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Old 11-24-2011, 08:00 AM
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Re: Volant CAI

Fitted mine today, 35c (95f) did not notice any heat sink.
Driving moderately (normal) could not tell the difference.
Put the boot into it and wow I have a V8!
Turned the head on a HSV driver that gave it stick of the line at the lights. His jaw dropped when he saw me next to him, he smiled with a thumbs up.
The sound is loud 4-5grand.
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Re: Volant CAI

I had the best of intentions to shoot some before and after video, but my Volant showed up yesterday by surprise (original ETA was Friday) and after opening the box I couldn't wait to install it.

The previous posters were right in that the instructions are weak to say the least, but anyone with reasonable mechanical ability should be able to figure it out.


As for any performance improvement, I would say that the throttle lag is greatly diminished. I'm not expecting much in overall HP gains but I'm very happy with the improvement in drivability thus far.


The sound is very close to the stock air box - until you get on it!!


I would say that this was a very good purchase and based on my experience, I would do it again and recommend it to others considering the purchase.
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Old 11-24-2011, 01:42 PM
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Thanks for your review!! I am excited for mine to arrive!
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Re: Volant CAI

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yes the volant is completely open air facing the fender and still utilizes the snorkel for fresh air as well. just think of your average intake sound and add the manliness of the old spice guy to it
So it sounds as if this will diminish the off road ability or at least in the water fording category??
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So it sounds as if this will diminish the off road ability or at least in the water fording category??
Just curious how to you figure it has any effect on water fording?
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I had the best of intentions to shoot some before and after video, but my Volant showed up yesterday by surprise (original ETA was Friday) and after opening the box I couldn't wait to install it.

The previous posters were right in that the instructions are weak to say the least, but anyone with reasonable mechanical ability should be able to figure it out.


As for any performance improvement, I would say that the throttle lag is greatly diminished. I'm not expecting much in overall HP gains but I'm very happy with the improvement in drivability thus far.


The sound is very close to the stock air box - until you get on it!!


I would say that this was a very good purchase and based on my experience, I would do it again and recommend it to others considering the purchase.
Instructions!
What instructions?
I did not get any with mine.
Only took 10 minutes to fit.
The longest part was figuring were the bracket went.
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Just curious how to you figure it has any effect on water fording?
If it is an open air box to the fender it is loosing serious height over the standard inlet.
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If it is an open air box to the fender it is loosing serious height over the standard inlet.
serious height? perhaps not, your only difference now is you've lowered your height from the snorkel to the lowest point of the intake pipe. splashing through a couple feet of water is ok, but swimming perhaps not. and if you're really concerned, you always have the option of putting your stock intake on for that extra few inches.
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Re: Volant CAI

I just installed mine last night and was thinking a lot about the water exposure issue. It sounds awesome and the pep is great though. The reality is I don't really want to be fording anything that may be of concern with my WK anyway because water + electronics in a car like ours = a freaking nightmare. Won't stop be from blasting through puddles though!
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serious height? perhaps not, your only difference now is you've lowered your height from the snorkel to the lowest point of the intake pipe. splashing through a couple feet of water is ok, but swimming perhaps not. and if you're really concerned, you always have the option of putting your stock intake on for that extra few inches.
I dont understand the intake is at the same height-- How are you demising your fording ability. The Stock intake just had a bendy big that put the air at the lower part of the intake box -- this intake keeps it at the same height. I really don't think that one is better than the other with respect to fording.

If you are really concerned then I would put a true snorkel on -- I know I am waiting for one to be developed.
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I dont understand the intake is at the same height-- How are you demising your fording ability. The Stock intake just had a bendy big that put the air at the lower part of the intake box -- this intake keeps it at the same height. I really don't think that one is better than the other with respect to fording.

If you are really concerned then I would put a true snorkel on -- I know I am waiting for one to be developed.
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.
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Re: Volant CAI

I would agree that it is not as "water tight" ... but I think the statement losing 12 inches is excessive, although I think that 5 or 6 would be closer to the mark. Although as soon as a snorkel is developed I will be going that route.

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