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I was wondering if the volant intake is any better than the K&N. I had a K&N on my 2000 excab and liked it. I was wondering what the volant is like.
 

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Hey, six to one, a half dozen to the other. We're not talking significant gains here.

The Volant sure looks snazzier in there.

With that said, I love my K&N.
 

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I have the Volant with the ram air package. It sure forces air up there in the box. Each time I open up the box, I have to take leaves, dirt, small pebbles, and small animals. :p. Ok maybe not small animals, but you get the point. :p All in all the air flow must be good to get things up there right?
 

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They do the same thing.
 

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I have looked at the Volant w/ ram air but I don't think it will work on my because my truck has fog lights
 

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I have looked at the Volant w/ ram air but I don't think it will work on my because my truck has fog lights
The ram air tube sucks from behind the tow hook opening. :read:

The FIPK is not a true CAI, is it? I haven't seen an FIPK in-person, but my understanding is it sucks hot air from the engine compartment because it doesn't have a closed-lid box.
 

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The Outlaw intakes are even nicer than Volants. That's what I'm getting on my truck. It has the port on the bottom that I'm definitely gonna put a ram air tube on. Almost pointless without some type of ram air tube.
 

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The ram air tube sucks from behind the tow hook opening. :read:

The FIPK is not a true CAI, is it? I haven't seen an FIPK in-person, but my understanding is it sucks hot air from the engine compartment because it doesn't have a closed-lid box.
That's not true - The rubber lip seals away the engine compartment when the hood is closed.

I monitor my IAT via EFILive - On a 80ºF day, my IATs are around 90ºF - Typically 10º warmer than the ambient outside air temperature. There will obviously be some amount of heat soak - as under hood temps are typically 150º-160ºF on a warm sunny day, and the plastic composition of the intake tube and mass air flow sensor (where the IAT sensor is located) will conduct some of this radiant heat.

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I'd like to see some numbers from folks running the Outlaw or Volant, not that 5 +/- degrees would make a significant performance difference anyway.
 

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Does the K&N have a shield at the bottom?
 

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That's not true - The rubber lip seals away the engine compartment when the hood is closed.

I monitor my IAT via EFILive - On a 80ºF day, my IATs are around 90ºF - Typically 10º warmer than the ambient outside air temperature. There will obviously be some amount of heat soak - as under hood temps are typically 150º-160ºF on a warm sunny day, and the plastic composition of the intake tube and mass air flow sensor (where the IAT sensor is located) will conduct some of this radiant heat.

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Here's a dyno chart off of Outlaw's site comparing it (being a closed-lid CAI) to a heat-shielded open element filter and the stock air intake, for what it's worth.

 
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