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Photos of Volant Intake with lower brake scoop

Attached are the photos for the lower ram air for the new Volant CAI. I ordered the 3 parts (4" * 4" elbow, 4" polished tube, 4" * 3.5" coupler) from SFX.

The biggest mod was cutting off most of the stock air box mounting bracket (with the rubber grommet) to allow for the 4" tube to extend from the 90 degree elbow up to the bottom of the Volant box with the existing 3.5" inlet. This bracket is not used with the Volant. My brake snorkel was previously shortened when I modified the stock box by connecting it with the 4" flex dryer vent tubing to the brake snorkel.

I did drill and install a screw in the plastic factory grill snorkel to the front of the Volant air box as it was a bit of a sloppy fit.

Oh yeah, I ran a 12.93 at Rockingham yesterday with this setup. My previous best with the '07 was 13.17....don't get your hopes up too much as I also changed from the original thermostat to a 180 Stant (p/n 14248). I believe that the thermostat change with a fan mod (NOT GSM) made the greatest difference. I will post the slips on another link.
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Re: Photos of Volant Intake with lower brake scoop

A few more photos
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Re: Photos of Volant Intake with lower brake scoop

Last group of photos attached...whew!
Sorry about all the photos, maybe there was an easier way?
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Re: Photos of Volant Intake with lower brake scoop

looks great!
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Re: Photos of Volant Intake with lower brake scoop

I think I'll wait till Volant brings out their ram-air option for the Jeep cai.
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Re: Photos of Volant Intake with lower brake scoop

Looks good Bill. :thumbsup:

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Re: Photos of Volant Intake with lower brake scoop

Bill, what other mods do you have and what was your 60ft and mph when you ran the 13.17 and 12.93. Great idea on the ram air, I like it.
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Re: Photos of Volant Intake with lower brake scoop

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Bill, what other mods do you have and what was your 60ft and mph when you ran the 13.17 and 12.93. Great idea on the ram air, I like it.
Thanks, pretty clean, I thought. I hooked up my laptop with the scantool software that lets you monitor different sensors and the IAT read from 0 to + 2 degrees hotter than the ambient air whether sitting or moving...not too bad.
1.756 for the 60ft.
The performance mods I have are the Volant CAI with front and bottom ram air, Mopar catback, Fan mod, 180 thermostat only.
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Re: Photos of Volant Intake with lower brake scoop

Dude you rock! Very nice mod man. Question though....What effect does this have on cooling the brakes now that you've circumvented it as a ram air?
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Re: Photos of Volant Intake with lower brake scoop

"Dude you rock! Very nice mod man. Question though....What effect does this have on cooling the brakes now that you've circumvented it as a ram air?"

If I were road racing (never) or on a circle track (never) I sure would never do this or change my pads. After stopping at the strip from 104 mph the brakes are barely warm. When I installed the new drilled and slotted rotors with the Zeckhausen pads, I never lost pedal after 10 repeated fast slow downs from 70 mph to 10 mph. Therefore I am not overly concerned with this mod.
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