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Old 05-10-2019, 11:52 PM   #29
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I'd say if you dont want to pay new prices for an intake, wait for a good deal on a nice used one.
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Old 05-11-2019, 07:14 AM   #30
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Buy the GM Z/28 intake for the best of both worlds: quality and performance

IAT's are very close to what I saw with a vararam tune version and I'd say the throttle response is also very close. Couldn't care less if the vararam performs better. Just ****ing with it to just replace the filter will make you want to throw it in the trash.

The one thing the GM intake has over the aftermarket is quality. You cannot beat OEM quality.
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Old 05-11-2019, 09:19 AM   #31
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The reason I mentioned the vararam is because the 2010 is one of two years the 10-11 that can run the ram air with a tilt of the radiator and ram air does when doing high speed actually help. Personally I run a CAI industries for cooling and its not cheap but like anything in life often you get what you pay for.
A couple HP down the road is not going to affect much down the road for the average joe, but should you get more serious and build things much more it multiplies and that restriction of heat soak or poor flow may choke things...and In the day Spectre was a cheap place to make things like universal carburetor linkage I could pick up for Hollys or Edelbrock carburetors, and other small stuff others did not make, now yes they make a cheap tube to look nicer than stock... Appearance is not everything but its a lot of what sells.. Good Luck. We all know what opinions are like, if you ask for them only yours really matters...…..

Things change over time, taste varies but purpose that's what matters, Me I like spartan bare aluminum look and I now have a cover for the fuse box and brake reservoir in aluminum and a cover for the ABS I wont use until I get a stock shock tower brace because I don't want to alter it much...and sell the old one most likely unless I get another gen 5 again.

I want to eventually most likely get the GPI ls7 small bore heads in a couple years with the MSD airforce and clean things up to max out more the N/A engine with high torque being my goal. But you see that's my taste, If I wanted a zl1 for FI I would go there, me I just like a new old school ride for my daily for now, life is short and so is money...…...LOL
And yes BTW back when I had the mail slot scanner on the car they seem to last about 1 year they are without a doubt a POS and they made them better at first actually molded and covered in resin coated plastic, I will never buy one again just for a Christmas parade with underbody lights and such they are frankly not worth the money the ones that are out there I have seen on here over the years...one reason you don't see them much...…… I have the stock mail slot cover on it now as things change like stripes etc....and it all costs $$$$$$$$$$$
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Old 05-13-2019, 08:57 AM   #32
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What I'm really saying though is, I'll dump 5k-10k into a supercharger/turbo before I ever spend $400-$500 on a vararam intake lol. Like you said, CAI is at the bottom for mods lol. You see about the same results out of pretty much all name brand intakes. $200-$300 more worth for the same outcome? That sounds more like an ego booster, than a mod boost But yea, K&N is probably more up my alley.
I look at CAI's as part of a whole. A 7-8hp increase on a NA engine isn't much, but when working in conjunction with other mods, it adds up (headers, HF cats, mufflers, cam, etc.).

The internal combustion engine is nothing more than an air pump. Get the air in & out, FAST! The first mods I always buy for my cars are an intake and exhaust. Buy a car, plan out the build and get rid of the stock intake and exhaust. Let it breathe and allow it to make more power. In stock form, most vehicles are being suffocated.

BTW, K&N isn't as horrible as some folks will say. I had one on my Camaro SS for 7 years and it performed flawlessly. And one more detail, the 14-15 Z/28 intake was designed and developed by K&N. If it's good enough for a $75k track monster, it's good enough for me.

Plan your build wisely. You don't want to buy parts for your NA engine, then have to buy the same parts again when/if you decide to supercharge it. Good luck!
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Old 05-13-2019, 03:37 PM   #33
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I have been very happy with my CAI and race scoop ,sucks in cooler outside air only .
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Old 05-13-2019, 04:42 PM   #34
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I have been very happy with my CAI and race scoop ,sucks in cooler outside air only .
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Old 05-21-2019, 12:29 AM   #35
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R&L Racing AF Dynamic Black Cold Air Filter Intake Systems with Heat Shield 2010-2015 for Chevy Camaro SS 6.2L V8 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LE56XOQ..._Kkg1CbN9JYJCA
+1 on the amazon CAI. I drove an hour to the dyno on a 90 degree day so my RWHP is with heat soak. My numbers are on par if not higher than other cars with the same mods. They all do the same thing, some just look prettier.
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Old 05-21-2019, 01:06 PM   #36
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+1 on the amazon CAI. I drove an hour to the dyno on a 90 degree day so my RWHP is with heat soak. My numbers are on par if not higher than other cars with the same mods. They all do the same thing, some just look prettier.
Yea, I ended up getting that one actually.
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Old 06-03-2019, 11:24 PM   #37
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I agree to disagree on some of the responses all the aftermarket intakes in the world some how needed to start from a design concept with testing etc. if you have any skills you certainly can make a intake and make it even better than stock or even better than whatís out there. I personally built my own (was not cheap to get everything I needed ) out of true carbon fiber. I built mine to my personal design and itís certainly better than anything out there. Nice thing is I now own all goods to make more parts. The initial investment was not cheap to make this one at all. I donít want to get to much in detail on the one I built since this thread is not in the DIY section but here is a picture of my intake I made. We should be encouraging the OP to making one if he wants to make something.


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Beautiful engine bay, did something like that when I had my 2010 challenger. Have not done anything with engine dress up yet.
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Old 06-04-2019, 07:33 AM   #38
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I agree to disagree on some of the responses all the aftermarket intakes in the world some how needed to start from a design concept with testing etc. if you have any skills you certainly can make a intake and make it even better than stock or even better than whatís out there. I personally built my own (was not cheap to get everything I needed ) out of true carbon fiber. I built mine to my personal design and itís certainly better than anything out there. Nice thing is I now own all goods to make more parts. The initial investment was not cheap to make this one at all. I donít want to get to much in detail on the one I built since this thread is not in the DIY section but here is a picture of my intake I made. We should be encouraging the OP to making one if he wants to make something.


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This looks great. Nice work.
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Old 06-10-2019, 09:59 PM   #39
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This is the CAI I have, the stock air box is not that bad and spending $300 on a CAI is not going to yield you much over this setup. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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