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Old 04-08-2010, 01:02 PM   #1
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Exclamation **Top 7 CAI Systems for 2010 Camaro tested in GM High Tech Mag**

Not sure if this is a repost or not but good information for you consumers. Please feel free to shoot me an email sales@latemodelracecraft.com or just give us a call at the shop if anyone has any questions about our Cold Air Induction Systems! They are in stock and ready to ship!

http://www.gmhightechperformance.com...kes/index.html
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:39 PM   #2
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I read the article and it makes me not want an intake lol.
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:48 PM   #3
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Makes me want to modify my stocker and sell my CAI.
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:58 PM   #4
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Thats what I was thinking... die grinder and a bit of filling should fix it right up.
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:59 PM   #5
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Sneakier too. Maybe a weekend project.
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Old 04-09-2010, 03:33 PM   #6
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Is this a new test or the one that they had problems with some of the installs? Thx Bobby
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Old 04-09-2010, 04:07 PM   #7
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Nice, thanks for posting.

Man I wish New Era performed a little better. I think it looks the best. They'd need to lower their price too based on every report I've seen so far. Another thing that would be nice with these intakes if they could be measured accurately off the dyno in driving situations since that would have an affect on this intake's performance specifically (being somewhat of a ram air).
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Old 04-09-2010, 05:03 PM   #8
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I'm wondering if the Cold Air Inductions rig would've produced better performance if it were a cooler day. The day it was tested it was 71 degrees. Or maybe just a high flow airfilter in the the stock airbox?
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Old 04-09-2010, 05:11 PM   #9
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I wonder why they didnt do K & N
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Old 04-09-2010, 05:19 PM   #10
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I'm wondering if the Cold Air Inductions rig would've produced better performance if it were a cooler day. The day it was tested it was 71 degrees. Or maybe just a high flow airfilter in the the stock airbox?
That's the one I ended up going with. It's still in the box though cause I want to get it powder coated to match the engine bay. That will take care of the ugliness to it. Performance wise, without a tune it appeared to still do better than most. With a tune I bet it will be off the hizzle. Can't wait to install.
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Old 04-09-2010, 05:50 PM   #11
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There is a up to a 25* split in the ambient temps...I can undersand what they wanted to do but the acceleration results are no more reliable than the dyno results with those temp differences..jmo..BTW I don't have a dog in the fight for any of the intakes.
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:09 PM   #12
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I'm wondering if the Cold Air Inductions rig would've produced better performance if it were a cooler day.
Didn't it dyno the best?
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:10 PM   #13
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Holy crap, I didn't notice that. That's a HUGE difference for a "controlled" test.
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:38 PM   #14
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I just installed A CAI system on my L99, it runs a lot stronger than i would have guess it would. I have installed other systems on Mustangs, BMW's, 300c, and ford trucks and never experianced the torque I feel with this system. IMO, it's AWESOME. No problems, such as stumbing or throwing codes. I replaced it, after another system caused these same problems. That system was mentioned in this test. The CAI makes the car run the way it should run coming from the factory.
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:40 PM   #15
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Would have liked to see Roto Fab make the list. They are certainly popular enough.
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:27 PM   #16
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Didn't it dyno the best?
Yea that's the interesting part. It did. But it was also in the bottom three as far as accerating. Was wondering if it would have done better if it were cooler like in the fastlane test(which happen to have the highest score in acceleration I believe)

Me personally, like Infern0 I was looking into getting a cold air induction unit myself. Just thought it was interesting


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Old 04-10-2010, 01:40 AM   #17
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Did any one but me think its funny that the stock intake had the 2nd fastest acceleration times next to the Fastlane? I can see why the Fastlane was number 1 with its design but the others being slower??? WTF. I would have liked to see Roto, Halltech, K & N, and Vararam in the test also. That would have been the ultimate. I also would have done 1/4 test runs on each using a L99 car with drag radials. Even if you throw out ET you can always use trap speed to look at the intakes true performance. You can even calculate temp and air into the equation on a 1/4 run to make every test the same. We should bug Ted to do this.
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Old 04-10-2010, 02:37 AM   #18
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Did any one but me think its funny that the stock intake had the 2nd fastest acceleration times next to the Fastlane? I can see why the Fastlane was number 1 with its design but the others being slower??? WTF. I would have liked to see Roto, Halltech, K & N, and Vararam in the test also. That would have been the ultimate. I also would have done 1/4 test runs on each using a L99 car with drag radials. Even if you throw out ET you can always use trap speed to look at the intakes true performance. You can even calculate temp and air into the equation on a 1/4 run to make every test the same. We should bug Ted to do this.
There are a ton of if, ands, and buts in this comparison. They did not compare the intakes in like-for-like conditions, etc...

Agree the other top intakes need a shot too. Independent testing would be great and to duplicate the environmental conditions between tests. Only "true" way to evaluate performance.
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Old 04-10-2010, 07:18 AM   #19
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Yea maybe we should all jut save the money and buy a high flow air filter. Maybe that'll put it over the the top and make it as good as fastlane tested heh. I do like fastlanes unit. Looks pretty sweet





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Old 04-11-2010, 11:19 PM   #20
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That test was bizarre. There are too many variables in trying to measure a 2nd gear accelleration run to try to get any meaningful data from that test, especially considering the small HP gains that just a CAI will give. That's probably why the numbers seemed to be all over the place. If they did 100 runs with each intake, threw out the top and bottom 10 numbers and then took the average, we may get a better picture. I think a better solution would have been to get a few big fans that they could vary the windspeed on between 40 and 75 mph and aim that at the front of the car and put it on a dyno. That would simulate incoming air as if you were driving. Then, do a series of dyno pulls and average the numbers.
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:05 AM   #21
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i'll tell you those baseline numbers were WAYYYY off.. i saw several longtubed, intake, tuned, cars not getting that.. hell i only got 400rwhp with the catback, adm offroad downpipes, kn typhoon and a custom tune.
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:26 AM   #22
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Garbage in...garbage out.

The author said it best..."there was no clear cut winner....there is something for everybody.."

Indeed, marketing with the Cold Air intakes has hit it's stride in perfect timing with our new Camaros.

Well done media and manufacturers! lol
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:12 AM   #23
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Lets not forget they completely screwed the pooch on the ADM install...Lol.. They put the MAF in the wrong place..

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