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Re: Volant CAI

Interesting conversation.

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I have always thought that the Intake stroke on a NA engine is parasitic to performance.

ie. I see it as like one of these squirt guns:



Where the engine has to pull in the air. The easier you can make that job the less work the engine has to do. So yes, that squirt gun can currently support 1GPM, an adequate stream to get people wet, but if you make the squirt hole bigger, 1 GPM is much less work and therefor much less parasitic keeping you from tiring and allows for more participants in the wet tshirt contest.
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....allows for more participants in the wet tshirt contest.

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Interesting conversation.

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I have always thought that the Intake stroke on a NA engine is parasitic to performance.

ie. I see it as like one of these squirt guns:



Where the engine has to pull in the air. The easier you can make that job the less work the engine has to do. So yes, that squirt gun can currently support 1GPM, an adequate stream to get people wet, but if you make the squirt hole bigger, 1 GPM is much less work and therefor much less parasitic keeping you from tiring and allows for more participants in the wet tshirt contest.
You are absolutely correct, this is where manifold vacuum comes from on the intake stroke as well as back pressure on the exhaust stroke.
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Well it came today and I got it installed. Very nice piece. The instructions blow but not to hard to figure it out. The drivers side facing the wheel well is all open to make room for that huge filter. What a nice filter that is btw! It's all sealed off otherwise. No hot air from the engine is coming in. My test ride was not the best to see the performance increase tho. It was blowing 80mph with blinding snow at my house. Nothing strange for up here but It does not allow for mashing the throttle. However I put it in sand/mud mode so it would not pull the power when my wheels spin and it sounds amazing. This might be the first car I ever own that I do not put a exhaust on.
I only have a few crappy cell phone pics. I will post up in a bit.
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Saw a local hanging out on my drive

Gusting to 80MPH


Will have better impressions when the weather calms down from this
A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 AM AKDT FRIDAY.

* LOCATION... ALONG TURNAGAIN ARM AND HIGHER ELEVATIONS...

* WIND... SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 40 TO 55 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 80 MPH...

* TIMING... WINDS WILL INCREASE THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...

* IMPACTS... LOOSE OBJECTS MAY BECOME AIRBORNE AND CAUSE DAMAGE TO NEARBY STRUCTURES. TRAVEL MAY BE DIFFICULT.
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Much appreciated GFY8, my order is going out tonight. Cheers.
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You convinced me. I'm ordering mine now.
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Re: Volant CAI

I think I'll still wait to see what the Mopar one looks like, but it can't be too much better than this one...

Based on my measurements with the Bwoody intake (granted very crude), heat soak and IAT sensor location really didn't matter. The big thing was that it was sucking air from inside the engine bay rather than through the stock snorkle location. Looks like the Volant unit handles that situation nicely. I'd even put the Bwoody intake back on if there were a way to get it to suck air from the outside of the vehicle...
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Well mine came a day early. Just got it on and it's very easy to install. Haven't had a chance for a test drive yet. Question. I know that it is beat to reset the computer so it can adapt to the CAI. Is there an easier way to disconnect the battery then disconnecting it from under the seat. Will go for a test drive after dinner.
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Well mine came a day early. Just got it on and it's very easy to install. Haven't had a chance for a test drive yet. Question. I know that it is beat to reset the computer so it can adapt to the CAI. Is there an easier way to disconnect the battery then disconnecting it from under the seat. Will go for a test drive after dinner.
Disconnecting the battery is unnecessary. The PCM will learn anyways...
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That's good to hear glad I could help. It's really a nice CAI. I look forward to seeing othe installs and reviews!
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Much appreciated GFY8, my order is going out tonight. Cheers.
Gonna ditch the bwoody Moose?
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