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Old 11-07-2005, 03:03 PM   #11
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Nice write up..looks like a really straight forward install job...I would defintaly enclose that compleatly..then run 3 or so 2" ducts into the new air box fed from outside the car..makes the difference!
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Old 11-07-2005, 04:41 PM   #12
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Is $117.00 about what people pay for a intake close to this?
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Old 11-07-2005, 05:16 PM   #13
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well the Filter is about $40, and the RX4750 is $40-50, add shipping for the filter and the coulper.....the final price is really dependent on the filter....i got a 9" K&N for 30 at pepboys
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Yah I know... But really $117 for a intake like that? I thought the reason people did the rice pipe was b/c it was cheep. Now I'm really confused why anyone would do one of these?! I spent less then that on my intake (a ture CAI) and it looks/functions 10x better.
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I put this intake on because I wanted more power out of my SE, and I wanted something that I knew would work, that was easy to do myself. To that end, I got more power out of my SE, it worked, and it was easy to do myself. As for mods that I could do myself in two hours, I don't think there is anything easier or more effective that I could do in two hours, for less than $117, so to that end, it was also "cheap" as in "inexpensive". If there is a less expensive mod I can perform in under two hours that will give me a better increase in power, I definitely want to know about it!

As for choosing this intake pipe with this filter and silicone reducer coupler, I chose them precisely because a good number of other members here had already used these exact parts and found that they worked, and were easy to install. I didn't want to risk experimenting with any mods that might not work or might damage my car. Three days a week my car totes my 9 month old to daycare, and it totes me to and from work 5 days a week. I needed a mod with readily available parts, and I got the pipe at Autozone, and the coupler and filter were shipped to my door. The only tools I needed were a hacksaw, file, screwdriver, wire cutters, wire crimper, and socket wrench.

I would certainly like to know more about your intake though, if you have a link to a thread!
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I spent less then that on my intake (a ture CAI) and it looks/functions 10x better.
have any pics?
i would like to see what urs looks like.
i am getting ready to do a rice pipe. and
would like to see what you did.
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bugsi, so i noticed that before your new intake, you were running a stock airbox with a drop in K&N filter.... if you no longer have a need for the filter and would be interested in selling it, please let me know, i am most interested.
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I spent less then that on my intake (a ture CAI) and it looks/functions 10x better.
have any pics?
i would like to see what urs looks like.
i am getting ready to do a rice pipe. and
would like to see what you did.
The reason I thought people did the rice pipe was because it was cheep and simple. Now that I have actually seen how much it actually costs why don't you guys do a FWI?
Buy some Intense or ZZP tubing, a coupler, and a filter. It would be cheeper then the rice pipe, work better, look better, and would be almost as simple as the rice pipe.

Link to my CAI
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ht=toys+thomas
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Blazin...how much did each of the pieces cost?
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My CAI price list:
*&B™ Filter 9" long, 4" flange I.D. - $44
1' ZZP™ Intake Tubing - $10
3" I.D. to 4" I.D. Reinforced Silicone Coupler - $12
2' x 4' 1/4" Lexin - $30
Universal Rubber Door Seal - $10
Roll of Reflex - $10 (free)
Aluminum Tape - $5 (free)
5 x T-Bar Clamps - $10
Misc. bolts, spacers, washers - $2 (free)
TOTAL: $133 (not cutting any corners)

For a FWI:
INTENSE™ Custom Air Duct, 3.5" I.D., $11.99 per foot - 3 x $11.99 = $35.97
K&N Universal Cone Filter, 7" long filter, 3.5" flange - $34.99
T-Bar Clamps, 4" clamp, $2 each - 3 x $2 = $6
Roll of High Temp. Electrical Tape (used instead of coupler) - $5
Misc. bolts, spacers, washers, clamps, vac. lines (to relocate EVAP canister and PCM) - $10
TOTAL: $91.96
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