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Old 10-27-2005, 08:44 AM   #1
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Best Cold Air Intake for Z28's

I got a 02 automatic Z stock box MAF and TB, and was wantin opinions, fact, personal experiences, or whatever to see what the best cold air intake would be. was considering K&N but heard about SSRA? anyone got a lint for who makes that i wanna check that one out as well. but if theres a better one than those two i'd like to know. thank you guys again as always.
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Old 10-27-2005, 09:06 AM   #2
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Re: Best Cold Air Intake for Z28's

ive heard some great things about the FTRA (Fast Toys Ram Air) as well.... =)
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Old 10-27-2005, 09:27 AM   #3
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Re: Best Cold Air Intake for Z28's

I did the FRA mod and a MTI transparent lid and felt a descent gain,but if you want to go ssra (super sucker ram air)go to LMPERFORMANCE.COM
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Old 10-27-2005, 11:06 AM   #4
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Re: Best Cold Air Intake for Z28's

the SSRA blows the FTRA out of the water....

the FTRA is hardly even a ram air...more of just a cold air kit.

the SSRA actually has a low mounted scoop to pick up outside air at higher speeds and function as a real ram air (75mph +). and at slower speeds it functions as a typical CAI.

the designer of the SSRA is a member of the board, talked with him several times.

but for $200 the SSRA is a good deal, nice gains on the highway
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Old 10-27-2005, 11:16 AM   #5
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Re: Best Cold Air Intake for Z28's

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the SSRA blows the FTRA out of the water....

the FTRA is hardly even a ram air...more of just a cold air kit.

the SSRA actually has a low mounted scoop to pick up outside air at higher speeds and function as a real ram air (75mph +). and at slower speeds it functions as a typical CAI.

the designer of the SSRA is a member of the board, talked with him several times.

but for $200 the SSRA is a good deal, nice gains on the highway
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Old 10-27-2005, 01:06 PM   #6
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Re: Best Cold Air Intake for Z28's

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Case closed...

Lids are fine, every lid performs the same. I've never used the FTRA or the SSRA, I immagine it would flow better....
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Old 10-27-2005, 03:13 PM   #7
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Re: Best Cold Air Intake for Z28's

if you're refering to me....wow...ok...

but i do know my stuff....cause i do what every car guy should do....RESEARCH...READ....AND ASK QUESTIONS!

i've been around here a long time, done alot of reading
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Old 10-27-2005, 07:19 PM   #8
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Re: Best Cold Air Intake for Z28's

NOT that this has ANYTHING to do with this thread BUT, Bayer-z28, your my Hero!

Having a nice LS1 car: 16k+

Having the funds for gas to run her and get to work: Bling$tatu$

Owning an LS1 F-car on A1c pay: PRICELE$$!!!

Nice ride bro! really... Im hopin after Korea i will FINALLY get my hands on an 01-02 car (come'on ya know theres that slight LS6 block chance )


ANYWHO, as far as the best lid and stuff goes, GMHTP mag did a Lid shoot out on Phil Hendra's 00 6spd Z(May '04 issue)...

Heres the results

Stock dyno the car out of 3 pulls were
314.9 HP/324.7 TQ
319.9 HP/333.2 TQ
321.3 HP/397.0 TQ

LG motorsports lid of 3 pulls the best was a 325.4 HP/336.3 TQ

MTI LID again 3 pulls best: 326.2 HP/336.2 TQ

QMP lid (Quarter mile performance...which used to be...h/o a little drunk after wiork here...ummm Oh yeah LS1motorsports.com): 330.2 HP/340.1 TQ

SLP lid: 331.1342.8 TQ

TSP lid (Texas speed & performance): 331.5 HP/341.6 TQ

Whisper Motorsports lid: 330.7 HP/342.8 TQ

Granatelli Motorsports lid: 330.6HP/345.8 TQ

Please keep in mind that each lid was given 3 dyno pulls to achieve its BEST perfomance, now the the ones that i posted were the highest HP numbers for each one. SOME pulled slightly higher on 1 of the 3 pulls Torque wise but the HP wasn't the highest so again keep in mind i picked the highest HP ratings for each of the 7 lids tested!!

Hope this helps man!
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Old 10-27-2005, 08:50 PM   #9
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Re: Best Cold Air Intake for Z28's

I'm gonna say the best system would be an Ultra Z hood sealed to the airbox. I haven't done a below-box CAI because i don't want to spray mud on my filter and i'm keeping the space open for a tranny cooler.
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Old 10-27-2005, 10:27 PM   #10
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Re: Best Cold Air Intake for Z28's

hey camarorob, which ones had the highest torque ratings?
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Re: Best Cold Air Intake for Z28's

lol shows how much i read, nevermind i see now that you already put some on there
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Old 10-27-2005, 11:12 PM   #12
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Re: Best Cold Air Intake for Z28's

i didnt think about the tranny cooler... i put one on mine when i put the converter in but its off to the side a good distance and its really flat
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Old 10-28-2005, 08:31 AM   #13
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Re: Best Cold Air Intake for Z28's

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hey camarorob, which ones had the highest torque ratings?
I'm not him but, all lids perform about the same. There isn't a supperior lid. Ther're all w/in about 1-2 hp of eachother...

A lid is a lid is a lid is a lid..... The SSRA or the FTRA seem like they would take in air easier due to the larger open air filter design...
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Old 10-28-2005, 06:45 PM   #14
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Re: Best Cold Air Intake for Z28's

you guys think the ssra will clear the tranny cooler? and what do you all think about th K&N set up?
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you guys think the ssra will clear the tranny cooler? and what do you all think about th K&N set up?
just installed my ssra today. have to do a little pushing (instructions tell you that) to get it into place. but fits fine between the tranny cooler and supports. lower scoop is even easier. if you already have the fra done, its a 10 minute job.
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