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      05-04-2009, 04:56 PM   #1
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Ebay intake?

Has anyone tryed a intake short ram off ebay for our engines? its about 80 dollars?
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      05-04-2009, 05:14 PM   #2
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didnt know they had one, do you have a link to the specific one you are looking at?
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im guessing he's talkigna bout that one.. kinda looks like injen one except the cones lot more smaller
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LOL loving that BLOCK of a MAf holder
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try it and let us know. I'm sure at 80 bucks it's quality built...
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try it and let us know. I'm sure at 80 bucks it's quality built...
lol, i wish
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      05-04-2009, 11:15 PM   #7
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lol good luck. :X
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im just happy iwth my injen !!
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rather have a stock intake than that
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      05-05-2009, 08:35 AM   #10
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+1

don't be cheap with your mods, either do it right by buying quality products or DON'T do it at all. I don't see the point of buying cheapass shit, you end up with wacked products and waste your money at the end; sort of defeats the purpose of being cheap, no?

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Filter is junk dry filter, pipe looks ok. Dont know how thick the piping is, but someone buy this.
Other than filter it looks good
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      05-05-2009, 09:01 AM   #12
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yeh if you slap on a K&N filter on this, whats the diff?
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Well things i can think off the top of my head why its not a good idea..

1.You do not know if the maf placement is tuned to the extra airflow could result in loss of hp bad gas mileage and a cel.

2. fitment if it starts rubbing on metal parts in your engine bay not good

But looking at the pics a second time it looks as the piping is tuned right after the filter this could be an exact Replica of a injen intake and i can bet the maf was measured to the same height as well if indeed it is a replica.
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      05-05-2009, 03:35 PM   #14
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yeh even the heat sheild is the exact same...whoever manufactured this created an exact replica of the Injen intake
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Many of the eBay products are direct copies of the more expensive stuff. Now there are a lot of products I wouldn't trust getting off eBay, but something like an intake pipe and filter would be fine, and I've used $40 cool air intakes on other cars that were exactly the same as the $180 models, and made the same HP on the dyno. Chances are, it's made in the same chinese factory that makes the namebrand stuff you pay lots of money for.
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Many of the eBay products are direct copies of the more expensive stuff. Now there are a lot of products I wouldn't trust getting off eBay, but something like an intake pipe and filter would be fine, and I've used $40 cool air intakes on other cars that were exactly the same as the $180 models, and made the same HP on the dyno. Chances are, it's made in the same chinese factory that makes the namebrand stuff you pay lots of money for.
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everything and anything is made or replicated in China these days...even my $30K rolex daytona. lol
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do it its only 80bucks compare to the more expensive stuff...
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i'd like to see if someone has the testicular fortitude to buy this and try it out as sort of a "test dummy". I would.... but car payment first, stupid shit second
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Just pay an extra sum to have quality stuff.
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Ive bought intakes from ebay before on my Nissan Maxima and it worked fine no problems for 3 years and still running strong. It was about 30-40 dollars. I can say the filter was good too, lasted almost the full 3 years until it got so dirty i replaced it rather then cleaned it cuz i'm lazy. However i think i'm gonna buy the intake and have a run with it and if anything happens or i'm not satisfied with the product i only paid 80 bucks(Which i can prob get the price down when i email the guy). The quality issue isn't really an issue, the other name brand intakes just have a name that you are paying for because the materials are more or less the same. I don't feel like paying 300-400 dollars for 1 foot of aluminum pipe, heat shield and a cone filter. Don't get me wrong having an "Injen" or "AFE" or w/e is cool cuz u can say u got it but in the end the intakes are the same just have a name behind it. Anyways i posted this cuz i wanted to see if anyone did it before me to check it out first but i guess no one did. I'll do it soon enough and let you guys know. Peace
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Ive bought intakes from ebay before on my Nissan Maxima and it worked fine no problems for 3 years and still running strong. It was about 30-40 dollars. I can say the filter was good too, lasted almost the full 3 years until it got so dirty i replaced it rather then cleaned it cuz i'm lazy. However i think i'm gonna buy the intake and have a run with it and if anything happens or i'm not satisfied with the product i only paid 80 bucks(Which i can prob get the price down when i email the guy). The quality issue isn't really an issue, the other name brand intakes just have a name that you are paying for because the materials are more or less the same. I don't feel like paying 300-400 dollars for 1 foot of aluminum pipe, heat shield and a cone filter. Don't get me wrong having an "Injen" or "AFE" or w/e is cool cuz u can say u got it but in the end the intakes are the same just have a name behind it. Anyways i posted this cuz i wanted to see if anyone did it before me to check it out first but i guess no one did. I'll do it soon enough and let you guys know. Peace
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