Volant vs K&N Cold Air Intake

Discussion in 'Performance & Fuel' started by bvogts25, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. bvogts25

    bvogts25 Rockstar 100 Posts

    I'm looking around for a CAI and ive been looking at a lot of posts on here. I understand its mainly a personal prefrence so Ive kind of narrowed it down to Volant and K&N, but i have a couple of questions:

    1. What's the difference between the K&N 57(FIPK) series and 63 series CAI?

    2. Is there a big difference between the Volant CAI with and with out the powercore kit?

    and if people have expirence with any of the CAI's listed above feel free to give some input
  2. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Banks has CAIs for gas trucks now. Ive had several CAIs on my truck and like the Banks best
  3. grimreapersshadow

    grimreapersshadow Rockstar 100 Posts

    the 57 series k&n is a metal chrome tube if im not mistaken and the other is the standard plastic
    and it never hurt to do a little ram air with the volant model ive got ram air but my trucks alot older and
    no one made a kit like that for the older models
  4. canislupis69

    canislupis69 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    The 57 is a plastic tube which is not as susceptible to heat as the steel tube which means the 57 should produce more horsepower.
  5. bvogts25

    bvogts25 Rockstar 100 Posts

    yes i believe the 57 series is a plastic material because on the k&n website it says its the sister product to the 63 series so im trying to find the difference between them. the k&n 77 series is the metal one and i plan to stay away from those. all the CAIs i listed are the plastic material, just trying to get some input on them.

  6. adampaul1964

    adampaul1964 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    x2 on the metal /plastic difference with the K&N ,(stay away from metal tubes) I have the Volant and I'm very happy with it, I think the biggest deciding factor on choice of intake is personal preference and visual appeal, performance is going to be close enough as to not be able to tell any difference, just my 02.

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  7. bvogts25

    bvogts25 Rockstar 100 Posts

    ya i agree with you its mainly personal preference and visual appeal. i like the look of the volant chrome lid cover. but i also like the look of the k&n cone filter. does anyone know if you cover the filter on the k&n or its just open to see?
  8. canislupis69

    canislupis69 Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    The K&N is covered. This also helps to keep the hot engine air out.
  9. zubbiez

    zubbiez Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    Im with adam on this one they pretty much do the same thing, the volant just looks nicer in my opinion. the looks is alot cleaner plus not every other person has one thats always a selling point for me.
  10. bvogts25

    bvogts25 Rockstar 100 Posts

    ok. and thanks bobby for the info on the k&n. ill probably get a volant then. thanks for persuading me :great: and does anyone have the volant CAI with the powercore filter that doesnt require maintance for 100,000 miles? i was wondering if it was worth spending another $24 for.

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