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Old 09-17-2010, 11:10 AM
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when i go for smog I take 10 minutes and put my stock setup back in...I dont want the inspector to think there is anything else to look for which may not be legal...
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one thing about the afe stage one, on their website it states its only for 02-08 hemi's, not the 09-10 models.

The afe stage 2 does fit the 09 models

http://afepower.com/shop/details_new...09&&brandID=53
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Well I am new to the game for cold air intakes for trucks but......tons of studies have been done for CAI's for Corvettes. Dyno runs with the hood up and the hood down with under the hood temp monitoring while dyno runs with high speed fans and without..... etc. Most of the information came down to a larger intake (volume and piping) and a larger more porus filter and not so much "cold" air. Most hot air gets flushed out during travel so it becomes much less of an issue. What is an issue is the filter size and how well it flows. Now that is another can or worms but a lot of what we have seen with K&N filters was not very impressive, as a matter of fact any of the "oil cleaned" filters flowed very poorly for vettes.
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..I am in totally agreement, that's why when i run a ramhammer (bfi), I switched out the oiled filter that came with and am using an Amsoil dryflow one..
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..I am in totally agreement, that's why when i run a ramhammer (bfi), I switched out the oiled filter that came with and am using an Amsoil dryflow one..

What we also found that made a considerable difference was no bends or very few and nothing radical. The more straight the shot the better.
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I learned a lot here! I think the Volant and blocked bottom opening is the way to go! Or make your own "snorkel" tube out of the pep boys universal kits! Put the scoop where you want to!
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Haven't posted in this thread in a while. In my opinion none of the commercially CAI's are the "perfect" CAI. Here's my list of requirements of the "perfect" CAI.

1. Direct cold air. No hot air from inside the engine compartment. As a former jet mechanic its a fact that cold air is denser and better for power.

2. Duct should has as few bends as possible. The bends should be as smooth as possible. The duct should not be made of a heat conducting material such as metal. Plastic throws off heat much better. Even then, I still think the tube should be wrapped in a heat reflecting material or insulation of some type.

3. Filter should be good enough to prevent particulate matter from entering the TB. But open enough to allow for high volume flow. I do not like the oiled filters in the least.

4. Only flex points should be at the TB and where the CAI mounts to the body of the truck such as where the tube connects to the filter box.

As I said in the original post, the stock set up on the 09/10 is better than most of the aftermarket CAI's in my opinion. This is because it is enclosed and uses true cold air. It loses points for the design of the tube which is ribbed rubber. I would also like to see a larger opening for the fender connection and have it better sealed to keep heat out.
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I think I've seen a tube mod that keeps the airbox! Not sure....any help?? I would love to keep the stock airbox on my 2010 and the 300 extra bucks!!
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I would like to turn the stock hood scoops into functional. Does any1 know of a manufacturer I can turn to?
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