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Hello everyone, just trying to decide between DIY intake mod or intake kit. What are the positives and negatives of each? If intake kit is better, which one is better to go for? K&N or other?

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hmmm doing some research, seems like maybe DIY one might be better and spending the money on a better muffler? thoughts?
Performance wise you really aren't gaining anything from spending all the money on a kit. You get the same results from the DIY one and a better muffler would be more worth the money in my opinion but hey that's just me.
 

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Save your money and do the DIY intake mod. Having owned several different V8s (5.0, LT1, TBI, L98, Vortec), I'm certain all that $$$ you spend on a CAI isn't going to give you tree stump pulling horsepower or low ETs at the dragstrip.
 

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Nismo sounds a bit Ricer like but its up to you. A lot of people go flow master or magna flow
 

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I've been happy with my Gibson, but it's a little understated if you want louder I'd go with nismo or flowmaster. As far as the KnN, I wish I had known of the DIY before I spent the money on it...
 

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i made my own cold air intake. It working great so far, really deep sound and definite power and torque increases. I did it for about 40 dollars from pepboys, and its a quality intake...id recommend that
 

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I was wondering the same thing and this has sealed the deal for me. I'll be doing the DIY CAI mod next weekend.....
 

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The problem with most of the aftermarket CAIs is that the filter is exposed. Anything that can get into the engine bay can get to that filter(ie. water, mud, snow, etc.) if you go with an aftermarket, I'd go with the Volant, because it is enclosed. The intake mod is probably just as good though. I didn't notice any different between the Volant and the DIY. For you to get a little more benefit out of it, due to the increased air flow, you could also do a muffler swap.
 

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i made my own cold air intake. It working great so far, really deep sound and definite power and torque increases. I did it for about 40 dollars from pepboys, and its a quality intake...id recommend that
Let's see some pics!
 

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Check out my diy i wrote up a how to for it, i dont think anyone posted it in the list of how to's tho
 
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