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This is a discussion on cold air intake... within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; sorry to make 2 threads in a day, but I got some money, and I got the mod bug! Anyone ...

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    cold air intake...

    sorry to make 2 threads in a day, but I got some money, and I got the mod bug!

    Anyone care to reccomend a cold air? Is just the whisper lid a good choice, or arre the pricier ones like the K&N FIPK really worth the money.


    thanks again in advance all you guru's!

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    Well a CAI has helped many an LS1...I do not embrace the RWHP gains claims of many of the CAI manufacturers.....I do believe their is obviously some gains....
    I do however swear on my Grandmothers eyes the LS1 spools RPM's much quicker with a quality CAI...and this of course is a good thing.....I use K&N....

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    definitely some gains...but like Sarge says, not as much as manufacturers' claims. But the LS1s really do love the extra air! ...I use an SLP lid and K&N filter...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorSS
    definitely some gains...but like Sarge says, not as much as manufacturers' claims. But the LS1s really do love the extra air! ...I use an SLP lid and K&N filter...


    Amen , on the slp lid and K&N !!

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    what about bellows???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Eater
    what about bellows???
    Bellows are a waste of $. Look nice, but no value for your $.

    I really don't think much of the almighty K&N either, considering I can hit the same numbers at the track with a paper filter.
    They don't leak between the lid and the gasket like the K&N does either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbob93
    Bellows are a waste of $. Look nice, but no value for your $.

    I really don't think much of the almighty K&N either, considering I can hit the same numbers at the track with a paper filter.
    They don't leak between the lid and the gasket like the K&N does either.
    Yep, smooth bellow doesn't really yield much of a hp increase. I don't call the K&N "almighty" or anything close, I just use it because it serves me well and flows better for me than any paper filter I've tried. Although I have heard of people having sealing problems with the K&N, I haven't had any such problems with any of my K&Ns. I'm thankful I have been so fortunate.

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    Ill tell you what I know, I am a member of the Viper Club, and we had a 2004 SRT-10 on the Dynojet, put on a K&N FIPK and it LOST 10 hp! Let the buyer beware!

    Bob in the PRK

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    Get a lid for under $100, do the FRA mod and use the extra $$$ towards SFC or another mod

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    what do you guys think of clamping a k an n cone filter on the the throttle body?

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    Quote Originally Posted by quicky06
    what do you guys think of clamping a k an n cone filter on the the throttle body?
    Bad idea, you would defeat the whole purpose of the air induction system on the F-Bodies...look under the car...you will see where the LS1 gets its air and why we have a lid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurley711
    Get a lid for under $100, do the FRA mod and use the extra $$$ towards SFC or another mod

    sorry but i'm unfamiliar with the abbreviation FRA? which is..? i have the lid, but I guess i just wasted my money on slp bellows and k&n off ebay.. should i keep both items packaged and try to sell them to someone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackHawk T/A
    Bad idea, you would defeat the whole purpose of the air induction system on the F-Bodies...look under the car...you will see where the LS1 gets its air and why we have a lid.
    forgot to say that i have a 3800

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowtie Guy
    Ill tell you what I know, I am a member of the Viper Club, and we had a 2004 SRT-10 on the Dynojet, put on a K&N FIPK and it LOST 10 hp! Let the buyer beware!

    Bob in the PRK
    I have seen folks do the same thing...they do not let the computer relearn the air flow and the damn thing sees all this new air flowing past the MAF and starts pumping fuel like a big dog....results of not allowing the computer to relearn is the car will run pig ass rich and lose RWHP.....
    Remove the negative battery cable...install the CAI....reconnect the negative battery cable....drive the car for awhile...let it relearn it's new setup.....then dyno it....and have the tuner validate the A/F.....usually the car will relearn on its own and not require any tune....but slapping a CAI on and going like hell on the dyno will nine time out of ten result in pig rich and lower numbers ....

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    Thanks,Sarge---I hadnt thought of that---makes sense!

    Bob in the PRK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Eater
    sorry but i'm unfamiliar with the abbreviation FRA? which is..? i have the lid, but I guess i just wasted my money on slp bellows and k&n off ebay.. should i keep both items packaged and try to sell them to someone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Eater
    sorry but i'm unfamiliar with the abbreviation FRA? which is..? i have the lid, but I guess i just wasted my money on slp bellows and k&n off ebay.. should i keep both items packaged and try to sell them to someone else?
    Here's the real story on FRA.

    Click on the link below, then click on where it says install documents on the left.
    Then click where it says Free Ram Air.

    http://www.installuniversity.com/ins...sity/index.htm
    Last edited by rbob93; 10-26-2005 at 08:12 AM.

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    FRA=Free Ram Air

    FTRA=Fast Toys Ram Air

    be careful in downpours with the FTRA, only had a problem a couple of times but the filter did get soaked a couple of times.

    I also use an SLP lid.

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    thank you all!

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