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Re: Volant CAI

I think I am going to wait and let you guys tell me how it goes.
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i wonder how much more air this thing will allow to be pulled by the engine since the inlet hole is basically the same size as the current snorkel hole with a K&N. I also wonder how much louder this will be over my K&N drop in with stock guts. Because I like that, but louder is better. who doesn't want a snorting cherokee at WOT?
The baffles located in the tubing and not the inlet size is what holds back the factory intake and by eliminating those baffles by use of new tubing I feel a significant rise of air flow will occur.
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The baffles located in the tubing and not the inlet size is what holds back the factory intake and by eliminating those baffles by use of new tubing I feel a significant rise of air flow will occur.
that's what i figured, i've just never opened up one of those silencer boxes to see what's inside. this kit looks pretty sweet. can't wait to hear about results from the first ones purchased here.
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Re: Volant CAI

I have to say looking at volant intake the inlet to its box and the intake tube itself are much smaller than the stock intake (the stock TB connection is 3.5" and the stock airbox connection is 4.25") and the snorkel they have looks much smaller than the stock one as well. Also, knowing that that stock air intake flows 580 CFM and that 580 CFM will easily support 460 hp makes me very skeptical this will make more power than the stock intake does. The most restrictive part of the stock intake is the snorkel for the airbox not the I would like to see someone do a before and after dyno to see. As for sound this intake will not be much louder than the stock airbox due to the way it is constructed with the closed airbox so if anyone wants this for a sound mod they may be disappointed. The sole reason I built an intake for mine was for sound. The one I built was able to flow 1200 CFM but since the engine flows only 480 CFM max the extra airflow makes no difference really.
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Re: Volant CAI

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I have to say looking at volant intake the inlet to its box and the intake tube itself are much smaller than the stock intake (the stock TB connection is 3.5" and the stock airbox connection is 4.25") and the snorkel they have looks much smaller than the stock one as well. Also, knowing that that stock air intake flows 580 CFM and that 580 CFM will easily support 460 hp makes me very skeptical this will make more power than the stock intake does. The most restrictive part of the stock intake is the snorkel for the airbox not the I would like to see someone do a before and after dyno to see. As for sound this intake will not be much louder than the stock airbox due to the way it is constructed with the closed airbox so if anyone wants this for a sound mod they may be disappointed. The sole reason I built an intake for mine was for sound. The one I built was able to flow 1200 CFM but since the engine flows only 480 CFM max the extra airflow makes no difference really.
Here are the specs. I think the airbox has a 4" connection and the tube into the TB is a 4.5 to 3.5 reducer. The airbox also looks like it might be open on the right side (fender side), even though the top is closed off. I am not sure how you can say the snorkel is smaller, since it fits into the same opening as the stock snorkel.

http://volant.com/3dkls/iddb/Tfile/F...ge/16157_1.pdf
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Here are the specs. I think the airbox has a 4" connection and the tube into the TB is a 4.5 to 3.5 reducer. The airbox also looks like it might be open on the right side (fender side), even though the top is closed off. I am not sure how you can say the snorkel is smaller, since it fits into the same opening as the stock snorkel.

http://volant.com/3dkls/iddb/Tfile/F...ge/16157_1.pdf
Thanks xce, I'm hoping there's an effective way to get another air outlet off the wheel well. It looks like volant has extra snorkels on other models, let's hope they find a nice discreet one for the WK2.
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Re: Volant CAI

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Here are the specs. I think the airbox has a 4" connection and the tube into the TB is a 4.5 to 3.5 reducer. The airbox also looks like it might be open on the right side (fender side), even though the top is closed off. I am not sure how you can say the snorkel is smaller, since it fits into the same opening as the stock snorkel.

http://volant.com/3dkls/iddb/Tfile/F...ge/16157_1.pdf
That tube looks a lot smaller than 4.5" especially when you look at where it goes into the TB and the airbox and the snorkel looks shorter from right to left vs the stocker. Look how huge my 4" intake tube looks. 4.5" would a lot bigger.

The stock intake tube is 4.25" at the airbox, 3.5" at the TB and ~5.5" in between. Even if the Volant has a 4.5" tube it still has to neck down to 3.5 at the stock TB and even if the Volant snorkel is as big as the stock snorkel the stock snorkel is the most restrictive part of the whole stock intake.
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Re: Volant CAI

Terminator2 are you worried about heat soak? Looks to me like your are just sucking it in at a faster rate now. I am guessing its just a sound mod. And I assume you do not off road with your jeep at all. I know living up here in Alaska and just driving on the dirt roads out here makes a open element oil air filter clog up way to fast to even justify one.

Looks good though nice work. Just has all the same problems that the Bwoody has as well.
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Terminator2 are you worried about heat soak? Looks to me like your are just sucking it in at a faster rate now. I am guessing its just a sound mod. And I assume you do not off road with your jeep at all. I know living up here in Alaska and just driving on the dirt roads out here makes a open element oil air filter clog up way to fast to even justify one.

Looks good though nice work. Just has all the same problems that the Bwoody has as well.
No heat soak issues at all actually. I did tons of testing and I discovered that moving the IAT from the heat soak prone metal intake tube and into the airfilter inlet fixed the heat soak issues and still gives an accurate inlet air temp reading. The filter is far enough from the engine and close enough to the snorkel inlet that the IATs are 4* above ambient on the average which is actually lower than the stock airbox by about 6* because the IAT is located right above the radiator in its stock position so heat soak is an issue at the sensor. As for clogging up it is a dry filter so it stays really clean. If I do any mud or water crossing though the stock airbox draws about 8" higher than my intake so the stock airbox goes back on in those situations.
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That tube looks a lot smaller than 4.5" especially when you look at where it goes into the TB and the airbox and the snorkel looks shorter from right to left vs the stocker. Look how huge my 4" intake tube looks. 4.5" would a lot bigger.

The stock intake tube is 4.25" at the airbox, 3.5" at the TB and ~5.5" in between. Even if the Volant has a 4.5" tube it still has to neck down to 3.5 at the stock TB and even if the Volant snorkel is as big as the stock snorkel the stock snorkel is the most restrictive part of the whole stock intake.
Instead of relying on pictures to judge size, why don't you look at the manufacturers spec sheet I posted. The spec sheet has all the dimensions listed. If the spec sheet is wrong then you should email Volant. Saying it "looks" smaller based on a picture taken feet away from the tube is a little silly.

Someone should have one tomorrow (stated in a previous post) so we will have a definitive size then. No reason to bash this one based on one picture on the web.
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I think it looks great and will function a lot better. That is why I got one. His WAI looks nice but I doubt functions any better if not worse.

Any way I will report on it tomorrow night when I Install it pics may be involved.
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