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Cadillac CTS First Generation Forum - 2003 - 2007 Discussion, RX Cold Air intake kit for the LY7 first gen CTS finished: in Cadillac CTS Coupe, Sport Sedan and Sport Wagon Forums; Originally Posted by josney i guess i view this stuff completely different, cause i could care less what it looks ...
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    Re: RX Cold Air intake kit for the LY7 first gen CTS finished:

    Quote Originally Posted by josney View Post
    i guess i view this stuff completely different, cause i could care less what it looks like. it it helps the performance of the car, so be it. if its functional, thats all that matters, right?. i dont sit around in my driveway with the hood open so my neighbors can see what under the hood looks like. i mean, "putting an LED in there"? yeah.....ok. i guess if you sit around with the hood up, then go for it.
    100% agree with you on that one, dyno it and post it up against the volant

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    Well then this intake is perfect for you. Don't ask for opinions if you are going to get your panties in a bunch about the reply. Listen, you may not care about what it looks like but others do. Why do some people paint they're engine covers? Because they like stuff looking nice. Those are the guys that will want the fit and finish. Like I said, it's a good intake, and if you sum up my last opinions, it needs fit and finish!!

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    Re: RX Cold Air intake kit for the LY7 first gen CTS finished:

    Yes, the fit will be better in the production version as all is cut on a CNC water jet. This was all cut by hand as Travis stated. It also has unlike ny other we have seen, an opening in the from of the top cover that you trim app 4" of the upper hood seal off and it gets completely clear cold air effectively "ramming" into the box so the only time any engine compartment air can get in is at idle. Look at your hood colsed, there is a nice gap right in front of the box lid, so all thats needed is the short piece of the upper hood seal trimmed.
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    Re: RX Cold Air intake kit for the LY7 first gen CTS finished:

    SC2150, have you got an estimated release date yet or anything? If you're just finishing the prototype I'm sure it'll still be a while, but I'm curious.

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    Re: RX Cold Air intake kit for the LY7 first gen CTS finished:

    Quote Originally Posted by Blayne View Post
    Well then this intake is perfect for you. Don't ask for opinions if you are going to get your panties in a bunch about the reply. Listen, you may not care about what it looks like but others do. Why do some people paint they're engine covers? Because they like stuff looking nice. Those are the guys that will want the fit and finish. Like I said, it's a good intake, and if you sum up my last opinions, it needs fit and finish!!
    A also care about all of this. I don't always have my hood up, but atleast I know what it looks like Like stated before, this is a hand cut prototype, precision is not necessarily the main focus in a prototype...Functionality is. That's the reason of adding a cold air intake...Functionality, then Looks. As Tracy said, the production product will definitely have more fit and finish though

    Hopefully today I will be able to get the seal cut and get a pic of the space for air to "Ram" in.

    Tim, I believe Tracy was aiming for 30-60 days, but probably more towards the latter. I'm sure it won't be released until we are satisfied with the product ourselves though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuff_buster View Post
    100% agree with you on that one, dyno it and post it up against the volant
    Hopefully we will be able to get it on a dyno by the time production is ready. I have a feeling dyno numbers will be very similar(hopefully better) but be better in the real world as you can't utilize the "ram air" capabilities while on a dyno.
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    Well that's great. The steps are in place to have the fit and finish taken care of. I wasn't trying to bash the product. I'm all for improvement and having a cheaper product with better performance. I am excited to see the final product. Ram air is nice. That's ways something that dynos are unable to monitor. Same as a turbo intercooled car. Never sees the cooling temp on the IC that you would get at 60mph. Other than the figment issue, I think it will be a great product and for price and performance I would buy one!

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    Re: RX Cold Air intake kit for the LY7 first gen CTS finished:

    Figure another 60-90 days before release. Finishes will be available in most current Caddy colors. Retail price has not been determined yet, but target is mid-high $200 range if possible.
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    Re: RX Cold Air intake kit for the LY7 first gen CTS finished:

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuff_buster View Post
    100% agree with you on that one, dyno it and post it up against the volant
    And then do some dyno runs with & without the Iceolater. All those guys that promised before never followed through.

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    Re: RX Cold Air intake kit for the LY7 first gen CTS finished:

    Anyone local to us that wants to do this, contact us and we will give a heck of a deal on it so we can show independant results.

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    Re: RX Cold Air intake kit for the LY7 first gen CTS finished:

    Quote Originally Posted by Argent1 View Post
    And then do some dyno runs with & without the Iceolater. All those guys that promised before never followed through.
    Like me, lol. Decided the money was better spent on stereo, but I'm still planning on doing this at some point, I promise!
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    Re: RX Cold Air intake kit for the LY7 first gen CTS finished:

    My dislikes:
    As stated before, fit and finish. Why couldnt you weld a 90 instEAD of using that material going into the tb? tHERE ARE MORE THEN ONE WAY TO RAM THE AIR IN THE BOX. rIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE GRILL THERES A RUBBER PIECE. cUT THAT BACK AND YOU WILL DAMN NEAR A DIRECT FLOW OF AIR INTO THE BOX.... jUST MY OPINION.

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    Re: RX Cold Air intake kit for the LY7 first gen CTS finished:

    Quote Originally Posted by SHORTSTACK View Post
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    As stated before, fit and finish. Why couldnt you weld a 90 instEAD of using that material going into the tb? tHERE ARE MORE THEN ONE WAY TO RAM THE AIR IN THE BOX. rIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE GRILL THERES A RUBBER PIECE. cUT THAT BACK AND YOU WILL DAMN NEAR A DIRECT FLOW OF AIR INTO THE BOX.... jUST MY OPINION.
    lol you drunk? so many caps. But the piping is just what was available in the shop at the time, and the rubber piping is easier to clamp down, than say a piece of aluminum...It may get changed to something more sleek for the production model, it's all still up in the air. Just know you can expect something like this only better.
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    Re: RX Cold Air intake kit for the LY7 first gen CTS finished:

    Quote Originally Posted by SHORTSTACK View Post
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    As stated before, fit and finish. Why couldnt you weld a 90 instEAD of using that material going into the tb? tHERE ARE MORE THEN ONE WAY TO RAM THE AIR IN THE BOX. rIGHT HAND SIDE OF THE GRILL THERES A RUBBER PIECE. cUT THAT BACK AND YOU WILL DAMN NEAR A DIRECT FLOW OF AIR INTO THE BOX.... jUST MY OPINION.
    look at his name...SHORTSTACK, he must feel like he has to yell to compensate for his SHORTNESS.

    hahahahahahaha. shortstack, i am still working on the tint
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    Re: RX Cold Air intake kit for the LY7 first gen CTS finished:

    Dont be tryin to predict what im going to say.............
    lol
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    Re: RX Cold Air intake kit for the LY7 first gen CTS finished:

    Quote Originally Posted by SHORTSTACK View Post
    Dont be tryin to predict what im going to say.............
    lol
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