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This is a discussion on My 2002 Z28 within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I have just bought myself a 2002 Z28. I am wanting to add a cold air intake saystem to the ...

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    I have just bought myself a 2002 Z28. I am wanting to add a cold air intake saystem to the car and was wondering what setup would give me the most HP.Any ideas would help out alot.

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    An after market lid is the most cost effective way to open up the intake. Do a search for the free ram air mod as well.

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    Just about any lid flows the same, and the worst fitting is the slp. For true cold air you have the option of the ftra or ssra, both are sold on ebay. I bought the ssra because it comes all the way to the bottom but it's fragile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    Just about any lid flows the same, and the worst fitting is the slp. For true cold air you have the option of the ftra or ssra, both are sold on ebay. I bought the ssra because it comes all the way to the bottom but it's fragile.
    How much HP is gained with the FTRA setup. Rough estiment.

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    The tests actually showed the SLP lid flowed one of the best of all, but you do have to take your time and manipulate a bit to get a good fit in some instances.

    Every car is different, some show a few HP gain and some show more - 5 - 10 HP.

    The cold air intakes block part of the radiator flow, FTRA is metal and SSRA is composite. I think if you are going to go that route, do a 160 stat at the same time to keep the engine temp down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaddySS View Post
    The tests actually showed the SLP lid flowed one of the best of all, but you do have to take your time and manipulate a bit to get a good fit in some instances.

    Every car is different, some show a few HP gain and some show more - 5 - 10 HP.

    The cold air intakes block part of the radiator flow, FTRA is metal and SSRA is composite. I think if you are going to go that route, do a 160 stat at the same time to keep the engine temp down.

    Will also need to turn fans on at lower temp to get better benefits of the 160 stat.

    The things that will give you the most gains under $1000 are LT headers and ORY, will need a new tune after install.

    You already have an LS6 Intake, so you can upgrade to a FAST 90mm Intake, but that will also mean changing so other stuff as well to get full benefits.

    Bigger throttle body. All of these can be done without dropping the engine out of the car.

    Another big boost of HP can be archived with CAM and bigger heads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastlane View Post
    How much HP is gained with the FTRA setup. Rough estiment.
    virtually zero unless you are going 100mph to get a true ram air effect, I felt no difference installing mine.

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    I went with a volant CAI and I love it. I actually felt a difference above 3,000rpm's
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    The FTRA, and SSRA systems do not kick in until you reach 50 mph +.

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    Just pick up a SLP lid and Paper filter, stay away from a "oiled" filter...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetorangess View Post
    Just pick up a SLP lid and Paper filter, stay away from a "oiled" filter...
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    Thats what im starting to lean towards as the cold air intake seems to be a bit much for me to do.Will there be any HP gain just doing the SLP lid and paper filter. Also what brand filter would you suggest?

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    Four things seem to get everyone rallied up on here. They are:

    What is the best... Airlids, Oil, Plugs, Headers/Mufflers.

    Most in the end will tell you it's up to your personal taste and what direction you are going in the build of your car.

    Paper Air filters - I use Wix from O'Reillys
    Oil - I use Mobile one or AMSOIL
    Airlid - I am currently using SLP. If you add some more foam wx stripping around the lid you get a real nice tight seal.


    Headers and Mufflers see my sig.

    Again it's what you like and what you want. Some of us have very good reasons for not liking Flowmasters (they tend to rust very quickly) or SLP (most of their products are overhype or just plain junk. I will only use their Airlid and Line Lock kit).
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    I forgot to mention about adding an extra seal, definitely recommended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis ss View Post
    I went with a volant CAI and I love it. I actually felt a difference above 3,000rpm's
    FWIW: This (Volant CAI) only really works with a cold air hood. It works really well but you really need an SS or other suitable cold air hood (VFN or the like) for it to be effective.

    I had one on my Z28 (with a stock hood) but, while it looks good, there was nowhere for fresh air to get in. In my case a smooth lid (with accompanying mods to the base etc) was less expensive than a new hood.

    I also use a stock paper air filter.
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    FTRA if your car still has AC and the Chris1313 if you have removed the AC from in front of the radiator. Link to the best one. http://www.speedinc.com/cont.cfm?cid=C0000984
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    SMWS6TA To turn the fans on @ a lower temp don't u have to tune it
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