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Old 03-29-2010, 04:30 AM   #1
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Home made CAI, comments and suggestions

Built this with 4'' tube, aluminum and angled plastics. Products made by Spectre found at any pep boys. 4'' K&N. 3/8 hose and hose adapter kit for the vacuum line. Spent maybe $120 total. I also have the GMPP axel back Borla track pack cans, and Cat delete. Its a screaming monster. Looking for suggestions where to go next, Suspension?? Start saving for the cam and tune?? Or any other ideas????


Updated version, Rearranged the angels and straitened the system through the advice and ideas from the fellow camaro elite



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Old 03-29-2010, 04:34 AM   #2
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:51 AM   #3
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Looks nice, but you need a baffle. Otherwise, it's counter-productive- you'll be sucking in hot air from under the hood
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Old 03-29-2010, 05:35 AM   #4
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Looks nice, but you need a baffle. Otherwise, it's counter-productive- you'll be sucking in hot air from under the hood


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Old 03-29-2010, 06:39 AM   #5
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ditto +3.you may also get a slight air restriction with the short black elbow.
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:09 AM   #6
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whats the butt dyno say? unless your enclosed you all are most likely getting SOME hot air...

After talking with Vararam, the engineer i spoke to ( for 2 hours) said all the current CAi don't even support the stock engine.


though i still have an ADM s/c street.

I was at pep boys the other day....and i was looking at those same products....thinking...."i could make that."!!!!

Good job, might wanna save the filter and get a muffler shop to mandrel bend a pipe and configure a block off...otherwise i would have done the same thing.
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:57 AM   #7
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:14 AM   #8
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Looks like a really hard angle. That will have a negative effect on air flow. You also need to block off the hot air from the engine. Just build a simple air box around the filter. Looks good.
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After talking with Vararam, the engineer i spoke to ( for 2 hours) said all the current CAi don't even support the stock engine.
WOW, that is a Bold Statement.

ADM has been over 900 RWHP but does not support stock engines
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Old 03-29-2010, 02:40 PM   #10
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The hard angel at the 90' degree boot could be replaced with a bigger sweeping boot, But looking at most aftermarket CAI's they have the same angle right next to the throttle body. Buying sheets of tin to start my Heat shield today. I wish I had a dyno to run it on
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Old 03-29-2010, 02:56 PM   #11
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Very nice HAI you built. You do need to partition off the filter to make it a CAI instead of a HAI (Hot Air Intake)...
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:16 PM   #12
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That is todays project. No more HAI bashing coming my way
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:25 PM   #13
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:27 PM   #14
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Very nice HAI you built. You do need to partition off the filter to make it a CAI instead of a HAI (Hot Air Intake)...

To build a heat shield would not be difficult at all. BUT does anyone know for sure the difference. In a shop on the dyno, mehhh. But I drive my Camaro, lots of wind and the natural elements of outside... I know i sound stupid, But to get the true effects of a CAI I would have to fabricate some sort of air induction through the grill, partnered with a heat shield. ANYONE have experience with this??

(don't be a hater and answer Company's have great experience... They are just dudes in a garage as well)
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