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View Poll Results: Best Cold Air Intake?
K&N 6 9.23%
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:53 PM   #1
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Best Cold Air Intake - 2011 V6 Camaro

I have decided on getting a cold air intake for my 2011 V6 Camaro.
Which one is the best? I'm really looking for a nice sound.
It looks like Cold Air Inductions and K&N are among the top, but feel free to suggest any others. THANKS!
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:05 PM   #2
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Between the two I would prob go with Cold Air induction. I personally prefer roto-fab for obv reasons.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:09 PM   #3
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INJEN, VARARAM, ROTO-FAB AIR-RAID. Just to name a few others.

Best one today is probably the Vararm, followed closely by many of the others. It becomes a personal choice, including what you plan to do with your underhood look.

For me at the time the INJEN was at the top of the list and the Vararam was not yet on the market.

I made it work for me.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:52 PM   #4
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I'd vote for the Vararam. I just installed it last week and it really is everything that people have positively raved about. Increased throttle response and a mean sound.
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Old 12-02-2012, 06:57 PM   #5
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I was a huge fan of rotofab. Great sound and a noticeable increase in performance and it doesn't look cheap or out of place like some of the cheaper ones.
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:44 PM   #6
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Go Vararam
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:00 PM   #7
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+1 on on the injen long ram.
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Vararam would get my vote....otherwise injen or CAI
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:05 PM   #9
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I love my k&n. it may not be the most popular on this site but I've been very pleased with it
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:05 PM   #10
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i had K&N and i loved it when i had it. it was cheaper then most and never whistled just howled lol, but i made the switch to Vararam and its even better. performs better and in my opinion looks better under the hood then the traditional intakes do
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:08 PM   #11
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The only thing I dont like about the varam is how it leaves like a giant void where the old air intake use to be lol.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:05 PM   #12
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The only thing I dont like about the varam is how it leaves like a giant void where the old air intake use to be lol.
Going to move my catch can over there as it will make it easier to drain and fill the void.
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injen longtube hands down
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:57 PM   #14
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and get the filter wrap.
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INJEN, VARARAM, ROTO-FAB AIR-RAID. Just to name a few others.

Best one today is probably the Vararm, followed closely by many of the others. It becomes a personal choice, including what you plan to do with your underhood look.

For me at the time the INJEN was at the top of the list and the Vararam was not yet on the market.

I made it work for me.
How did you paint the cai tube red? Looks good
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:38 AM   #16
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How did you paint the cai tube red? Looks good

Thank - you, however it is not red, it is IOM. The red look comes from the fact that IOM is difficult to photo in certain light.

I bought a rattle can of IOM from a company on line.

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Old 12-03-2012, 10:47 AM   #17
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The Vararam is going to give you the best gains. It is a bit tricky to install but pretty much anyone can do it with varying time requirements. It's not exactly beautiful either and it does require more frequent maintenance than other intakes. But if you care mostly about performance, there is no better intake.

If you want gains but looks are a bit more important than you, then I'd get the CAI, the one that comes with the see through box. Imo none of the other intakes come close to looking as good.

A third runner up us Injen's intake. It seems to give nice gains but it has some potential to hydro lock your car. You might need to go back to stock in the winter with that one.

Good luck! Most are better than the stock excuse for an intake.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:14 PM   #18
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K&N if you're on a budget but if not i think the vararam
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:36 PM   #19
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Dude Vararam it, And then a catch can, best mod's you can do.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:39 PM   #20
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Thanks to anyone who voted, we appreciate it! Considering that our intake got more votes than the "other" category which includes all other brands other than the 2 listed, I feel pretty good about that!

We will keep working hard to provide you with the highest quality CAI's and best customer service possible! Thanks
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:30 PM   #21
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Has anyone noticed any water getting into the vararam intake when it rains or washing the car? It seems like that would be an issue.
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Has anyone noticed any water getting into the vararam intake when it rains or washing the car? It seems like that would be an issue.
After installing mine, with the engine off, I literally blasted the entire grille from every angle imaginable with a ton of water. There were mere drops when I opened the hood. I've driven in strong rain with it too at high speeds and checked afterwards. Again very little water, mere drops.

Trust me I was surprised, I expected at least a little water.
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