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Old 01-17-2006, 02:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My GM CAI System... Just in my Sol! Picture.

http://putfile.com/pic.php?pic=1/1615312331.jpg&s=x12

Here is what the GM CAI looks like installed. Love the sound. I don't know how to explain it, but the car feels more like a sports car now. Didn't have to wait, my GM Parts guy found one in a warehouse in Austin. Same deal with my splash guards. Someone here is stocking up on Solstice parts. Dealer charged me 1/2 hour labor. So much stuff came out of the engine compartment that I could barely find enough space in the Sol to get it all home. Notice the orange pre-filter filter bag with the GM Performance parts logo. Nice.

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Old 01-17-2006, 02:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Can you tell how much you paid with installation?

Notice any HP difference?

Are you thinking of getting GM exhaust as well?

Appreciate your answers. Thinking of doing the same with my Sol. Just wanted to get some figure$$.
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Old 01-17-2006, 02:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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A little over $400 incl. installation. Took 30 minutes. They sold me the part for right around what GM Parts Direct charges after they knew I was hip to the GMPD site. I don't know about HP. It feels peppier. Maybe the growl creates the illusion. It's still more fun! Look forward to getting the exhaust someday as well. Little Chromies on the way. I just can't resolve the bra issue: cheap GM or pricey clear 3M. Or none at all! I have tiny chips on the front and back bumpers now. Kept it showroom for two whole months. I guess "the frost is off the pumpkin" now! Time, to start driving the %$@# out of it! The CAI is the first performance part I've ever put on one of my vehicles. I can't wait to get out and drive again.

Went with GM because the part was readily available and obvious warranty and installation benefits.

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Old 01-17-2006, 02:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Could you give me the part number or name on the GMPD. Want to have some bargaining chips when I order mine.

My GM parts manager quoted me $420 for the GM CAI and $60 for installation.

Thanks a bunch.
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Old 01-17-2006, 02:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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GM Part # 17800764 according to my invoice.
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Old 01-17-2006, 03:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thank you. Really appreciate it. I'll be getting mine soon.
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Old 01-17-2006, 03:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Chest.- Looks great! Talk about driving it - come on up on Saturday if you can.

I put a bra on mine (after the first rock ding) and will install splash guards.

Thinking about CAI & exhaust, but have not ordered as yet.
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Old 01-17-2006, 03:13 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thinking about riding up to Dallas with Lagonia (who I haven't met yet). I'm trying to clear my schedule. Another consideration... IH-35 can be hell on cars!

We'll see.
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Do you hear any whooshing/vacuum sound, like an air leak coming from the hood now?... on my acura after installing a cai, the sound of the air being sucked in was embarrassing at red lights!
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Do you hear any whooshing/vacuum sound, like an air leak coming from the hood now?... on my acura after installing a cai, the sound of the air being sucked in was embarrassing at red lights!

Kid-Colt, I have the GM System also. At idle your engine sounds stock, but hit the throttle and you hear a NICE Growl!!

Here's a vid I shot recently: (56K Warning!! 16MB File)

GM Intake

It's a good audio representation!
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Chest.- Looks great! Talk about driving it - come on up on Saturday if you can.

I put a bra on mine (after the first rock ding) and will install splash guards.

Thinking about CAI & exhaust, but have not ordered as yet.
Put the clear bra on. Today's paints (from 1998 on) have low VOC and chip very easily. It cuts across all manufacturers. My 1991 Toyota and 1990 Honda had much more durable paint than my 2000 Lexus.

You'll protect your investment and resale value.
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Old 01-18-2006, 10:47 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Colt,

My Sol doesn't "suck."
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Old 01-18-2006, 10:58 AM   #13 (permalink)
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GM LIST: $420.00
OUR PRICE: $352.80
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Which dealer in Austin? I'm not far from Austin, Seguin, and hope to have my Sol by end of February. The CAI and Exhaust are two of the first and maybe the only mods I am planning.
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