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cold air intake #14638 May 4, 3:32pm May 4, 3:32pm
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cold air intake
is the Cold Air Intake the cheapest way to increase horsepower? will it void a warranty? could i take it out without it being noticeable to my dealer? thanks!

Re: cold air intake [Re: Chris McLean] #14639 May 4, 3:45pm May 4, 3:45pm
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a Cold Air Intake is great for any car...
i just installed mine today thumbsup
took me about 1.5 hours to do it myself, and it wasn't that hard at all, i know on the install sections it says to cut the wheel well plastics area, but i just trimmed a little here and there with a dremel cut off tool and it didnt take long, and the install looked professional.
also you can get a Cold Air Intake from ebay, which can start at 50 or 60 bucks for the cheaper replica versions of AEM and Injen, but still work just as good. the sound of the Intake sucking up air is tight too grin


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Re: cold air intake [Re: element_celica] #14640 May 4, 3:46pm May 4, 3:46pm
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oh yea, and i don't know about the warranty stuff..
if you have a dealer do it , i think it might not affect the warranty, but im not positive.


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Re: cold air intake [Re: element_celica] #14641 May 4, 7:14pm May 4, 7:14pm
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If you take it to the dealer with an aftermarket Intake, it WILL void at least part of your warranty. You can get around this by just putting back your stock Intake to get warranty work done.


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Re: cold air intake [Re: Evan] #14642 May 4, 7:31pm May 4, 7:31pm
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can anyone tell me where i could find a AEM CAI for an automatic?? the ecelica store only has the AEM for 5 and 6 speeds

Re: cold air intake [Re: Chris McLean] #14643 May 4, 9:15pm May 4, 9:15pm
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Re: cold air intake [Re: itchyvi3t] #14644 May 4, 9:26pm May 4, 9:26pm
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make sure NOTHING AT ALL is touching the Intake tube including the wheel well plastics and surrounding metals. IF IT DOES, IT WILL WEAR A HOLE IN YOUR Intake TUBE! CHECK YOUR Intake TUBING TODAY FOR RUBBING.

Re: cold air intake [Re: Steven] #14645 May 4, 9:32pm May 4, 9:32pm
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CAI will work for 5, 6 speed manual and automatic, same thing...


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Re: cold air intake [Re: Street Prototype] #14646 May 5, 6:18am May 5, 6:18am
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um no its not the same thing.. there is a difference between manual and auto Intakes... thats why they sell them as so. and a 50-60 dollar Intake on ebay is not going to work just the same. why else would people be spending 220 bucks on an Intake when an ebay one can do the same.


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Re: cold air intake [Re: jeremy] #14647 May 5, 7:50am May 5, 7:50am
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maybe cause they don't know that it does the same thing.


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Re: cold air intake [Re: MyCeli8U] #14648 May 5, 11:07am May 5, 11:07am

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there are differences in the auto/manual. you have to have a different shaped Cold Air Intake for an auto because the transmission is in the way...

Re: cold air intake [Re: ] #14650 May 8, 9:23pm May 8, 9:23pm
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Quote:
Originally posted by MyCeli8U:
maybe cause they don't know that it does the same thing.
LMAO!!! rofl rofl thumbsup goodjob goodjob

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Re: cold air intake [Re: awdturbo] #14651 Jun 19, 7:13pm Jun 19, 7:13pm
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As far as e-bay knock-offs vs. AEM or Injen: it's like anything - to some extent you are paying for the brand name. However, there IS a reason you see AEM and Injen decals on high performance rides. They are tested and KNOWN to be the real deal. The e-bay stuff is probably better than stock but using inferior materials to the more reputable manufacturers. Go Injen.


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Re: cold air intake [Re: Chris McLean] #14652 Jun 19, 10:34pm Jun 19, 10:34pm
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i have the ebay Intake, so far so good actually. juss you gotta watch out for the filter, it has been known to suck up more than juss air. clean ur filter every now and then say like 3k clix and you should be good. if not, my dealership told me that they've had cars come in with all sorts of Intake (AEM, Injen, you name it) and they found like lots of gunk in ur engine.

also bout the warranty, mine did not get voided...but this is different for all dealership i believe. so juss check your dealership for further information.

Re: cold air intake [Re: awdturbo] #14653 Jun 19, 10:39pm Jun 19, 10:39pm
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you get what you pay for

Re: cold air intake [Re: Chris McLean] #14654 Jun 19, 11:01pm Jun 19, 11:01pm
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well no, this goes out to all Intakes rite...and i believe it b/c the only reason ur gettin more horses is because ur sucking up more air. the only way to suck up more air is if you have a large surface area for ur filter, or the filter has larger openings.

or at least, thats what i think so...

Re: cold air intake [Re: Chris McLean] #14655 Jun 20, 8:16am Jun 20, 8:16am
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Isn't there some kind of law that states a cars warranty cannot be void just because of aftermarket parts unless its those parts that caused the problem

Re: cold air intake [Re: IcEd blUe] #14656 Jun 20, 12:28pm Jun 20, 12:28pm
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Originally Posted by celica05
Isn't there some kind of law that states a cars warranty cannot be void just because of aftermarket parts unless its those parts that caused the problem


it is true that they can't void your warranty unless your mods caused a problem.. however, oftentimes an engine problem diagnosis is very subjective. The mechanic can very easily say that something you've done caused the problem.. it's hard to prove that's not the case. All I'm saying is, know what you're getting into before you do it.


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