Hey all, we got a pamphlet at work the other day that sells CAI kits among other things.
They are saying that with the use of 1 of their CAI kits on a 6cyl EL falcon you should see up to a 7kw increase at the back wheels, would fitting a larger snorkel give you that much more power? I though it just gave better throttle response?
They also sell modified throttle bodies and claim if you use 1 you'll get up to 6kw at the wheels.
I see they have used 'up to X kw' in the blurb so obviously its not gauranteed, but do you think they are overstating the gains?
I personally think ss stuff is overpriced.
Better off running 2 pipes out the bottom of the airbox, and out under the front bar. Put a tickford snorkle on for looks, $50 gone all up, comparible performance with the $300 ss kit.
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Yeah I wasn't even contemplating getting a kit from them, I was just wondering if people think they are overstating the perfomance gains as I was under the impression that it mainly gave a better throttle response as opposed to actual KW gains.
I must say that after adding my K&N and my GT snorkel and driving around for a bit I haven't noticed any difference (not that I was expecting much) but I can't back that up with a dyno reading as yet. I'm sure that their stated figures are *based somewhere* in truth otherwise they'd be accused of false advertising, yet the truth is easily bent!
Notice that all these ss kits say "UP TO xKW Gain" They never want to guarantee anything.
You could probably get as much gain by dropping a bag of ice in your airbox to cool the charge, and your stubbies after the race :-)
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