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This is a discussion on Intake Comparison within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; TRYIN TO FIND OUT WHICH ONE HAS THE POSSIBILITY TO TAKE IN THE MOST AIR, EFFECTIVELY. #1. WS6 EQUIPPED TA: ...

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    Question Intake Comparison

    TRYIN TO FIND OUT WHICH ONE HAS THE POSSIBILITY TO TAKE IN THE MOST AIR, EFFECTIVELY.

    #1. WS6 EQUIPPED TA: WITH K&N, AIR LID, AND THE WATER GUARDS CUT OUT, WITH A SEALED SYSTEM(WHOEVER MAKES ONE, I KNOW IT EXISTS).

    #2. WS6 EQUIPPED TA: WITH A SEALED VOLATE AIR SYSTEM(OR EQUIVILANT) WITH WATER GUARDS CUT OUT.

    EITHER OF THESE SHOULD BE THE MOST EFFECTIVE. I WOULD THINK THAT WITH EITHER SYSTEM, THE FRA MOD WOULD BE INEFFECTIVE OF NOT APPLICABLE.
    JUST WONDERING WHICH YALL HAD HAD THE BEST LUCK WITH. THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    guess what im askin is, the WS6 package(with filter and lid, modified hood) better than using the volate system with a modified hood?

    any clearer? thanx..

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    There isn't much information comparing the Volant (or FIPK) to a lid. There was a guy who did back to back dyno runs with a lid and an intake he fashioned that was basically a Volant without the box (two filters sitting right behind the WS6 nostrils). According to his data, which was pretty detailed, the Volant "type" intake saw a few more horses than the lid.

    I guess the question is... is the added expensive of a Volant over the lid worth the few extra ponies?

    I have a Volant on my WS6 'cause I think it's better than a lid and for the cool factor. Those two filters sitting there look badass!

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    my volant dynoed 5 rwhp more than a slp lid.
    is it worth the extra money for power, no.
    but it does look kick ass.
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    Well if it dynoed +5HP, it should make a significant difference down the track at 80+Mph, dont ya think? The dyno implicates to me that it has the ability to flow more air, inherently. Then factor in the ram effect at speed. Should make a difference. Thanks for ya'lls help.

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    I just went online to check prices. Figured 300ish. Cant find anyone selling them for f bodys, particullarly Pontiacs. Where didi yall get yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mavrikZ
    I just went online to check prices. Figured 300ish. Cant find anyone selling them for f bodys, particullarly Pontiacs. Where didi yall get yours?
    Are you talking about the Volant intake? There's a handful of sponsors that sell them. They usually go for anywhere from $275 to $300 new. I bought mine off of eBay without the filters. I did some measuring and purchased the filters from K&N (I like the K&N red color better than the Volant blue... goes with my red WS6 better).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mavrikZ
    Well if it dynoed +5HP, it should make a significant difference down the track at 80+Mph, dont ya think? The dyno implicates to me that it has the ability to flow more air, inherently. Then factor in the ram effect at speed. Should make a difference. Thanks for ya'lls help.

    5 h.p isnt going to make much difference on a car that makes 300+ h.p

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