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Kenton2k
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Kenton2k Aug 24, 4:06am - #257660 
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By Going Off-Brand, Do You Lose Alot?

There seem to be a plethora of CAI on ebay for like 40$ as compared to the 180$ AEM and Injen ones, just wondering if there's some massive difference between the real deal and the knockoffs... i know the material is different, but is there any real risks in buying ones like this?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7917696567&category=38634
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BReakinDrifTs
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BReakinDrifTs Aug 24, 4:42am - #257661 
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Yeah the risk is your not gonna pass CARB and will probably have to remove it for smog tests. Stick to the real brands, if you prefer a cheaper price, do your homework and look for cheap, but name-brand Intakes. At least they will install fine and actually come with instructions.
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Haulin_A_Doo
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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 24, 2:35pm - #257662 
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Just check if it has all the same attachments for hoses & your MAF. If it does, it won't make any difference to emmissions.
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trog2233 Aug 24, 2:37pm - #257663 

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simple...MOST of the time...u get what you pay for...just remember that grin
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sickcelica696
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sickcelica696 Aug 24, 2:37pm - #257664 
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i got mine for 40$,and its better than AEM's, so imo theres nothing wrong, most of the real racing people ive talked to have said the same
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SCOTT03
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SCOTT03 Aug 24, 2:52pm - #257665 
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get tpr

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Haulin_A_Doo
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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 24, 2:59pm - #257666 
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Stock airboxes are kick ass! thumbsup

And they come with the car ... grin
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NeXuS Aug 24, 2:59pm - #257667 

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alot of people from other forums have those ebay Intake and they like it!
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ragingpaseo Aug 24, 3:35pm - #257668 
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an Intake is an Intake. i've an ebay Intake before, it's not that much difference with my current Injen. sure the material is bit different, but it served its needs. however, general rule of thumb is "you get what you paid for."
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Lucky_317 Aug 24, 3:44pm - #257669 

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if you wanna go cheap just to have one then go cheap. or you can check around and see what has shown the best gains. right now those TPR guys have the best dynos. they are not carb legal though. but the ebay ones aernt for the most part either so who cares lol

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Kenton2k
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Kenton2k Aug 24, 8:11pm - #257670 
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Does the one I originally posted have all the required materials needed to install it right?
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CeLlYgT04
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CeLlYgT04 Aug 24, 8:23pm - #257671 

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Don't go cheap on parts for your car man thumbsdown
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ragingpaseo
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ragingpaseo Aug 24, 8:25pm - #257672 
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Originally Posted by Kenton2k
Does the one I originally posted have all the required materials needed to install it right?

yup, it's not that complicated...
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hector
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hector Aug 24, 8:29pm - #257673 

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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
general rule of thumb is "you get what you paid for."


well said... thumbsup
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Death
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Death Aug 25, 12:34am - #257674 

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Fast, Reliable, Cheap

Pick two.

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slidr Aug 25, 12:37am - #257675 

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Originally Posted by BReakinDrifTs
Yeah the risk is your not gonna pass CARB and will probably have to remove it for smog tests. Stick to the real brands, if you prefer a cheaper price, do your homework and look for cheap, but name-brand Intakes. At least they will install fine and actually come with instructions.
He lives in Illinois, so he won't have to pass CARB.

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Haulin_A_Doo Aug 25, 1:22am - #257676 
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Originally Posted by Death
Fast, Reliable, Cheap

Pick two.


I don't know if that always applies, but I like that. thumbsup
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celicafourotwo Aug 25, 1:27am - #257677 

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i have an ebay Intake..it also bog just like the brandname Intake...so just know that it'll bog..sound good though..so, it's up to you..if you have 180buck then i said go with TPR but if u're like me(no money) then go eBay baby, yeah!!!! thumbsup

Originally Posted by pesho01
Question:
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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