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slidr Nov 4, 5:15am - #57788 

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Cold Air Issues...

Is there any way that I can get around taking the bumper off in order to install cold air? Also, how do "offbrands" compare to Injen and other popular makers of Cold Air Intake? I mean the kind you see on ebay that cost like $40. Please let me know, and if anyone else has any offbrand parts, then let me know how shitty they are. Thanks.

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slidr Nov 4, 5:17am - #57789 

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Also, I know this should be directed to another forum, but if anyone has a used cold air, or one they are willing to sell, hit me up. Thanks.

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spaztikid Nov 4, 5:17am - #57790 
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i have the AEM CAI and i didn;t take the bumper off. It fits in there fine. The Injen does too. I wouldn't put anything but brand name in my car personally but its your call.
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RoMkApOmKa Nov 4, 5:19am - #57791 

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$40 Intake will not fit... thumbsdown Read Feedbacks of people who sell that garbage and you'll see.
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silver Nov 4, 6:16am - #57792 
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don't buy anything that doesnt have a brand ane or dyno chart.

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hybridcelica Dec 9, 3:57am - #57793 
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Originally Posted by slidr
Also, I know this should be directed to another forum, but if anyone has a used cold air, or one they are willing to sell, hit me up. Thanks.
i have an Injen brand new,but filter is used.

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LiLTiggerGa Dec 9, 4:00am - #57794 

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
i have the AEM CAI and i didn;t take the bumper off. It fits in there fine. The injen does too. I wouldn't put anything but brand name in my car personally but its your call.


i have AEM CAI as well but i had to take off the bumper..i just had to take it off again yesterday to clean the filter...maybe its because i have TRD action package bumper..or because i have a GTS not a GT ? anyway i like my CAI even tho i have to take off the bumper..its not that hard but the plastic clips are aggrivating

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Mike00 Dec 9, 5:42am - #57795 
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Originally Posted by LiLTiggerGa
Originally Posted by spaztikid
i have the AEM CAI and i didn;t take the bumper off. It fits in there fine. The injen does too. I wouldn't put anything but brand name in my car personally but its your call.


i have AEM CAI as well but i had to take off the bumper..i just had to take it off again yesterday to clean the filter...maybe its because i have TRD action package bumper..or because i have a GTS not a GT ? anyway i like my CAI even tho i have to take off the bumper..its not that hard but the plastic clips are aggrivating


It all depends if you still have wheel well plastics? My car lossed them because of my kit so I can just turn the wheel and pull the filter off. On the other hand it's easier to remove the plastic then the bumper and remove the filter. It's a tight fit but doable.
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LiLTiggerGa Dec 9, 3:49pm - #57796 

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thats tru..i guess you could just do that..ive just removed my bumper every time cause its pretty easy for removing a bumper anyway.. tongue

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saspence22 Dec 9, 4:57pm - #57797 

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I HAVE A 40 dollar Intake. It rocks. My freind has an AEM and I smoke him!!!!!! thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup

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Elec-FuYu Dec 9, 6:47pm - #57798 
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AEM 2nd gen fits perfect!
i dont know about the $40 one or Injen, but I dont need to take the bumper off when installing the AEM CAI

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Speed4TheNeed Dec 9, 7:22pm - #57799 

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
i have the AEM CAI and i didn;t take the bumper off. It fits in there fine. The injen does too. I wouldn't put anything but brand name in my car personally but its your call.


you shouldnt have to take the bumper off to install most CAI's. should be a relatively simple bolt-on (relatively)
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ERIC Dec 9, 11:22pm - #57800 
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i bought mine from ebay, its a no name...but it def works good...no problems with it yet...no need to take off bumper, just turn wheel, and cut plastic !!!
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Larry_GTS Dec 10, 5:05am - #57801 
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I have an AEM CAI which I bought from everythingcelica.com , and I love it. I Did not have to take the bumper off, although I did build a custome door under the front fender, so I can clean the filter easy. Personaly, I would not put anything in my car that wasn't Top Quality, But then again , to each his owne.
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