: New Era CTS-V Cold Air Intake



Provie @ New Era
05-21-09, 01:06 PM
Mike @ New Era tuned a 09 CTSV and tested our intake on it. It made 451rwhp and 437rwtq in stock form and it picked up 34rwhp and 28rwtq with the New Era 09 CTSV intake untuned. After Mike tuned it, it made 505rwhp and 470rwtq.

The intake will be in development. Here are some pictures and a vid of it.

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whisler151
05-22-09, 12:40 AM
451rwhp? So this is an auto V? If so, 505rwhp is a nice gain.

Me Wanna A V
05-22-09, 12:49 AM
Any spy pics of "said" cold air intake?

You guys sure are on the ball when it comes to CAI's.

GTO, G8, and now the CTS-V.

Good Work!!!!!!!!!!!

Fubar75207
05-22-09, 01:02 AM
I have heard that these intakes make great power when they are first installed and then as the computer adjusts (adds fuel) for the free flowing system the power level starts to fall. The theory makes sense, what happens in real life... I don't know. I have not personally tested the hypothesis.

Any thoughts?

Provie @ New Era
05-22-09, 10:19 AM
http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww148/provie9461/ctsv/ctsv001.jpg
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http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww148/provie9461/ctsv050.jpg

Here are some more pictures... Sorry about the delay.

Tony407
05-29-09, 04:36 AM
I'd be interested in something like this. Where does the filter sit? Is this a pre-production unit? Will the final product be stainless, painted, etc?

I'm not so much interested in power gains, but with past CAI systems I've owned, I really enjoyed the "sipping" sound during throttle blips, the WOT growl, and especially the increased throttle response. Can you provide any reviews on your CAI in terms of the above benefits?

Thanks!

Tony

1-2-N-V
05-29-09, 10:25 AM
If only 451 RWHP. Using the 15% number as driveline power losses this would only equate to 530 BHP. Just trying to figure out a standard rule of thumb for the BHP figures. This would be about a 19% loss. I guess this also would vary from Dyno to Dyno. Using 19 % 505 would bring you to 623BHP

Me Wanna A V
05-29-09, 02:39 PM
If only 451 RWHP. Using the 15% number as driveline power losses this would only equate to 530 BHP. Just trying to figure out a standard rule of thumb for the BHP figures. This would be about a 19% loss. I guess this also would vary from Dyno to Dyno. Using 19 % 505 would bring you to 623BHP

15% driveline loss is the general rule of thumb in regards to manual tranny vehicles.

Auto trans usually robs 18-19%

Not sure if it was specified which tranny this car has, either way, that's a serious power increase.

Razorecko
05-29-09, 08:56 PM
here's what the finished product looks like...

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/2627/dscn03055240958.jpg (http://img19.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscn03055240958.jpg)
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Nutz
05-29-09, 09:32 PM
Jaysus! That's hawt. (well, cool actually).

Tony407
05-30-09, 12:42 AM
Yes, that does look nice. Where does the filter sit? I haven't gotten under the hood yet to check that area out yet. Living in Portland, there is a lot of rain and one of my concerns will be getting water into the engine.

Tony

GM-4-LIFE
05-30-09, 03:04 PM
If the intake tubing is any sort of metal material, won't that cause a heat soak effect and make any cold air entering the intake turn hot?

It looks really nice though and would make under the hood look so much nicer.

How much will this intake cost?

SG

CadV
05-30-09, 06:01 PM
Your not going to get any colder air than if you cut the bottom of the airbox. I just don't buy those gains.

Hondarrr
06-02-09, 01:00 AM
Nice looking,m what filter does it take? and how does it mount? also a price will be good...thanks

Razorecko
06-02-09, 09:50 AM
Your not going to get any colder air than if you cut the bottom of the airbox. I just don't buy those gains.

you can't get colder than ambient you can just get more cfm's of air depending on the intake system.

1-2-N-V
06-03-09, 11:03 AM
If on a budget? For now I was thinking couldn't we just seal off the box from hot engine compartment and run a duct down and cut hole in plastic cover at bottom of car. Maybe put a screen to keep animals out. That would be a "cold" as cold could get. Or is the stock air filter and system just too restrictive also to even bother.

Razorecko
06-03-09, 11:15 AM
well technically the best you can get is get a cai made out of abs plastic such as the systems that volant makes. That has the fewest issues of heatsoak. Obviously it wont look nearly as good and will get beat up really quickly

1-2-N-V
06-03-09, 11:25 AM
Hey thanks for the input. Who is Volant anyway?

Razorecko
06-03-09, 01:07 PM
Volant is a company that makes intake systems mostly for trucks but they use all 100% abs plastic i believe.

1-2-N-V
06-03-09, 01:14 PM
I saw their site, just plug in Volant. looks like good stuff. Nothing for our cars yet but a saw an Escalade intake. They got the right idea. ABS plastic, totally sealed conical filter housing and a down tube right to a scoop below the car. Now that i will pay for . Not just a tube and filter

Provie @ New Era
06-09-09, 03:52 PM
Sorry for not checking back on this thread sooner everyone! They're $400.

Give us a call if you want to order one or have any questions or send us an email at sales@neweraperformanceparts.com. We have them in stock and ready to ship. Our number is (585) 865-1832

Thanks,
- Mike

jianco
06-09-09, 11:05 PM
Jesse Bubb did a full CAI setup and compared to a simple airbox cutout, there was no difference on the dyno. Ask him

vseries
05-26-11, 12:06 AM
So Does the New Era Intake Block the drivers side brake air duct?

baabootoo
05-26-11, 12:58 AM
So Does the New Era Intake Block the drivers side brake air duct?

No, but it does keep the animals out though.......... :)

Tony407
05-26-11, 03:05 PM
My Airaid is for sale if anyone wants it.

Tony

1Sensei
09-16-11, 11:42 PM
So mdifying the stock airbox nets the same results as an aftermarket CAI? Also, with the New ERA unit, do you maintain the factory look? Anyone has this setup could share some photos please? Really appreciate the feedback.

Speedtrapped
09-17-11, 12:07 AM
No, u don't maintain stock look. The stock air box is removed, new era tube is quite long, with huge filter runs down just on top of the brake duct. Where the top of stock box was is now open with a tube running down.

haterinc
09-17-11, 12:12 AM
You can mod factory up to 550ish rwp by cutting bottom out. I u don't track the car take the duct out behind fog light. NE doesn't look factory at all but its effective but you basically have to remove the plastic on that side.