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Old 08-23-2012, 12:34 PM   #21
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OP, I'm interested in getting the same setup w/ the RAM scoop. Can you post more pics with the scoop? Thanks
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Here's a picture of the set up. Im just wondering if theres any issues on opening you hood after the scoop kit is installed OR if there is a problem with water being sucked in on a rainy day.

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Op is the sound better with the scoop on cimpared to when u had just the cai
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Here's a picture of the set up. Im just wondering if theres any issues on opening you hood after the scoop kit is installed OR if there is a problem with water being sucked in on a rainy day.

No problems with water getting in, it would be very hard. I also have the pre filter mesh filter over the outer cone filter that is water proof.
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Op is the sound better with the scoop on cimpared to when u had just the cai
Heck yea, you can hear a very noticeable sucking sound from the front of the truck.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:03 AM   #26
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is the air coming from behind the radiator? If so wouldn't it be pretty hot air?
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is the air coming from behind the radiator? If so wouldn't it be pretty hot air?
It sits in top of the radiator
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Yes but I didn't like it. My exhaust drowned out any cool whistle and when I would shift, it sounded like a diesel almost but not in. Good way.
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I have the volant intake and i love it. Im contemplating the scoop. Im in hawaii and im not very fond of shipping expenses. I also have the TBS which i love as well but i definitely know what Jay is talking about. Sometimes its annoying but so far anyone who has gotten into my truck has liked it.

should i buy the scoop?????? or is it not worth it???
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I have the volant intake and i love it. Im contemplating the scoop. Im in hawaii and im not very fond of shipping expenses. I also have the TBS which i love as well but i definitely know what Jay is talking about. Sometimes its annoying but so far anyone who has gotten into my truck has liked it.

should i buy the scoop?????? or is it not worth it???
I would buy it, def. worth it
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$200 worth it??? thats kinda expensive for an accessory dontcha think? Would u maybe make a youtube vid of ur scoop? just curious im sure others would love to hear it and see it.
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$200 worth it??? thats kinda expensive for an accessory dontcha think? Would u maybe make a youtube vid of ur scoop? just curious im sure others would love to hear it and see it.
Look on ebay or autoanything, only around $100 i think
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Look on ebay or autoanything, only around $100 i think
150 on auto anything. plus 50 for shipping...... Thats living in HI for ya...
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150 on auto anything. plus 50 for shipping...... Thats living in HI for ya...
Damn, theres a guy on here selling the whole kit, see if he will sell the scoop..?
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Damn, theres a guy on here selling the whole kit, see if he will sell the scoop..?
worth a try, thanks for the tip

edit::: its sold already. im SOL
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So other then sound did you notice a difference with the scoop?
chicks............chicks dig scoops!

good question, the volant was on my "trial" list for a long time but I never got around to buying one
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Hey guys, figured I would give a little review on a couple intakes I've had and currently have. Both intakes were on my 2005 Toyota 4x4 4.0 V6.

First: AFE Magnum Force Intake- (Past set up)

-This intake was a great intake. The installation was a breeze and everything aligned and bolted up easily, and as it should. The biggest thing I liked about the intake was that it was LOUD! And loud at all times, not just romping on it at 4K. I could hear it working as low as 1500 rpm. The one thing that I didn't like about it was that it was that it wasn't completely sealed. All the sides were enclosed besides the one that connects to the fender (where the stock intake location draws air). They just left 'that side of the box' off. That would be my only complaint about the intake. I saw a bit more throttle response over stock and didn't see any mpg gain. But, if you are looking for a fairly inexpensive intake for the NOISE, this is the intake to get. The only reason I got rid of it was because I thought I had a solid deal on a TRD intake and sold it beforehand. Then the deal fell through.. so I was left with stock.

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Second: Volant CAI (w/ optional RAM SCOOP)

-I just received this intake recently. The installation was a little bit harder than the AFE, but not too bad. Took around 1hr. The intake took some maneuvering and sliding around until I could get the MAF sensor and all hoses lined up correctly. (One thing that I'm not a real fan of is that the MAF sensor doesn't seem to line up 100% correctly like OEM. Granted, everything works fine just not completely how I would like it too). The VOLANT is 100% sealed which I love. It also fits in the fender wall location perfect. No gaps or anything. As far as performance, my truck seems to have a lot more throttle response over stock, and the AFE for that matter. It gives the truck a nice rumble on start up/idle but is quieter than the AFE (still sounds great though) at all RPMs. I'm assuming this is due to the completely sealed design. I have the optional RAM Scoop on order and will report back when it gets installed!

Overall:

-I like both intakes. The AFE and Volant are the only two brands I have "tested" with and like both. I would like to find another AFE for my 2007 or maybe even try a K&N or TRD. Both intakes sound great and both have their pro's. I would recommend either one to anyone who is looking for an intake for the sound, looks, and throttle response gain. Besides that, I didn't see any real HP and MPG gains with either (and I'm okay with that)

Pic of Volant Intake (current set up)

Has your check engine light turned due to your MAF sensor? I have heard that's a common problem with these? And how loud is it? I don't want it to be so loud that I can't understand what people are saying (obviously it will be when I gun it!) but I do have a trd exhaust that gives a good sound for me but would like a little more. I was thinking about getting the same set up...volant intake with scoop but I don't want you have to buy a URD MAF Calibrator. Let me know...thanks!
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Has your check engine light turned due to your MAF sensor? I have heard that's a common problem with these? And how loud is it? I don't want it to be so loud that I can't understand what people are saying (obviously it will be when I gun it!) but I do have a trd exhaust that gives a good sound for me but would like a little more. I was thinking about getting the same set up...volant intake with scoop but I don't want you have to buy a URD MAF Calibrator. Let me know...thanks!

FWIW, I have the Volant CAI and Volant ram air scoop.

I also have, but have not installed a URD MAF blackbox.

My truck has no check engine light in a couple thousand miles.

I have heard that you need to ensure the proper seal of the MAF sensor. The Volant setup, does not use small spacers on the MAF sensor screws and in effect can not be tightened to fully seat the MAF sensor. Adding small spacers allows you to tighten the MAF so there it is secure and done right, no air leaks.

Adding more, so far, this setup has taken a big hit on the fuel economy. Same driving routes, same driving style. Overall though the power is a bit smoother than oem, and better under part throttle acceleration, such as getting on and up to highway speed.

At some point I will instal the URD MAF blackbox, just have not had time to splice it in. I did install connectors so it is easily removed with no rework to the wires.

I would really like to try a Volant scoop coupled with an AFE CAI

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