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say no to K&N, i ran one on my truck and lost low end power.

the injen or the volant intake are easly the top 2 intakes for these trucks. the AEM/Nismo is a close 3rd the K&N and airaid quick fit are down on the list.
 

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I noticed same thing with mine, plus have had some issues with quality.
After first summer the cheesy weatherstrip that dosent seal the heat shield to nothing fell apart.
After the second summer the filter would mysteriously fall off the airhorn, have taken every precaution to prevent it. My engine ingested a lot of lovely white Florida sand because of this. Who knows the longterm damage this caused.
Now the filter body has turned so hard, have to heat it with a heatgun to reinstall.
Not good at all for dependability.
However, got to give thier customer service credit in standing behind thier product 100% They took care of the filter for me, but it should have never happened to begin with.
Irongrave is right on in recommending the Injen intake.
 

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i got a volant and i love mine
 

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thanks all !

always used K&N but dont want the possibility of F'N up my new truck !

however i was just on Volants site & they list 2 versions
12640
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126406

both for up to an '08 but hopefully fit my '10, but just from reading i do not see any difference in either one

any suggestions ?
 

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one has there dry type filter and theirs not all its cracked up 2 be get their basic version and run the AEM dry flow filter. thats what i did on mine.
 

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i have the injen and love it, but based on member reviews it looks like the volant might have an edge. i love the sound and power, but think the volant may give alittle bit more low end power
 

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with a scanguage reading intake air temp on the same day i was running 10* above out side air temp with my volant and eb05nismo was running about 15* above out side air temp with his injen. my K&N was any where between 25 and 30* above out side air temp. just an FYI.

Fit and finish the Injen is a little nicer raw power the volant might have a very small edge, both are very good intakes and easily the best for the frontier cant go wrong with either one. For an open element the AEM is a very nice intake, they also make the Nismo one.
 

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thanks all,

but went with the 126406 since i found it online for 306 with FREE shipping

HOPEFULLY it wont take me 3 hours like i have read about other CAI setups !

thanks for everyones help & advice !
 

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you like 2 hours from me I've done a few intake installs they arnt that bad I can run down if you need a hand with it
 

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irongrave

THANKS FOR THE OFFER, but if i get stuck i know a few guys in work that have hotrods & 1 even has an alcohol funny car he runs locally

i'm sure i can get probably get one of those guys to help me

will keep you all posted
 

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your welcome, i've done my K&N and volant then helped instill my volant on another truck so I've done it a few times on these trucks
 

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ok guys - ready to install my CAI but to those who have the Volant i have 2 questions

1- the rubber tube in the middle of the long pipe - does that connect to anything or just hang free ?

2 - on my long tube there is a @ 1x2" w/2 brass threaded holes square opening - what connects to that ?

sorry but have never put in a CAI myself and the directions that came with it kinda SUCK :censor:

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Guess my comment will be too late sicne you already have that volant. But the airbox deck plate mod i wrote up, is a realy kick *** alternative to a costly CAI. Coupled with an Amsoil dry filter, I am sure the gains are the same as all the CAI out there.
 

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ok guys - ready to install my CAI but to those who have the Volant i have 2 questions

1- the rubber tube in the middle of the long pipe - does that connect to anything or just hang free ?

2 - on my long tube there is a @ 1x2" w/2 brass threaded holes square opening - what connects to that ?

sorry but have never put in a CAI myself and the directions that came with it kinda SUCK :censor:

THANKS
The rubber hose in the middle connects to the one you take off when removing the factory intake, the one with the small clamp on the driver side

that rectangle hole get the piece you take off the factory intale close to the filter that has the electrical connector
 

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my sincere thanks !
 

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Guess my comment will be too late sicne you already have that volant. But the airbox deck plate mod i wrote up, is a realy kick *** alternative to a costly CAI. Coupled with an Amsoil dry filter, I am sure the gains are the same as all the CAI out there.
Where can I find this airbox deck plat mod write up!
 

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WTF !

actually had a nice day to put my Volant CAI in and got the factory setup out, got the horn removed (what a b*tch to at that)got most of the grille off - couldnt see how to completely remove it.........................

COULDN'T GET THE VOLANT AIRBOX TO LINE UP WITH THE HOLES, never got to even get the ram-air scoop in, even bought a dremel at walmart to do the cutting :confused:

so now i got the factory set-up all together and the horn just laying in the engine compartment seems whatever that silver box (2 lines going into it) behind the factory airbox is preventing me from getting it to line up properly

HELP SOMEONE, ANYONE !
 
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