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Two ?? on Volant CAI setup

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    Question Two ?? on Volant CAI setup

    First, will the Volant CAI setup work on my T/A with a WS6 Tru-Fiber hood. More or less the clearance and how it seals to the hood. Does anyone have this setup??

    Second, I have removed the baffles in my Ram Air hood. Do I need to worry about water get past the filters???


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    1. if it doesnt seal up super tight you can always add pipe insulation to add some body to it and get a tighter seal, other than that i dont know.

    2.I also have both baffles removed and no problems, i even take it through the straight up car was once or twice. I had the same worries tho...

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    I have it. No baffles either. I just put bags over the filters when I wash the motor. Its all good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badazta View Post
    I have it. No baffles either. I just put bags over the filters when I wash the motor. Its all good.
    What about in the rain?? Any issues??

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    although I cringe when it rains, ( since I lost a 3000 mile 318 in my dodge due to water) I haven't had any issues with the TA.

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    I have the OEM hood, and I love the kit. My hood is also debaffled, but I drove my car in HEAVY rain 2 weeks ago and the next time I went to start it up, I blew a hole out the side of my block! I'm thinking I ingested water and shit out a piece of a bearing...?

    The kit is great though, and seals very well to the OEM hood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01ws6er View Post
    I have the OEM hood, and I love the kit. My hood is also debaffled, but I drove my car in HEAVY rain 2 weeks ago and the next time I went to start it up, I blew a hole out the side of my block! I'm thinking I ingested water and shit out a piece of a bearing...?

    The kit is great though, and seals very well to the OEM hood.
    SHIT!!!! I wasn't worried until this post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piranhaz View Post
    SHIT!!!! I wasn't worried until this post
    I don't think it was from the volant, and it was just just a speculation, because I ave yet to take the motor apart. Plenty of others using it without problems!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01ws6er View Post
    I don't think it was from the volant, and it was just just a speculation, because I ave yet to take the motor apart. Plenty of others using it without problems!
    Understood and I'm sure it's not from the Volant set-up. I'm more worried about having the baffles removed now..............

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    this is what I found after reading about removing baffles from various threads on this site.

    - if its a daily driver you are better of keeping the baffles in just to be on the safer side
    - others have taken them and had a filter such as K&N and have felt their filter after a hard rain and that the inside of the filter was bone dry
    - Someone else mentioned that It takes something like 600hp or something around that line to make water rise 1 in.
    - Someone else also had some type of clear plate that they put in front of the grills on the nostrils of the hood for when it would rain

    I though I would just add in what I read to maybe help you make you decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02 WS-Six View Post
    this is what I found after reading about removing baffles from various threads on this site.

    - if its a daily driver you are better of keeping the baffles in just to be on the safer side
    - others have taken them and had a filter such as K&N and have felt their filter after a hard rain and that the inside of the filter was bone dry
    - Someone else mentioned that It takes something like 600hp or something around that line to make water rise 1 in.
    - Someone else also had some type of clear plate that they put in front of the grills on the nostrils of the hood for when it would rain

    I though I would just add in what I read to maybe help you make you decision.

    That's good info all rolled into one post!! I could always create a plate to put in there when it rained, but that kinda sux. I guess if I was just gonna run an MTI or SLP lid with a K&N filter I wouldn't be as worried because the water would have to go up through the filter where as the Volant setup looks like the water would get pushed right into the filters, but I can't tell that just from pictures of them.

    The saga continues..................

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