Volant vs. K&N vs. AirRaid -Best of the bunch? - Page 2 - JeepForum.com

View Poll Results: Which is the best?
Volant 2 25.00%
K&N 2 25.00%
AirRaid 4 50.00%
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post #16 of 20 Old 12-06-2012, 02:53 PM
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A. Naw, they're not negative reviews of CAI's - however, possibly "painfully true" to some people who want to believe otherwise. Perceiving the facts about CAI's as "negative" only helps people who've spent over $300 for "a nice sound" believe that they've made a good decision. (Each to their own, however, if that's what floats your boat, go for it).

B. While gears do not change your HP, a proper gear - especially with larger-than-stock tires - can improve your mpgs. After all, it is the high gears (numerically lower, ie. 3.21's) from the factory are the reason why Chrysler can quote better road mpg performance for the JK Wrangler model - it's not those offroad/towing gear packages like the 3.73's and 4.10's that get the best street mileage. Now put 35's on a JK and you'd need 4.56's or 4.88's to get close to the stock mpg performance.

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post #17 of 20 Old 12-06-2012, 03:00 PM
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I wasn't talking about larger tires. I've read numerous posts about people claiming that regearing cures all without larger tires. You can google proof that CAI's work and don't work. Nothing wrong with them. Just a bunch of hearsay.
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A. Not negative, just painfully true to some people who want to believe otherwise. Perceiving it as "negative" only helps people who've spent over $300 for "a nice sound" sleep at night.

B. While gears do not change your HP, a proper gear - especially with larger size than stock tires - can improve your mpgs.
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post #18 of 20 Old 12-06-2012, 05:35 PM
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I drive a Jeep, not a sports car.

Waste of money

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post #19 of 20 Old 12-06-2012, 09:45 PM
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Add a snorkel to that CAI and its worth it, otherwise a waste of money.

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post #20 of 20 Old 12-06-2012, 09:54 PM
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I wasn't talking about larger tires. I've read numerous posts about people claiming that regearing cures all without larger tires. You can google proof that CAI's work and don't work. Nothing wrong with them. Just a bunch of hearsay.
CAI's work on some cars and don't on others. It depends on how restrictive the stock setup is. Alot of newer cars get no real power increase anymore because the factory systems flow more than enough. Some cars don't even get any power at all from removing the intake piping all together and running no filter. The JK CAI's show power gains but its the last 1k RPM's and even there it isn't much. I don't know about you but I don't bounce mine of the rev limiter too much so those gains would give me nothing because until then they net no power gains and that's been proven too. I like the sound of a good intake and a good exhaust but its not worth the money to me to get a better intake sound alone. I'll spend that money on my car because that smooth I6 M3 sounds far better than my JK no matter what I do to the Jeep.

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