:agree: I have one and I am very happy with it. I love the sound and it looks great!:thumbs:There are several discussions from years past that confirm the CAI provides no performance gain, just let's you hear the intake. Some like the added noise, som not so much.
But first the engine has to be modified so that it demands more than the stock intake can supply or there won't be any gain in power. The stock intake is very well designed, both from the point of view of silencing the intake air (NOT a trivial exercise) and in terms of flow and it handily exceeds anything even a mildly modified engine (e.g. the GMPP tune) demands. Throw a bigger turbo on there and there might be gains, but several people have advised that even at quite high power levels the stock intake doesn't show a gain.I thought if you had the gmpp stage two tune that it did make a difference because that tune didn't auto cancel any potential gain.
Yes, Jeff? @ CED said they had just sold one last week. Assumed he meant that CED doesn't have any in their current inventory but that the CAI is still available through GM. Hopefully it's my wife Christmas present to me. :yesnod:Hmm. They had them in stock last week. Must be the Christmas rush.
CED price is actually lower than retail so they were actually more expensive.
The sound it passes is inique to turbo cars. At start up, you can hear the engine going through a calibration ripen, at first it's disconcerting because it just sounds wrong... Sucking and ...vibrating. Lasts a few seconds but the first time it scares the crsp out of you. Then when you get on it, the loudest sound is when you let off to shift, you hear the sudden dumping of pressure IPAs a wishing bloating noise. Not terribly loud but very noticeable.I want to get one for my GXP but the main reason is so I can remove the stock box and put some lights behind the grill. and if it somewhat replicates the sound of the 4 barrell's kicking in then even better. I have a buddy with a new camaro and he put a light behind his grill and I thought it looked cool.
That kit won't make putting lights behind the grille any easier. Just pull out the grille and mount lights on a bar you install - that's how I mounted my on board lidar/radar sensors. You don't even need large lights if all you want is an effect.I want to get one for my GXP but the main reason is so I can remove the stock box and put some lights behind the grill. and if it somewhat replicates the sound of the 4 barrell's kicking in then even better. I have a buddy with a new camaro and he put a light behind his grill and I thought it looked cool.
Wise move - the strangling turkey noise you get when you remove the stock intake for anything else may drive some mad(der).Is there anyone in the Denver Colo. area who has the GMPP performance intake installed and would be willing to demonstrate it for me. I want to hear it before i purchase one. I can drive the winter solstice over and we can play cars. Thanks in advance.