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post #1 of 122 (permalink) Old 02-24-2009, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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Cool Does your "Cold Air Intake" (CAI) help?

Hey folks, a lot of you G6ers have CAI on the G6s, can any of you tell me what differences you've experienced?
Let me know what engine you have and what CAI you installed.
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Hey folks, a lot of you G6ers have CAI on the G6s, can any of you tell me what differences you've experienced?
Let me know what engine you have and what CAI you installed.
Thanks!!!!!!!
I have the 3500 V6, I installed the CAI from Injen. I like it a lot! It is pretty loud though. When you slam on the accelerator it gets pretty loud!

I get about 3-4 more mpg and about a 9 hp boost.

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Loud? From air?

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I need help

Hey everyone this is my first forum ever pretty sweet, i have a 07 G6 i want to install a cold air intake but not sure what to do. hit me back
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Well you could go to a CAI web site. I know one that a lot of G6ers like, http://crabintakes.com/
If you have any questions that web site will answer them too.




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NOOOooooooo crab's itch!!! lol

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thanx

Thanx ill check it out. Im down in angleton south of houston,
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I have a 2008 G6 GT, V6 with a 3.5L Engine. I was told to install a K&N filter instead of a more expensive CAI. I get the same results as the one above. 3-4 extra MPG and about 8-9 extra horse's. Cost me only 60 bucks, it does not make the car sound louder however, but I still like it anyway.
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Hey there g6 pplz! Now I havent seen an install pic of a CAI! But I would like to see a few pics if you dont mind! Im really curious to see where the filter sits at! Reason being is cause of "heat soak" which is if you dont know or mind me say hot air going into the filter! that is very common on "SRI" Short Ram Intake! and with heat soak your actually losing power with heat going into the engine!!!! But if you can pleaze take pics so we can see whats hwat and i could tell you if it is or not making you any bit of a difference!


ps!!!! if you havent already, it would be best to get a ecu flash/tune to get the full potential out of any performance parts/mods you make!
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I have a 2008 G6 GT, V6 with a 3.5L Engine. I was told to install a K&N filter instead of a more expensive CAI. I get the same results as the one above. 3-4 extra MPG and about 8-9 extra horse's. Cost me only 60 bucks, it does not make the car sound louder however, but I still like it anyway.

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Hey there g6 pplz! Now I havent seen an install pic of a CAI! But I would like to see a few pics if you dont mind!

Sure...here are a few: Clicky here

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Post A different hood?

I feel as though this is a stupid question, but I need clarification as I could really find a good answer anywhere else on the forum. Do you need a different hood with a air scope when you put in a CAI like the CRAB or K&N for it to be affective. Wouldn't that be similar to RAM air? Without a hood scope wouldn't you just be using 'warm' air from around the engine?


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I feel as though this is a stupid question, but I need clarification as I could really find a good answer anywhere else on the forum. Do you need a different hood with a air scope when you put in a CAI like the CRAB or K&N for it to be affective. Wouldn't that be similar to RAM air? Without a hood scope wouldn't you just be using 'warm' air from around the engine?
The Crab Intakes Cold Air Box is in essence a heat shield that uses your quarter and hood to make a box.
It enables you to put on a quality filter and block the radiant heat from your engine. It is fed cold air from underneath-
With all the intakes out there you would still need to remove your old one which means also removing the resonator in the quarter panel. That will unblock your 4" round hole in your quarter and allow the airflow to enter the front and fill the quarter, with the air exiting up top into your box. You can even funnel it from the bottom of your car up to your box like a snorkel to make a lower ram air without a hood.
Do a search on google for "G6 Tiger Crab" and read a free How To all about that!
The neat thing about the CRAB (Cold Ram Air Box) is that Eric who owns MPD altered his ram air hood to funnel the air to fit it. Soooo should you get a hood it will funnel it right to your box for true ram air.
Without a hood scoop you are using your air that goes into your quarter from up front. You will see, feel and hear an improvement in both performance and MPG's. It is obviously better to have rammed air from a snorkle or hood but it is not needed for a big improvement.
The CRAB CAB was originally designed without the ram air feature.

Clear as mud?

Same applies to the other intakes....I just happen to know allot about crabs cause I have them....AND THEY ITCH!!!!

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Post Thanks Lampoon

clear as mud! excellent explanation, I'm glad I asked. Now I just need to convince myself weather its worth it to install one of your sweet CRAB intakes on my car with its 140 000km and all.


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Im not good at the conversion but I have 87,000 miles on mine.

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