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Old 08-02-2004, 09:47 AM   #1
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My Volant install

I finally got my Volant in the mail and got my car to the dyno so I could get a baseline for the car before I stated. The Volant install was a sinch. I must say one thing I didn't like. The totaly lack of instructions shipped with the kit. The only instruction included with the kit were directions to assemble the Volant. Zero instructions on how to actually install the Volant. I went to http://www.myfordfocus.com/how-to/ and grabbed the volant install guide they had. I was pretty glad I did. There is one step that could really stump a noob. The fact that you just yank out the stock air box once you've removed the lid. The stock air box is held in by rubber grommets so you literally just yank the box out. I'm usually not comfortable just yanking parts out of a car but it looks like that is a technique I need to add to my tool box.

Once installed the car started on the first try and idled perfectly. The new intake jives with me perfectly. In the lower revs you don't even really notice it's there. It's once you get over about 3500 RPMs that you really start hearing the difference. It's a great sound. The sound alone was almost worth the $250 :) At 6000 RPMs the car is now straight up LOUD. It really get the blood flowing.

If you don't already have one I suggest picking one up. They are inexpensive, they make a difference, and they are easy to install. Even for a complete novice the install probably shouldn't take more than an hour.


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Old 08-02-2004, 09:55 AM   #2
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Yeah, I don't like the fact that the box is just sitting there with nothing to hold it. But it's not really necessary 'cause when you close the hood, it get pressed down.
It's funny that you think the Volant is innexpensive 'cause the comment that comes from peoples is the high price (compare to all the other short ram I guess).
And like you said, the sound is awesome!

Oh and, what are your dyno results?
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I haven't had a chance to re-dyno the car after the intake was put in. I work during the week and the only place in town with a dyno closes at 5:30 durning the week. I will have to wait till next Saturday to dyno the car again.
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cool. keep us posted. i'd like to see what gains you get just on the Volant bc i'm running that intake on my ATX zx5, too. keep in mind the gains will be conservative bc you'll see more of a gain when the car is running down the road and getting cooler air.

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speaking of getting a car dyno'd...does it cost anything?
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i remember when all i had was UDP and Volant i loved the sound of the Volant.
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You bet it does :) My local dyno charges the following:

$50 1 pull
$65 2 pulls
$75 3 pulls
$80 per hour ~ 4-5 pulls

They use a Dynajet Dyno.

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i remember when all i had was UDP and Volant i loved the sound of the Volant.

This is good to hear from you, especially with that huge list of mods on your ride
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Ya depending on how far you want to go. I'm done modding my car i just wanted to do all the bolt ons i don't have enough money for anything else. With my mods listed below it makes for a great everyday drive plenty of power for daily driving and just a fun capable car.

p.s. if you only want to do a few things UDP was the 1st and most noticable mod i ever did.
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Ya depending on how far you want to go. I'm done modding my car i just wanted to do all the bolt ons i don't have enough money for anything else. With my mods listed below it makes for a great everyday drive plenty of power for daily driving and just a fun capable car.

p.s. if you only want to do a few things UDP was the 1st and most noticable mod i ever did.

A UDP eh? I wasn't going to do the UDP until after the exhaust mod. What order did you mod you car? My plans were:

Volant
Entire exhaust
UDP & TB
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