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Old 12-17-2011, 01:03 PM
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Re: Volant CAI

received mine this morning, easy install. Sounds great at WOT and seems to have stopped the trans hunting at WOT.
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Old 12-21-2011, 05:05 AM
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Re: Volant CAI

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The volant breaths through the stock location yes, but the air box is wide open on the drivers side allowing air or water to be sucked in from the wheel well. I would say you have lost a good 12"+ of water fording ability with the volant since it isn't a closed box.

I totally agree with swapping out to the factory box if you expect to go off-roading. BUT getting caught in bad weather and the streets flooding you do not have that option. The last rain storm here I had water all the way up to my fog lights in ORII.
Excuse my ignorance, I've never owned a car that could really benefit from a CAI. But your post makes it sound like this is not good to leave on your car all the time. I'm trying to understand...does this intake somehow open directly to the outside air through / around the wheel well liner?? That seems like a really dumb idea as your wheels are always throwing crap up inside the wells.

So tall water is not a good idea, what about a ton of sand? I'm talking sand dune driving. Would this CAI be problematic in that case?
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Old 12-21-2011, 08:07 AM
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Re: Volant CAI

No they don't open to the wheel well.
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Old 12-21-2011, 12:10 PM
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Re: Volant CAI

The reality is tall water is rarely a good idea. Get a snorkel, which I am sure Volant will come out with eventually for their intake. With soggy roads for hours of driving my filters never gotten wet and with plenty of fire road driving there is dust on it but that would happen to the stock one too, its inevitable. If you plan on going all oregon trail (great game) a lot then a snorkels going to be the way to go.
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Old 12-21-2011, 03:20 PM
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Yeah not worried about fording rivers, just dealing with typical runoff / flooded intersection situations. I've never had to go through water any deeper than 8". Jeep2011's post made me think that the consensus was that this CAI was only good for street driving in good conditions, and for anything else, swap out to the stock.
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Re: Volant CAI

Gotcha. There are other options like Airraid and KN out there that have more protected/stock water capabilities.
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Re: Volant CAI

At ORII height and water up to your fog lights? I'd be more worried about water getting inside the cab or sucked back in the exhaust...probably not too smart to be driving in flood waters that high anyways!
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lol, I guess I'm hoping for someone to either confirm or allay my concern. Is this Volant model safe enough to use 100% of the time assuming you aren't going for a swim?
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Re: Volant CAI

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lol, I guess I'm hoping for someone to either confirm or allay my concern. Is this Volant model safe enough to use 100% of the time assuming you aren't going for a swim?
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Re: Volant CAI

Funny I was always told not to spray water on a hot engine or it could crack.
But we do deep water crossings.
The volant sits higher than the exhaust manifold.
I would be more worried about the cast exhaust manifold cracking.
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Re: Volant CAI

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It's the same one for the Durango which Autoanything does list.

damn it's $328 now

btw has anyone contacted the maker and asked if it's been dynoed on the GC or any other Hemi? i would like more proof than just butt dyno and most likely a placebo effect
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