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    I was wondering if this CAI would work well my 97 3.8( I know its for it but does it look like it will really increase performance), The stock air box is a joke and this looks like a good setup that doesn't cost $300 like the SLP version

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1995-...Q5fAccessories

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conflict View Post
    I was wondering if this CAI would work well my 97 3.8( I know its for it but does it look like it will really increase performance), The stock air box is a joke and this looks like a good setup that doesn't cost $300 like the SLP version

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1995-...Q5fAccessories
    It does'nt look too bad but it kinda looks like a hot air system tho.. Might work better if it was totally outside the engine bay tho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    It does'nt look too bad but it kinda looks like a hot air system tho.. Might work better if it was totally outside the engine bay tho.
    the air filter ends up exactly where the stock one is

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conflict View Post
    the air filter ends up exactly where the stock one is
    I'd go with one that is "like" the K&N for those years of 6er. It moves the filter under the car and behind the bumper cover..

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    got any links to that? not quite picturing it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conflict View Post
    ehh Imho, if you're pulling air from under the hood you prolly wont see any real gains. Gotta get it into some clean cold air stream.. You can go to the K&N site and look up the CAI for the camaro they make. But I would not recommend using their filters..

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    http://www.knfilters.com/air_intake/...et_camaro.aspx

    You could adapt the 3.4 cai for your 3800.. One of our sponcers makes a far superior filter, and a plain paper filter works just as good as the K&N but keeps out dirt the K&N can't..
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    well what if I get those pipes than put an AEM or whatever filter on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conflict View Post
    I was wondering if this CAI would work well my 97 3.8( I know its for it but does it look like it will really increase performance), The stock air box is a joke and this looks like a good setup that doesn't cost $300 like the SLP version

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1995-...Q5fAccessories
    ^^^^^ this one looks better than the other one... notice the zip ties in the pic though. a dead give away that it aint gonna fit very well. you can mod it to be a "true" cold air with no prob. just by a piece of pvc pipe that is the same size as the intake piping and just extend it down through the opening. you may have to relocate the fuze box thing that i believe is bolted under where the stock air box goes, just use some zip ties to secure it somewhere since you will need em for that intake anyway. when you move that it leaves a hole to the bumper area for you to run the pipe through. you will have to connect the filter through the bottom from under the bumper. hope this helps.
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    I had the slp version on my 97 3.8, and liked it. I could immediately feel a difference. The slp version fit no problem, but the location of the air filter cones was in front of the wheel, and they got dirty extremely fast, even after I tried to seal the access trap door like plastic piece that bolts to the bumper of the car, and the wheel well (hope that just made sense). So, in any case where the cones do down like that there most likely will be the issue of them getting dirty really fast. I hope this helps.

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    well the zip ties are fine to me since its the only way I could see mounting it without taking up a bunch of room. The new filter will be where the old box was, so the air will flow into it from the the outside. still deciding if I should do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    http://www.knfilters.com/air_intake/...et_camaro.aspx

    You could adapt the 3.4 cai for your 3800.. One of our sponsors makes a far superior filter, and a plain paper filter works just as good as the K&N but keeps out dirt the K&N can't..
    who? i'm looking to replace the ones that came with my volant kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joedude02 View Post
    who? i'm looking to replace the ones that came with my volant kit.
    Here you go brudda!
    http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/eaau.aspx?zo=1606470

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