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    Re: Volant Performance Cool Air Intake Kit for the V

    CTSVLS6: Two weeks you say? I can hardly wait to see the numbers.

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    Re: Volant Performance Cool Air Intake Kit for the V

    Great Thanks!!!! Do anyone know what power gains they claim?

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    Re: Volant Performance Cool Air Intake Kit for the V

    Thanks for doing this research on our behalf, Rick.

    Is it true the air box just "sits in place"'?

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    Re: Volant Performance Cool Air Intake Kit for the V

    The Volant box is retained by two zinc coated hex head cap screws to the front crossmember. The 10-mm wrench one bought in the "GearWrench" set for the header install will come in handy!

    One additional note - the Volant box does not seal tightly against the fender side air inlet.

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    Re: Volant Performance Cool Air Intake Kit for the V

    Quote Originally Posted by StealthV

    One additional note - the Volant box does not seal tightly against the fender side air inlet.
    Looking at the pictures it also does not appear to be any less restrictive than the factory air box. Any comments Rick?

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    Re: Volant Performance Cool Air Intake Kit for the V

    It appears to be a nice box except for the fake carbon fiber (my view of the world) and not sealing against the fender. Any less restrictive than the factory? Perhaps a little but there's no magic beans.

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    Re: Volant Performance Cool Air Intake Kit for the V

    Quote Originally Posted by StealthV
    It appears to be a nice box except for the fake carbon fiber (my view of the world) and not sealing against the fender. Any less restrictive than the factory? Perhaps a little but there's no magic beans.
    Reading between the lines it looks like I all ready have the best combo.

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    Re: Volant Performance Cool Air Intake Kit for the V

    Update - noticed a whistle today with the Volant but only in a very narrow range. The only places that I can think of for a cause would be the screw-on airbox cover or the the fender side air inlet. Perhaps the side inlet is also what causing the LPE whistle...

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    Re: Volant Performance Cool Air Intake Kit for the V

    Wouldn't the side inlet do the whistle with the stock one also?
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    Re: Volant Performance Cool Air Intake Kit for the V

    Probably - just thinking out loud trying to find the end-all solution for the LPE whistlers.

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    Re: Volant Performance Cool Air Intake Kit for the V

    I like that kind of thinking At one point when I was troubleshooting my LPE I thought it was that side inlet also. I just don't get why stock doesn't do it. Unless stock doesn't pull enough air to make it whistle.
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    Re: Volant Performance Cool Air Intake Kit for the V

    Are there any problems with the FFV? From everything I've read and heard it seems to be the easiest to install/uninstall using the factory airbox. Opinions...?

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    Re: Volant Performance Cool Air Intake Kit for the V

    Quote Originally Posted by StealthV
    Probably - just thinking out loud trying to find the end-all solution for the LPE whistlers.
    Stealth,what is the part number of this peice?

    As far as whistle, any thing that flows air has it. Just a question of hitting a frequency that we can hear or dont like. Some geometry has to be changed or a leak found to retune the box. Easier said than done. Im sure you would find it if you fooled with it long enough. I would find it then get a fee for the fix..
    Actually I have an ultrasonic leak detector at work if you want to borrow it.

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    Re: Volant Performance Cool Air Intake Kit for the V

    Looks good, to me just another option. Options are nice!
    Whistling occurs at all speeds for me, with the LPE/FFV. It's any gear between 2000 and 2250 rpms. That's it!
    It's so faint( maybe droned out by very free flowing exhaust note) it's liveable.
    Besides, the power gain and nasty sound at WOT is very nice!

    Nice work Volant! A nice option for V owners!
    It's a FFV/LPE in a sealed off box, the air space in the LPE area is greater, and looks like it will let in more air as speeds increase.

    I think my combo is tops, and already paid for...
    I would like to see the before and after dyno #'s.

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    Re: Volant Performance Cool Air Intake Kit for the V

    Beautiful piece, that volant. I like the incorporation of the tube and box.
    For all those that have the LPE/Moore/ect, there really isn't much power to be had in an intake once a cone is used...certainly not enough to justify the cost. What are we talking about...5hp?
    The real way to make the box-type induction kits most efficient, in my opinion, would be to route the driver's brake-duct up an into the bottom of the box. That would create a true-ram-air box. For those that do not do track-days, the brake ducts are less than necessary and would be put to good use feeding the intake. Again, just my opinion...I haven't really looked to see if it would logistically work, but in theory would be most effective of the options currently available.
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