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Old 12-22-2011, 06:59 PM
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Re: Volant CAI

No I didn't say it wasn't safe for everyday driving. Water up to the fog lights isn't unheard of it is only about 24" in ORII which isn't much considering when you drive through water it creates a wave in front of the car which is much higher than the actual water level. Water will not make it inside the vehicle unless you stop or get stranded. Water fording also doesn't cause any components to crack.

At normal suspension mode the stock intake has 43" of ground clearance. The Volant's lowest point on the open box is 28"...now of course in ORII your get an additional 2.6" and thats only if the tires do not cause water to be pushed into the box.

I do not think most people who get a CAI really worry about going off road or fording streams so much, so it is irrelevant. My whole issue was why did they decide to make it box open? Why even have it use the stock intake hole if it is wide open on the drivers side? The pictures are definitely deceiving.
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Old 12-23-2011, 06:43 AM
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Re: Volant CAI

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Why even have it use the stock intake hole if it is wide open on the drivers side? The pictures are definitely deceiving.
It is not wide open to ambient air on the bottom side considering you have the headlight assembly, bumper and wheel well liners blocking everything. The stock intake hole is utilized to bring more outside air into the filter element, hence "cold air intake."
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:29 AM
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Re: Volant CAI

I have a slightly used Volant for sale in the classifieds, nice deal for a near new system.
http://www.jeepgarage.org/showthread...820#post540820
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Re: Volant CAI

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damn it's $328 now
I found it for $270 shipped with the 100,000 mile power filter at http://www.volant-intakes.com/
Just remember to put "twenty" in the coupon code for $20 off.
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Re: Volant CAI

Anyone notice better mpg on the highway, we do a lot of highway driving with our JGC
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:51 PM
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Re: Volant CAI

While others were unwrapping gifts under a tree, i was under the hood of my WK2 and installing my Volant CAI Xmas morning.

Sound is INCREDIBLE and I noticed a fair improvement in gas mileage... particularly in hwy driving!!! Cold front creeping in tomorrow... can't wait to see how she performs in colder weather.

So far the only thing killing the fun factor of my WK2 is the looonngggg 1st and 2nd gear on the 6spd auto.
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I have a slightly used Volant for sale in the classifieds, nice deal for a near new system.
http://www.jeepgarage.org/showthread...820#post540820
any reason for selling it?
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any reason for selling it?
It was a little too loud for me, not a bad sound though, and good power and response.
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Re: Volant CAI

I bought this intake from New Level Motorsports last week and it arrived the next day from San Diego. Installed it Saturday and took it on a 800-mile trip including about 50 miles of trail driving. I have to say I am impressed. From the comments on this thread I thought it would be much louder than the stock intake. I guess it's louder, but not by much. This is not Infinity FX territory by any means But the sound is much nicer now than it was before. More throaty and not as constipated sounding.

In line with the "constipated" analogy, the engine doesn't seem to have any more power than it did before, but pushing in the pedal seems to access that power more quickly now. It seems to rev higher sooner for a given gas pedal angle. Its like now that the engine can breathe it can get out of its own way and not act as a damper. Coasting seems improved as well. With the Volant intake, now when you let off the gas pedal the car doesn't seem to slow down as quickly.

I believe that the reduced effort with which the engine sucks in air also resulted in better highway fuel economy. According to EVIC, I averaged 20.4 MPG for that 800-mile trip I took, which includes city driving, climbing two mountain grades at highway speeds, and that 50 miles of "offroad" during which the needle seemed to be hovering around 10 MPG. Now to be fair I didn't do this same trip with the stock intake so it's not a 100% fair conclusion, but during even lightfooted freeway driving during the week before getting the Volant intake, I could only ever get the MPG up to 18.5 for a 30-mile trip.

Overall I'm happy with the product and feel it was definitely worth the ~$300.
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Re: Volant CAI

Personally I can't believe the transformation this has made. Maybe the tuning is different on our Aussie versions, but my slug of a hemi is now a beast! Not just sound but outright power is definitely improved especially in mid range. One of the main freeway entrance ramps I use daily, uphill, I was barely hitting 80 km/hr by a given landmark, and even then the acceleration would flatline for a couple of seconds, I wold eventually hit 100 by the freeway merge lane. Today, and I tried in 3 times I was so amazed, I hit 95 on that same landmark, and 120 by the time I hit merge lane. The acceleration and transition from 1st to second was awesome, did not flatline and just kept pulling. WOT PERFORMANCE is a big improvement. Economy is definitely improved... Been absolutely thumping it to hear that beautiful noise... It's loud, but only on WOT and man does it such some air!

Best money I've spent yet. This is how this engine should have performed all along.
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I dont understand how this can happen with the Jeeps computer adaptives. Did you guys disconnect the battery during install?
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