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    adamleisy is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Intake options

    Hey guys pretty new to the forums here...have a 2011 V and wondering what you guys thought about air intakes. looking at my options have heard a lot of talk about airaid, d3..

    what is the word on the best options on the market now?

    thanks!
    -Adam

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    vfaninva is online now Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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    I have the Airaid and love it. Fairly easy to install, good fit/finish, and increased SC whine.

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    Re: Intake options

    Quote Originally Posted by vfaninva View Post
    I have the Airaid and love it. Fairly easy to install, good fit/finish, and increased SC whine.
    yeah thats what i heard...what kind of power did you get fom it?

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    Re: Intake options

    Airaid all the way.

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    Re: Intake options

    I've been in search for an intake too. I don't want to buy an intake and end up making the wrong decision but according to all my research
    everyone is in love with their Airaids so that will be my first mod.

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    I just put an afraid on my 2011 coupe last night. As someone said fairly easy to install. Really nice fit and finish. Can't really tell yet about performance gains but that sound....what sweet supercharged whine music that is!! Car does seem more responsive though

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    Re: Intake options

    Quote Originally Posted by Slamminv View Post
    Airaid all the way.
    Agreed. Paired with a Corsa cat back exhaust you will be very happy and turn some heads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamleisy View Post

    yeah thats what i heard...what kind of power did you get fom it?
    I believe Airaid ad says gains of 20 HP. I'd agree with that based on SOTP feel.

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    Re: Intake options

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIwuW1ovkW4

    Some nice gains - love mine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamleisy
    Hey guys pretty new to the forums here...have a 2011 V and wondering what you guys thought about air intakes. looking at my options have heard a lot of talk about airaid, d3.. what is the word on the best options on the market now? thanks! -Adam
    Just installed the Airaid, nice sound, I am assuming at least 20hp gain since that's the info out on the web. Increase in SC whine is nice!

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    Re: Intake options

    Quote Originally Posted by Crystal Red CTS-V View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIwuW1ovkW4

    Some nice gains - love mine!
    well then looks like i know what im buying myself for Christmas!

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    Re: Intake options

    Injen makes a great intake. It is a cold air type and goes down into the fender/bumper area. Made 30whp on back to back comparison dynojet testing on my car.

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    Re: Intake options

    Other than the testing done by user name "newcadman" the others are all manufacturers & sales claims.
    About 7-8 RWHP on Airaid & KPE.
    I love my KPE, which is identical to the Airaid.
    Lots of dyno tricks out there for the manufacturers if they choose to do so.


    03-19-2009: 04:19 PM: (JTHennessey) True Cold Air Intakes – Instock!: “True Cold Air intakes – Instock”: Want to add a quick 15 hp? This is the solution. Completely replaces the factory intake system with our true cold air intake. Last week, Nick @ American Racing Headers was able to test this induction system and was able to show a gain of 18 rwhp!!! Awesome setup. Images attached to this post

    05-21-2009: 09:06 AM: “New Era CTS-V Cold Air Intake”: Mike @ New Era tuned a 09 CTSV and tested our intake on it. It made 451 rwhp and 437 rwtq in -stock- form and it picked up 34 rwhp and 28 rwtq with the New Era 09 CTSV intake untuned. After Mike tuned it, it made 505 rwhp and 470 rwtq.

    05-14-2010: 03:11 PM: KPE Cold Air Intake: Designed to draw cold air and fit with the factory -engine- bay trim. The first CTS-V intake to feature injection molded plastic tube and large filter protected in sealed powdercoated aluminum box. Makes 24 RWHP on a -stock- motor and even more with other modifications.

    06-06-2010: 06:32 PM: Airaid 250-253 - Best prices – Free Shipping!: Airaid Cold Air Intake System for the 2009-2010 Cadillac CTS-V 6.2L Supercharged -V8- includes a modular intake tube, air dam and highflow washable air filter. This System will give you 28 HP and 43 FT/LBS of Torque with out a Tune.

    07-31-2010: 04:55 PM: KPE: Re: All KPE CAI owners………Instead of using our -car-, we grabbed a used 2010 CTS-V straight off the lot from our local Cadillac Dealer with 7980 miles which was bone stock. We then installed the KPE intake, and they ran the -car- again on the dyno..………….they took the average of the three runs which proved an 11 hp increase. They did have a run that showed +20 but the average at full temperature was +11.

    07-31-2010: 06:53 PM: newcadman: Re: All KPE CAI owners: As indicated I took my 2009 V -auto- V (7000 miles) to the same (dynojet) dyno where it was previously tested when it was bone stock…………… Three pulls were made with the now installed KPE cai. End result, the -engine- made 8 MORE rwhp on its best pull than it did on its previous best bone stock pull.

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    Re: Intake options

    On my 09 Sedan, I picked up exactly 2 tenths at the track. I changed out the stock syst. to the Airaid at the track. Same cool down times and Airaid CAI surely gave me 2 tenths. Dynos are great but track testing is a very good indicator. b/c you are running 1320 feet. Hope this helps.

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    Re: Intake options

    Lingenfelter uses Airaid......good enough for me. Doesn't add 20rwhp, but does sound cool. Used Roto-Fab on my ZL1. Frankly surprised they don't play with the V's.

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