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Will
09-17-2008, 11:01 PM
I know there are popular brands out like K&N and SLP. But are there anymore brands out there (Besides chrome intakes on ebay) that are a good brand for a good price. I do understand you get what you pay for, so no home made kits for me!

Travis@gvperformance
09-17-2008, 11:06 PM
depends on if you are talking about the angled tb cars or the straight tb cars with lids. From the sound of it you are asking about a cold air intake for the angled tb cars.

Options for angled tb cars 98 and earlier
1. SLP (best one in my opinion)
2. K&N FIPK kit
3. Moroso
4. Ebay (chrome Intakes)
5. Homemade

You can't go wrong with the SLP or K&N. Pricey but look sharp and perform. The chromeintakes is cheap and does the job. Nobody that I know of has compared results side by side on a dyno so gains over another one are hard to say.

Either way getting rid of the stock intake is a great first step to modding

Will
09-17-2008, 11:12 PM
I like the SLP ones but i hope to find one cheap, as I broke my intake box and lid trying to get a bolts off. :(

TheRedBird
09-18-2008, 01:34 PM
I really enjoy my SLP, but I'm not sure of any other really good ones.

Will
09-18-2008, 08:37 PM
Wow, CAI from SLP is only 140 for me :D Not badd

kristen
09-22-2008, 07:21 AM
my vote goes to the K&N fipk intake. great intake

i've had the slp and didnt care much for it.




slp is 140 but then when you add the K&N air filter for 50 bucks, and a whisper lid for 100. then your at the same price as the k&N fipk intake

Will
09-22-2008, 11:19 PM
K&N for both car and truck are outragious :(!!

FadeToBlak121
09-24-2008, 04:14 PM
eh.. i have the slp on my car and i dont really care much for it. dont expect to notice any difference, but it is a good supporting mod.

rhouse21
09-24-2008, 11:41 PM
If the question was truly "for the money," check out my post on another board below.

http://forum.camarov6.com/showthread.php?t=93360

I did a dyno baseline way back and will plot the after results once my new G-Tech shows up (corrected to standard atmosphere of course).

jnxv6
09-25-2008, 05:14 PM
I know at least for the 3.4 you can get a Summit Cold Air Intake and all it is is a K&N CAI and for about 40 bucks less.

Bonemaro
09-25-2008, 05:23 PM
I really need to do a CAI on the 'maro. :(

Need For Steve
09-25-2008, 05:31 PM
I really need to do a CAI on the 'maro. :(

Me and you both brother :(


i really dont believe in the "get what you pay for" thing when it comes to CAI's. As long as you put it together right, and it doesnt leak, you should be able to build a perfectly good CAI yourself. Now, asthetics are another story lol

freakv6
09-25-2008, 05:34 PM
I vote for lid and free ram air mod myself.

Will
09-25-2008, 07:51 PM
I vote for lid and free ram air mod myself.

Explain the free ram air mod to me!

3.8blackmaro
09-25-2008, 09:18 PM
I dont see any problems with the one I made. Its just some of those pipes at autozone with a K&N filter, works perfect no leaks. Anything is better than the stock intake though, at least on the angled throttle body.

Need For Steve
09-25-2008, 09:34 PM
Explain the free ram air mod to me!

you have over 2k posts on Cv6, and you dont know what the free ram air mod is?

Will
09-25-2008, 09:35 PM
you have over 2k posts on Cv6, and you dont know what the free ram air mod is?

Whats my post count got to do with the free ram air mod?:crazy:

Need For Steve
09-25-2008, 10:03 PM
Whats my post count got to do with the free ram air mod?:crazy:

lol it's talked about all the time over there. you cut a hole in the bottom of the air box, and the radiator shroud, so air pulled up by the air dam can flow right into the bottom of the box, more or less

kristen
09-26-2008, 07:12 AM
98-02


well if anyone is good at working with metal.....bending, sealing etc. I made blue prints to make it yourself.

freakv6
09-26-2008, 09:00 AM
lol it's talked about all the time over there. you cut a hole in the bottom of the air box, and the radiator shroud, so air pulled up by the air dam can flow right into the bottom of the box, more or less

yea pretty much got it. here is the write up i followed

http://www.installuniversity.com/install_university/installu_pages/freshman_year/free_ram_air_mod.htm

johns00c
09-26-2008, 12:48 PM
98-02


well if anyone is good at working with metal.....bending, sealing etc. I made blue prints to make it yourself.

Did you have any over heating problems with it being in front of the radiator?

kristen
09-29-2008, 07:29 AM
not at all