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generic intake #35041 Aug 11, 7:26am Aug 11, 7:26am
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Has any USED one of those generic Intakes, like the $40 ones from eBay? I am curious if there is a noticeable performance difference between these and name-brand ones, or if there are other issues with using these. I bought an Air Filter from Jiffy Lube. 4 months later, the glue between the filter and seal gave way to create a 5" gash, letting particles through. I wonder if these generic Intakes have similar problems, or others, such as oxygen sensor issues.

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Re: generic intake [Re: Wil] #35042 Aug 11, 7:29am Aug 11, 7:29am
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you get what you pay for, so don't buy cheap shit.

Re: generic intake [Re: Wil] #35043 Aug 11, 7:29am Aug 11, 7:29am
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you're better off buying a $40 K&N performance filter if you're concerned with money.

You don't want to be cheap and cut corners on your Intake, it's the blood line to your engine.

If you're trying to be economical, buy a K&N filter. If you have some money, buy a brand name CAI or Short Ram


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Re: generic intake [Re: Wil] #35044 Aug 11, 7:35am Aug 11, 7:35am
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Yeah buying performance parts from e-bay is bad ju-ju. On the other hand buying appearance stuff (gauges, corner lenses, etc..) is ok by me

Re: generic intake [Re: Barrett] #35045 Aug 11, 7:36am Aug 11, 7:36am
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Originally Posted by Barrett
Yeah buying performance parts from e-bay is bad ju-ju. On the other hand buying appearance stuff (gauges, corner lenses, etc..) is ok by me


I'll agree with that.

Re: generic intake [Re: Wil] #35046 Aug 11, 4:47pm Aug 11, 4:47pm
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cheap = piece of crap

why buy a 40 dollar Intake?
it is probably made of plastic

think about it...
220 dollars vs. 40 dollars...
which one do you think has the better quality, is manufactured to fit, and actually works?


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Re: generic intake [Re: Gen7fan] #35047 Aug 11, 4:50pm Aug 11, 4:50pm
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Originally Posted by Gen7fan
you get what you pay for, so don't buy cheap shit.


True true

Re: generic intake [Re: Gen7fan] #35048 Aug 11, 8:14pm Aug 11, 8:14pm
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Originally Posted by Gen7fan
don't buy cheap shit.

Re: generic intake [Re: Wil] #35049 Sep 8, 10:13pm Sep 8, 10:13pm
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Hey i just bought a Injen Short Ram, For my 2000 gt.
does any1 know why its so quiet, is that how it is, if so that sucks, iv heard 40 dollar Intakes sound 20x louder?


any1?


Re: generic intake [Re: Wil] #35050 Sep 8, 10:15pm Sep 8, 10:15pm
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the longer the Intake tube, the more noisey it is.

Re: generic intake [Re: SurreyCelicaGT] #35051 Sep 8, 10:28pm Sep 8, 10:28pm
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Originally Posted by SurreyCelicaGT
Hey i just bought a Injen Short Ram, For my 2000 gt.
does any1 know why its so quiet, is that how it is, if so that sucks, iv heard 40 dollar Intakes sound 20x louder?


any1?



let it rev high...past 4k, you will hear a deep throughty sound as long as there's WOT.

Re: generic intake [Re: Wil] #35052 Sep 8, 11:44pm Sep 8, 11:44pm
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well i hate to be the bearer of bad news but I did a little research of my own, i bought a AEM CAI and ebay CAI and guess what they both dynoed here identical in vegas, its perfect metal and comes with all instructions, not only that it works fine sounds good, it also came with a genuine k&n sealed in the box with all k&n stickers an what not. Not tellin you to trust me but lol hmmmm 270 for name or 40 for no name. o well you guys decide im not here to criticize anyone. i use my AEM one for paperweight. thumbsup tongue grin

Re: generic intake [Re: GjGts] #35053 Sep 9, 12:16am Sep 9, 12:16am
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Originally Posted by GjGts
well i hate to be the bearer of bad news but I did a little research of my own, i bought a AEM CAI and ebay CAI and guess what they both dynoed here identical in vegas, its perfect metal and comes with all instructions, not only that it works fine sounds good, it also came with a genuine k&n sealed in the box with all k&n stickers an what not. Not tellin you to trust me but lol hmmmm 270 for name or 40 for no name. o well you guys decide im not here to criticize anyone. i use my AEM one for paperweight. thumbsup tongue grin


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Re: generic intake [Re: DJ_Curtiz] #35054 Sep 9, 1:00am Sep 9, 1:00am
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i know couple celi owners that have the ebay CAI and it sounds and preforms like my AEM doesn't mean i would trust it but theres have been on for quite some time now

Re: generic intake [Re: celica2kgts] #35055 Sep 9, 1:06am Sep 9, 1:06am
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I wonder how you can make one CAI perform much better than another. It's just a large wide tube with a filter on it.
The idea is there is no obstruction getting air into your engine.

So I doubt there is little difference in performance.
However I DO believe there is much difference in quality of the filter, the tubing (maybe the paint/powdercoating will come loose and go into your engine) and fitment.

Besides telling you have Injen or AEM sounds way better than telling you have a no-name smile


Re: generic intake [Re: Wil] #35056 Sep 9, 4:23am Sep 9, 4:23am
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I have one & it does fine. I bought a good filter though & it's gonna get replaced soon or later. If I saw them making 50hp or something them maybe it would really be worth debate. Next year people will say Injen sucks, remember the Powerhouse Racing CAI that came out for us a few years back or the Rod Millen Intake that was must have?

Re: generic intake [Re: Wil] #35057 Sep 9, 10:08am Sep 9, 10:08am
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and with name brand you usually get the proof of exemption so you will not get a ticket.

Re: generic intake [Re: celica2kgts] #35058 Sep 9, 11:30am Sep 9, 11:30am
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Originally Posted by celica2kgts
i know couple celi owners that have the ebay cai and it sounds and preforms like my aem doesn't mean i would trust it but theres have been on for quite some time now


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Re: generic intake [Re: Wil] #35059 Sep 9, 1:52pm Sep 9, 1:52pm
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i HAD it in my celi b4, i took it out because i was afraid it was gonna damage my engine. i don't think it did, i don't know, but i can say first hand that it sounds great and you can feel the power difference. mostly torque tho...

but yea, quality over price for sure, but its up to u. i would get an Injen or AEM but i'm too lazy. saving up for body kit and new paint job!

Re: generic intake [Re: Wil] #35060 Sep 9, 3:36pm Sep 9, 3:36pm
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I bought one...and knock on wood, its been great so far!! It sounds mean, I notice a gain in HP...but a pain to put on..no directions. thumbsup


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Re: generic intake [Re: Wil] #35061 Sep 9, 11:56pm Sep 9, 11:56pm
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Re: generic intake [Re: Wil] #35062 Sep 10, 1:53am Sep 10, 1:53am
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I had a custom Intake that I made on my gt and it was ok. I baught one from Ebay and my friend baught an AEM they weigh the same, sond the same and they mass ir flow fits the sam don't waste you money on going with the brand name. If it don't do like you want it to do, you have only lost forty bux. Mine has been great and it really sound good. Also check out the exhaust on Ebay. They are pimp. I just ordered on of those for my 90 crx. I'll post how it does in a few days.


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Re: generic intake [Re: Wil] #35063 Sep 10, 7:44am Sep 10, 7:44am
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actually I knew 2 people that had the cheap ebay Intake...it worked fine for one and the other guy's broke so idunnoPersonally I would get anything cheap like that to put in your car...just start to save so you can get AEM or Injen

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