VCMSWT, what is the conversion factor from KW to HP?
Thanks for the Vid, great to see the gains considering this was only on a dyno, and could possibly be greater on the street. This intake shines! Thanks for making a great product, well worth it, I really like mine!
Sorry for the delayed response fellas.
Thanks to the response elsewhere explaining kW to HP. Typically we see (6.0-litre) around
270 rwhp. The 6.2 HSV is certainly stronger at around
Doesn't really matter I guess as all that is important is how much of a gain is achieved.
Traditionally, noting that every car is different, some are auto, some are manual, some are dogs and some are legends, you can expect with (as an example) a manual 6.0-litre with quality OTR, 1 7/8" headers, twin 3" system and custom tune to drive away with between 330 and 355 rwhp. The 6.2 can be anywhere from 350 to 375 rwhp.
Very cool video, thanks for sharing! Looks to have been an unbiased review of several intakes, however, it was interesting to me to find that they don't seem to have any "stock airbox location" style CAI's over in AUS (or at least not in this review?) ... as the Rotofab intake is one of the more popular ones in the states, but perhaps the reviewer wanted to keep his comparisons direct, and for that I don't blame him.
I love my VCM intake, have had it on the car for over 2 years now, hard to believe!
I know there has been a response to this, suffice to say we developed a very successful side CAI for the VE (G8), however once we developed an OTR that worked with the Maf, people realised the gains and sales of the CAI simply stopped.
I believe they are running 98 octane gas which would help their numbers. Cheers.
Happy to be proven wrong, however I am under the impression that 98 octane in Australia is the equivalent of 93 octane in the USA?
I have to say that I am thrilled that I added the VCM OTR CAI to my GXP. I got the chance to test it real world before and after, and the intake (even without a corresponding tune) resulted in a 2 tenths improvement in my ETs. Once I tuned for it and added an HSRK, I was even more impressed. It is well worth the money, and no other intake looks as good underhood (and factory) as the VCM (in my humble opinion ;-) )!
Great to hear bracketracer! There's nothing better than 400 metres (1320 feet) of black stuff to prove a product's performance. Dyno's are one thing, the real world is another.