Guys, what is the best CAI for the money? I've heard Volant is but before I spend that money I gots ta no!!:smashfrea I'm Looking for Performance VS MPG
You know, then next person that suggests stationary chassis dyno testing comparing CAIs is remotely valid should be BANNED for 30 days.The primary effect is sound... not HP or MPG. However the extensive "Modification Face-Offs" that have been conducted by members of the LX community have shown that the AFE StgII and Air Hammer are the only CAIs which recoup HP (5-8) vs. the very well designed stock intake systems of the V8s.
Other CAIs tested either didn't change dyno-measured HP, or hurt HP.
I can't say that I've noticed any appreciable change in MPG, but I'm confident that it hasn't hurt my fuel economy.
Perhaps a bigger factor is running a cooler Tstat (185 F vs. the stock 203 F). There's lots of info around these boards and others about making this easy and cheap mod for extra power and fuel economy.
The post says about 10 hp, not 1.Even Diablo said it was maybe a 1hp difference. Don't see any tunes on the Diablo dependent on the CAI brand, do we??
Actually this is what Johan from Diablo said LX Forums Modern Mopar Muscle - View Single Post - Ranking Intakes