: Cold Air INtake



Ryusou
10-07-05, 06:03 AM
Anyone out there got the Volant Cold Air Intake? If so, how does it perform on your escalade? Major improvements?

hcvone
10-07-05, 07:08 AM
I have had my for about 3 years, very pleased, would buy again.

Synergetic
10-07-05, 12:04 PM
I have had my for about 3 years, very pleased, would buy again.

I agree, Me too...

blown black caddy
10-07-05, 02:05 PM
Another satisfied customer also very easy to service .:thumbsup:

jldz
10-07-05, 06:38 PM
I've had mine about a year now;sounds great when you pass someone.Would like to put a Corsa Touring exhaust on.:dance:

mimmo
10-07-05, 08:43 PM
is the corsa touring exhaust loud or quiet until you punch it, only because my wife drives the car and does not like the constant rumbling on the highway

ALLeyez187onME
10-08-05, 05:40 AM
my gibson dual sport exhaust is extremely loud even at low rpm's, but with the window's up you cannot hear it very much. and if your not pressing the gas, its very quite. I would recommend looking to them, especially because they do sponsorships/etc.

hcvone
10-08-05, 06:36 AM
The Corsa Touring makes noise when you get on it (from 1/2 throttle on) but sounds good driving normal. I had the Sport system first and it was just too loud for an Escalade IMO.

Ryusou
10-08-05, 10:38 AM
any improvement on gas mileage? I really need better gas mileage on mines, I am getting only 10 mpg.

Samboosa
10-08-05, 05:11 PM
Won't help you much on gas milage especially if you're doing city driving most of the time.
I've had mine for the past 8,000 miles or so. Nice sound and a *little* noticable difference in performance but it needs to be cleaned from time to time. I thought (if I'm not mistaken) that Volant claims it should only be serviced once every 50,000 miles or so but after 8,000 miles of driving the throttle response became extremly slow. To the degree that I had to press the pedal and actually WAIT for the vehicle to move!
I removed it yesterday and it was BLACK (full of dust and smoke traces). Installed the stock filter to check the difference and WOW the Escalade is actually QUIET and SMOOTH. I miss the sound but I'll pass on that. I live in a desert where sand is everywhere and I'm actually enjoying it as quiet as it is.

Ryusou
10-09-05, 08:42 AM
okay I see, for city driving it wont do much at all, any advice then to improve the gas mileage?

fast66
10-10-05, 12:44 AM
Get an exhaust that only exits from the right, then the noise wont disturb you that much. also corsa is the way to go

hcvone
10-10-05, 07:37 AM
any improvement on gas mileage? I really need better gas mileage on mines, I am getting only 10 mpg.

As said the exhaust will not do much if anything for fuel mileage.

Ryusou
10-10-05, 08:15 AM
As said the exhaust will not do much if anything for fuel mileage.

your referring to the air intake right?
getting an exhaust should help on gas mileage?

hcvone
10-10-05, 11:33 AM
They will both give you better performance, you will not see any big gains with either or both. :)

Ryusou
10-11-05, 04:35 AM
ah I see, well performance is a big plus.
But I read somewhere though that a guy in the forum here was getting like 14 or 18 mpg?!?!?

Ryusou
10-11-05, 04:35 AM
by the way, how MPG are you guys getting around the city?

hcvone
10-11-05, 07:59 AM
I get 12.2 in the city, and up to 19.6 on the highway, that is mostly due to the computer reprogramming, I was getting about 17 on the highway before the reprogramming. :)

Ryusou
10-12-05, 04:39 AM
I get 12.2 in the city, and up to 19.6 on the highway, that is mostly due to the computer reprogramming, I was getting about 17 on the highway before the reprogramming. :)
thanks
the predator computer programmer, is it good? I was thinking of getting it.

hcvone
10-12-05, 08:06 AM
I used the Preditor for a while (they sent us a sample to play with :) ) but had a local guy that came up with a program (LS1 Edit type) for the 2003 Escalade, he is a Zaino customer and reprogrammed my truck, that is the reason for the increase in fuel mileage, plus I use all synthetic oils (Amsoil)

Venom77
10-12-05, 09:06 PM
I have a Magnaflow split exhaust out the back... lol It roars, I love it... If I'm not playing loud music its all I hear RAAAAAAWWWWWWRRRRR lol