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Discussion in 'V6 Development And Modification' started by lukeyVY, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. lukeyVY

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    Hi people, was wondering if anyone could shed some light :wax: i got a 04 vy exec 2, completely stock, part from extractors, twin highflow cats, 2 mufflers.. i was looking at getting a OTRCAI done but ive been getting told it does **** all.. i was quoted $495 a few weeks ago to get one done, is that too much? considering all the pieces would probably just bolt on like the factory ones, or would there be any welding needed for the metal scoop?

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    DUK13Y When in doubt, slide it out

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    The CAI is a straight replacement and does do a bit for the V6 from what I've heard and people have been happy with it but imo it's not worth the money unless you plan on serious power mods like a supercharger.
     
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    wouldn't bother. I've driven a ute before/after an SS inductions kit was fitted, and it wasn't worth the time wasted putting it on.
    Like Duk13y said, don't bother if you're not doing massive work to the motor
     
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    Cheers for the replies, ok eventually if i can save up enough for a supercharger or turbo (they do turbos for ecotech dont they?) ill get one.. Im unsure on the price for a supercharger, its around the $2500 mark isnt it?

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    $500 odd is abit much for the minimal gain a CAI will give on a N/A V6. The factory snorkel is quite good at low power levels so a higher flowing air filter ($70) would be justifiable IMO. Just don't over oil it too much as the oil can coat the MAF wires and give inaccurate readings.

    Might pay to open the corner of the airbox closest to the passenger side indicator with a 3 inch hole. This area is furthest away from the engine and gets mostly air from the gaps around the headlight/ bumper.

    I cut mine out with a stanley knife
     
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    ^I might give that a shot ey! seen a guide on this forum somewhere, and thanks for the reply. maybe i should postpone the cai till i get forced induction..
     
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    DUK13Y When in doubt, slide it out

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    you can notice the difference with the OTR CAI. i have one on my vs and i've dont the 2 hole mod to my air box. when ism sitting on 80 with my brother beside i just slowly start pulling away. he has a stock vs v6 ute, i have the same car with with an exhaust also. so they do make a difference but not much. if you do get one get the one from holden. cost me $56 for both bits.
     
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    VY v6's come stock with a holden OTR intake that plumbs back into the air box. the SS inductions one is about double the size.
     
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    Hi mate, but what exactly did you get from them? The ss snorkel and a new air filter guard? or does it come with a scoop? kinda confused sorry.
     
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    oh sorry mate didnt realise you had a VY. i got the vs super6 one from my local holden dealer for $58 if i remember right
     

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