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    Default Volant CAI Powercore w/scoop

    Just installed this on my Silverado yesterday. Wow, what a difference.

    Anyways, I was wondering if anybody else has installed the scoop on their truck did they buy the pre filter bag that covers the filter? With the scoop I understand water can get sucked up the scoop or mud if you offroad. I don't offroad the truck at all so I'm not worried about mud at all. With rain or snow where I live (Michigan) should I buy the pre filter bag to cover the filter or am I probably ok??

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    2011 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab

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    I think a pre filter would be a good idea with dirty slush and water, dodge the potholes if around Detroit!

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    I have the same set-up, however I didn't install the scoop because I didn't like how it stuck down out below the air dam. Not sure what I expected but I decided to customize it and put it in the air dam. Haven't done it yet but soon I hope. I think a pre-filter would be a good idea for the very reasons you listed. Some of my buddies had suggest that those things might be an issue and I plan on getting one before I do the modification myself. Enjoy the CAI it's a world of difference on the interstate.
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    2011 GMC SIERRA CREW CAB 2WD W/5.3

    Convenience Package
    : Adjustable Pedals, Remote Start, Electric Rear Window Defogger, Rear Parking Assist

    Power Tech. Package| Volant CAI| GMC Upgraded Grill| Line-X Premium Bedliner| AVS Smoke Headlight Covers| Demolded| AMI Black Grill Emblem| AMI Black Rear Emblem| EGR In-Channel Window Visors| IPCW Third Brake Light| IPCW LED Fiber Optic Tail Lights| IJDM Dome & License Plate LED's| Flowmaster Exhaust W/ 3" Black Chrome Tips| OEM 20" Rims W/ Goodyear Eagle LS2

    You can't get away from the STORM!

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    Thanks for the responses, I think I will go ahead and purchase the pre filter just to be safe.

    I do agree that the scoop would look sweet if you cut out some of the air dam. It doesn't bother me at all where it sits now but your idea would look better. Post a pic when you get done.

    I had the truck on the freeway yesterday and yes it was a ton of difference. I like the sound so much I can't stay out of the peddle. LOL

    Nice looking truck by the way!

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    I just ordered the same CAI for my 2012 crew cab. I put a Volant in my 1996 Tahoe last year. Big difference. It woke that engine right up. Gas mileage was much improved as well. My 2012 kit should be here toward end of week. Looks easy to install. I did not go with the scoop.

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    I have the volant and scoop and yes, I bought the pre-filter for my powercore. I'd have bought it even without the scoop, though...

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    I put the volant cai w/scoop on my '03 suburban 2500 with the 6.0l. Did not get the pre filter. Should have, the bottom of the filter facing the scoop hole was full of debris. All that water/mist from driving behind other cars goes right up the scoop. Works great on dry days down the highway. Specialy at low rpms, it produces more air pressure in the intake system when there is more supply than demand. Worth the money? I think so. Unfortunatly it will void my aftermarket warrenty if they find out. My Local shop took care of some warrenty things and did not tell on me. They let me know if to not say anything or it voids it.
    2003 Suburban 2500 LT, 6.0l Volant cai. 3.73 gear. Mobil 1 syn oil

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    Silverados and Sierras already have a CAI, all you need is a better filter and replace the factory tube with all those restrictive resonators.

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