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Old 12-21-2012, 10:43 AM   #26
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this is hogwash...best air intake is a blower. LOL
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:03 AM   #27
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Hey Chase, nice write up! I have to say that not all cai's are equal (or engines). It took me 4 tries before I found one that I was happy with, and it was (like Indeedss1) not one of the ones that was tested by Ted! Many ppl are happy with brand x or brand y and some not. I think it all depends on the set-up you have, minor characteristics of you engine, and personnal preference. Some like an engine with top end power, others like low end torque. Some like a cai that will deliver driveability over top end and others just the opposite! So, you roll the dice and try what you think best fits your set-up and hope it performs, if not try another!

Chase, you did a great job here explaining the different types of intakes and their respective pros and cons! It will defenatly help anyone who is struggling with deciding which way to go! Good job!
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:00 PM   #28
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I've never had the occasion to look for any letter/number in that indented area and can't do so now but will later. IF it turns out I have a "weak" one is there a p/n to reference when trying to insure a replacement will be a "strong" one?
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:13 PM   #29
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this is hogwash...best air intake is a blower. LOL
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:17 PM   #30
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Chase, you did a great job here explaining the different types of intakes and their respective pros and cons! It will defenatly help anyone who is struggling with deciding which way to go! Good job!
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This is a cool thread Chase and very informative! Thanks for posting this.
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:32 AM   #33
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Yeah, I love the graphics for our End Of The World Sale. If you click on my signature it will take you to our home page where the splash page is posted.
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We're still here! Now what, an "I survived the end of the world" sale?
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:05 AM   #35
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I posted this question on a different section, not sure if it will be answered there.
I'm going to be installing my scoop and ww bottle. I was wondering where to place the floor jack when I'm jacking it up to place the jack stands also how high do I need to jack it up? Just enough to get the wheels off the ground?
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:12 AM   #36
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I posted this question on a different section, not sure if it will be answered there.
I'm going to be installing my scoop and ww bottle. I was wondering where to place the floor jack when I'm jacking it up to place the jack stands also how high do I need to jack it up? Just enough to get the wheels off the ground?
Thanks in advance for any advice.
I just lift the drivers side front wheel up just enough to get it off. Here is a good thread on lift points and post 53 has some pictures showing scissor versus floor jack and jack stand positioning. http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ht=lift+points
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Thanks, going to attempt this today I think. So only the drivers side really needs to be on the jack stand to complete this install?
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:16 AM   #38
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Thanks, going to attempt this today I think. So only the drivers side really needs to be on the jack stand to complete this install?
Yes since you only have to remove the drivers side wheel.

I think the thread may be going a little off point. PM me if you have any question once you get started.
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Thanks for the advice. It is only 5 am here. Hopefully I can get some time to do this install today.
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Thanks for the advice. It is only 5 am here. Hopefully I can get some time to do this install today.
Be sure to let us know what you think once you get the scoop installed. Perhaps I should add something about the scoop to the thread.
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Chase, I will let you know. So far I do notice a difference with just the CAI installed.
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Chase, I will let you know. So far I do notice a difference with just the CAI installed.
What is the temperature today?
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Right now its about 70 degrees. Going to be 82 by mid day. As we say "Lucky we live Hawaii". I thank the Marines for bringing me here and eventually retiring me at a very young age.
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Right now its about 70 degrees. Going to be 82 by mid day. As we say "Lucky we live Hawaii". I thank the Marines for bringing me here and eventually retiring me at a very young age.
High temps and the buildup of underhood heat is what kills metal intake performance on the street, despite the coating claims. That said if you like the intake now, you'll love it with the scoop. If you're going without the washer bottle even better.

If you are going with the washer bottle, take note of where it sits and then imagine what it would be like without it in there.
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Quick question again, I have a dremel tool for cutting, the only thing is for dome reason it is stuck on the highest speed. Should I just get something else to cut outfor the scoop or try using my dremel?
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:47 PM   #46
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Thank you so much Chase! This thread is perfection!

Can we please have any "WHAT'S THE BEST CAI?" threads from here on out locked with a link to this thread please?
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Don't know if anyone else has said this, but can one of the moderators make this a sticky for those who want to know more information before buying an intake system? A lot of good information here that i wouldn't want to get burried beneath a lot of other threads.
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Quick question again, I have a dremel tool for cutting, the only thing is for dome reason it is stuck on the highest speed. Should I just get something else to cut outfor the scoop or try using my dremel?
That should be fine. The material is actually pretty soft. It is hard to describe but it is not as hard as plastic but not as soft as rubber.


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Thank you so much Chase! This thread is perfection!

Can we please have any "WHAT'S THE BEST CAI?" threads from here on out locked with a link to this thread please?
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Don't know if anyone else has said this, but can one of the moderators make this a sticky for those who want to know more information before buying an intake system? A lot of good information here that i wouldn't want to get burried beneath a lot of other threads.
Thanks. Some are advocating for it to be made a "Sticky" but if nothing else there now exists a thread that can be linked to when a "Whats The Best CAI" thread is posted. Even if it does achieve "Sticky" status you would probably still have to link to it.
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So it's not true. I had heard SOME Chevy dealers refused to warranty fuel injectors if you had an aftermarket, especially oiled, intake. Interesting.
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So it's not true. I had heard SOME Chevy dealers refused to warranty fuel injectors if you had an aftermarket, especially oiled, intake. Interesting.
The only way that would be legal is if they could prove that the issue in question was a direct result of the modification. Here is a link to another thread I posted that covers the relationship between modifying your car and warranty law.
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