Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Rick@Livernois
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > Camaro ZL1 Forum - ZL1 Specific Topics


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-16-2016, 10:43 PM   #1
washd0403
 
Drives: 2013 2SS
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 85
K&N vs Roto Fab?

Does anyone know how the K&N aircharger cai stack up against the Roto fab cai?
washd0403 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2016, 08:52 AM   #2
p3jason
Allergic to stupid.
 
p3jason's Avatar
 
Drives: 2015 ZL1 #957 M6 AGM & 1990 Z24
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 351
Send a message via Yahoo to p3jason
Seeing that the K&N kit for the ZL1 is made from CF, it stacks up to about 3x the price of the Roto-Fab.
__________________
p3jason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2016, 09:19 AM   #3
owhite3003
Z-BEAST
 
owhite3003's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 JDP ZL-850 Track Spec ZL1
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 1,047
I have had both, unless the weight is super critical. I would go with Roto-Fab.
The K&N is real carbon fiber but I think the filter is smaller. I don't know the weight difference but it can't be that much. The hydro dipped carbon fiber looking Roto-Fab looks brighter. The main reason I switch from K&N to Roto-Fab is the K&N tube was too thin to mount my methanol nozzle in. I like the looks of the Roto-Fab better.
Hope that helps.

Last edited by owhite3003; 05-17-2016 at 10:43 AM.
owhite3003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2016, 10:34 AM   #4
Ben69
 
Ben69's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 VR ZL1
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 137
Quote:
Originally Posted by owhite3003 View Post
I have had both, unless the weight is super critical. I would go with Roto-Fab.
The K&N is real carbon fiber but I think the filter is smaller. I don't know the weight difference but it can't be that much. The hydro dipped carbon fiber looking Roto-Fab looks brighter. The main reason I switch from K&N to Roto-Fab is the K&N tube was too thin to mount my menthol nozzle in. I like the looks of the Roto-Fab better.
Hope that helps.
Did you have a second nozzle spraying diet coke? lol
just messing buddy
__________________
2013 ZL1 Victory Red - 628

2015 Chevy Silverado Midnight Ed. 6.2 1500 LTZ Z71
Ben69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2016, 10:44 AM   #5
owhite3003
Z-BEAST
 
owhite3003's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 JDP ZL-850 Track Spec ZL1
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Oregon City, OR
Posts: 1,047
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ben69 View Post
Did you have a second nozzle spraying diet coke? lol
just messing buddy
You should see the boost I get. lol
owhite3003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2016, 10:50 AM   #6
ZED SLED


 
ZED SLED's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 CRT ZL1 Vert M6, 2015 Terrain
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Finger Lakes
Posts: 5,979
Quote:
Originally Posted by washd0403 View Post
Does anyone know how the K&N aircharger cai stack up against the Roto fab cai?
for an SS or ZL1? Your profile says you have an SS but you are in the ZL1 section. If you have an SS you might have better luck asking in the V8 bolt on section.
__________________
Under hood airbrush by JT's Custom Paint Garage
Moroso CC, CAI Inc intake


(Click above image to learn about UpstateC5)
ZED SLED is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2016, 01:58 PM   #7
Dimitrim
Dimitri
 
Drives: 68 GTO 455 Ram Air; 2014 Camaro ZL1
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Novato, California
Posts: 549
K & N make great filters, their CAI Sucks. If you look at the video of K & N doing the dyno, the HP number increase is done with the hood open. Every thing was very cheaply made. Did not last very long.
I bought a CAI from Cold Air Inductions, https://www.coldairinductions.com.
It is made in the states, they do there test with the hood closed. Very well made.
Dimitrim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2016, 04:13 PM   #8
Sven59
HAMMER PILOT
 
Sven59's Avatar
 
Drives: 13 ZL1 #182, 85 AMC Jeep CJ7
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Tucson AZ
Posts: 3,322
I have had a K & N for 2 and 1/2 years, great product!
__________________
"DO YOU WANT ME TO PUT THE HAMMER DOWN?"
Sven59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2016, 04:57 PM   #9
1troyd23
 
Drives: ZL1
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Ca
Posts: 147
Besides the price being around $850 for the K&N , after year 2014, it is not CARB legal in CA, if you live in Ca, lol....
1troyd23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2016, 03:43 PM   #10
BlackinBlack

 
BlackinBlack's Avatar
 
Drives: 2016 Corvette Z06 Blade Silver
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 791
I had a RotoFab on my 2010 SS for 3.5 years and it worked perfectly. I installed a RotoFab on my 2013 ZL1 for 3.5 years and it worked great!

The supercharger whine is worth the price alone.
__________________
2016 2LZ Z06 Blade Silver

2013 ZL1 BLACK on BLACK <SOLD>
Roto-Fab CAI

2010 2SS/RS BLACK on BLACK <SOLD>
3" MBRP 304 Stainless Exhaust
Roto-Fab CAI
BlackinBlack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2016, 03:45 PM   #11
washd0403
 
Drives: 2013 2SS
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Columbia, SC
Posts: 85
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZED SLED View Post
for an SS or ZL1? Your profile says you have an SS but you are in the ZL1 section. If you have an SS you might have better luck asking in the V8 bolt on section.
For a ZL1... I have an LSA conversion
washd0403 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2016, 04:07 PM   #12
Juiced1

 
Juiced1's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 2SS CAMARO 45th
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: IL
Posts: 15,197
We always recommend Roto-Fab or CAI on any Camaro (smaller companies tend to have more development time in their products). The Roto-Fab sells great for us and has always brought very positive reviews. The K&N system works fine but it does have a smaller filter. On that alone I'd go Roto-Fab.
__________________

Get more Power for your Dollar at Juiced Motorsports. We carry all the hottest brands such as CAI, Roto-Fab, Kooks, ARH, SW, Borla, SLP, Solo, Whipple, Procharger, Magnacharger and much more! PM us or call us at 224-400-5793 for your Camaro5 discount today!

Juiced1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2016, 02:43 PM   #13
Roto-fab 1


 
Roto-fab 1's Avatar
 
Drives: 16 Camaro SS, 14 Stingray
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 1,887
We appreciate the votes of confidence! The Roto-fab system does fulfill all of the qualities of a great intake system: The air box effectively seals to the hood, offering the advantages of a lid without reducing air box volume. Our air inlet pieces are designed to maximize flow, while performing well with your car's factory calibration. Additionally, we use very high quality hardware and produce all of our major components in-house. Feel free to PM or call us if you have any specific questions about our products!



Thanks
Michael
__________________
Email sales@roto-fab.com or call 260-375-4480 with questions.

Last edited by Roto-fab 1; 05-24-2016 at 05:16 PM.
Roto-fab 1 is online now   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.