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Discussion in 'Performance & Fuel' started by sierra11, Aug 15, 2012.

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  1. sierra11

    sierra11 New Member 100 Posts

    Eventually I want to put an exhaust on it but probably never a CAI. I had one on my last truck and saw no performance gains so I'd rather spend money other places.
  2. darnie1987

    darnie1987 New Member 100 Posts

    honestly if u get a tune, cai, and exhaust they all work better off each other. if u do just so ya know a ebay intake is more or less the same as a high end one.
  3. dobey

    dobey Member 100 Posts

    As long as it's actually a CAI, and not just a tube with a cone filter on the end that sits in the engine bay, sure. But most of the cheap eBay crap is just a tube with a cone filter. You can find good deals on the Volant/Airaid/K&Ns too.
  4. sierra11

    sierra11 New Member 100 Posts

  5. dobey

    dobey Member 100 Posts


    Both of those don't look like the seal very well, and will likely suck in some hotter air.

    For a little more than both of those cost, I just ordered an Airaid Jr. kit for my Avy. It uses the stock air box, but replaces the filter and intake tube with a pre-formed composite one which flows better than stock. It's not as big of a change as the kits that cost twice as much as it does, like the full Volant kit + filter sock; but it is a nice improvement over stock, and would match up well with a stock intake manifold, and only external bolt-on mods, and would probably be a good fit for the tune you want.
  6. sierra11

    sierra11 New Member 100 Posts

    alright thanks for the advice
  7. sierra11

    sierra11 New Member 100 Posts

    okay I got the order form and the choices for torque management are (none,50%,75%,100%,and other) which should I go with?
  8. dobey

    dobey Member 100 Posts

    On a stock trans, assuming those are "how much it to drop off, meaning 100% is no TM at all," I'd probably go with "other" and choose around 25-30%.

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