VOLANT RAM AIR

Discussion in 'Performance Mods' started by Tcorsrt10, Dec 3, 2019 at 2:28 AM.

  1. Tcorsrt10

    Tcorsrt10 New Member

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    Hello,
    I have a Volant Ram Air System less then 6 months and less then 3000 miles use. I’m asking $250.00 ... interested DM me


    Also looking for the stock air intake system for a 2005 Dodge Ram SRT10
     
  2. AMS3

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    Can I ask why you want to go back to stock? With the Ram Air, you have to have a tune for it, correct?
     
  3. Tcorsrt10

    Tcorsrt10 New Member

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    I need the truck to pass California emissions, and I don’t have to tune it.
     
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    I thought the Volant was CARB-Compliant?
     
  5. Psycho1122

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    Smart for this guy. Going back to stock set up will Improve performance over the Volant which is NOT a "Ram Air" system. The goofy scoop at the hood vent is in a low pressure area.

    The stock system actually recovers more air volume from the front grill block off scoop to the inner fender and stays within 6 degree's of ambient.

    Cheers!
     
  6. VIPR PWR

    VIPR PWR Full Access Member

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    Whats your opinion on any of the other air cleaners .. seems you only agree with the stock set up ,, maybe add a K&N filter !
    From what I see is that all the after market set ups are not a sealed system and would be less productive for generating HP ..
    you are correct about the scoop being in a low pressure zone .. it more for allowing engine compartment heat to escape .. years ago I believe a member on here called Silverback did testing on this , he or was an engineer.. you might still be able to find his threads about it ..
    would also like to get more opinions on a workable sealed full Ram air set up for the trucks .. look for Dom505 member .. fastest viper truck he built with JMB Justin ... his set up would be the closest to a real ram air set up that I have seen ,, but I’m not willing to remove the headlight for the beginning of the air intake .. there has to be a better way .
    The volent is a sealed system but the scoop intake is in the low pressure are making it less effective or not affective at all .... may a relocation of the scoop to a more useable area at the grill would benefit !
     
  7. rottenronnie

    rottenronnie Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    My very first mod was the K&N warm-air kit.
    The truck lost power on the dyno: 8hp I believe with the hood up and worse with it down.
    It sounded cheap (my opinion) and also "fluttered" at w.o.t. that sounded similar to valve float. Strange but true.
    I sold it.

    K&N drop in worked with the stock system and pulls outside air from the passenger side (as you know).
    I think I picked up somewhere around 8 or 10, I'd have to check the archives.

    As for Dom's rig: At 180+ miles per hour, I think anywhere near the front of his truck could be considered "Ram-Air". :)
     
  8. noid

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    I have tried several setups. Drop, CAI, and Volant. Also tried this in my hemi before the SRT What I can tell you is that obviously the volant is not a RAM air set up. Like others have stated the airbox needs to be sealed. Now does the scoop actually draw in cool air even though it's in a negative air pressure spot. Yes it does. When your your on the gas you are creating suction through that scoop and the opening in front of the Volant box. Therefore your still drawing in fresh air from the scoop because the motor is causing suction therefore changing the negative to what would be a neutral air pressure area.

    So out of all the cars I have owned. A drop in does help. As far as the Hemi and the SRT are concerned. I did not notice much HP gain with a drop. It was more responsive and helped. The CAI was better than the drop in and in my situation the volant did not do much on the hemi but it made a noticeable difference over the CAI.

    One way to make it work would be to extend the intake portion of the hood just as Kawasaki did on Psycho1122 ZX12R and seal the box.

    Regardless of what others might say. Like the ones (dumb asses) who swore up and down that the stock headers were the best. Not everyone will agree.

    I run the volant because it's California compliant and I know it works better than a drop in.

    Here is CARB #D-526-4

    Call Volant and they will send you a carb sticker.