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Volant Vs. Air Lid

This is a discussion on Volant Vs. Air Lid within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Would spending an extra $150 be worth it to get a volant over getting an SLP or Whisper air lid? ...

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    Volant Vs. Air Lid

    Would spending an extra $150 be worth it to get a volant over getting an SLP or Whisper air lid? Is there a dramatic difference? 02 WS6

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    ull probably gain a little, but you wont really feel it as much. I'd pocket the extra $ and use it on other parts. But it does look better than the lid.

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    Get the SLP airlid. guaranteed 10-15hp gain. and plus everyone knows that just having SLP on your car somewhere adds 5hp....................

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    the volant looks kick ass and is 5 more rwhp that a lid
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    I had to get the Volant and it does work better than my Suncoast air box but I also have the 4port Exracter Hood and I cant drive in the rain anymore

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    how sure are you about that not driving in the rain thing? don't our cars have a system that removes water?

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    My new hood doesnt have the water blocking thing so it is direct air to the filters


    Quote Originally Posted by 7camaro7 View Post
    how sure are you about that not driving in the rain thing? don't our cars have a system that removes water?

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    I used to have a 4port hood on my old car.
    So how do you think it'd work with the ss hood?

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    Volant looks sweet as hell when you pop the hood. A far as gains over the lid, well if you debaffle and seal it properly to the underside of your hood you have a kick ass CAI, better than a lid IMO. Does it justify the extra $150, well how much is $$$ worth to you? That is SFC or LCA in my book.

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    ive got the volant on my formula and love it....

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    I have an 02 WS6 and I was just wondering if the volant is just a simple bolt on with no other mods. And there is no lid to it right? It's just open?

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    yup yup, bolts right up and no lid...

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    I've got a clear lid on now, but I think I like the looks of the clear lid better but the performance of the vol better

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    my question is this. debaffeling the hood, and sealing the volant (volant doesn't seal to the WS6 hood so keep this in mind WS6 owners) will this give comparable gains to a FTRA setup or SSRA setup? I love the looks of the volant, but if the hp gain is that much less than the other CAI setups then that's not the way i want to go

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    02 WS6. If i got a volant would it be safe for all street use. Could i drive in the rain and what not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NvyBluMtlc02WS6 View Post
    my question is this. debaffeling the hood, and sealing the volant (volant doesn't seal to the WS6 hood so keep this in mind WS6 owners) will this give comparable gains to a FTRA setup or SSRA setup? I love the looks of the volant, but if the hp gain is that much less than the other CAI setups then that's not the way i want to go
    take some thick weatherstrip and it will seal right up to the hood.
    or buy dense foam and cut it as needed to fit the hood.

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    right, weatherstripping is the way to go with the volant, but i'm looking for hp gains. FTRA, SSRA, SLP, or volant. Which produces the most?

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    I cant see how two cones can be better than a lid in performance. The air velocity is the same if not worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKIRA View Post
    I cant see how two cones can be better than a lid in performance. The air velocity is the same if not worse.
    cause the system is sealed. those cones got real dirty in 100 miles of driving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NvyBluMtlc02WS6 View Post
    right, weatherstripping is the way to go with the volant, but i'm looking for hp gains. FTRA, SSRA, SLP, or volant. Which produces the most?
    im thinking they are all within 1-3 h.p of each other

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