Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
TireRack
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Engine | Drivetrain | Powertrain Technical Discussions > Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-20-2011, 06:04 PM   #1
Power Hungry
 
Power Hungry's Avatar
 
Drives: 2SS/RS CGM w/ black stripe
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: S.E. Washington
Posts: 54
Roto Fab or C.A.I. Intake?

Im looking at doing my first mod to my SS. I think im gonna go with an intake first. I like the looks and sounds of the Roto Fabs and the C.A.I.s. Any good reason to choose one over the other?
Power Hungry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2011, 06:13 PM   #2
XtremeHeartbeat
"The MistreSS"
 
XtremeHeartbeat's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Black Camaro 2SS RS 6M
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Posts: 168
I just ordered a CAI... after much research it seams as though it may give a little edge over roto-fab... I was in the air between both of them too.
XtremeHeartbeat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2011, 06:15 PM   #3
nomadicdogg

 
Drives: '10 2SS/RS Cyber Grey Camaro (sold)
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Western, PA
Posts: 1,737
[ATTACH][/ATTACH]Very close numbers, but for looks, Roto-Fab has them hands down. I love the look, the sound, the feel.
even better, Mike and the rest of the team has THE best service out there. 100% roto for me
Attached Images
 
nomadicdogg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2011, 06:17 PM   #4
Buffnshine
So Cal Camaro5 Race Team
 
Buffnshine's Avatar
 
Drives: '10 SS/RS, '06 HHR, '70 El Camino
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 2,592
Love my new CAI got at Fest great company and product. Can feel the difference
__________________
TEAM L99 - So Cal Camaro5 Race Team #27
9/5/09 Purchased #36962 Black 1SS/RS L99 "E-TCKT" Base Dyno 328hp/341tq @BBK meet
Mods to Date: Window Tint 5% & 15%, ACC P13W Lighting, Adaptive DRL Harness, Ghost Armor, Lloyds "SS" Mats, Dash Plaque, Flowmaster Outlaw Exhaust, Drake Front Bowtie Delete, Stealth 3457 Chrome/Mirror Signal Bulbs, Grant Revolutions Steering Wheel, PFADT Sport Springs, Sway Bars, End Links, Trailing Arms, 4 Wheel Alignment, Hurst Auto Shifter and Paddle Shifter, Satin Black Rear Tail Light Bezels
Buffnshine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2011, 06:34 PM   #5
Tshepp
Show & Go
 
Tshepp's Avatar
 
Drives: '10 Camaro 1SS LS3
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Racine,WI
Posts: 239
Considering these two as well. Also thought about the Halltech cuz of the numbers. It really comes down to price for me, I haven't found which one I can get for the cheapest yet but I am looking to purchase soon.
Tshepp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2011, 06:42 PM   #6
DHSS
 
DHSS's Avatar
 
Drives: Empty
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Grand Prairie, Tx
Posts: 454
I debated the same two intakes and so happy I went with CAI. I was able to see both on cars at 21st century muscle car. The CAI looks way better and per Janettys test the Roto-Fab lost hp on average and the CAI gained an avg of 10.8hp. Enough said, pay the extra $80 (over the Roto-Fab) and get the ceramic coated CAI that keeps the hot air on the outside and the cool air inside. I installed my CAI in my service department Monday after picking it up and all the ASE techs were in aww. The entire tone of my magnaflow 3" system is much deeper.
DHSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2011, 06:49 PM   #7
HP Addicts

 
Drives: N/A
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Delray Beach, FL
Posts: 898
I like Cold Air Inductions! They are a great company to deal with and you will find tons of Camaro5 members happy with their kits.
HP Addicts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2011, 07:28 PM   #8
nomadicdogg

 
Drives: '10 2SS/RS Cyber Grey Camaro (sold)
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Western, PA
Posts: 1,737
the results from Janetty's test dont hold water to other 3rd party tests, even Ted himself said he didnt understand the results.
not that CAI is a bad setup, just want to make sure the facts are the facts
nomadicdogg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2011, 07:32 PM   #9
Jcobra

 
Jcobra's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2ss/rs M6
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Il
Posts: 931
I don't think those tests were done with the redesigned roto rab. Would like to see tests between the those two done again.
Jcobra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2011, 07:37 PM   #10
nomadicdogg

 
Drives: '10 2SS/RS Cyber Grey Camaro (sold)
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Western, PA
Posts: 1,737
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jcobra View Post
I don't think those tests were done with the redesigned roto rab. Would like to see tests between the those two done again.
re design just came out. But every other test other than that janetty test the roto fab is above, tied or right below the others.
there was a whole thread on this in which Ted even said it was a fluke.
why they didnt retest I dont know/
I know my HP went up just by ass in seat feel
I just dont like the closed in box. the open filter looks meaner to me
nomadicdogg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2011, 07:44 PM   #11
Jcobra

 
Jcobra's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2ss/rs M6
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Il
Posts: 931
Quote:
Originally Posted by nomadicdogg View Post
re design just came out. But every other test other than that janetty test the roto fab is above, tied or right below the others.
there was a whole thread on this in which Ted even said it was a fluke.
why they didnt retest I dont know/
I know my HP went up just by ass in seat feel
I just dont like the closed in box. the open filter looks meaner to me

Did your roto fab change the sound of the engine and exhaust like some are saying the CAI did.
Jcobra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2011, 07:45 PM   #12
nomadicdogg

 
Drives: '10 2SS/RS Cyber Grey Camaro (sold)
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Western, PA
Posts: 1,737
very slightly, more noticable with the muffler delete. has a bit more growl at wide open throttle
nomadicdogg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2011, 09:43 PM   #13
Power Hungry
 
Power Hungry's Avatar
 
Drives: 2SS/RS CGM w/ black stripe
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: S.E. Washington
Posts: 54
I really like the way the CAI looks with the plexi glass window. It sounds like both are excellent products, so I think im gonna go with CAI. Thanks for the responses!
Power Hungry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2011, 11:13 PM   #14
CAI Inc
1
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: MI
Posts: 121
Quote:
Originally Posted by nomadicdogg View Post
re design just came out. But every other test other than that janetty test the roto fab is above, tied or right below the others.
there was a whole thread on this in which Ted even said it was a fluke.
why they didnt retest I dont know/
I know my HP went up just by ass in seat feel
I just dont like the closed in box. the open filter looks meaner to me
Not sure where you got your info from? This is what ted had to say about this in a previous post.
Quote:
Originally Posted by JANNETTYRACING View Post
The CAI will repeat the numbers whether the hood is open or closed.

The Hood Open vs Hood Closed is the Single biggest discrepancy in HP numbers advertised or obtained by dyno testing Air intake kits.

ALL OF OUR TESTING WAS DONE WITH THE HOOD CLOSED!! which represents real world numbers.

Systems with Open Tops do very well with the HOOD OPEN vs CLOSED, I can repeat 10-15 HP difference, Depending on the kit, over and over and over just by opening and closing the hood run after run.

My testing was criticized for showing low numbers, But I Stand My Ground you can't Test Cold Air Kits with the Hood Open!

Sealing the Filter from the Engine bay is Critical to Performance.

Ted.
CAI Inc is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advice / pic request CAI intake - Roto Rad cover daveagogo1 Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 0 01-23-2011 03:41 PM
ROTO FAB INTAKE-SALE. AGENT-006 V8 - Engine, Exhaust, Bolt-Ons, Tuning Equipment 1 01-22-2011 12:28 PM
Roto Fab Engine Covers VegasSS 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 8 11-24-2010 11:41 PM
FS: Roto Fab cai and SCT tuner 1stGM V8 - Engine, Exhaust, Bolt-Ons, Tuning Equipment 6 11-22-2010 11:13 AM
for sale roto fab yellow fuse box cover bmbbl be V8 - Engine, Exhaust, Bolt-Ons, Tuning Equipment 0 10-21-2010 01:38 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.