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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-19-03, 04:45 AM Thread Starter
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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?

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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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Oh abd for EFs have a look at this BA pipes onto a EF BA Air Pipes On EF Engine - Goes Great !

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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.
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Plus the opening on them is too big and the rubber on the bonnet covers part of the hole... Stick with the ones off the the XR's
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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!
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It's probably like watts where they claim 500w out of a crappy shoebox sized stereo!


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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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The results seem a bit excessive, but they probably wouldn't show up on a dyno because the car is stationary and not having air rammed into it at speed like you do on the road.
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