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Open or Closed Box? CAI

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Old 04-26-2005, 02:02 AM
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Default Open or Closed Box? CAI

I have a 99 Blazer LS 4.3 Vortec 4x4 Standard, and have been thinking of a cold air intake purchase. I came across a large number of open boxxed cold air intakes with a shield on a few sides or none at all. Then I came across Volant's closed CAI box also with a large cone filter. I don't go off road to often but I was thinking an open CAI would get sloshed and clogged with mud rather quickly if i did. Volant claims to get more cold air by blocking the hot air with their closed box. But it seems like i'd be replacing one box for another, just a cone filter instead of a panel. So which would be better? and open K&N,or a closed Volant? Thx for any info contributed.
 
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Old 04-29-2005, 01:52 AM
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im not sure what you mean by opened and closed. ive never heard that term for CAIs. are you sure they are street legal? i have an AEM brute force CAI for my 98 blazer. i love it and will recommend it.
 
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Old 04-29-2005, 03:55 AM
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i think i have heard people on this site say cai's dont work well on blazers but maybe that was another blazer site but they had mentioined a drop in the 1/4 mile time
 
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Old 04-29-2005, 04:06 AM
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i feel an ever-so-slight difference in throttle response. thats about it. i just like the sound. and the fact that i only gotta change the filter (not change...clean) every 50-100k miles.
 
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