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      04-28-2016, 02:53 PM   #1
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Simota Carbon fiber Intake. Interest? Group Buy?

So I've been searching High and Low for this intake. If anyone has it, I'm willing to buy it!

But I contacted sales@simotausa.com and after some back and fouth they're willing to do a limited production on this intake. For a price of course.

$725 + $26 for shipping.

But If Find someone to buy 3 or more it's $685. Price kinda high still, but it looks dope as F!

So who's in?

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Damn that looks nice have you check out the Ecstuning Carbon intake ?
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Damn that looks nice have you check out the Ecstuning Carbon intake ?
Yupp, but this looks so much cooler! So much top-layer carbon!
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Damn that looks nice have you check out the Ecstuning Carbon intake ?
Yupp, but this looks so much cooler! So much top-layer carbon!
I agree it does look real nice
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this includes everything as pictured?

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Shame it doesn't have the Dinan/Mr.5 type cold-air element. I know it's debatable how much of a performance increase there is with it (or any intake upgrade for that matter), but if I'm going to pay that much for an intake I'd hope there was a bit more to it than just a bunch of carbon fiber (though it does look cool.) Does this use the stock filter? Or is it similar to the ECS intake with the DCI in the box?
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It looks cool, but there is no way I would spend that much on an intake. That's like 25% off the cost of a stage 2 turbo
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It looks cool, but there is no way I would spend that much on an intake. That's like 25% off the cost of a stage 2 turbo
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Why all the negitivity? It doesn't seem like a bad price. Of course there are better performance per dollar improvements in the early stages, but what about those that already have Stg2 turbos and inlets and want a sealed airbox?
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Why all the negitivity? It doesn't seem like a bad price. Of course there are better performance per dollar improvements in the early stages, but what about those that already have Stg2 turbos and inlets and want a sealed airbox?
I actually went back to my factory air box from having DCI'S. I hate the sucking turbo sound. But I can Def feel the power difference on mhd Stage 1.

So I'm looking for a sealed / covered intake. I always loved this intake. Also looked into the ECS but that looks really boring, flat. but still looks good!
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this includes everything as pictured?

[IMG][/IMG]
Yup. This is it!!
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Shame it doesn't have the Dinan/Mr.5 type cold-air element. I know it's debatable how much of a performance increase there is with it (or any intake upgrade for that matter), but if I'm going to pay that much for an intake I'd hope there was a bit more to it than just a bunch of carbon fiber (though it does look cool.) Does this use the stock filter? Or is it similar to the ECS intake with the DCI in the box?
Just a single odd filter. This is the gruppe M replica intake btw

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I actually went back to my factory air box from having DCI'S. I hate the sucking turbo sound. But I can Def feel the power difference on mhd Stage 1.

So I'm looking for a sealed / covered intake. I always loved this intake. Also looked into the ECS but that looks really boring, flat. but still looks good!
AFe momentum GT is the best sealed intake right now under $500
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Shame it doesn't have the Dinan/Mr.5 type cold-air element. I know it's debatable how much of a performance increase there is with it (or any intake upgrade for that matter), but if I'm going to pay that much for an intake I'd hope there was a bit more to it than just a bunch of carbon fiber (though it does look cool.) Does this use the stock filter? Or is it similar to the ECS intake with the DCI in the box?
Just a single odd filter. This is the gruppe M replica intake btw

How much and where did you buy it from?
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Why all the negitivity? It doesn't seem like a bad price. Of course there are better performance per dollar improvements in the early stages, but what about those that already have Stg2 turbos and inlets and want a sealed airbox?
I actually went back to my factory air box from having DCI'S. I hate the sucking turbo sound. But I can Def feel the power difference on mhd Stage 1.

So I'm looking for a sealed / covered intake. I always loved this intake. Also looked into the ECS but that looks really boring, flat. but still looks good!
You feel the difference in power on mhd stage 1 as in the stock felt better or dcis felt better ?
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Nice looking airbox for sure. Open filters both look terribly out of place in a European cars engine bay but with tiny turbos sound horrible too.
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You feel the difference in power on mhd stage 1 as in the stock felt better or dcis felt better ?
DCI'S pulled wayy harder. And according to the logs, I hit 2psi more.
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Nice looking airbox for sure. Open filters both look terribly out of place in a European cars engine bay but with tiny turbos sound horrible too.
DCI'S Def look out if place... I hated how they looked.
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DCI'S pulled wayy harder. And according to the logs, I hit 2psi more.
So really, it probably pulled harder due to the extra 2psi and if boost control was tuned for each, there would be a lot less difference. Also, the extra sound does give a placebo effect of the car being faster.
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DCI'S pulled wayy harder. And according to the logs, I hit 2psi more.
So really, it probably pulled harder due to the extra 2psi and if boost control was tuned for each, there would be a lot less difference. Also, the extra sound does give a placebo effect of the car being faster.
So your saying dci vs stock intake isn't much of a difference lol
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