Nissan Titan Forum banner

1 - 20 of 57 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,246 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
OK, after doing my best to convince myself I am not interested in a aftermarket intake, I am starting to waver. I am starting my research to try to learn what I can about them here.

What can you guys tell me about the differences, Pros and cons of Volant, vs K&N? With an aftermarket exhaust will there be a noticable gain anywhere but at top end? Will I give up low end torque? Educate me guys!

Oh yeah, who has the best prices on these?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,246 Posts
Discussion Starter #2
No replies????? I expected JT and Mike Z minimum to give some input! Cmon guys (not just them 2) give me some opinions!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,788 Posts
you remember how my truck sounded and took off and I have the volant intake with the Gibson exhaust. If you like that combo then go for it. I really can't say much about the K&N because I don't own it, but I do know their filter is exposed on the top and uses the hood to seal it of which I don't like. The Volant is sealed in it's own container and truly sucks in air from the fender well.

I don't know that I would recommend going with an intake first Bill because with the stock exhaust they seem to soften things up a bit on the low end, of which goes away with an aftermarket exhaust. Why don't you start with an exhaust then go for the intake.

After having the exhaust system hacked away on my first truck and then buying an aftermarket one for my current truck, I can easily recommend buying an aftermarket one because you'll have your stock system to reinstall just in case you don't like it or whatever the reason may be. Please go for the exhaust first if your interested in changing it, if not then just throw in a K&N drop in filter and save your money....
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,246 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
JetTech said:
WHAT????????? No replies, I at least expected Bixll to answer me..... :lol:
LOL, your killin me!!!!! O.K., I guess I better think exhaust first! How about after exhuast? LOL
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,842 Posts
If your going to just do the drop in make sure to do all the stock air box mods. They do help.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,346 Posts
m4ck said:
If your going to just do the drop in make sure to do all the stock air box mods. They do help.
Yeah, already done that, too. Just really can't decide to get the 'dropin' or replace completely with Volant.... :?:
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,842 Posts
firecracker said:
m4ck said:
If your going to just do the drop in make sure to do all the stock air box mods. They do help.
Yeah, already done that, too. Just really can't decide to get the 'dropin' or replace completely with Volant.... :?:
My personal experience says Volant.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,788 Posts
BiXLL said:
JetTech said:
WHAT????????? No replies, I at least expected Bixll to answer me..... :lol:
LOL, your killin me!!!!! O.K., I guess I better think exhaust first! How about after exhuast? LOL
after the exhaust then go for the Volant, the gains will better realized and your peak torque will be higher and closer to the stock rpm peak. And of course we all want to keep the peak torque as low as possible in the rev band for that off the line punch and hemi eating power... :twisted:
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,788 Posts
firecracker said:
m4ck said:
If your going to just do the drop in make sure to do all the stock air box mods. They do help.
Yeah, already done that, too. Just really can't decide to get the 'dropin' or replace completely with Volant.... :?:
Like I explained to Bixll earlier in this thread your not really going to like the Volant if that's all you have for mods. I did some dyno testing with and without the Volant, using the stock exhaust, and the Volant will shift your peak torque about 400 rpm higher. That's what will give it that soft feeling off the line. But after installing an aftermarket exhaust the peak torque dropped 300 rpm and all the low end grunt was back.

If no exhaust mods then K&N and Green make drop in filters for our stock air boxes. I haven't done any dyno testing with my truck using a drop-in but I did on my wife's Aviator and it boosted it by 4hp and 6lb/ft of torque. Not bad for $40...
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,246 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
OK, the more I research this, the more I am starting to lean to just doing the stock air box mod josh showed in an earlier post, and adding a cone filter. M4ck, you had this set up, then went to the Volant, did you see any real gains, outside of increased air flow noise? I have read an awful lot of people making Volant the first choice, but at the same time having to do a lot of mods to it to make it fit/work properly. The guys that have it, would you do it again, or just modify the stock airbox?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,842 Posts
Well my butt dyno says I got an increase. I know that my throttle response is better. There is some added noise. I am thinking of making my own ram air duct and fitting it to the Volant air box.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,513 Posts
BiXLL said:
...I have read an awful lot of people making Volant the first choice, but at the same time having to do a lot of mods to it to make it fit/work properly...
I think the original Volant had some fit issues but then it was redesigned with no more fit issues. I do not know if they recalled the original ones or changed the part number with the redesign. Volant was allowing people to exchange the older ones a few months ago.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,246 Posts
Discussion Starter #16
firecracker said:
BiXLL said:
adding a cone filter.
Please explain how you're gonna do this.
I don't know, I am just throwing ideas out there, trying to get some discussion going on it. The more options I explore, the better chance of being happy with my decision!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,842 Posts
BiXLL said:
firecracker said:
BiXLL said:
adding a cone filter.
Please explain how you're gonna do this.
I don't know, I am just throwing ideas out there, trying to get some discussion going on it. The more options I explore, the better chance of being happy with my decision!
Im sure with a dremel and a little work the stock air box could be modded to allow a tube to be attached to the stock tube and inserted into the box then add a cone filter to it. Suprised actually that no one has done this yet. Sounds like a mod Firecracker should take on and try. (HINT HINT)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,346 Posts
m4ck said:
Im sure with a dremel and a little work the stock air box could be modded to allow a tube to be attached to the stock tube and inserted into the box then add a cone filter to it. Suprised actually that no one has done this yet. Sounds like a mod Firecracker should take on and try. (HINT HINT)
Yeah, I'm thinking MAYBE you're right....I'll see what I can come up with.:idea:


Get back with you all......... :wink:
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,246 Posts
Discussion Starter #20
I also talked to "Truckacc.Guy.com", and he told me although it is not released yet, very soon Air Raid is offering an enclosed CAI (cold air intake). Anybody have any experiance with Air Raid products?
 
1 - 20 of 57 Posts
Top