Results 1 to 11 of 11

which intake system is better?

This is a discussion on which intake system is better? within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; what would give me a better boost in power... a volant cold air intake or the SLP "flo pac" kit ...

  1. #1
    Member cobrakiller99's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Michigan
    Age
    28
    Posts
    269

    silver
    1999 Trans am Ws6

    which intake system is better?

    what would give me a better boost in power... a volant cold air intake or the SLP "flo pac" kit which includes, f body smooth bellows, k&n air filter, and a high flow slp lid box.

    Those are considerations by me right now, but if anybody else has suggestions about intake systems post them please.

  2. #2
    Member WS6ICK2K's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Pittsboro NC
    Posts
    587

    Metallic Blue
    2000 Trans Am WS6

    I would go volant, because you could take out the baffels in your ram air hood and make it true ram air. I have the SLP CAI which pulls air from the bottom of the car, but I couldnt tell much of a difference in power. You will get a few more horsepower from the volant, at most 5.

  3. #3
    Senior Member GULLETT17's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Muncie, IN
    Posts
    2,554

    00 TA PWTR, 98 VertTA NBM
    80 TA BLK, 80 Formula NBM

    i think the consensus is that a ffra or a ssra will get more gains than true ram air like volant. . . therefore flopac with the ssra/ffra add-on piece should be better?? i dont know either will be about the same

  4. #4
    member since may 2000 nhraformula's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    n/w chicago
    Age
    47
    Posts
    6,933

    black
    2000 nhra edition formula

    im rather happy with my volant
    2000 nhra edition formula
    a few bolt ons, 379 rwhp
    11.96 @113.25

  5. #5
    Moderator Firebirdjones's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    12,552
    I think it's personal preference. Depends on what you want to stare at when you open the hood.
    I personally didn't want to stare at a pair of nostrals when I opened my hood I prefer the clean look of a simple SLP lid. I went with the SLP lid simply because I have an SS loaded with other SLP options, since thats what the cars about,,,it just made sense to install the lid as well in my case.
    From there I did the free ram air under the lid because it's hidden,,,and later installed the flow pac setup...

    Just for giggles I have taped them off at the track,,,first the hood, then the flow pac and found similar results with both,,,the difference was hardly measurable. But blocking both at the same time slowed the car..
    So there is a little something to be said with simple air intake changes.

    In the end it was more of a cosmetic decision for me.

  6. #6
    Member muteki's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Guam
    Posts
    310

    Electric Blue Pearl
    2001 Trans Am

    Ok, Im the dunce. What is ssra/ffra?

  7. #7
    Just me Y2KPewterSS's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Broken Arrow, OK
    Age
    42
    Posts
    23,353

    Pewter metallic
    2000 Camaro SS

    Quote Originally Posted by muteki View Post
    Ok, Im the dunce. What is ssra/ffra?
    I can't remember what the ss and ff stand for, but the ra means ram air. Both are ram air kits.
    CCW SP 500s 18x10 275/35 18x11 295/35
    SLP CME with GMMG style catback
    Painted manta stripe

    Quote Originally Posted by konigandy6 View Post
    I'd rather be bi than full homo!!!!

  8. #8
    Member muteki's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Guam
    Posts
    310

    Electric Blue Pearl
    2001 Trans Am

    Thanks

  9. #9
    I don't sell out! blackSS01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    5,558

    Black
    2001 Camaro SS M6

    I believe its Super Sucker Ram Air (SSRA) or Fast Toys Ram Air (FTRA) which both make a cold air intake that goes underneath the lid. Both companies. Just my .02
    ┌∩┐(◕_◕)┌∩┐

    Man: The Mods you are fighting,
    they are the biggest Men I have ever seen. I
    wouldn't want to fight them!

    Me: That is why no one will remember your name!

  10. #10
    I don't sell out! blackSS01's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    5,558

    Black
    2001 Camaro SS M6

    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    I think it's personal preference. Depends on what you want to stare at when you open the hood.
    I personally didn't want to stare at a pair of nostrals when I opened my hood I prefer the clean look of a simple SLP lid. I went with the SLP lid simply because I have an SS loaded with other SLP options, since thats what the cars about,,,it just made sense to install the lid as well in my case.
    From there I did the free ram air under the lid because it's hidden,,,and later installed the flow pac setup...

    Just for giggles I have taped them off at the track,,,first the hood, then the flow pac and found similar results with both,,,the difference was hardly measurable. But blocking both at the same time slowed the car..
    So there is a little something to be said with simple air intake changes.

    In the end it was more of a cosmetic decision for me.

    Nice write up, I have wondered which way to go. Which one to shut off. I had the lid and just FTRA and I have now went with both which I have my best times.

  11. #11
    Senior Member GULLETT17's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Muncie, IN
    Posts
    2,554

    00 TA PWTR, 98 VertTA NBM
    80 TA BLK, 80 Formula NBM

    Quote Originally Posted by blackSS01 View Post
    I believe its Super Sucker Ram Air (SSRA) or Fast Toys Ram Air (FTRA) which both make a cold air intake that goes underneath the lid. Both companies. Just my .02

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. volant intake system
    By Soltakr in forum External Engine
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 11-06-2008, 01:42 PM
  2. NX intake, 85mm TB, NXL system for sale
    By mrr23 in forum Nitrous
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 07-27-2008, 09:00 AM
  3. Making my own intake system?
    By rapter34 in forum External Engine
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-24-2008, 12:48 PM
  4. FS: Z06 C5 Ti exhaust & Vararam B2 intake system
    By Chirodan in forum Corvette
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-10-2007, 02:48 PM
  5. NX intake, NXL DP system, 85MM TB
    By mrr23 in forum Nitrous
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 03-13-2007, 12:18 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •