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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; Grabs cold air from both low from the wheel well/bumper cover area and rm air from the drivers side of ...
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    RX Cold Air intake kit for the LY7 first gen CTS finished:






    Grabs cold air from both low from the wheel well/bumper cover area and rm air from the drivers side of the hood (requires triming app 4" of the front hood seal).

    Final price is not set yet, but this is the final revision.



    www.RevXtreme.com 941-721-1826

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    Also, this is the low profile breather for the others waiting for it. Return your standard size with a detailed note to exchange for the low profile.

    RX Performance Products/RevXtreme.com 941-721-1826

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

    Tracy, thanks for starting this article. I took some more pictures and would like to just say that I love the intake and box. It's made a noticeable difference in horsepower, and looks great. I will post up on how trimming the seal goes once I get it.

    Heres some more pics from me.

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    CAI




    With ram Air


    Also, If I remember right, I believe the production boxes will all be cnc or water jet cut. This one was hand cut. for any imperfections or non straight lines you may see.

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    Looks pretty good guys!!

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    The setup looks great! Are you gonna do a dyno ith the CAI and Exhaust setup?

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

    Looks sweet! Please keep us posted on CAI for the '03 as well.

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

    looks like a volant bro

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    I guess I will be the black sheep here lol. I like the look of the Volant better. I think the volant will keep a little more heat out. It does look nice tho, no mistaking that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by joartstewey View Post
    Looks sweet! Please keep us posted on CAI for the '03 as well.
    I talked to Teedoe and he said he got his car back up and running and he will be heading over to RX soon to start on the 3.2 mod

    Eventually, theres hope that there will be some carbon fiber and plastic boxes as well. There will also be more than just black for the colors..I love the box, and think that theres actually more air being pushed through as theres more than just 2 little holes(the volant) for air to go through.
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    Re: RX Cold Air intake kit for the LY7 first gen CTS finished:

    Any idea when there will be production models available? I was thinking I'd do Volant with tax money, but if this is just a couple of months out I may wait...

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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
    looks like a volant bro
    You are out of your damn mind.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blayne View Post
    I guess I will be the black sheep here lol. I like the look of the Volant better. I think the volant will keep a little more heat out. It does look nice tho, no mistaking that.
    I dont like it. RX makes good products and this is not one of them. Im not saying in production but just visually, its an eye sore.

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

    What is it y'all don't like about it? If its the imperfections of being hand cut I guess all can do is wait for a water jet cut product, if something else give him some ideas of what youd like.

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

    [QUOTE=SHORTSTACK;3202075]You are out of your damn mind.

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    Yea your right shortstack it really doesnt look like a volant, it looks like a volant and k&n made a baby

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


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tlorenzen
    What is it y'all don't like about it? If its the imperfections of being hand cut I guess all can do is wait for a water jet cut product, if something else give him some ideas of what youd like.
    Well, I don't like the way that the top plate seems like it doesn't line up with the side plates. It doesn't seem to follow the curve of the rad support very well. As said before, there is a lot of area for heat to get in.

    That being said, I DO like that you guys made another intake for our cars. I DO like the plexiglass on the top. Be a good place for a small red LED in there to add a little light under the plexiglass. I also like that the elbow going into the TB doesn't touch the rad like the Volant.

    So, I am mixed about it. Cleaning up alignment issues and whatnot might make it the real game winner!

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    Oh, and I am sure you will ha e it cheaper than the volant so that's a biggie!
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    Re: RX Cold Air intake kit for the LY7 first gen CTS finished:

    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.
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