: New era performance intake



dvandentop
01-28-10, 08:09 PM
WOW what great quality this intake is, it is a piece or art and really high quality, going to try to install tonight

includes some good instructions and everything

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Mikevette
01-28-10, 08:14 PM
How many bones did you have the shell out for that bad boy? Looks sweat and easy to install.

Mike :yup:

dvandentop
01-28-10, 08:16 PM
How many bones did you have the shell out for that bad boy? Looks sweat and easy to install.

Mike :yup:


$399 but isnt too bad since i will keep my factory box intact which is around $200 for a stock one. also has proven dyno gains. I will be trying to fab up my own heatshield for it when it gets warmer out probably.

zyx5432
01-28-10, 09:33 PM
Let me know how the install goes. I have been trying to figure out which CAI to go with and that sure looks sweet!

cbloveday
01-28-10, 10:00 PM
Nice, your decision making process is similar to mine. You see something you like and you do your research. If the research is favorable, BAM, you pull the trigger.
Congrats, It looks very top quality.

thebigjimsho
01-28-10, 11:20 PM
Well, they make damn good baseball jerseys, so no surprise here...

Tony407
01-28-10, 11:39 PM
Let me know how the install goes. I have been trying to figure out which CAI to go with and that sure looks sweet!

Me too. It seems they all have different inherent qualities and faults, and I honestly haven't kept up with them as much as I'd like. One day...

Can't wait to see and hear about the finished product. If you wouldn't mind, would you pay particular attention to any post-differences in in-cabin engine noise? I'm hoping to hear more engine notes inside the car, but it doesn't seem to be a factor with the V for whatever reason(s). In the past with other CAIs on my cars, the WOT sound is amazing!

Tony

dvandentop
01-28-10, 11:43 PM
the install is done i did not get time to take a test drive after it was done but i will plan on doing it this weekend sometime. also did have 1 issue with the pcv hole not being big enough in the pipe but i fixed that myself, i did email new era to let them know as i am not sure too many buyers would be happy if they had to modify theirs a little bigger with a drill bit. other wise install is pretty easy.

sound is louder i think from just revving in the garage with hood open and engine covers off.

will let you know driving impressions sometime this weekend, also do have some install pics

cbloveday
01-29-10, 05:05 AM
Excellent!

Razorecko
01-29-10, 11:26 AM
I have the same intake. I did get some rubbing on the elbow portion thats closes to the front bumper but its miniscule....The cai bogged down my car at low speed untill i pulled out the brake duct to get more airflow in there.

dvandentop
02-01-10, 10:11 AM
ok well finally got to drive the car this weekend on some open roads, let me tell you with the engine covers off an this intake it really wakes up the supercharger in cabin noise. I am sure even more so if you removed the seal between the hood and the cowel.

it is hard to tell engine performance gains since i have rarely driven the car except for when i was bringing it home 1000 miles from the place of purchase. I am sure the gains are there i just havent driven this car enough to know the baseline.

so you will get performance gains and increased supercharger sound with this intake.

Tony407
02-01-10, 02:09 PM
Awesome!!! Pictures?

Tony

dvandentop
02-01-10, 06:21 PM
can post some tonight

dvandentop
02-01-10, 08:30 PM
here is pretty much a walkthrough of the install

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cbloveday
02-01-10, 09:16 PM
Looks great D! Thanks for taking the time to post the pics. I was waiting for them. :)

dvandentop
02-01-10, 09:19 PM
Looks great D! Thanks for taking the time to post the pics. I was waiting for them. :)


No problem the install is pretty easy i have talked to new era about my problem of having to bore out the hole and they said out of about the 25 or so they have sold none have had that issue so idk if i got a weird pcv connector or what.
regardless mine is installed and working great

Ross L
02-01-10, 10:11 PM
any other mods? Did you retune or just install and run:thumbsup:That thing looks nice!
Ross

dvandentop
02-01-10, 10:24 PM
any other mods? Did you retune or just install and run:thumbsup:That thing looks nice!
Ross

no other mods at all would liek to keep the warranty for a while since i plan on keeping this car for a bit, will not get a tune for maybe a few years since wouldnt want something to not be covered just for doing a tune.

i have a z06 track car that i have with cam and all the goodies so that one is more modded then i will do to this car.

new era did note gains on this intake on the dyno even without a tune so that is good enough for me for now. might make up a heat shield in the summer though.

v4meinsandiego
02-02-10, 01:22 AM
Sorry to jack the thread for this question but I figured its on the topic........Who makes the most cost effective AND results oriented CAI solution for the V with a heat shield? I am ready to buy one....

CadV
02-02-10, 01:05 PM
Sorry to jack the thread for this question but I figured its on the topic........Who makes the most cost effective AND results oriented CAI solution for the V with a heat shield? I am ready to buy one....

Most cost effective is to chop the stock box. I have yet to see a custom intake gain enough to justify spending any money.

thebigjimsho
02-02-10, 05:37 PM
Most cost effective is to chop the stock box. I have yet to see a custom intake gain enough to justify spending any money.
Agreed...

cbloveday
02-02-10, 07:17 PM
Throw a K&N filter in the chopped OEM airbox for even better air flow. K&N part is 33-2411

v4meinsandiego
02-02-10, 09:14 PM
Okay then....I will check it out and see if there is some threads about this modification on this site which I am sure there are but if I can't find them I will be back for some help:confused:. And as for the K&N, that sounds good. Has anybody done any testing to see rwhp gains by doing this? What about changing out the throttle body to a larger one?

I don't plan to do anything that would put me in a bind with GM and my warranty so going further than exhaust and intake/CAI is about as far as I want to take it. Maybe a tune that I can backout if necessary (W4M).

IPS Brandon
02-03-10, 02:00 PM
Okay then....I will check it out and see if there is some threads about this modification on this site which I am sure there are but if I can't find them I will be back for some help:confused:. And as for the K&N, that sounds good. Has anybody done any testing to see rwhp gains by doing this? What about changing out the throttle body to a larger one?

I don't plan to do anything that would put me in a bind with GM and my warranty so going further than exhaust and intake/CAI is about as far as I want to take it. Maybe a tune that I can backout if necessary (W4M).

We have two options for throttle body's, a CNC ported stock unit, which we have flow tested to to gain + - 30 CFM. Another option is running a different throttle body, such as an LS7 unit which goes from the 87mm factory out to 90mm, and then we also have a CNC programming for the LS7 unit as well.

Doing the ported factory unit will give you on 10 whp increase from our testing. We are working with the 90s right now to find verified gains.

CadV
02-12-10, 04:32 PM
Add to your thread dvandentop (thx btw)

I have always wanted to get a filter down in the compartment after removing the brake duct and new era appeared to be the highest quality. dvandentop was right the quality is sick with the biggest plus being one piece. This is high quality not the flimsy shit the other shops are putting out. I am still waiting on my 360 cone from Amsoil but I wanted to share some tweaks to help those of you who get it.

This intake will hit one of the radiator mounts and when you get in and out of the throttle you can hear it hitting.

I took a bunch of folded duck tape and padded the mount:
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Here is a shot of the intake resting on the duck tape:
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Next there is what appears to be a horn (not sure):
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The bottom part of it has an edge and will mess up the filter putting it down in the hole. So I took the handle of the socket and rested between the bracket and the car frame and bent it back allowing the filter to rest in there without being messed up:
http://i48.tinypic.com/fclnc5.jpg

dvandentop
02-12-10, 04:51 PM
i will have to check mine for rubbing i didnt hear anything when i got on it except the nice blower whine now :D

also yeah that is a horn, and yeah something down there does gouge the filter when it is put in the hole.

Tony407
02-12-10, 05:47 PM
That's pretty disappointing that you have to modify things to keep it from making banging noises.

Tony

CadV
02-12-10, 06:09 PM
That's pretty disappointing that you have to modify things to keep it from making banging noises.

Tony

I wouldn't call it a bang. It would just tear up the intake is all. Did it to keep it from getting scratched up.

CadV
02-15-10, 01:44 PM
Here are some shots of the Amsoil filter:

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Mike 09 V
02-16-10, 12:26 AM
If you remove your stock box you will find a piece of foam with tape over it from the factory for rattle reduction. There is a picture of it if you know what you are looking for on one of the install pictures for a CAI that somebody posted. It is located on the fender well. So don't fret over making some modest modifications for some rattles. It's custom stuff after all.

v4meinsandiego
02-16-10, 01:19 AM
If you remove your stock box you will find a piece of foam with tape over it from the factory for rattle reduction. There is a picture of it if you know what you are looking for on one of the install pictures for a CAI that somebody posted. It is located on the fender well. So don't fret over making some modest modifications for some rattles. It's custom stuff after all.

I noticed that and I thought it was to keep air from flowing into that gap between where the two sheet metal panels join up. I removed it and put a small piece of Hushmat in its place that i felt was more effective. In the end HOW we customize items in the car will either make things better or worse than the factory car. So many times changes are made that don't compliment the car or the attitude of the car. I have been there many times before and regretted doing something to only later change it again or return it to stock. But when we do something that works there isn't anything better in our minds.