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In fendor cold air vs. KN FI Kit

My question would an in fendor cold air kit work better than the popular KN kit that is already out there? Also is there an in fendor kit available for an LS1 cause I've only seen it for the LS2, if so where can I find it? Feed back would be greatly appreciated.

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My question would an in fendor cold air kit work better than the popular KN kit that is already out there? Also is there an in fendor kit available for an LS1 cause I've only seen it for the LS2, if so where can I find it? Feed back would be greatly appreciated.

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I think that all CAI's are about the same as far as HP & TQ increase's go. I had a K&N and it was a little too restrictive for my application and I don't like the idea of running a oiled air filter. I went to a AEM BRUTE FORCE, This unit sits just a little bit higher in the engine bay and I can see the intake tube directly behind our air scoops , allowing for cooler outside air to hit the tube and reduce the hot air it draws. But as far as better then a in fender type filter system. I just can't give a honest opinion about it. Take a look at this one. It is a little different then the rest, at $500.00 with filters it is not cheap.
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OH THATS PRETTY!!! Cheaper then another I've seen that replaces the entire intake manifold. I wonder how that performs... Where do you locate the Mas Air Sensor? Might be something to try once my goat is back on the road.
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I think that all CAI's are about the same as far as HP & TQ increase's go. I had a K&N and it was a little too restrictive for my application and I don't like the idea of running a oiled air filter. I went to a AEM BRUTE FORCE, This unit sits just a little bit higher in the engine bay and I can see the intake tube directly behind our air scoops , allowing for cooler outside air to hit the tube and reduce the hot air it draws. But as far as better then a in fender type filter system. I just can't give a honest opinion about it. Take a look at this one. It is a little different then the rest, at $500.00 with filters it is not cheap.

That is pretty cool lowet, where did you find that intake? I am curious. Oily filters are awful close to intake and is the maf crammed in there close too?


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I like that one too!
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OH THATS PRETTY!!! Cheaper then another I've seen that replaces the entire intake manifold. I wonder how that performs... Where do you locate the Mas Air Sensor? Might be something to try once my goat is back on the road.
On the intake I sent you the picture of you mount you M.A.S right in front of your Throttle body,

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That is pretty cool lowet, where did you find that intake? I am curious. Oily filters are awful close to intake and is the maf crammed in there close too?
I found this one on ls1gto.com.



I really think that as far as hp, all of these will be the same because our motors will only draw in as much air as it needs, no more, no less . The true RAM [ sealed ] AIR types will be limited on incoming air at lower speeds,

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They all do the same thing and will all give right around the same hp/tq gains. Just pick the one you like the look of.
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Just pick the one you like the look of.
You know what, that's probably what it comes down too.

I've put over $15K into my car and not once has anyone convinced me that changing my LPE CAI would gain me an advantage with a different intake. IMHO these intake comparisons need to die.

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Yea that is true. I picked the AEM because of the dry filter, and then the silver finish due to its supposed special heat deflector paint. But it does look dam good under the hood!!!!


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