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Hey Guys,

I see many people here have the Volant CAI. What about the Intake kit that K&N makes for the 5.7 Hemi?

Since both are around the same price, which one is better? What are the advantages/disadvantages?

Thanks for any input you may have.

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Any of the CAI's - Mopar, Volant, K&N, or other's, are all pretty similiar. My opinion is they are all pretty much the same as far as function.
I bought the Volant - looks good and gives me the feeling that it's getting "cool" air, rather than "under hood" hot air.
They are all pretty much going to function the same, and I'd be surprised if one was that much better than the other. They sure make the car sound good!!

Get the one you think you want to see when you raise your hood. The more I see the Mopar one, the more I like it.
 

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5point7 said:
Any of the CAI's - Mopar, Volant, K&N, or other's, are all pretty similiar. My opinion is they are all pretty much the same as far as function...Get the one you think you want to see when you raise your hood. The more I see the Mopar one, the more I like it.
You nailed it, 5point7--and the Mopar CAI does, indeed, grow more gorgeous with each admiring glance.
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shiva_va - The only thing I'll add, for clarification, is that the K&N Typhoon is not a CAI system (nor does K&N call it one). The K&N's true CAI is the K&N Aircharger 63-1114. I happen to have the Typhoon, BTW, and it's working very well for me. But it's not a CAI system.
 

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NE1 got a pic of the Mopar CAI? What are there any HP claims for the Mopar? K&N states 21.09 HP increase.
 

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E55 KEV said:
NE1 got a pic of the Mopar CAI? What are there any HP claims for the Mopar? K&N states 21.09 HP increase.
KEV, check out the links in rogue's post here for all the info you could want or need re: intakes, including comparisons and claims

Here's a pic of chasb's Mopar intake:
 

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If the filter is "up" in the engine compartment... isn't it that blue cone-lookin' thing-a-ma-jig to the right in the pic?... how is it getting "cold" air vs. "under hood" air? Just curious. Doesn't the Volant have a "snake" that actually goes down to cool are near the bottom of the car?
 

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just skimming over the post from lxforums and the CAI testing - it does not look to be worth the money unless you really desire more performance sound.
 

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GoofyTimL said:
If the filter is "up" in the engine compartment... isn't it that blue cone-lookin' thing-a-ma-jig to the right in the pic?... how is it getting "cold" air vs. "under hood" air? Just curious. Doesn't the Volant have a "snake" that actually goes down to cool are near the bottom of the car?
Yes Tim, the Volant uses the front dam for air intake so is theoretically taking in cooler air.

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just skimming over the post from lxforums and the CAI testing - it does not look to be worth the money unless you really desire more performance sound.
That is the general consensus KEV, however the sound is really nice, and many felt an improvement in throttle response. I didn't do it for more horsepower, and it was cheap enough so I'm not disappointed... my CAI, now coupled with the exhaust, sounds and feels awesome :wink1:
 

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Yes Tim, the Volant uses the front dam for air intake so is theoretically taking in cooler air.

That is the general consensus KEV, however the sound is really nice, and many felt an improvement in throttle response. I didn't do it for more horsepower, and it was cheap enough so I'm not disappointed... my CAI, now coupled with the exhaust, sounds and feels awesome :wink1:
HEMEEE - thanks for the response! :thanks:
After reading the LXFORUMS uber post and analysis :deal: ... ANY CAI is about the same. "Performance Sound" would be worth it to me also. Having a badass SRT-8 needs to sound the right way...

LOL -- it appears that stockis the way to go!
 

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As one who has done far more intake mods and gone back to stock more than I want to remember, keep in mind the stock C intake is well away from the engine heat with it's mouth near the driver's side parking lamp . No real direct ram flow however, there is also no direct ram dirt or water. Some have stated that with a speed density air metering and not a MAF any increased flow is not recognized. IMO these are about sound and I knew this when I bought my Volant and subsequently removed it after I got tired of all that Hemi intake roar. Dyno, schmyno, these companies that claim all these HP gains are suspicious at best, tricks like packing the external intake housing with ice is something they don't include in the fine print.
 

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II kings 9:20 said:
As one who has done far more intake mods and gone back to stock more than I want to remember, keep in mind the stock C intake is well away from the engine heat with it's mouth near the driver's side parking lamp . No real direct ram flow however, there is also no direct ram dirt or water. Some have stated that with a speed density air metering and not a MAF any increased flow is not recognized. IMO these are about sound and I knew this when I bought my Volant and subsequently removed it after I got tired of all that Hemi intake roar. Dyno, schmyno, these companies that claim all these HP gains are suspicious at best, tricks like packing the external intake housing with ice is something they don't include in the fine print.
i have knn cai on both my other vehicles. im interested in volant, anyone know the difference, id like to do something different on my 300c srt-8.
 

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i have knn cai on both my other vehicles. im interested in volant, anyone know the difference, id like to do something different on my 300c srt-8.

I use the Volant on most of my vehicles. The filter is inside the air box so you don't get the sucking sound that is heard from the induction that have the filter exposed. I might install the Volant on my SRT-8 for a few days and then go with the K+N to see if there are any noticeable differences. The Hemi inductions that we've installed here have been Volants.
 

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I have used several different brands of CAI's over the years. As far as I am concerned, the best available is the K&N FIPK or Air Charger kits. If it has a CARB #, then it is called FIPK, if no CARB #, then it is called an Air Charger. These kits use a intake tube manufactured of a heat soak resistant plastic formed tubing, and includes a very effective heat shield to isolate the filter under the hood. For the 300C, K&N quotes almost a 21 HP increase and backs it up with dyno test results. I can say it makes a big difference in the butt dyno as well. I have run these on an SRT-4, GT Turbo Cruiser, and the 300C. I have never liked the Typhoon (as well as many I have known who have used it) due to water igestion issues. I have heard the Volant is very good.

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tbyrne said:
I use the Volant on most of my vehicles. The filter is inside the air box so you don't get the sucking sound that is heard from the induction that have the filter exposed. I might install the Volant on my SRT-8 for a few days and then go with the K+N to see if there are any noticeable differences. The Hemi inductions that we've installed here have been Volants.
Does Volant even make an air intake kit for the 300c srt-8 and if so which is better the volant or the k&n system also will I have to worry about sucking in water with either one of those kits
Thanks
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E55 KEV said:
just skimming over the post from lxforums and the CAI testing - it does not look to be worth the money unless you really desire more performance sound.
You might consider just replacing the fog lamp duct cover with a grill. Use a dryer hose to the stock box and a K&N box filter. I know, it ain't $250 bucks and sounds ghetto-tastic but it will be just as effective as a Volant and will be quiet.

I use the K&N on both my C and Ram. Throttle response is noticable with the CAI.
 

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i just installed my volant intake on my lunch hour.1 its looks classy next to my 6.1. 2 i pulled out of my parkin lot,damn i felt it right away,especially when i got on the freeway. 3 the sweet growl when the rpm's climb. 4 knowing its pulling some air from under the car means its a good thing.
just my .02
 

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I just installed the K&N CAI on my HEMI, it picked up alot in the mid to top end, and the sound is sweet. No CARB exempt number sucks though. As wth most mods, its just personal preference.
 

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lukeinator-8 said:
i have knn cai on both my other vehicles. im interested in volant, anyone know the difference, id like to do something different on my 300c srt-8.
I have heard good things about K&N, and bad too. they are black plastic and the heat shield has a hole that is about 1.25" too big, so there is a gap around the intake tube allowing a bunch of hot air to be sucked in!!! I use the DUB-Air intake which looks way better, and uses a seal around the intake tube where it goes into the cold air box.
 

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I have heard good things about K&N, and bad too. they are black plastic and the heat shield has a hole that is about 1.25" too big, so there is a gap around the intake tube allowing a bunch of hot air to be sucked in!!! I use the DUB-Air intake which looks way better, and uses a seal around the intake tube where it goes into the cold air box.
I thought the DUB looked kind of cheesy myself, I'm sticking with the MOPAR theme.
Looks great and sound awesome!
To each is own, thats whats great about having options.
 

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I thought the DUB looked kind of cheesy myself, I'm sticking with the MOPAR theme.
Looks great and sound awesome!
To each is own, thats whats great about having options.
Sorry, the Troll is gone...
 
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