Sunday, June 29, 2008

Roto-Fab CAI & Radiator Cover Installation

So one of the first mods I decided to get was the Roto-Fab Cold Air Intake & Radiator Cover.
Added Performance, Cool looks, Kick-ass Sound - what's not to like! From what I'd heard it wouldn't be that hard to install so i figured that i'd try it over lunch time with my friend Neil (check out his blog!) lending a hand with the install.

After getting the required tools we took a long lunch and found a quiet parking space. Pop the hood, whip out the instructions and off we go. Stock the engine looks 'ok' but still could do with some improvements - here's a picture (not my car ;) )

Getting the old intake with it's weird boxy shape off was pretty easy and the instructions provided were clear and precise. We then continued by slowly putting the new system together and into the engine bay. The entire process only took about 45 minutes taking our time to go over everything twice since for both of us it was the first time we've done such an install and we didn't want to screw anything up. After it was installed it was time to turn on the engine. WOW.. what a sound difference. It sounds mean & aggressive now vs barely hearing anything at all (Stock the G8's are extremely quiet!). We took it for a spin and I could definitely tell it had a bit more power already. Next we slapped on the radiator cover which took a whopping 2 minutes. Just align, put in the push fasteners and that's it. Finished result looks great! (forgot to take a picture so i'm borrowing someone else's who has done the same :) )

Update: Here's a video of it installed and revving the engine!

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