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I'm not big into mods, but I always hear rumblings about the volant intake. Could someone give me the good word on this product? (I would do a search, but maybe this thread will let those with this mod provide their latest opinions)
 

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Save your money! Blow it on something else.

I put one on my 2004 GMC truck, very little improvement noted if any. Makes more noise and my wallet is short over $400.
 

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Chuck C said:
I'm not big into mods, but I always hear rumblings about the volant intake. Could someone give me the good word on this product? (I would do a search, but maybe this thread will let those with this mod provide their latest opinions)
Chuck,
One of the biggest threads and most anticipated results and you missed it! HaveBlue had a K&N, TonyA and Volant intake and took them to a dyno to test each. The Test proved the Volant to be the best with 14HP at the rear wheels. Mine on order. It's also the most popular on this Forum. Cheapest price now is $248.
 

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RobertCTS said:
Chuck,
One of the biggest threads and most anticipated results and you missed it! HaveBlue had a K&N, TonyA and Volant intake and took them to a dyno to test each. The Test proved the Volant to be the best with 14HP at the rear wheels. Mine on order. It's also the most popular on this Forum. Cheapest price now is $248.
ah very cool. Any word on torque?
 

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Check the results! They were pretty consistant across the RPM band. 10 ft-lbs and 13 RWHP are not bad for simply changing the intake. Couple it with a good cat-back exhaust and you could gain 25 to 30 RWHP (<10%).

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=45707&page=9

HaveBlue did his runs on his 3.6L CTS. He sent me two of the airboxes that he tested, and I'll be dynoing those in the coming weeks on my 3.2L car, along with a K&N and my Volant. We should have similar results on the smaller motor, for completeness.
 

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It sounds goood... :2thumbs:
 

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I doubt you'll find anyone with regrets who's installed it on a CTS. With an engine that freely climbs to the redline, it makes a big difference (you can feel). Driving a truck that has peak HP around 3400 RPM, you will have a tougher time feeling it. The hardest part is convincing one-self to cough up $250 for a cold air intake.

The K&N open box filter, has notorious sound issues. Some like it loud, but most will deem it un-Cadillac. The Volant makes about the same power, but is much quieter, since it's essentially the same filter but with a closed airbox and cold-air snorkel.

A cat-back stainless steel exhaust will run closer to $1000 for similar results (unless you're lucky enough to recycle a used CTS-V exhaust, of course).
 
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