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celicafourotwo Mar 6, 1:49am - #117549 

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Intake Question

What's the different between the Cold Air Intake sold on eBay and those of AEM or Injen etc..??? Don't they perform the same, because they look the same, same size and shape. Just looking for some comments. any opinion welcome.

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Originally Posted by pesho01
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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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Sultan Mar 6, 1:51am - #117550 

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one word - quality
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Elec-FuYu Mar 6, 2:40am - #117551 
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ya...quality...

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SmutasticGT Mar 6, 2:53am - #117552 

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Quality, fitment, and all, you get what you pay for, if i were you i would save up and get AEM or Injen, its worth it!
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xXMaGNuSXx Mar 6, 2:57am - #117553 
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K&N is another option.
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grcelica Mar 6, 2:59am - #117554 

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Same story--quality makes it easier installing also because everything is accounted for and explained. My Injen went in pretty easily even though they say "installation is extremely difficult, we insist on a professional" I am not by any means a pro, but it went in smooth because it had everything I needed and was explained well.
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celicafourotwo Mar 6, 5:26am - #117555 

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rolleyes Well i guess that's a good point. But AEM and Injen are quite expensive. We're talking $100-250 right? Does anyone know any link that sell them sort of cheap?? and as for as performance how much noticable hp gain? I'm trying to get as much of info as i can get b4 making up my mind. wink

Originally Posted by pesho01
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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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slidr Mar 6, 5:32am - #117556 

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Originally Posted by celicafourotwo
rolleyes Well i guess that's a good point. But AEM and Injen are quite expensive. We're talking $100-250 right? Does anyone know any link that sell them sort of cheap?? and as for as performance how much noticable hp gain? I'm trying to get as much of info as i can get b4 making up my mind. wink
Do a search on this site for gains.

As for price, I have seen a few of them sold on ebay by respectable people for 150-175.

You could also buy from this site.

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GTQuentin Mar 6, 5:32am - #117557 

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Im in the same boat I orded a DIY grill of ebay a week ago for $16.01 it should be here soon. I was checking out the Intakes there also. They all look cheap. LOL they sell coilverover for $40 come on spineyes. Anyways i would get the legit ones even though they havea Weapon R for like $120. Is that any good?

Side not they headers for like $180 which is reall good. Im thinking bout getting them.
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celicafourotwo Mar 6, 5:44am - #117558 

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yeah i was luking around in eBay too, i also saw the Weapon R type but not sure if they good when comparing to AEM or Injen. I dunno if the headers they sell are any different from stock. The last time i bought a header from them for my old civic they have the same diameter hole, don't think it make any different at all.

Originally Posted by pesho01
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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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silver Mar 6, 5:49am - #117559 
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Originally Posted by celicafourotwo
yeah i was luking around in eBay too, i also saw the Weapon R type but not sure if they good when comparing to AEM or Injen. I dunno if the headers they sell are any different from stock. The last time i bought a header from them for my old civic they have the same diameter hole, don't think it make any different at all.


Weapon R sucks.
eBay "performance" products suck.
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RoMkApOmKa Mar 6, 7:06am - #117560 

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MOST OF "NO NAME" Intakes DO NOT FIT!!!!!
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iseaniebabyi Mar 6, 7:38am - #117561 
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go Injen Short Ram or AEM cold air.

i'm expecting my Injen Short Ram sometime this week grin

there was this one Intake on ebay called RVM, i heard reviews somewhere here before and some guy said it was missing so many parts. it had the clamps but they weren't even durable enough to hold the tube in place.

INJEN for your engine.
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cycocelica Mar 6, 8:55am - #117562 

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buy AEM or Injen. CAI for performance or Short Ram for looks
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celicafourotwo Mar 7, 2:35am - #117563 

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How much did you guy spend on Short Ram or CAI?? Don't matter if Injen or AEM. Where would be a good place to get them for a good price???

thanks y'all

Originally Posted by pesho01
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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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CeLlYgT04 Mar 7, 2:41am - #117564 

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Never sacrifice quality just to save a few bucks. Go with proven, trusted names. Going with shit in the first place will end up costing you more money in the long run happywink
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Speed4TheNeed Mar 7, 2:49am - #117565 

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Originally Posted by CeLlYgT04
Never sacrifice quality just to save a few bucks. Go with proven, trusted names. Going with shit in the first place will end up costing you more money in the long run happywink


ditto.

another way to look at is is like this: Intakes usually only give about 2-3 whp (for name brand Intakes such as Injen, rmm, and AEM). so on the flip side, you can't expect such 'gains' by going with 2nd rate parts. (think 1 whp).

but the main difference is quality--go with Injen (CAI, shortram) AEM (CAI) and rmm (shortram) thumbsup
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celicafourotwo Mar 7, 6:19am - #117566 

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what do you guy think about "Cosmo racing" and "Mimo" Cold Air Intake? Cosmo racing run about $120 and Mimo about $80. They are brand name but i dunno if they good or not.

Originally Posted by pesho01
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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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RoMkApOmKa Mar 7, 6:55am - #117567 

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Originally Posted by celicafourotwo
what do you guy think about "Cosmo racing" and "Mimo" cold air intake? Cosmo racing run about $120 and Mimo about $80. They are brand name but i dunno if they good or not.

Never heard about...
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celicafourotwo Mar 8, 3:29am - #117568 

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Originally Posted by RoMkApOmKa
Originally Posted by celicafourotwo
what do you guy think about "Cosmo racing" and "Mimo" cold air intake? Cosmo racing run about $120 and Mimo about $80. They are brand name but i dunno if they good or not.

Never heard about...


Really? i got it from a website. don't remember what though.

Originally Posted by pesho01
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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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Speed4TheNeed Mar 8, 3:33am - #117569 

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Originally Posted by celicafourotwo
Originally Posted by RoMkApOmKa
Originally Posted by celicafourotwo
what do you guy think about "Cosmo racing" and "Mimo" cold air intake? Cosmo racing run about $120 and Mimo about $80. They are brand name but i dunno if they good or not.

Never heard about...


Really? i got it from a website. don't remember what though.


never heard of them either.

i still say best bet is rmm, Injen, & AEM. your mimo & cosmo racing are just about the same price anyway so don't take chances.
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