions.com/air-filters/filters-in-action/

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

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I think BBK sells the best looking/performing Intake I've put them on all my cars. They are the cheapest and best performing Intake you can buy IMO.
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:26 PM   #17
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Here is some info, hope it helps!

Cold Air Inductions, Inc. intake systems benefits:

: Tig welded aluminum air box (high luster finish reflects radiant heat)

: Insulated air box (this adding another layer of thermal (convection) protection)

: Aluminum lid with stainless steel ¼ turn fasteners (fast filter removal)

: Viewing window for fast easy filter inspection.

: High Luster ceramic coated intake tube (coated inside and out, yet another layer of thermal protection)

: Smooth bore (88.9 mm) intake tube construction (this minimizes bends and restrictions within the system)

: 8” V-stack air filter with built in velocity stack (helps reduce turbulence for truer MAF reading)

: 8 layer air filter (maximizing filtration for prolonged engine life

: LIFETIME WARRANTY

We have sold thousands of intakes, have thousands of happy customers, and incorporate design features that make our system a true Cold Air Intake. We see great #’s on the Dyno as well as the track, and can keep our intake temps within 2 degrees of ambient air due to our design features.

Check out these links as well:

Testimonials Video - http://www.coldairinductions.com/testimonials

3D Filter Video - http://www.coldairinductions.com/air-filters/filters-in-action/

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



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