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Old 05-28-2013, 05:03 PM   #51
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But no post production data to indicate quantitatively what benefit is derived from the additional components? Im just seeking substantive information on why I should go above/beyond your CAI (which others on this forum have convinced me is worth the money)..

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I must have misunderstood your question. If the RWHP numbers are what you are seeking, realistically there is no way to measure. However, the air scoops have been well proven on the Camaro SS and with the ZL1 pushing 150+ more HP than the SS, the benifit of additional air to the airbox area is greater. I hope this somewhat answers your question, and thanks for your interest in our products!

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Old 06-09-2013, 01:32 AM   #52
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:48 AM   #53
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Mine came in on Friday. Can't wait to put it on. Waiting til after 1500 miles. At 1300 now. Probably do it this week! Very excited to let her rip!
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:19 AM   #54
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Mine came in on Friday. Can't wait to put it on. Waiting til after 1500 miles. At 1300 now. Probably do it this week! Very excited to let her rip!
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Old 06-14-2013, 09:26 AM   #55
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Any updates regarding the intercooler tank and new w/w relocation kit?
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:48 AM   #56
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Any updates regarding the intercooler tank and new w/w relocation kit?
We haven't had much time to devote to the kits because we have been overwhelmingly busy the last few months. We are starting to slow down a little as we are reaching the tail end of our busy season and every spare second is spent on these 2 kits. We are pretty close to finished with both but I don't want to give an estimated time since we never know what surprises tomorrow will bring!! I apologize for the delays and just want to say thanks for your patience and interest in Roto-Fab products!!

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Old 06-14-2013, 12:55 PM   #57
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We haven't had much time to devote to the kits because we have been overwhelmingly busy the last few months. We are starting to slow down a little as we are reaching the tail end of our busy season and every spare second is spent on these 2 kits. We are pretty close to finished with both but I don't want to give an estimated time since we never know what surprises tomorrow will bring!! I apologize for the delays and just want to say thanks for your patience and interest in Roto-Fab products!!

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Old 06-14-2013, 08:13 PM   #58
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Mine just came today. Now the tuff decision is to put it on this weekend or take her out all weekend and play, since we are finally getting some decent weather. The video is a definite plus for those of us, me included, that like pictures/video of things.
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:44 AM   #59
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We haven't had much time to devote to the kits because we have been overwhelmingly busy the last few months. We are starting to slow down a little as we are reaching the tail end of our busy season and every spare second is spent on these 2 kits. We are pretty close to finished with both but I don't want to give an estimated time since we never know what surprises tomorrow will bring!! I apologize for the delays and just want to say thanks for your patience and interest in Roto-Fab products!!

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Thanks for the update and the great products. I will enjoy the whine, while I wait.
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Old 06-15-2013, 08:15 AM   #60
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Mine just came today. Now the tuff decision is to put it on this weekend or take her out all weekend and play, since we are finally getting some decent weather. The video is a definite plus for those of us, me included, that like pictures/video of things.
put it on then go have the fun. install is 60 minutes or less depending on your skill level. rotofab is awesome. had the SS version and now have the ZL-1 version. mine came stickered in silver and the guys at rotofab rushed me out the red that I wanted and even a few other colors too. thanks for great product and great service!
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:25 PM   #61
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Finally got the install done! Looks great and the install was smooth. Took about an hour. I watched the video and used the written instructions while doing each step. Looks awesome. It started raining when I finished, so I didn't get to test it out yet. One question, seems that I have a little movement on the air filter. It won't come off, but it does wiggle some and I did not want to over tighten the clamp. Is this normal?
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:33 PM   #62
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Finally got the install done! Looks great and the install was smooth. Took about an hour. I watched the video and used the written instructions while doing each step. Looks awesome. It started raining when I finished, so I didn't get to test it out yet. One question, seems that I have a little movement on the air filter. It won't come off, but it does wiggle some and I did not want to over tighten the clamp. Is this normal?
Looks excellent. Mine done the same. Took it out for a ride, it got heated than I tightened on it a little more and it stopped moving. Right up against the washer fluid neck but all worked out great. Yours looks excellent.
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:19 PM   #63
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Looks excellent. Mine done the same. Took it out for a ride, it got heated than I tightened on it a little more and it stopped moving. Right up against the washer fluid neck but all worked out great. Yours looks excellent.
Good advise! It's always a good idea to go back over the clamps after they have heated up.

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Old 06-17-2013, 02:36 PM   #64
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I finally installed mine today. Everything went well except for hooking the catch can on. The "T" fitting is 1/2" and the catch can is 3/8". the 3/8 wouldn't go on to save my life. I had some 7/16 in my box and was able to force it on the fitting. The catch can was sloppy and needed a clamp to tighten. I liked the fact that there were no clamps on them. If I could/would recommend anything is on the "T" fitting have one side 1/2" and the other 3/8". Please if I did something stupid by doing it this way let me know. Also if you guys have a fitting with those sizes let me know. So that I may get one from you.
I still give the install a two thumbs up. If I didn't have the catch can I couldn't ask for it to be easier. I know this is small but I was totally impressed about the small piece of cut hose to install on the a/c line. I was looking down at the box and thought wow that's close. Then I saw what the hose was for. You guy really did your homework!!
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Old 06-17-2013, 02:46 PM   #65
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I finally installed mine today. Everything went well except for hooking the catch can on. The "T" fitting is 1/2" and the catch can is 3/8". the 3/8 wouldn't go on to save my life. I had some 7/16 in my box and was able to force it on the fitting. The catch can was sloppy and needed a clamp to tighten. I liked the fact that there were no clamps on them. If I could/would recommend anything is on the "T" fitting have one side 1/2" and the other 3/8". Please if I did something stupid by doing it this way let me know. Also if you guys have a fitting with those sizes let me know. So that I may get one from you.
I still give the install a two thumbs up. If I didn't have the catch can I couldn't ask for it to be easier. I know this is small but I was totally impressed about the small piece of cut hose to install on the a/c line. I was looking down at the box and thought wow that's close. Then I saw what the hose was for. You guy really did your homework!!
Hmmm, I'm still waiting on my catch can and I was planning on installing the T at that time. Hope my lines fit. Good idea to have a choice on which size T to include with the order. Their video was a huge help for me! Very easy install. Actually I should of installed the T back then and just capped the end until I get my can, so maybe a temp cap included would help as well. Hindsight is always 20-20 as they say. But I sure love my Roto Fab CAI!
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:17 PM   #66
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Hmmm, I'm still waiting on my catch can and I was planning on installing the T at that time. Hope my lines fit. Good idea to have a choice on which size T to include with the order. Their video was a huge help for me! Very easy install. Actually I should of installed the T back then and just capped the end until I get my can, so maybe a temp cap included would help as well. Hindsight is always 20-20 as they say. But I sure love my Roto Fab CAI!
I have a RX dual valve. I just got the standard lines with it. No braided or anything just 3/8 fuel line. I like things plain and simple. If you're getting a plain dual valve RX than expect that. I would assume all the upgraded lines would be the same, but I do always end up on the wrong side of assume.

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Old 06-17-2013, 06:10 PM   #67
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One thing to note on install on mine was that my box caught the clip on the AC line and caused my hood to not sit flush. Noticed it after a day. I got the box reseated and now the hood sits flush. Very well made product! Another satisfied customer!
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:13 PM   #68
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You can use a barbed hose reducer fitting for that line if need be. Any parts store would have these in stock, so you could go from 1/2 to 3/8.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:39 AM   #69
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You can use a barbed hose reducer fitting for that line if need be. Any parts store would have these in stock, so you could go from 1/2 to 3/8.
I was thinking of that, I'm just not sure if it will draw more attention to it, as if junky. I like everything looking as if it was there from the factory, except the Roto-Fab. If you did it this way, how does it look? Thanks in advance for your help, it's greatly appreciated. I like knowing how others are doing it.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:16 PM   #70
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I was thinking of that, I'm just not sure if it will draw more attention to it, as if junky. I like everything looking as if it was there from the factory, except the Roto-Fab. If you did it this way, how does it look? Thanks in advance for your help, it's greatly appreciated. I like knowing how others are doing it.
I just recently received my catch can. I was planning on installing it this weekend. Will let you know how it goes.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:49 PM   #71
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My intake arrived yesterday and the plan is to install it this weekend.

I'm going over the instructions and in step 8 it says to "Remove the breather fitting from the stock intake. First use side cuts to remove the clamp retaining the breather assembly to the stock rubber inlet."

Can someone explain what exactly are these side cuts? There's no mention of a cutting tool in Tools/Items needed section so I'm just a bit confused as to what this means.
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:15 AM   #72
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My intake arrived yesterday and the plan is to install it this weekend.

I'm going over the instructions and in step 8 it says to "Remove the breather fitting from the stock intake. First use side cuts to remove the clamp retaining the breather assembly to the stock rubber inlet."

Can someone explain what exactly are these side cuts? There's no mention of a cutting tool in Tools/Items needed section so I'm just a bit confused as to what this means.
It's just a pair of wire cutters. Mine weren't able to cut the clamp, so I used a small screwdriver. I put it in where the clamp is squeezed and worked it back and forth until the clamp was loose. Just be careful if you do it this way not to be too aggressive as to put a hole in the factory intake or break the valve. Definitely use the soap they recommend for the valve removal. Good luck installation was a snap.
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It's just a pair of wire cutters. Mine weren't able to cut the clamp, so I used a small screwdriver. I put it in where the clamp is squeezed and worked it back and forth until the clamp was loose. Just be careful if you do it this way not to be too aggressive as to put a hole in the factory intake or break the valve. Definitely use the soap they recommend for the valve removal. Good luck installation was a snap.
Thanks for the info. I thought cutting the clamp off is what the instructions are asking you to do, but when there was no mention of a cutting tool in the tools/items needed list I started to have some second thoughts.

So my next question is how easy is it to find a replacement clamp should you ever decide to return to the factory air box?
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Thanks for the info. I thought cutting the clamp off is what the instructions are asking you to do, but when there was no mention of a cutting tool in the tools/items needed list I started to have some second thoughts.

So my next question is how easy is it to find a replacement clamp should you ever decide to return to the factory air box?
Good question. That clamp looks like a GM design installed with special tooling. More than likely a worm clamp properly sized and tightened should work fine. That is my plan if I need to return to the OEM air box.
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Good question. That clamp looks like a GM design installed with special tooling. More than likely a worm clamp properly sized and tightened should work fine. That is my plan if I need to return to the OEM air box.
You're probably right about a worm clamp being the best option as a replacement. Although as snug as the connection between the breather element and factory elbow is, a clamp may not even be necessary.

I ended up using a pair of tin snips to cut the "hump" in the clamp on the underside of connection. I think it's a rather big omission on the part of Roto-Fab not to mention the need for a cutting tool. Even the video glosses over the clamp removal. The instructions and video provide good detail for every step of the install except this one.
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