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Old 04-18-2012, 11:39 PM   #1
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Ive seen a few cars, mainly looking for camaros, that have a custom cold air intake. I want to change from the usual lids to a more of a vette style CAI on a camaro. Looking for ideas and pictures. Thanks

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Old 04-19-2012, 12:06 AM   #2
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Like a Volant or K&N FIPK?
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:07 PM   #3
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I did a custom front breather CAI...

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Omg mcnord...every time I see your car....
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:56 PM   #5
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Mcnord I want to do mine very similar to yours. How did you go about doing that? Did you make it or can you buy one from somewhere?
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good i dead mcnord your whole car looks insane, love the fact its deff from every other fbody..has anyone tried the ones for trans am that look similer to mcnords but is up in the normal spot and is smaller in size? and how do they perform..i just picked up a ws9 hood i think with the heat vents on the side of the ram air and i would like to actually put it to use and make it functional insead of trying to find someones stock ws6 lid and such..
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Heres mine but it pulls from nostrils if on camaro the other would pull also as good and had lid and you can hear air being sucked in with new setup. Working on "lid " that attaches to hood and lowers down over filters (reverse of volant) to keep cleaner look.no rush happy with as is for now and just to busy. Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size.
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Thanks for the compliments guys, & yes I did make it all from scratch. I had a thread about it a while ago with more pics & details if your interested.

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Looks good bad bird, similar to that but i want it more hidden. McCord I love what you did with the front it's crazy good. Im wanting to do something of that sort but don't really know where to begin as I don't have any tools or experience to customize something like you did
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Do you want something that looks good or something that gives you performance?

You f body guys do not know how lucky you are to have a lid setup that allows for a straight shot of air into the engine and is so easy to add a ram air setup to force feed it.

My "cai" is costing me at least 2mph over a fbody with large outlet lid and a ram air box.
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Do you want something that looks good or something that gives you performance?

You f body guys do not know how lucky you are to have a lid setup that allows for a straight shot of air into the engine and is so easy to add a ram air setup to force feed it.

My "cai" is costing me at least 2mph over a fbody with large outlet lid and a ram air box.
Both if possible
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IMO you will be very hard pressed to beat the lid type setup for power. It makes it easy to scoop and force air against the flat filter, then smoothly funnel it into a straight shot into the TB.

I would not be surprised to a see a cone type CAI beat a stock or lid only setup, but I would be shocked to see one beat a large outlet lid sealed to the box with a ram air setup under it to pull cold air from under the car.
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Do diual filters like that allow any more air, or jsut for show?
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Can someone please find the thread with the kid that bought the retired highway patrol car and cut the radiator support. That thread had me laughing for days! I searched last time this topic popped up. It was at least two years ago.
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Mainly for looks but don't want to lose any performance
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I just made a shield for mine. Seals to the hood great.


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Bad Bird is that a TPIS strut brace?
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I just went on eba and orderd a twin cone kit for a jeep, $50 and just cut it down.

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yeah 98blackbird i was thinking about doing something like that i guess its alittle bit better then stock stock lid if im not using the stock beak hood anymore
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