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Old 01-23-2020, 06:23 PM   #1
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Another cold air intake??

Looking to pick up a cold air intake to complement my long tube headers and hfc! Will my stock airbox be ok, or should I buy aftermarket! I've read up on the cai,Roto fab etc, but wanted to know what everyone is running and have you felt any difference in performance. Thank you for any info you can share..
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Old 01-23-2020, 07:22 PM   #2
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I am running the CAI, as far as power goes you will not really feel a difference. Sound wise it will make a big difference. You can hear it sucking air when you get on it. If you are wanting additional power and are planning on running a tune you may want to go for the Vararam tune version. I have a a tune but liked the overall look of the CAI. To each their own when it comes to this. Be ready for an overwhelming amount of responses/opinions on this subject.
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Old 01-23-2020, 07:30 PM   #3
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I am running the CAI, as far as power goes you will not really feel a difference. Sound wise it will make a big difference. You can hear it sucking air when you get on it. If you are wanting additional power and are planning on running a tune you may want to go for the Vararam tune version. I have a a tune but liked the overall look of the CAI. To each their own when it comes to this. Be ready for an overwhelming amount of responses/opinions on this subject.
Thank you for the input. I do plan on tuning after headed install. I like the way the Vararam looks.
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Old 01-23-2020, 07:34 PM   #4
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I have a CAI. Mostly because jannetty ran tests with a bunch of different ones and CAI was at the top of the mark.
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Old 01-23-2020, 07:36 PM   #5
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I donít care what others might say. Get this GM unit and never look back. Period.

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I am running a CAI. I liked the idea that it has an insulated closed box, to only suck in outside air (cold) A Teflon coated tube to help keep the air entering engine cold. Increase power not sure never dyno-ed it but it sure sounds nice when you step on it.
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Old 01-23-2020, 08:42 PM   #7
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The GM unit seals on the contours of the OE under hood. Concept!
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Old 01-23-2020, 08:45 PM   #8
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I love the look of the Z28 cold air! Just don't like the $500 price tag.
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Old 01-23-2020, 08:53 PM   #9
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I am running a CAI. I liked the idea that it has an insulated closed box, to only suck in outside air (cold) A Teflon coated tube to help keep the air entering engine cold. Increase power not sure never dyno-ed it but it sure sounds nice when you step on it.
Clean engine bay you have there. I like the idea of a closed box like the CAI. Just looking for a clean, but functional system and I'm leaning more and more towards CAI, because of the closed box. Thank you for your input..
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Old 01-23-2020, 09:33 PM   #10
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Kinda diggin the looks of that GM box there. Will be looking at CAI soon, so I am glad I saw this post... So many choices.....
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Old 01-23-2020, 10:12 PM   #11
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If I didn't already have my Vararam I would definitely be using GM's Z28 intake. Nice and clean OEM look, but at the same time you know something else is going on there.
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Old 01-23-2020, 11:55 PM   #12
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Vararam intakes actually make power. Just check the fast list.
https://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21013
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Vararam intakes actually make power. Just check the fast list.
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I have this one installed, i also have headers hfc and an xpipe. I also have taken my car to a dyno and tuned. This company is well known in the vet world as well.
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Old 01-24-2020, 06:07 AM   #14
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Hmmmm, have never seen the Vararam before. Great, now I have another to choose from.....lol.. Price tag on that don't look that terribly bad. How was it to install?
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