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TIRED OF PAYING TO MUCH FOR YOUR CAI #82018 Jan 13, 5:45pm Jan 13, 5:45pm
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TIRED OF PAYING TO MUCH FOR YOUR CAI
do you want the same CAI that's made by AEM or any other fancy dancy big name co for less than $60.00.than all you have to do is go to www.ebay.com look up toyota celica and bam ther eu go the same Intake just not the name.if it says gts it will work the same as the gt and the gts.i would know i have it on my gt. so if you like to save money and you still want the performance this is th place for u. thumbsup


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Re: TIRED OF PAYING TO MUCH FOR UR C.A.I [Re: HATEDon] #82019 Jan 13, 6:10pm Jan 13, 6:10pm
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Biggest problem of "No Name" Intakes It will not fit in most situations.And there is the chance of loosing of Hp by installing that Intake.
But it's your money.
P.S.Let us know if it's fit properly.

Re: TIRED OF PAYING TO MUCH FOR UR C.A.I [Re: HATEDon] #82020 Jan 13, 6:13pm Jan 13, 6:13pm
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umm..must be crappy engineering if it fits both GT and GTS

the AEM GT and GTS Intakes are different in the way the angles are piped. i should know, i was sent a GTS Intake and tried to install it on my GT without knowing it was a GTS Intake utnil i realized the elbow connector wouldn't fit. haha stupid me.

just a heads up..maybe the wording is screwed up or something, but if they are AEM imitations, then definately watch out because GT and GTS Intakes are designed differently.

...and yes, im sure that many of us know that ebay has many knockoff parts that cost waaaay less than the real thing. but in paying for the brand name, we are also getting quality, reputation, and thorough R&D hours put into engineering the Intake.

what did we all spend on our cars? 10G+s i am guessing. if you are willing to spend the 10+ grand on the car, what does an extra 200 dollars mean? if you want the best for your car that is. if you are happy with loading your car with cheap "performance" parts, be my guest.

although i know that the AEM knockoffs and real AEM Intakes differ usually only by the type of filter, the fact that it is supposed to fit GT's and GTS's sounds fishy to me

just my .02 cents.

Re: TIRED OF PAYING TO MUCH FOR UR C.A.I [Re: RoMkApOmKa] #82021 Jan 13, 6:17pm Jan 13, 6:17pm
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i dont trust ebay

Re: TIRED OF PAYING TO MUCH FOR UR C.A.I [Re: fusi0n] #82022 Jan 13, 6:21pm Jan 13, 6:21pm
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Originally Posted by fusi0n

umm..must be crappy engineering if it fits both GT and GTS

the AEM GT and GTS Intakes are different in the way the angles are piped. i should know, i was sent a GTS Intake and tried to install it on my GT without knowing it was a GTS Intake utnil i realized the elbow connector wouldn't fit. haha stupid me.

just a heads up..maybe the wording is screwed up or something, but if they are AEM imitations, then definately watch out because GT and GTS Intakes are designed differently.

...and yes, im sure that many of us know that ebay has many knockoff parts that cost waaaay less than the real thing. but in paying for the brand name, we are also getting quality, reputation, and thorough R&D hours put into engineering the Intake.

what did we all spend on our cars? 10G+s i am guessing. if you are willing to spend the 10+ grand on the car, what does an extra 200 dollars mean? if you want the best for your car that is. if you are happy with loading your car with cheap "performance" parts, be my guest.

although i know that the AEM knockoffs and real AEM Intakes differ usually only by the type of filter, the fact that it is supposed to fit GT's and GTS's sounds fishy to me

just my .02 cents.
Yeah, those off brand CAI's on eBay are plain crap. You can tell from the pics that the tubes look like plastic, and I wouldn't be suprised if they were. Also, the majority of them seem to be straight, and not curve down to where the "cold air" actually is like the AEM brand. They seem to be more like ram air Intakes.

But in defense of the guy that started this thread (kinda sounded like he worked for eBay or something) grin, you can find cheap name brand Intakes on eBay for a fraction of the price every once in a while. And some people even sell used ones that look new, that some people might be interested in. Just gotta make sure that it's the real thing and that the seller is legit. thumbsup


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Re: TIRED OF PAYING TO MUCH FOR UR C.A.I [Re: slidr] #82023 Jan 13, 6:57pm Jan 13, 6:57pm
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when looking out for AEM knockoffs on ebay..
what should be looked out for?
what if they come in the box that looks
exactly like the AEM box?


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Re: TIRED OF PAYING TO MUCH FOR UR C.A.I [Re: defyenz] #82024 Jan 13, 6:59pm Jan 13, 6:59pm
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make sure it says genuine AEM and has pics...if you arent sure post up a link here and people will let you know.

Re: TIRED OF PAYING TO MUCH FOR UR C.A.I [Re: spaztikid] #82025 Jan 13, 8:10pm Jan 13, 8:10pm
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ebay = thumbsdown


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Re: TIRED OF PAYING TO MUCH FOR UR C.A.I [Re: Evan] #82026 Jan 13, 8:15pm Jan 13, 8:15pm
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i already bought it and its in my room
but here's the link

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=38634&item=2453014296


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Re: TIRED OF PAYING TO MUCH FOR UR C.A.I [Re: Evan] #82027 Jan 13, 8:19pm Jan 13, 8:19pm
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Originally Posted by EvanJ
ebay = thumbsdown


yep


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Re: TIRED OF PAYING TO MUCH FOR UR C.A.I [Re: defyenz] #82028 Jan 13, 8:41pm Jan 13, 8:41pm
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Originally Posted by t3n
i already bought it and its in my room
but here's the link

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=38634&item=2453014296
That looks good. A knock-off can be easily spotted by its shitty composition and cheap price. Just look for brand names and request pics if there aren't any.


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Re: TIRED OF PAYING TO MUCH FOR UR C.A.I [Re: Evan] #82029 Jan 13, 8:41pm Jan 13, 8:41pm
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Originally Posted by EvanJ
ebay = thumbsdown
eBay= thumbsup
Some of the people on eBay that sell pure shit and try to take advantage of people= thumbsdown


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Re: TIRED OF PAYING TO MUCH FOR UR C.A.I [Re: spaztikid] #82030 Jan 13, 8:47pm Jan 13, 8:47pm
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many offbrand Intakes are not cnc machine welded (for smoother curves), which will affect performance.

that said, you can buy authentic brand Intakes from ebay for a lot cheaper than retail..just check the seller feedback and do your homework thumbsup

Re: TIRED OF PAYING TO MUCH FOR UR C.A.I [Re: HATEDon] #82031 Jan 13, 8:52pm Jan 13, 8:52pm
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i paid 60 dollars for mine from liquidkit2005. Its a Injen


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Re: TIRED OF PAYING TO MUCH FOR UR C.A.I [Re: HATEDon] #82032 Jan 13, 10:02pm Jan 13, 10:02pm
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I've known 3 people with the ebay Intake...and one of their's cracked in 1/2

Re: TIRED OF PAYING TO MUCH FOR UR C.A.I [Re: CelicaPrincess] #82033 Jan 13, 10:05pm Jan 13, 10:05pm
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Originally Posted by CelicaPrincess
I've known 3 people with the ebay intake...and one of their's cracked in 1/2
eBay Intake as in someone sticking pvc pipe together and calling it an Intake, or eBay Intake as in AEM or Injen?

If you buy brand names from eBay that are new, then you should be fine. If you buy knock-offs just to save money then you deserve what you get.


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Re: TIRED OF PAYING TO MUCH FOR UR C.A.I [Re: slidr] #82034 Jan 13, 10:55pm Jan 13, 10:55pm
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Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by t3n
i already bought it and its in my room
but here's the link

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=38634&item=2453014296
That looks good. A knock-off can be easily spotted by its shitty composition and cheap price. Just look for brand names and request pics if there aren't any.


thanks slidr


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Re: TIRED OF PAYING TO MUCH FOR UR C.A.I [Re: slidr] #82035 Jan 13, 11:07pm Jan 13, 11:07pm
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Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by CelicaPrincess
I've known 3 people with the ebay intake...and one of their's cracked in 1/2
eBay Intake as in someone sticking pvc pipe together and calling it an Intake, or eBay Intake as in AEM or Injen?

If you buy brand names from eBay that are new, then you should be fine. If you buy knock-offs just to save money then you deserve what you get.


it was not a brand name

Re: TIRED OF PAYING TO MUCH FOR UR C.A.I [Re: HATEDon] #82036 Jan 13, 11:50pm Jan 13, 11:50pm
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ebay is pretty sketch. Does THIS sound odd to anyone else??
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=33597&item=2453916823 thumbsdown bs

Re: TIRED OF PAYING TO MUCH FOR UR C.A.I [Re: FloydianSlip6] #82037 Jan 13, 11:54pm Jan 13, 11:54pm
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wow biges bs ever

Re: TIRED OF PAYING TO MUCH FOR UR C.A.I [Re: FloydianSlip6] #82038 Jan 13, 11:55pm Jan 13, 11:55pm
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Originally Posted by FloydianSlip6
ebay is pretty sketch. Does THIS sound odd to anyone else??
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=33597&item=2453916823 thumbsdown bs


maybe. to its credit it does say "UP to 20 hp (on some cars)"

that said...theres no way i'd ever buy it.

Re: TIRED OF PAYING TO MUCH FOR UR C.A.I [Re: FloydianSlip6] #82039 Jan 13, 11:58pm Jan 13, 11:58pm
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i don't trust it (performance chip)???...but i did order bumper lenses from ebay. I did watch who i bought them from and it is a great product. they only cost me $18

Re: TIRED OF PAYING TO MUCH FOR UR C.A.I [Re: nemisiscelica] #82040 Jan 14, 12:12am Jan 14, 12:12am
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if you are running a stock setup, then your stock ecu settings are whats best for your car...it is already setup for maximum performance of your car. sure you can retune your ecu on a stock setup and make more horses..this isnt what i mean by 'maximum performance'. maximum performance refers to the overall power output ALONG with the longevity of your cars engine. whenever you want to increase power on your stock setup by retuning your ecu...you will do so at the cost of increasing wear on your engine (its unavoidable).

retuning your ecu is usually only done after installing aftermarket parts. because your stock ecu isn't set to these performance modifications..your ecu can be retuned for more power output and avoid the expense of extra wear.

Re: TIRED OF PAYING TO MUCH FOR UR C.A.I [Re: HATEDon] #82041 Jan 14, 2:16am Jan 14, 2:16am
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i got my AEM CAI from VIS racing sport!!fit pretty nice!!only 200

Re: TIRED OF PAYING TO MUCH FOR UR C.A.I [Re: slidr] #82042 Jan 14, 2:30am Jan 14, 2:30am
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no i don't work 4 e-bay .i serve in the us army in iraq.so any ways.that's were i got mine and i have had no problem. the only diff from gt 2 gts in the throttle body is bigger on the gts.but it is ur decision and i do understant the point being made.


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Originally Posted by t3n
i already bought it and its in my room
but here's the link

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=38634&item=2453014296


I got my AEM Intake from this guy.
It's a real AEM, he's cool

Re: TIRED OF PAYING TO MUCH FOR UR C.A.I [Re: HATEDon] #82044 Jan 14, 2:42am Jan 14, 2:42am
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yep...bought my Injen Intake new off of ebay. Nothin wrong with it.


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Re: TIRED OF PAYING TO MUCH FOR UR C.A.I [Re: gtscelica05] #82045 Jan 14, 3:23pm Jan 14, 3:23pm
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I think the point has been made about ebay. Sometimes you can get a good deal, and sometimes you get screwed.

But ask yourselves this:

If ebay is so much cheaper, how is that possible? I think there are a few common reasons why things are cheaper on ebay:

1) It is a cheap knock-off (no guarantee of quality)
2) It is used (and possibly damaged and/or missing parts)
3) It is stolen

I'd rather not take my chances with any of those, but I think if you're willing to take the risk, sometimes you can get a good deal.


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