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Old 05-26-2013, 08:06 PM   #1
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Which CAI should I get? So many to choose from!

I have a Camaro SS 2012 V8 (45th anniv.) which I want to give some more air!

I've been browsing around on eBay and other sites trying to figure out which Cold Air Intake I should choose for my baby.

Which one should I get and what is a reasonable price for it?

I've seen a few here is using some boxed solution with some transparent lid, whilst others are using a K&N open filter with no boxing, just isolation wall with a
rubber seal on top to seal it off when the hood is closed. That one looks best IMO.


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Old 05-26-2013, 08:13 PM   #2
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:16 PM   #3
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I'll second that. CAI!
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:20 PM   #4
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I see screws on the top plate, I was wondering if that CAI made you move the washer fluid fill cap pipe. Or do you just need to remove the top to add washer fluid?


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just remove the lid, no relocation needed unless you add the air scoop then you have to relocate
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:25 PM   #6
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I'll third the CAI!
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:28 PM   #7
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It adds a little more HP if you relocate the waterbottle & add the scoop, but it works fine without too. The top opens really easily to fill it if you don't move it. I love my CAI inc............. & even more since I did the waterbottle relocation & scoop.
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:32 PM   #8
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I have a Camaro SS 2012 V8 (45th anniv.) which I want to give some more air!

I've been browsing around on eBay and other sites trying to figure out which Cold Air Intake I should choose for my baby.

Which one should I get and what is a reasonable price for it?

I've seen a few here is using some boxed solution with some transparent lid, whilst others are using a K&N open filter with no boxing, just isolation wall with a
rubber seal on top to seal it off when the hood is closed. That one looks best IMO.


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Give the thread below a look. It has a lot of information on the pros and cons of the different types of intakes available for these cars. If you have any questions afterwards feel free to hit me up.

THE Air Intake Thread
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:34 PM   #9
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Old 05-26-2013, 08:51 PM   #10
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Don't get the K&N. I just uninstalled mine!
The CAI looks great and seems it will eliminate unnecessary dust from entering your engine compartment.
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:19 PM   #11
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I bought a G5CR, got nothing to complain about. I would have no reason to buy any other brand. Very easy to install, no engine codes, and still looks like it did when I put it on the car 4 years ago.

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Old 05-26-2013, 10:30 PM   #13
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Roto fab IF i had to choose. Otherwise stock is just fine, or at least a slp elbow just to clean it up a bit.
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:35 PM   #14
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that g5cr has to be one of the cheesiest, right next to the CAI, i would choose the roto fab for the money, I bought the hennessey mostly for the looks aspect, they are all going to sound good, the hennessey is overpriced at 500 dollars
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:48 PM   #15
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adm rotofab cai are top notch. Research man and find for yourself.
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I have a Camaro SS 2012 V8 (45th anniv.) which I want to give some more air!

I've been browsing around on eBay and other sites trying to figure out which Cold Air Intake I should choose for my baby.

Which one should I get and what is a reasonable price for it?

I've seen a few here is using some boxed solution with some transparent lid, whilst others are using a K&N open filter with no boxing, just isolation wall with a
rubber seal on top to seal it off when the hood is closed. That one looks best IMO.


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The Roto-Fab is a proven system that produces great #s as well as increased throttle response. Installation is a breeze with detailed step by step instructions. We also have many options/finishes to choose from. And best of all, our air intake systems are 100% hand crafted in the U.S.A.!!!!!

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Old 05-27-2013, 02:41 PM   #18
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Get the CAI intake. Order it from Apex-speed.com too, they're quick and great to deal with.
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:40 PM   #20
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Bump for a beat up thread and
Bump for "your baby"?
You meant biach right?
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Old 05-27-2013, 05:30 PM   #21
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adm rotofab cai are top notch. Research man and find for yourself.
Listen to this!! ^^ it partly depends on what you like. If you like the looks of 1 vs the other. I personally like the ADM Race w/scoop. Myself and about 3 other guys I know switched from a low performing K&N to the ADM and we all had great results on dyno and at the track!!

If it were me, I'd pick them in exactly the order that SPCBA said, and i would throw Vararam and Halltech somewhere in the middle.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:35 PM   #22
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You could get a vararam intake but you would need to swap your radiator for the 2010/2011. They moved the radiator cap on the 2012 models, and vararam isn't sure when the new model will be out. I called this week.
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:39 PM   #23
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You know this is really getting funny because here is LSX TV numbers testing......

http://www.lsxtv.com/tech-stories/en...ntake-options/
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:38 PM   #24
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Don't get the K&N. I just uninstalled mine!
The CAI looks great and seems it will eliminate unnecessary dust from entering your engine compartment.
reason for uninstalling the K&N being?
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:48 PM   #25
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reason for uninstalling the K&N being?
It is nowhere near as good as Roto Fab, CAI, Halltech, and ADM.
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