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So I take it the stupid question would be a majority of everyone is running different intakes to better preform?
the simple answer...yes..
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I was reading on another forum that many people with the Volant CAI have experienced roughly 2 mpg DROP... I was about to pull the trigger on that kit until I read that. Anyone have good info to report on any one kit over another?
cant say that i heard it i dont like there intake i had it i bought it and the kn&n then i sold it for more then i bought it for so i bought bfi should be here soon
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I was reading on another forum that many people with the Volant CAI have experienced roughly 2 mpg DROP... I was about to pull the trigger on that kit until I read that. Anyone have good info to report on any one kit over another?
I saw a good 1.5 MPG increase with my Volant and it still sets a new best mileage mark nearly every fill up. I attribute that to just getting broke it (15k miles and just more than a year's worth of driving on it). I have the PowerCore filter as well. I imagine that could make a difference one way or the other too.
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Ive had the volant on my truc for about 2 months now and also am getting better mileage between each fill up and i love the way it sounds when you jam your foot down its thoat.Great investment IMO
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The other thing to keep in mind is the true cost of the Volant if you want the total CAI experience. Each add-on, ram air from the fender or hood scoop is a $200 + further investment. With Vararam you are getting the Ram Air without the extra investment.
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The other thing to keep in mind is the true cost of the Volant if you want the total CAI experience. Each add-on, ram air from the fender or hood scoop is a $200 + further investment. With Vararam you are getting the Ram Air without the extra investment.
Actually on the Gen 4 Rams the Volant connects to the fender just like the stock one does.

The ram-air you're speaking of is the "scoop" which in deed does cost more, but is not needed in the late models. In fact I suggest anyone buying the Volant plug/cap the bottom whole the "scoop" connects to unless using the "scoop".
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I was just going to ask about the Volant, but guess my question got answered. :lol:
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I see a lot of posts and questions about CAI's, so I thought I'd do a little checking and do some comparisons. Everything is based on my Ram, 2010 with the Hemi. I'm sure there are other CAI's out there but these are the more common ones.

BFI $329.00 not enclosed and not out in the cold air.
K&N $322.00 partially enclosed and not in the cold air.
Airaid $365.00 partially enclosed and uses some cold air from fender connection, would use full cold air if it was fully enclosed

AFE Stage 1 $336.00 fully enclosed and uses cold air from the fender connection.
Volant $405.00 fully enclosed but has hole in bottom for scoop attachment which would be easy to block. Uses outside air connection on fender.

For my money were I to buy a CAI, I'd go for the fully enclosed CAI's hands down. CAI means "Cold" Air Intake. In my mind any CAI that does not get its air from outside the engine compartment is not a true CAI.
I don't have this thing called CAI... I have been wondering about it ever since joining this forum. RB is right. I have seen a lot of pics on here with the filter right beside the exaust manifold, or at least behind the radiator. That is a LONG way from cooler/denser air no doubt! While most I have seen do improve on the air flow coming into the intake manifold, It makes no sense to spend that kind of money and get 'half' what you could gain!
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we should do a test on what intake is the best
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will be comparing bfi an vararam on the 12th if the track isn't too busy..
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