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07-03-2012, 05:42 PM #11
With a stock air box I saw temperatures that were ~3 degrees higher than with my Outlaw CAI. This is as-measured in a 20 minute data log (for each run) with the engine at normal operating temperatures prior to the start of the logging. I'm sorry to say but a ~3 degree temperature delta is not enough to make a substantive difference in the course of normal driving -- and definitely not enough of a difference to be human noticeable. It -can- help generate a few ponies at WOT when the engine is gulping as much air as possible, as it's a little added density ... but that's about it.
Are you sure subjectivity didn't skew your observations? People sink money into CAI's ... so of -course- they expect a difference ... and tend to make observations based on their expectations. It's human nature. If you've got some data let's see it, as I'm always up for learning something new.
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07-03-2012, 06:49 PM #12
I can't remember where I saw this but after I bought my Volant CAI I found a graph that showed the difference between a full K&N system, K&N drop in filter, and another brand of CAI (might have been a Spectre kit but I don't remember). The info that was provided showed that the largest gain was actually with a drop in filter with a large hole drilled into the bottom of the air box. I paid something like $350 or so for the Volant, a K&N kit is about that also. While a drop in filter is something like $60 or so. With all that being said I like the look under the hood of my truck with the Volant kit. The straight tube that replaces that stock piece cleans up the looks of the engine compartment.
07-03-2012, 07:50 PM #13
yep. i just did the K&N drop in filter. didnt feel like spending the bucks to get a full CAI. maybe down the road i will get one.
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07-03-2012, 08:08 PM #14
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07-04-2012, 02:01 AM #15
Well son of a b, I'm back at step one. Back to the drawing bored for me lol. I'm going to do more research and then I'll get back to everyone.
Thanks guys again, that information was
More than I had expected!
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