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Old 04-02-2010, 08:39 PM   #1
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Installed my new cai Intake from CAI

Beautiful day today in Southern Ontario so I took my Camaro out of storage. It fired right up,I installed the cai intake from Cold Air Induction that I had sitting in the basement since January, the hardest part was removing the plastic wrap. The workmanship on the CAI is second to none , You don't notice any change in the sound when you start it up but once you hit the throttle you really hear the roar of the engine and the stock exhaust sounds deeper. I strongly recommend this cai to anybody considering purchasing one.
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:47 PM   #2
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Beautiful day today in Southern Ontario so I took my Camaro out of storage. It fired right up,I installed the cai intake from Cold Air Induction that I had sitting in the basement since January, the hardest part was removing the plastic wrap. The workmanship on the CAI is second to none , You don't notice any change in the sound when you start it up but once you hit the throttle you really hear the roar of the engine and the stock exhaust sounds deeper. I strongly recommend this cai to anybody considering purchasing one.
Congrats on waking it up!

You helped me make up my mind. I'm definitely going to go with this CAI when I get my SS.

Congrats again and enjoy!!
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:50 PM   #3
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Pics please.Took my of storage Thursday
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:55 PM   #4
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Beautiful day today in Southern Ontario so I took my Camaro out of storage. It fired right up,I installed the cai intake from Cold Air Induction that I had sitting in the basement since January, the hardest part was removing the plastic wrap. The workmanship on the CAI is second to none , You don't notice any change in the sound when you start it up but once you hit the throttle you really hear the roar of the engine and the stock exhaust sounds deeper. I strongly recommend this cai to anybody considering purchasing one.
And the Fan club keeps on growing.Installed mine yesterday and felt the same exact thing.Just shows you what a great product that it is when almost everyone has the same opinion after installation!Super product that sounds good and looks good and fits good what more could you ask for.
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Old 04-02-2010, 09:02 PM   #5
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Who is the C5 preferred vendor for em?
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Old 04-02-2010, 09:52 PM   #6
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I put my cai intake on the day after i got the car. It only took about 20 minutes to put on and it looks and preforms great. I could not be any happier with it.
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Old 04-02-2010, 09:55 PM   #7
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:20 PM   #8
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Lbness: Either Cold Air Inductions (www.coldairinductions.com) or Jannetty Racing (www.jannettyracing.com); its the same price - I believe.
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:44 PM   #9
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Have had mine on for just over a month now and LOVE it. Data logged IAT's 5-10 degrees below stock intake. No bucking. No surging and No codes!
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:53 PM   #10
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americo: Installed the CAI from CAI on my Camaro today as well. Sounds great (deeper, more robust). Performance (by the seat of my pants dyno) seemed improved. No Codes. Awesome craftsmanship.
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:53 PM   #11
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:12 PM   #12
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what is the best price on the CAI.
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Old 04-03-2010, 09:05 AM   #13
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Have we all forgot about ADM.( shamless plug).....i've had the CAI Cai.....and when it gets hot out...it does soak.


I would alway prefer a polymer box. though i've talked at length with CAI main guy...and he is a smart man.( former Submariner engineer)
However what intake do you get when your median ambient temp is 80*-90*PLUS...? fricking So. Florida

Your Box is extremely well made, and kudo's on your performance gains. It does look very cool too! And is a Proven performer as is ADM (remeber the adm /race wasn't tested in that Camaro test.

I found no difference in IAT's between the CAI inc and a Polymer( Volant) Box on my GTO

In fact, in a colder enviorment( like Canada) maybe a i would opt for a well engineered shielded aluminum box.
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Old 04-03-2010, 09:11 AM   #14
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:12 AM   #15
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I thought the aluminum box and construction was supposed to be much better then plastic for heat? Also CAI says the insulation inside the box keeps engine heat out?
Plastic is better in warm weather?????
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:27 AM   #16
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I thought the aluminum box and construction was supposed to be much better then plastic for heat? Also CAI says the insulation inside the box keeps engine heat out?
Plastic is better in warm weather?????
I think the point is that , yes the box keeps the heat out. But, the metal tube is more heat conductaive then plastic. So if the engine bay is really hot, you might get more heat conduction to the air as it flows through the tube.

My only question is that given the rate of air flow, how much could the metal tube heat up the air vs a plastic tube. It must be a trivial iamount in my mind.

From my carburated days, it seems like the optimal flow on our engine is what, 700 CFM or 12 CFS? Is there much time for the cold air to heat up at that rate?
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Old 04-03-2010, 12:30 PM   #17
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I installed my CAI system this week and was quite pleased with both the install time, sound , and performance. Feel that I got what i paid for, a real quality piece. Thanks Ted. Placed order and recieved it in a week.
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Old 04-03-2010, 02:38 PM   #18
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I just ran outside to take a picture of mine. I've had my CAI for about a month now. I love it. I got mine for $380 shipped directly from the dealer. Install was stupid easy, too. The difference is noticeable immediately, and it hasn't thrown any codes after a month of driving it like I stole it
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Old 04-03-2010, 02:52 PM   #19
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what type filter do they use and can you wash it ?
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Old 04-03-2010, 02:57 PM   #20
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Put my CAI intake in a week ago. Same experience. Love it. Sounds the same as stock at idle, but step on the gas and it sounds GREAT and the throttle response seems quicker.
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Old 04-03-2010, 03:03 PM   #21
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what type filter do they use and can you wash it ?
The instructions that came with it say it can be washed. I contacted CAI and asked about the cleaning kit they say to buy from them. James said they will be selling it on their site withing the next couple of weeks.
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Old 04-03-2010, 03:10 PM   #22
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Here is mine..LOVE IT, however unlike most..Im not a fan of the engine cover. My philosophy is that I have this wonderful massive 6.2 liter engine and I wanna see it.. :-D

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Old 04-03-2010, 03:33 PM   #23
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I just ran outside to take a picture of mine. I've had my CAI for about a month now. I love it. I got mine for $380 shipped directly from the dealer. Install was stupid easy, too. The difference is noticeable immediately, and it hasn't thrown any codes after a month of driving it like I stole it
Cheapest I found it for was $390 PLUS shipping, so at least $400. If I can get that deal I may be the next one to cave in and purchase!
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If you put the code "Camaro5" when purchasing on the CAI website, you'll get $10 off. I did.
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Have we all forgot about ADM.( shamless plug).....i've had the CAI Cai.....and when it gets hot out...it does soak.

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However what intake do you get when your median ambient temp is 80*-90*PLUS...? fricking So. Florida
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I think the point is that , yes the box keeps the heat out. But, the metal tube is more heat conductaive then plastic. So if the engine bay is really hot, you might get more heat conduction to the air as it flows through the tube.
I guess my post was overlooked so I'll re-post...........


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Have had mine on for just over a month now and LOVE it. Data logged IAT's 5-10 degrees below stock intake. No bucking. No surging and No codes!
Remember the plastic stock intake with the plastic tube?

The CAI intake tube is ceramic coated and better at shielding against heat soak than the plastic tube intakes.
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