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I have one. I really like the way it sounds. But it won't increase performance. The good thing about the GMPP intake, is the MAF is mounted so it wont affect fuel trims. Some after market ones actually hurt performance.
 

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Not sure you can still get the GMPP cold air intake. I know for sure the GM is not carrying the replacement filter. Crate engine has found a replacement for those needing one. Unless your car has a GMPP tune any performance mods you add will be offset by your computer.
 

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A GMPP tune or any other tune other than stock.
 

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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.
 

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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.
:agree: I have one and I am very happy with it. I love the sound and it looks great!:thumbs:
 

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As others mentioned this mod is really just for sound, I think it sounds and looks great. I have an aftermarket tune but still did not realize any actual gains. The kit is still available from the dealer, but was a special order item.
 

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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.

Anyway they are still available. Our friends at crate engine depot have them in stock.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.

Buy it for the looks, or because you are tired of replacing the stupid plastic fitting that keeps breaking off when you change the stock filter.
 

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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.
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:
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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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.

The so called cold air intake is anything but, whether stock intake system of GMPP - they both intake air after the radiator.

These 4 cylinder engines will never sound anything like a V8 no matter what you do.
 

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Bill, it's not for ease but I want them as far back as possible. Of course it won't sound like a V8. wasn't expecting it to. just using the 4bbl as an example and from what Ron explained, it's a similar sound. Not from the exhaust but from the engine. I would however like the exhaust to eventually sound like a V8 and have already started on a list of supplies. Maybe by Summer 2015.
 

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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.
 

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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.
Wise move - the strangling turkey noise you get when you remove the stock intake for anything else may drive some mad(der).
 
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