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K&N or Volant?

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    K&N or Volant?

    K&N seems to be the more popular, but is it the better choice. I do like the concept of volant's air box where is supposedly seals it off under the hood. Has anybody actually tested both of these. Any suggestions?

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    If your talking about the lid for an LS1 go with an SLP

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    I have the K&N but i wanted the volant, just couldn't find anyone who would ship to canada 3 yrs ago. I would have rather had that one for sure!

    I don't care for SLP's products so i didnt go with their lid, chose a different route and it works well enough

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    my vote goes to volant

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    K&N..

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    I have a K&N but I wished I had a volant. Volant has a piece that blocks off the area behind the filters which keeps it from sucking in all the hot air from around the engine where as K&N doesn't. Or well at least it does a better job in trying to keep it from doing so.

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    no personal experience using volant, but from what i've seen volant is the way to go compaired to k&n
    Last edited by GULLETT17; 05-02-2008 at 08:40 AM.

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    K&N if u have a non "ram air" CAI setup (SLP Flowpack). Volant if you have "ram air"..good to 2 extra hp at 100mph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01ws6er View Post
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    good lord..THEY USED TO BE BLUE!..clean those please..

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    I chose a Volant because I liked the way it looked and seem to be designed more intuitively than the K&N one for my car. I didn't want just another lid like an SLP lid, etc.

    My 2002 Pontiac Trans Am WS6... ASC# 1244 ... Born on June 23, 2001

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    Quote Originally Posted by chieftransam View Post
    I have a K&N but I wished I had a volant. Volant has a piece that blocks off the area behind the filters which keeps it from sucking in all the hot air from around the engine where as K&N doesn't. Or well at least it does a better job in trying to keep it from doing so.
    What does it matter since the car isn't staying put..

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    +1 for volant but not impressed with fit for the price, I expected better. I just made some brackets to secure the radiator better other than that I like it.

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    Volant > K&N
    1998 Trans Am, A4, SLP Loudmouth I, US Exotics WS9 ram air hood, Volant intake, 3.23's, 70k miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertiviper View Post
    good lord..THEY USED TO BE BLUE!..clean those please..
    I know I know, they are dirty as shit! It's just one of those things that keeps slipping my mind.

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