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Old 12-19-2009, 01:40 AM   #1
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New K&N Typhoon CAI??? What do you think??

What do you think about the new K&N Typhoon CAI it looks just like the roto-fab but the k&n only comes with a polished metal intake tube versus a plastic tube like the roto-fab. I understand the roto-fab has an optional polished intake tube also but what is better?? Is a plastic intake tube better than a polished?? or vise versa??? Im sure there is not much difference between the filters and Im sure theyre both oiled filters but why did it take k&n so long to come out with a CAI if there is nothing special about it. Dont get me wrong I like how the k&n looks and I also like the roto-fab but right now Im trying to get to the bottom line because I dont know which CAI I want to go with and this just confuses me even more. I know most of the CAI out there perform the same and you basically buy one because its your preference and you like it because of the way it looks.
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Old 12-19-2009, 01:44 AM   #2
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K&N has a plastic tube too. Do a search, they list the part number somewhere in there.

I would bo with the roto-fab. I believe it uses an S&B filter which is twice the filter that the K&N provides.

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Old 12-19-2009, 02:05 AM   #3
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While they are both awesome systems.
The Roto-Fab has proved to me that they are a great company to work with, and I would use them hands down.

I do not knwo why K&N has taken so long to release their version, and to be honest I was a little turned off by the fact that they would not give me any info when I called for months on end.

I am sure the K&N will be a great product, but with what knowledge we have available today, i would go with the Roto-Fab.

If you have any questions please let me know, i am always happy to help.
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Old 12-19-2009, 10:01 AM   #4
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Here is the K&N on the car, And yes there will be a blk plastic tube, On Wednesday i called there R&D department and was told that late in the week the plastic tube was coming in.





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Old 12-19-2009, 10:23 AM   #5
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How much is the K & N?

I like it.
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Old 12-19-2009, 10:40 AM   #6
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I think some one is on the board selling it here.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=56622
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:43 PM   #7
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How much is the K & N?

I like it.
300 with shipping last i heard
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Here is the K&N on the car, And yes there will be a blk plastic tube, On Wednesday i called there R&D department and was told that late in the week the plastic tube was coming in.





how did it perform .how do compare it to the vararam system .i believe you have both not sure .
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:47 PM   #9
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I do not have their final pricing info just yet. But I already have it liste don my website, and I will have a bunch on order for our warehouse.

And yes, I will be giving the best price that I possibly can. Check out my site, and send me an email if you want to get on the list. First come First served when these are ready.
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Old 12-19-2009, 01:41 PM   #10
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how did it perform .how do compare it to the vararam system .i believe you have both not sure .
It works fine, (But lets not kill this thread so if you want more info PM me) Its as good as all this type of CAI are. It looks good too.
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Old 12-19-2009, 11:32 PM   #11
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buy the kn because it includes a velocity stack where the rottofab does not
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Old 12-21-2009, 07:54 PM   #12
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/K-N-T...Q5fAccessories

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Old 12-22-2009, 01:06 AM   #13
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buy the kn because it includes a velocity stack where the rottofab does not
Rotofab does indeed have a radius'd inlet which is what a "velocity stack" is.
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Old 12-22-2009, 08:51 AM   #14
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What do you think about the new K&N Typhoon CAI it looks just like the roto-fab but the k&n only comes with a polished metal intake tube versus a plastic tube like the roto-fab. I understand the roto-fab has an optional polished intake tube also but what is better?? Is a plastic intake tube better than a polished?? or vise versa??? Im sure there is not much difference between the filters and Im sure theyre both oiled filters but why did it take k&n so long to come out with a CAI if there is nothing special about it. Dont get me wrong I like how the k&n looks and I also like the roto-fab but right now Im trying to get to the bottom line because I dont know which CAI I want to go with and this just confuses me even more. I know most of the CAI out there perform the same and you basically buy one because its your preference and you like it because of the way it looks.
These are suppose to be COLD Air Intakes, JOB Deliver Cold Air to the engine.

Plastic is a Great Insulator, Where Metal Transfers heat quite Fast.

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Old 12-22-2009, 09:27 AM   #15
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Where Metal Transfers heat quite Fast
What about ceramic coated metal?
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What about ceramic coated metal?
Proper name Cermic Metalic Thermal Barrier coating, Very Affective.

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Old 12-22-2009, 11:45 AM   #17
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buy the kn because it includes a velocity stack where the rottofab does not
I'm sorry, but what is a velocity stack?
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Old 12-22-2009, 12:07 PM   #18
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Larger diameter inlet which reduces to a slightly smaller diameter one as it enters the engines throttle body. This reducing diameter creates a higher velocity in the air flow.
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Larger diameter inlet which reduces to a slightly smaller diameter one as it enters the engines throttle body. This reducing diameter creates a higher velocity in the air flow.
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Old 12-22-2009, 12:29 PM   #21
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Proper name Cermic Metalic Thermal Barrier coating, Very Affective.
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Is this the same as the CAI metal tube?
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It drives fine and looks good to it was lees then i wanted on my car.
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Old 12-23-2009, 02:28 PM   #24
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Nothing wrong with the K&N, they're a very reputable company.
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