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By Going Off-Brand, Do You Lose Alot? #257660 Aug 23, 8:06pm Aug 23, 8:06pm
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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

Re: By Going Off-Brand, Do You Lose Alot? [Re: Kenton2k] #257661 Aug 23, 8:42pm Aug 23, 8:42pm
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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.

Re: By Going Off-Brand, Do You Lose Alot? [Re: BReakinDrifTs] #257662 Aug 24, 6:35am Aug 24, 6:35am
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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.

Re: By Going Off-Brand, Do You Lose Alot? [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #257663 Aug 24, 6:37am Aug 24, 6:37am
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simple...MOST of the time...u get what you pay for...just remember that grin

Re: By Going Off-Brand, Do You Lose Alot? [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #257664 Aug 24, 6:37am Aug 24, 6:37am
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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

Re: By Going Off-Brand, Do You Lose Alot? [Re: sickcelica696] #257665 Aug 24, 6:52am Aug 24, 6:52am
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get tpr


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Re: By Going Off-Brand, Do You Lose Alot? [Re: SCOTT03] #257666 Aug 24, 6:59am Aug 24, 6:59am
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Stock airboxes are kick ass! thumbsup

And they come with the car ... grin

Re: By Going Off-Brand, Do You Lose Alot? [Re: SCOTT03] #257667 Aug 24, 6:59am Aug 24, 6:59am
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alot of people from other forums have those ebay Intake and they like it!

Re: By Going Off-Brand, Do You Lose Alot? [Re: NeXuS] #257668 Aug 24, 7:35am Aug 24, 7:35am
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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."

Re: By Going Off-Brand, Do You Lose Alot? [Re: ragingpaseo] #257669 Aug 24, 7:44am Aug 24, 7:44am
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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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Re: By Going Off-Brand, Do You Lose Alot? [Re: Lucky_317] #257670 Aug 24, 12:11pm Aug 24, 12:11pm
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Does the one I originally posted have all the required materials needed to install it right?

Re: By Going Off-Brand, Do You Lose Alot? [Re: Kenton2k] #257671 Aug 24, 12:23pm Aug 24, 12:23pm
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Don't go cheap on parts for your car man thumbsdown

Re: By Going Off-Brand, Do You Lose Alot? [Re: Kenton2k] #257672 Aug 24, 12:25pm Aug 24, 12:25pm
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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...

Re: By Going Off-Brand, Do You Lose Alot? [Re: ragingpaseo] #257673 Aug 24, 12:29pm Aug 24, 12:29pm
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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
general rule of thumb is "you get what you paid for."


well said... thumbsup

Re: By Going Off-Brand, Do You Lose Alot? [Re: hector] #257674 Aug 24, 4:34pm Aug 24, 4:34pm
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Fast, Reliable, Cheap

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Re: By Going Off-Brand, Do You Lose Alot? [Re: BReakinDrifTs] #257675 Aug 24, 4:37pm Aug 24, 4:37pm
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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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Re: By Going Off-Brand, Do You Lose Alot? [Re: Death] #257676 Aug 24, 5:22pm Aug 24, 5:22pm
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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

Re: By Going Off-Brand, Do You Lose Alot? [Re: Haulin_A_Doo] #257677 Aug 24, 5:27pm Aug 24, 5:27pm
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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


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