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Jan 27, 3:55pm - #385184 
would you guys buy an intake like this?

there's no way i can afford buying an expensive Intake. i'd just never do it. for the $200 or so it costs i'd rather buy springs, put it towards exhaust or something bigger. i'm always so broke as it is. i had an eBay Intake on my mustang and was thoroughly impressed. the gf is giving me $50 to spend towards my car. so should i get something like this?

this or a comparable eBay one of course... has anyone ever heard of mugen. and if i do get this Intake, which color?

black: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7950115934&category=38634

blue: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7950115928&category=38634

obviously i don't care a lot about performance because every single thing i've done to my car has been for show, and it's an auto gts. but i would like to have an Intake and eventually an exhaust.

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Jan 27, 3:59pm - #385185 
the way I see it...if you don't care about performance, then why spend money on any performance mod?? Just keep the Hood shut at shows and spend the 50 bucks on something else.

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Jan 27, 4:01pm - #385186 
Originally Posted by Psquared
the way I see it...if you don't care about performance, then why spend money on any performance mod?? Just keep the hood shut at shows and spend the 50 bucks on something else.


i would like to do at least and Intake and exhaust, maybe even a header. but i'm definately never gonna go to the track w/ this thing, or even race anyone out in the street. just for fun...

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Jan 27, 4:26pm - #385187 
I didn't even realize Mugen made Intakes for our car. I thought they were strictly Honda/Acura.


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Jan 27, 4:54pm - #385188 
Originally Posted by CRBN BLU
I didn't even realize Mugen made intakes for our car. I thought they were strictly Honda/Acura.


so it's a brand you've heard of smile

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Jan 27, 4:55pm - #385189 
hey the ebay Intake is what you want man...the mugen one is a pos...i have the ebay CAI in my profile if you wanna check it out...it looks really nice..and if you dont want anybody to know what it is..pop an AEM sticker on it..hahah...its a really good Intake and i've had no probs from it...

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Jan 27, 4:59pm - #385190 
I believe Mugen is a very good company, at least honda wise.

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Jan 27, 5:02pm - #385191 
those are fake. get the ebay one. someone in this form might even have on laying around.


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Jan 27, 5:05pm - #385192 
Well dont buy it and get some springs thumbsup


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Jan 27, 5:13pm - #385193 
Originally Posted by mrluilou
Well dont buy it and get some springs thumbsup


i gotta get struts & springs frown

eventually i'm gonna get the tokico combo it's like $415 shipped.

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Jan 27, 5:14pm - #385194 
Originally Posted by pfcnguyen
those are fake. get the ebay one. someone in this form might even have on laying around.


what do you mean by the ebay one? there's lots to choose from. it's not like there is a brand called eBay. link me up to one you reccommend. i like the mugen pretty good and at least people have heard of it.

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Jan 27, 5:45pm - #385195 
well i just installed a Short Ram from x3racing which cost me about 43 bucks..umm im actually suprisingly impressed with the gains. i can actually feel a bit more pull..also theres no cel yet...the way i see it your just buying the name with Injen/AEM. but thats just my opinion, im pretty sure theres plenty of people out there who disagree.

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Jan 27, 7:17pm - #385196 
ya, im pretty sure you'll get some knowledge thrown at you once the AEM/Injen owners read this thread...

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Jan 27, 7:19pm - #385197 
don't do it
if you want the basics for the car, do it right that cheap stuff isn't even gonna do anything, so why waste money on it?


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Jan 27, 7:25pm - #385198 
what kind of Intake do i want anyway? Short Ram?

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Jan 27, 8:22pm - #385199 
get whichever you choose.
isn't shortram cheaper than a full CAI anyway?


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Jan 27, 8:28pm - #385200 
If its a real mugen part get it, mugen is incredible stuff in japan, top of the line

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Jan 27, 8:30pm - #385201 
ebay Intake arent CARB legal


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Jan 27, 8:33pm - #385202 
he lives in kentucky, thats not a problem. Plus its truck town everywhere, nothing down there is emissions passing in CA

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Jan 27, 8:36pm - #385203 
Originally Posted by sickcelica696
he lives in kentucky, thats not a problem. Plus its truck town everywhere, nothing down there is emissions passing in CA


damn, cali is so strict


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Jan 27, 8:41pm - #385204 
get a Short Ram if all your doing is show

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Jan 27, 8:44pm - #385205 
yeah and i thought PA was strict... hahahaha...

only cause the cops made me take my window tint off my 3000GT when it had been on there for 6 AND A HALF YEARS!!!! angry <-- it's a touchy subject


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Jan 27, 9:09pm - #385206 
haha we have actual cities, with large buildings in kentucky. don't be fooled. we're not all farmers who run around barefoot having sex w/ relatives...

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Jan 27, 10:39pm - #385207 
Mugen makes nice and very expensive parts for HONDAS.

The thing you found is a copy of the AEM/Injen CAI with a sticker on it.

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Jan 28, 7:20am - #385208 
Originally Posted by silver
Mugen makes nice and very expensive parts for HONDAS.

The thing you found is a copy of the AEM/Injen CAI with a sticker on it.


they're lying? i would expect it to say somewhere what it ACTUALLY is.

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Jan 28, 10:54am - #385209 
Don't get it. It's a fake. For example, there are TRD Intakes sold on ebay as well. They look just like the Mugen one but has the TRD logo on it so they can raise the price of the ebay Intakes. Your just paying for the extra sticker that they slap on the Intake. Since you go to shows, people are going to laugh at you with the Mugen Intake. They are strictly for HONDA/ACURA. Mugen is a nice brand, but they don't really make anything for the our celicas. I'd stick to AEM/Injen if you are going for the show look. Most people with show cars put A LOT!! of money into thier cars but it seems you want to take an easier way out. Just save up a little bit and get something that's worth every penny. thumbsup

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Jan 28, 11:25am - #385210 
everything is complicated frown

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Jan 28, 12:10pm - #385211 
That Intake is so :lame: thumbsdown

The guy probably made it in his basement. Everyone that sees that it has a Mugen sticker on it is going to rofl, because its so NOT mugen. Mugen only makes parts for Hondas. You might as well put a RalliArt or Nismo sticker on it, same thing. Its so cheap it doesn't even come with instructions.

Its also built with a real cheap ass filter, that probably will become unglued during the summer heat.

I'd stay away from this POS Intake if I was you, too risky of a chance of wrecking your engine.

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Jan 28, 12:13pm - #385212 
i just bought eyelids instead

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Feb 13, 9:48am - #385213 
Hey if your interested I bought the same exact Intake. Its a complete knock off of the AEM. I am very happy with it, and it makes the coolest sound when you run the car. You can really hear the thing sucking air through it. Also when I turn the car off the pipe echos out some crazy sounds. For $50 bucks I was very pleased. One thing is wrong with it. The hose that comes with the kit isn't long enough to give any space for a plastic breather pipe that runs from the radiator to some box that says DO NOT OPEN! To fix this problem just cut the stock hose and use it instead. I took a ton of pictures of the install if you are interested. And if you have any more questions feel free to ask.






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Feb 13, 9:57am - #385214 
Yo man, dont do it up cheap! spend the extra dollar for quality thats what I say. I would go with a Injen Short Ram in polished. It looks clean and its quality brand from Injen. Gives the engine a better look. But yeah don't buy Mugen freaking thats Acura/Honda aftermarket support. Shit if I saw a Mugen Intake on a celica I would be like wtf wtf wtf wtf Who is this idiot?

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Feb 13, 11:20am - #385215 
Originally Posted by SwiftCelGTS
Originally Posted by CRBN BLU
I didn't even realize Mugen made intakes for our car. I thought they were strictly Honda/Acura.


so it's a brand you've heard of smile


i thought it was only honda/acura as well. king motorsporsts is the ONLY person that sells mugen in america. there is NO ONE else (unless you buy used).

mugen is one of the best aftermarket companies around, if not the best.

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Feb 14, 8:22am - #385216 
That is a cheap ripoff because Mugen doesn't make stuff for Toyota. Mugen is for Honda like TRD is for Toyota. Either the person selling is really stupid and doesn't know any better or he thinks he can sell shit just because of the Mugen label, showing exactly how stupid he really is.

Mugen well NEVER make Toyota aftermarket parts, so even if it was a real Mugen part, its not for your Celica, more then likely its for the RSX/TSX and just happens to able to fit.

Bottom line is that Mugen doesn't make for Toyota it is the race division for Honda, so thats just a knockoff with a label.

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