C5 Tech Corvette Tech/Performance: LS1 Corvette Technical Info, Internal Engine, External Engine, Tech Topics, Basic Tech, Maintenance, How to Remove & Replace
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Zip Tie Mod Vs. Aftermarket CAI

 
Old 01-30-2008, 11:52 AM
  #1  
deathstrike
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
deathstrike's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2007
Location: San Antonio Texas
Posts: 121
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Zip Tie Mod Vs. Aftermarket CAI

I want to know what is the differences between the two. If I do the Zip Tie Mod is like doing a CAI. What gains will I see between the two?
deathstrike is offline  
Old 01-30-2008, 12:41 PM
  #2  
robert123
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Dec 2005
Location: Chicago Illinois
Posts: 1,318
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

You probably mean the flip tie mod which is almost like a cai. There are mods out there to make it scoop up more air.
robert123 is offline  
Old 01-30-2008, 12:49 PM
  #3  
deathstrike
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
deathstrike's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2007
Location: San Antonio Texas
Posts: 121
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

yea but I wanted to know if it worth doing th flip tie mod or should I just buy an aftermarket cai.
deathstrike is offline  
Old 01-30-2008, 01:05 PM
  #4  
dndrsn
CF Senior Member
 
dndrsn's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2004
Location: Middleofacornfield NC
Posts: 2,453
Liked 74 Times in 32 Posts
Default

I think I'm probably the only one to do the "Flip-Tie" mod. I removed a VaraRam to do the modification, but not because there was anything wrong with the Vararam. The Flip-Tie is still on my car and I haven't had any problems with it so far. I have no experience with any other induction except the stock system. In short it was worth it to me.
dndrsn is offline  
Old 01-30-2008, 01:09 PM
  #5  
deathstrike
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
deathstrike's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2007
Location: San Antonio Texas
Posts: 121
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Juggling around if I want to do this or just buy aftermarket CAI. I'm getting ready to put a LS6 intake and 85mm TB on my car.
deathstrike is offline  
Old 01-30-2008, 01:38 PM
  #6  
hotwheels57
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Jan 2006
Posts: 10,422
Likes: 0
Liked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Default

hotwheels57 is offline  
Old 01-30-2008, 01:53 PM
  #7  
Slow Z06
CF Senior Member
 
Slow Z06's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2006
Location: Houston TX
Posts: 6,082
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by dndrsn View Post
I think I'm probably the only one to do the "Flip-Tie" mod. I removed a VaraRam to do the modification, but not because there was anything wrong with the Vararam. The Flip-Tie is still on my car and I haven't had any problems with it so far. I have no experience with any other induction except the stock system. In short it was worth it to me.
Nope, I did it also
Slow Z06 is offline  
Old 01-30-2008, 02:21 PM
  #8  
Gideon's_Test
CF Senior Member
 
Gideon's_Test's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2006
Location: Grand Blanc Michigan
Posts: 1,515
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Another one who has done the 'Flip Tie' mod...Getting the hole correctly positioned was a bit difficult (my air bridge just barely reaches). Otherwise, I'm happy with mine...
Gideon's_Test is offline  
Old 01-30-2008, 02:51 PM
  #9  
David426
CF Senior Member
 
David426's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2004
Location: Plano TX
Posts: 4,723
Liked 82 Times in 11 Posts
Default

I did it too.. Pretty simple 8-10rwhp.. Saved $300.00.. I,don't drive my C5 in the rain.. If you do just remember you have a 350 hp wetvac...
David426 is offline  
 


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Zip Tie Mod Vs. Aftermarket CAI


Sponsored Ads
Vendor Directory

Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: