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Wooohoo Gen 3 Volant CAI shipped from Tony's today. Can't wait to put that under the hood! Thanks again to Socal Motorsports for putting together a great deal on what is hopefully an even better product then before!

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250.00 on a Gen 3. The Gen 3 just started shipping. This unit has a stamped metal/alluminum? top instead of the plastic top that leaked in the Gen 2. Other then that I haven't seen too many people advertising this version.

Get in touch with Tony at so cal.

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Mine shipped today as well.
 

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It's a metal top. You'll like it or better yet "Love it".
 

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That's what I'm hoping for...The Love it side!!! Smelling the Gibson cat back next....Ahhhh yes, the ponies must be able to breathe! :)
 

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Got the Volante today as well as Installed and all I have to say is....OMG!!!! This intake makes the mada have such an aggressive intake growl it's not funny! As a matter of fact, I may even say it's not for the meek. The Fully open throttle sound is Fantastic! the 3/4" throttle resonates through the truck in a way that rocks in my opinion, but does rattle the ear drums a bit. I'm reprogramming the ECU tomorrow and will post some audio clips as well as pics tomorrow! :amazing:
 

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How hard was the install? I am putting mine on tomorrow.
 

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crash4444 said:
How hard was the install? I am putting mine on tomorrow.
Not At all! The instructions were OK, not the greatest, but then again, most everything is pretty self explanatory. The vinyl gasket that goes around the oblong opening is a little tricky to get on, but not impossible. Other then that it's just about time. The Plastic Nissan engine cover has to come off, take a pair of pliers to the two vacuum line clamps and remove them, remove the MAF sensor from the intake tube, loosen the hose clamp from the intake, loosen two bolts from under the air filter itself and everything pulls out! Reverse the directions and it's all in. Took me about 15 minutes or so.

Enjoy! I know I will today!
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Easy install, now I get to go play with it. Getting the old box out was the hardest part, I had to read notes from others to just pull it out to release the rubber grommets, nothing on the Volant instructions on the removal. After that it was easy.
 

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Gunslinger, which dealer did you buy it from? :confused:
Sorry ggeorgie....I got it from Quality Nissan in Temecula. They say retail is $359. Just work em' a little and you'll get a deal.
 

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Here's the install pics, sorry for quality, but I did them with my phone.



 

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First off I don't need a dyno to tell the difference in power now that I have the Gibson exhaust and the volant, and no it is not psychological either, I assure you of that. Sounded great after changing the exhaust but now that I have let the sucker breathe the power difference is very noticeable. You barely touch the gas and it throws me back into my seat. Seriously it now jumps when you gas it. I love the Armada but have felt it had adequate power but it didn't have the same pop as my modified 2001 Durango that I traded in on the Armada, I owned 2 Durangos with the 5.9 liter engine, not the Hemi. But they really took off. The Armada has always felt more restricted. Now I can say the Armada blows them away. The mods in my opinion were more than worth. Just need to lay off the gas, this sucker is just to fun to gun it now. :boxing:
 

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Appreciate the compliment casino! You most definately need one of these!! I would reccomend one to everyone on the boards! I have modified every vehicle I have ever owned, from a 67 ss camaro through our last 2001 Durango slt and this intake, as a single bolt on modification, is the best I have ever used. The quality is rock solid, install was painless, and the result is undoubted! Crash, talk to me more about that Gibson, since I really want to get my hands on either that system or the Borla split rear exit. I have always had a passion for a truck having rear exit dual exhausts. Now I do understand the Borla system is not true dual exhaust, but without having someone custom bend and run a true dual exhaust, it's the next best thing. I have heard great things about the Gibson system, and the fact it has a nice aggresive tone, which My wife and I are interested in, does anyone have sound clips of the Borla?

Oh ya, how do I post audio up here? I have a sound clip of the interior intake note of the Volant at wide open throttle!! :D
 

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There are several sound clips on the titan forum to listen to. I am not the first to have the Volant/Gibson setup, but from my research the ones that do have been very happy. Add me to that list, not an overbearing sound but one that lets people know you have done something different to your ride. It will turn heads. I am not sure about the other exhaust systems, I was worried about them being to loud or having to much drone. I have driven a titan with the a dual magnaflow exhaust and it was louder than mine, it was chipped as well, and had the Volant. I have never had a chipped vehicle and I loved the Titan, but as I stated earlier mine has the same hop to it that the Titan had and I just love it.
 

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There are several sound clips on the titan forum to listen to. I am not the first to have the Volant/Gibson setup, but from my research the ones that do have been very happy. Add me to that list, not an overbearing sound but one that lets people know you have done something different to your ride. It will turn heads. I am not sure about the other exhaust systems, I was worried about them being to loud or having to much drone. I have driven a titan with the a dual magnaflow exhaust and it was louder than mine, it was chipped as well, and had the Volant. I have never had a chipped vehicle and I loved the Titan, but as I stated earlier mine has the same hop to it that the Titan had and I just love it.
do you have the dual or single Gibson? :cool:
 

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First off I don't need a dyno to tell the difference in power now that I have the Gibson exhaust and the volant, and no it is not psychological either, I assure you of that. Sounded great after changing the exhaust but now that I have let the sucker breathe the power difference is very noticeable. You barely touch the gas and it throws me back into my seat. Seriously it now jumps when you gas it. I love the Armada but have felt it had adequate power but it didn't have the same pop as my modified 2001 Durango that I traded in on the Armada, I owned 2 Durangos with the 5.9 liter engine, not the Hemi. But they really took off. The Armada has always felt more restricted. Now I can say the Armada blows them away. The mods in my opinion were more than worth. Just need to lay off the gas, this sucker is just to fun to gun it now. :boxing:

That is so true, I don't have the gibson muffler, i went with Magnaflow performance and the stainless steel tip but i've also have Volant cool air intake installed.....and MAN!! I barely touch the gas pedal and it throws me back. Its wicked.....love it love it!! :2cool:
 

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I have the Gibson Single sideswept in Stainless Steel.
 
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