understandable if it's your secret to rise above the rest and don't want to share, but if you really don't mind, i am curious to know how you went about making your own set up?I didn't see anything commercially available that I thought was worthwhile or worth the cost anyway, so I made my own. I measured the before and after intake air temperatures (which is something I have not seen any of the CAI makers state in their claims) with my Carchip data recorder, and it reduced the intake air temperatures from sometimes over 140° to typically no more than about 10° over ambient temp. It upshifts at lower RPMs and stays in 4th OD on the highway much better too.
have you noticed a big difference in name branded Throttle Body Spacers by chance? Cheap vs expensive? just curious.I had been doing some research AND wanted to support local Michigan businesses so I chose Cold Air Inductions out of Memphis MI.
Most to the gains from adding a CAI are the same, from the $15 ebay CAI to the $300 CAI's. We did some direct comparisions when I had my Magnum with 3 different CAI systems the cheapies to the expensive. We data logged the performance and it was so small there was really no sense in spending huge dollars on the name brand stuff. if you are NOT racing or trying to make a show quality vehicle, get the least expensive CAI you can get. You will NOT see a difference.
Heres mine, I chose it ONLY because I liked the look and powdercoated. I dont believe I would have seen any difference in Volant, K&N or AirRaid systems, even though they all say theirs is better.
Oiled K&N type filters are not good for the engine...you are probably better off with "junk paper filter".No C.A.I here. Not a ricer. Just removed junk paper filter and ran wiremesh k&n copy filter. Swiss cheese airbox and capped the mystory hole on the intake pipe.
You are spending money on replacing the OE equipment that came with your car why Frankenstein it? Honestly if you can hear the air under the hood you stereo isn't turned up enough or you need to do the exhaust. One way or another your window is down.A lot of people have complained about the sounds from an intake that removes the resonator, Airaid and Volant are two major brands that I know of that you must keep it installed, therefore cutting down on the sound a lot.
SWEET!! Nice HOT AIR INTAKE:weird:I bought one from chrome intakes on ebay. The finish is terrible, if you look at it wrong it gets scratched. And no matter how much you polish it it never gets real shiny. I had to go out and buy more parts to attach the air injection hose. The instructions they sent with it were terrible, and they basically have no customer service. In other words, don't buy from them. Oh, and I had to rig up a bracket to hold it down. On a positive note my SOTP meter does seem to show an increase off the line. I don't keep track of mileage so I'm not sure if there is any improvement there. Here are a couple pictures of it.
Im thinking of getting an intake nowI have heard good things about the Airaid too, but I am very happy with my Volant.
FYI: The Volant DOES have the hookup that you are looking for on every model, for the trucks that don't have that hose (like mine), there is a cap that goes over that connection.
A lot of people have complained about the sounds from an intake that removes the resonator, Airaid and Volant are two major brands that I know of that you must keep it installed, therefore cutting down on the sound a lot.