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Old 04-27-2013, 01:05 PM   #26
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:06 PM   #27
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It I get time tomorrow I'll be installing my Airraid CAI I'll let you know what I think
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:31 AM   #28
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I use the K&N 63-3074. It aint fancy. Looks OK (not flashy like others). And I pulled 411HP on the dyno with no other mods. And that's using a Dynapak dyno:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...postcount=2063

I didn't tune with the dyno either. This was just a baseline. My cheapo CAI seems solid to me.


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Old 04-28-2013, 08:48 AM   #29
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I have the airraid intake and love it !!
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Old 04-28-2013, 09:31 AM   #30
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I use the K&N 63-3074. It aint fancy. Looks OK (not flashy like others). And I pulled 411HP on the dyno with no other mods. And that's using a Dynapak dyno:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...postcount=2063

I didn't tune with the dyno either. This was just a baseline. My cheapo CAI seems solid to me.


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That's the one I use. Plastic has to be better for driving around heat soaked than the CAI kit. I have been bashed for this before because vendors show dyno gains on cold pulls. I challenge a vendor to show a heat soaked 30 mile cruise IAT on the "metal coated" CAI vs another brand with a "plastic" tube. No one drives for 40 seconds to do a dyno pull and cools off for an hour before the next. We continuously drive around with heat soak.

My buddy has a CAI brand on his 2010 and everytime after a cruise I can't touch his intake tube for more than 3 second without burning my hand. I can rest my hand just fine on my el-cheap-o, horrible,power losing(according to people in other threads) K&N intake.

The fishbowl comment was funny. No doubt there's a lot of time and $$ in those big fancy boxes, and there's no surprise that's what you're paying more for.

my opinions are my own and from my personal experiences. If you feel the need to flame me and call me troll....go for it.
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Old 04-28-2013, 12:38 PM   #31
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:45 PM   #32
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I use the K&N 63-3074. It aint fancy. Looks OK (not flashy like others). And I pulled 411HP on the dyno with no other mods. And that's using a Dynapak dyno:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...postcount=2063

I didn't tune with the dyno either. This was just a baseline. My cheapo CAI seems solid to me.


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I ran that same intake on my 2011 LS3 for a while. It is a quality piece.

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Old 04-28-2013, 03:19 PM   #33
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Thread on Air intake:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...nductions+test

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https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?...=1&output=html

I like my intake. When i pop the hood it looks good and for me it is more power. Whatever you decide, enjoy the ride!
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:11 PM   #34
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Bit dusty but we were having a dust storm yesterday. Airaid went in easy and feels good took the car for a little cruise out to the Bad Lands after and she pulled great

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Old 04-28-2013, 07:41 PM   #35
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I think I figured out how to post pictures! So this is my baby! What do you think? Please note these pictures were taken with an Ipad. Not the best quality. What do you guys think I should do to her? I am getting a cilajet coating on it next week to protect the paint. I am looking into cold air intakes as you can see. I don't really know what else to do. Any suggestions?

This is it at the dealership before I bought her.


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Old 05-01-2013, 09:47 PM   #36
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Thanks for the advice everyone. I had the R2C on my 2010 RS V6. Anyone running the R2C on their SS? I liked it on the V6 and never got a code.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:29 PM   #37
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Thanks for all the advice on CAIs. I ordered the Roto-Fab dry filter system with the polished tube. Hoping that dresses up the engine a bit. Also considering getting the engine cover with the carbon fiber on the fuel rails. Will post pictures when installed.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:32 PM   #38
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...can't wait to see your pics and hear about install and performance!
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:35 PM   #39
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I should have a Vararam Tune intake on its way now.
I plan on sanding it smooth and painting it gloss black to pretty it up some before I install it.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:39 PM   #40
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:44 PM   #41
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I think I'm going with Cold Air Inductions...I'll post up when I get her installed.
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:30 PM   #42
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Thanks for all the advice on CAIs. I ordered the Roto-Fab dry filter system with the polished tube. Hoping that dresses up the engine a bit. Also considering getting the engine cover with the carbon fiber on the fuel rails. Will post pictures when installed.
Got my Roto-Fab and here it is installed. Definitely feel more throttle response and you can hear the intake on acceleration. I am pleased

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Old 05-11-2013, 12:33 PM   #43
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Quick question...When I installed the Roto-Fab, everything seated perfectly but when I close the hood, the right side of the hood where the CAI box sits is raised a tiny bit. Anyone else experience that? I suspect it is the seal pushing up on the hood a little bit but am curious if I did something wrong.
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:50 PM   #44
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I'd loosen the filter heat shield and push it down if there is any play. Perhaps you can push it down some and tighen at the same time allowing you to close the hood fully.

EDIT: I do not have my Camaro with a CAI yet so I may be waaaaaaaayyy off I like your car!
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:12 PM   #45
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Just installed the cold air inductions kit this am...after a bit fiddling and a few choice words with it, I was finally able to get it to fit correctly...definitely looks nicer then stock, lol of course I don't sit around with my hood popped open either, and sounds more aggressive...

Also installed the gorilla wheel locks in black...makes the wheels look much nicer...
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:35 PM   #46
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Can't decide between the roto fab or the CAI kit. Could use a little help.
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:03 PM   #47
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I should have a Vararam Tune intake on its way now.
I plan on sanding it smooth and painting it gloss black to pretty it up some before I install it.
i thought these didnt work with 2013's
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Old 05-13-2013, 07:46 PM   #48
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Just installed the cold air inductions kit this am...after a bit fiddling and a few choice words with it, I was finally able to get it to fit correctly...definitely looks nicer then stock, lol of course I don't sit around with my hood popped open either, and sounds more aggressive...

Also installed the gorilla wheel locks in black...makes the wheels look much nicer...
Same here - at least with the cover. The main air box went in without too much trouble but squeezing the cover on to lock it down wasn't the easiest fit.
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Old 05-13-2013, 08:47 PM   #49
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Can't decide between the roto fab or the CAI kit. Could use a little help.
As many smart people on this forum told me, it is a personal choice. They more or less do the same thing though I believe CAI did best in testing. I chose the Roto-Fab because I like the polished tube but others like the black or carbon fiber. All I know is that either one is better than stock. Good luck!
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As many smart people on this forum told me, it is a personal choice. They more or less do the same thing though I believe CAI did best in testing. I chose the Roto-Fab because I like the polished tube but others like the black or carbon fiber. All I know is that either one is better than stock. Good luck!
Thanks!!! I know they are both good; just indecisive.
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