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      07-24-2013, 04:30 PM   #23
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Simply get the RPi scoops and a nice aftermarket filter that requires NO OIL like aFe.
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Simply get the RPi scoops and a nice aftermarket filter that requires NO OIL like aFe.
RPI scoops are a waste of $$...lol if you want scoops, get the CYBA ones on here for $45 shipped. Less than half the price of the RPI ones, yet the results are the same.
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Simply get the RPi scoops and a nice aftermarket filter that requires NO OIL like aFe.
RPI scoops are a waste of $$...lol if you want scoops, get the CYBA ones on here for $45 shipped. Less than half the price of the RPI ones, yet the results are the same.
But....if you're going over 100 mph you gain 5 HP
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Simply get the RPi scoops and a nice aftermarket filter that requires NO OIL like aFe.
RPI scoops are a waste of $$...lol if you want scoops, get the CYBA ones on here for $45 shipped. Less than half the price of the RPI ones, yet the results are the same.
But....if you're going over 100 mph you gain 5 HP
Lol how often are you going to be going over 100? Apparently at freeway speeds you notice better throttle response and a bit of umph. I don't know anyone who could notice am extra 5hp..I bought the scoops because they are so choice.
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I know Trent, just bustin chops. I agree
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aFe stage 2 intake. The sound is amazing. I got PPK and M performance exhaust and the intake sound is the best of the lot. Claims it adds 20+ hp which is BS IMO. But the sound is amazing.
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aFe stage 2 intake. The sound is amazing. I got PPK and M performance exhaust and the intake sound is the best of the lot. Claims it adds 20+ hp which is BS IMO. But the sound is amazing.
afe stage 2 intake its n55? how much does it go around ? have a video?
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Which intake u referring to?
All. Spent your money elsewhere if you want more power.
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Which intake u referring to?
All. Spent your money elsewhere if you want more power.
Basically ur saying stock intake is best to go with, with tune or without
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Basically ur saying stock intake is best to go with, with tune or without
The gains you get, like 5 HP when at high speed are not worth $200 plus.
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Might be right but if I didn't like the sound of my intake I would have sold if by now
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RPI scoops are a waste of $$...lol if you want scoops, get the CYBA ones on here for $45 shipped. Less than half the price of the RPI ones, yet the results are the same.
I bought the scoops as a cosmetic mod only, the RPI scoops are nicely put together. Seems like intakes are about as useful as the scoops in getting more power so buy it if your searching for greater sound, no noticeable power gains should be expected.
BMS is most likely the intake I'll end up buying
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aFe stage 2 intake. The sound is amazing. I got PPK and M performance exhaust and the intake sound is the best of the lot. Claims it adds 20+ hp which is BS IMO. But the sound is amazing.
afe stage 2 intake its n55? how much does it go around ? have a video?
I paid $250 on a sale on mods. Video below is for sound. I have to agree that I don't think there's any power gains at all from intake. The sound is amazing though IMO. The turbo whistle rocks.

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aFe stage 2 intake. The sound is amazing. I got PPK and M performance exhaust and the intake sound is the best of the lot. Claims it adds 20+ hp which is BS IMO. But the sound is amazing.
afe stage 2 intake its n55? how much does it go around ? have a video?
I paid $250 on a sale on mods. Video below is for sound. I have to agree that I don't think there's any power gains at all from intake. The sound is amazing though IMO. The turbo whistle rocks.

Sounds almost identical to the BMS Intake, I love the turbo spool and BOV sound from inside the cabin with the windows down.

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what sounds better injen intake or bms intake? whats louder too?
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Best intake = the free one that comes with the car.
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I have BMS

the blow off sound is cool, but there is almost no spooling sound which kinda sucks.

I miss the sound of the DCI on my n54

also, +1 to dark knight.. that aFe sounds identical to the BMS. I don't know if the injen sounds different, but fwiw I would spend the extra $$ on it if there is more noise... the lack of spooling noise with the BMS was really a bummer

(BMS also advertises +10 hp - not 5 hp if you care)
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if you're interested in getting scoops, I'd go with the RPi over cyba. I got cybas purely for cosmetic appeal, but they are too small and you can barely see them. I think the RPi scoops are bigger
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I have BMS

the blow off sound is cool, but there is almost no spooling sound which kinda sucks.

I miss the sound of the DCI on my n54

also, +1 to dark knight.. that aFe sounds identical to the BMS. I don't know if the injen sounds different, but fwiw I would spend the extra $$ on it if there is more noise... the lack of spooling noise with the BMS was really a bummer

(BMS also advertises +10 hp - not 5 hp if you care)
Strange...I hear all my spooling through my BMS

Are you n54 or n55 again brother?
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Strange...I hear all my spooling through my BMS

Are you n54 or n55 again brother?
n55.. don't get me wrong, I do hear some spooling, but no where near as much as I did with my n54
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