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Old 08-26-2004, 02:26 PM   #1
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FS vs Volant CAI

First, I'm not sure I spelled "Volant" right, but I'm sure you get the picture.

Anyone have any experience with both?

Post your comments on why you feel one is better than the other.

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i am assuming that you are refering to the CAI's made for the zetec? i am not aware of SPI specific products from either company.

Volant is definatly the better intake. I am not saying the FS is bad, just saying that the Volant is better.

If you are going to install this on your SPI you will need either the 60mm TB or a very creative installation i believe.

hope this helps.
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You are correct, I would be purchasing a 60mm TB first.

Thanks for the 2cents.

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something you might find interesting: (from another forum, but a good poll none the less)

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Whats your take on the "once a week" filter cleaning, urn.

If thats true, I dont think I can handle that!!! I'm really lazy!! lol I'm a computer nerd, thats what happens.
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if you drive a houndred miles a day on a dirt road at 50 + miles an hour... i would believe you might need to clean your filter often, but i still think once a week would be an exageration.

for normal driving conditions on paved surfaces, you should be able to go a few months with no problem. I would keep an eye on it, but i dont think it would be a big deal. It may get dirty a little faster then the same filter on a short ram. but i dont think it is nearly as big a deal as RPIJG on FW makes it out to be. (by the way, he has a nasty habit of exagerating most things, so dont take it too seriously)
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Cool. Thanks for the info.
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Check out this link. It is a great article about the AEM bypass valve.

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Man, you are right that was an excellent article. Its nice to know why things work the way they do. Seems like a pretty awesome site too. I shall investigate it further.

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yeah, i am very glad that link was shown to me.

Quite brave of the developer to put his NSX on the dyno for the test.... that shows alot of confidence in a product.
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