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    Volant CAI kit???

    Is this worth it, VOLANT- CAI Kit with Pro 5 Filter? Have some money to play with and want to know the pros and cons. Things I am concerned about off top are; does it fit good with no extra anything under a stock SS hood, is there any computer stuff that goes along with changing this out?

    Obviously there is the what can I expect gains wise. Not super worried about that yet cause I'm sure it won't be a lot.

    Thanks for any and all help in advance.

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    Ive heard that a lot of people like it, but ive also heard of some fitment issues....I really want one, but am holding off for now

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    not the same platform as yours, but i love mine. the butt dyno definitely approves

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikito View Post
    Ive heard that a lot of people like it, but ive also heard of some fitment issues....I really want one, but am holding off for now
    Do you know what fitment issues?
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    no not really, but i think it had more to do with installing, than with sealing against the hood

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    gotta research that now.

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    is this pointless if you already have a lid? after reading other posts, it seems there is no major difference. maybe I will just spend that money elsewhere.
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    I have the volant let me know if you guys want some pictures or info on it. It does have some fitment issues but it is pretty easy to fix.
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    Is it worth it with a lid? I mean would it be better than a lid

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    Cause i dont wanna pay for this if there really isnt any significant change from having a lid.

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    On a stock ls1 I didn't have figment issues and neither with slp smooth bellows. Once I changed the manifold I had to cut a little off and get custom silicone hoses for my 102 mm throttle body

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    Still the question remains, is there a point in changing the lid for a volant cai?

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    I don't see why it's about the same amount of air. I have ram air hood so that's the o ly reason I got mine. It seals perfectly and I've had no issues.

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    All I needed to hear. Thanks.

    Anyone else feel the same or have another opinion?

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    Ive heard that since it utilizes the air scoop, from the outside you can actually hear it sucking in air....i thought thatd be kinda cool, lol

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    Would be if it helped more than my current set up. After this thread and reading a little more, I just cant see paying 250 for something that wont help more than a lid. Dont know if im sold on the look also

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    Waste of money.

    Buy a ported tb with lid and smooth bellow.

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    Have a smooth bellow. Couldnt i just pp my own tb and save that cash too?

    But it is official now that someone else says a waste of money. Not gonna get it. Now it turns into what to do with the money. For sure buying the parking light to match my headlights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenro23 View Post
    Have a smooth bellow. Couldnt i just pp my own tb and save that cash too?

    But it is official now that someone else says a waste of money. Not gonna get it. Now it turns into what to do with the money. For sure buying the parking light to match my headlights.
    I plan on buying a pp tb, imo $50 for someone else is to do it is worth it to save my own time and the risk of me fucking it up in some way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shermanator86 View Post
    I plan on buying a pp tb, imo $50 for someone else is to do it is worth it to save my own time and the risk of me fucking it up in some way.
    very true. is that just for throttle response or is there other benefits?

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