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post #1 of 68 Old 06-16-2013, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
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CAI will i feel the difference?

I have a 13' manual SS. Looking at getting a K&N CAI for it. The specs says it gives the camaro about 18+ HP. Id rather hear from fellow camaro owners. Is this accurate? Will i feel the difference? Or am i gonna have to put it up on a DYNO to see the changes on the computer? Thanks

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Yes you will.

It will feel like your engine woke up and will sound better.

But I'd recommend a cold air intake from www.ColdAirInductions.com

They look great, have the best performance of all intakes, and the test results to prove it.

Going cheap is not the best thing to do as far as intakes are concerned.

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So K&N is going cheap?
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K&N is fine but there are others out there that are better. A cold air intake will give you noticeable results. RacnJsn is in the finishing processes of his Cold Rush intake. It looks promising. I would say to wait out depending on how bad you really want an intake and how long it will take to get those out for sale. I would recommend staying away from fender intakes. And whichever underhood intake you choose I'd say make sure it is sealed off from the engine in a box with a lid and has a scoop on it. Ram air is my thing so I went with Vararam. Each different style will have advantages and disadvantages. Choosing one based on what you particularly prefer is the best way to go about it.

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So K&N is going cheap?
I'd say K&N is cheap. In quality, not price.

They make a good drop-in filter, but need to work on their cold air intake.

JacFab's Cold Rush looks promising.

Cold Air Inductions is proven and in my personal experience the best on the market right now.

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Yes you will.

It will feel like your engine woke up and will sound better.

But I'd recommend a cold air intake from Cold Air Inductions Inc. - Cold Air Intake Systems - High Performance Cold Air Intakes & Filters

They look great, have the best performance of all intakes, and the test results to prove it.

Going cheap is not the best thing to do as far as intakes are concerned.
One of the first mods I did was install a Cold Air Inductions intake. I researched intakes and decided CAI provided one of the better looking set-ups, impressive gains, a quality filter, and I liked the fact the filter is covered.

Noticed more initial response from the pedal and was impressed with the growl it gives the engine. WOT turns into beast mode.


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If you don't relocate or remove the water fluid tank you will be wasting your time and money. You wouldn't believe how many camaros come in for service and they have the washer fluid neck inside the covered a/f. If you don't move it very little "cold" air will flow into the intake.

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If you don't relocate or remove the water fluid tank you will be wasting your time and money. You wouldn't believe how many camaros come in for service and they have the washer fluid neck inside the covered a/f. If you don't move it very little "cold" air will flow into the intake.
Move it where?
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And the cold air induction parts are very expensive. I guess you get what u pay for but maybe i should mod something else
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No...you should save your money and buy the best CAI for your Camaro. You'll never regret spending the extra cash...some things are worth waiting a little longer for and a great CAI like the one from Cold Air Inductions is one of those things.
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