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Just ordered mine finally. Well see what happens! I can't lie I'm a bit concerned with off road performance as i do take my WK2 off-road sometimes. however I had a K&N CAI before in my old WK and I made it through what I thought to be pretty deep water fording and that was exposed at the wheel well so hopefully won't be an issue.
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:50 AM
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Just ordered mine finally. Well see what happens! I can't lie I'm a bit concerned with off road performance as i do take my WK2 off-road sometimes. however I had a K&N CAI before in my old WK and I made it through what I thought to be pretty deep water fording and that was exposed at the wheel well so hopefully won't be an issue.
Cool, I really wanna get one too. Where did you order from and how much did you pay?
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Re: Volant CAI

I've had my Volant installed for a week now. I still can't get over how great it makes the engine sound. I definitely didn't due any justice to my mpg this week. I'm a little scared that adding and exhaust will make it too loud. I just really wish Superchip could crack the programming!!!
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Cool, I really wanna get one too. Where did you order from and how much did you pay?
New Level Motorsports, came to 269 after $20 discount and I got the better filter with free shipping
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Ok it's installed, the iat sensor wasn't easy to remove but figured it out and finished the install and while idk if I notice anymore HP at WOT it sounds great
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:32 PM
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Re: Volant CAI

OK, so help me out here.

I've pulled the OEM CAI components out while waiting for FEDEX to deliver my Volant CAI system today. In doing so, I've begun to wonder if the Volant, and other systems, are more "mental" placebos than actual performance enhancements. The reason is that in looking at how the Volant is constructed, open to the side and bottom, it appears that we are much more likely to be pulling in hotter engine compartment air than the totally enclosed OEM system. We've all read the technical analysis of the advantages of how the Volant reduces air turbulence, better flow, etc., but I don't recall anyone comparing the air actual temperatures being sucked in comparing one to the other. And, air temperature has a big impact on HP.

Perceived "performance" can be tricky. All that extra Hemi sound because of a non-enclosed system could be fooling us into thinking we have increased performance while in reality we may have only gained sensory performance. And, as wardy has reported, after a tank full, the performance improvements seem to have disappeared.

So it kind of comes down to; Are the possible performance advantages of the Volant system offset by the disadvantage of hotter air from under the hood, leaving us with only a net gain in Hemi sound under WOT?
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Re: Volant CAI

I think the biggest advantages are the increased filter surface area to draw air, as well as getting rid of some of the restrictions on the OEM intake tube. I personally think the Volant system is pretty well sealed from the engine bay and could potentially be further sealed with a bit of weather stripping, etc if one so desired. I am not aware of any dyno results comparing OEM to Volant, but it would be interesting. Another thing I like is the Donaldson dry filter...no maintenance needed for 100k miles. Here is some data from a couple Chevy forums I am a member of comparing different intakes.

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Re: Volant CAI

I noticed that some of you have the Volant intake. Mine is in route to be delivered today and I am wondering if you have any install tips before I get going on this. Is it something I could do in a couple hours in the garage after work, or should I wait till the weekend to attempt it. I've searched for an install thread, but maybe I missed it. Thanks for your help.
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Re: Volant CAI

I used tire lubricant, soapy water would work too, to make getting the OEM box off its mounting posts. Slid right out when you pull straight up. Be really careful removing the temp sensor or you can break some ears off like I did. Would have really helped if the instructions had said how far to twist to unlock. Since the Volant doesn't "lock" into place it won't be an issue.

Also I put some tire lubricant on the temp sensor "O" ring area, then held the 1/2" gromet from inside the Volant tube to keep the gromet from being pushed into the tube, then mount the tube being careful not to break the sensor.
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Re: Volant CAI

That seemed too easy. I get worried when my projects go too smoothly. What did I forget?
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That seemed too easy. I get worried when my projects go too smoothly. What did I forget?
Nothing, it really is that easy! Shoot, my wife did most of the install herself. After all, it is her daily driver and I had some other projects going in the garage when the UPS man arrived w/ the Volant. I guess she could't wait...

EDIT: Check the tightness of the screws on all the fittings after a couple days of driving. They will loosen up a bit as the rubber connectors relax.
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Re: Volant CAI

Just ordered my CAI from New Level.

Can't wait.

BTW, I'm not super techy with cars, (much better with computers), should I risk doing it myself, or should I get my dealer/some mechanic to do it?
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