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Old 01-01-2007, 03:09 AM   #1
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Hi Folks,
Anyone ever buy one of these? Are they any good??
Price is too good to be true, and when it is, it usually is...

If anyone has ever tried one of these intakes, please let me know if they're any good...

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Most people here will probably tell you not to go with it, but I bit the bullet. Had some money left over and found a sweet deal on a K&N so hey why not?

I bought this one though:

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...m=160063389559

The filter is sitting in my room (ditched it for a K&N). Here'* my current setup:




I'm going to grab a straight and 90 piece of pipe from my cousin to make it go farther down and curve down though Ithink, or just the 90 to go into the fender. It works good for what it is though.

Got the filter @ ajusa for like $28 shipped. It was too big for the pipe but I just stuck another piece of coupler underneath it and it works like a charm.

also, when installing the sensor, remove the black piece of material and do it outside of the car (I did it in the freezing cold and froze my fingers off lol). Put it completely on the sensor then install it in the hole where it was. Trying to just shove it on there makes it fall through

Good luck if you get it My personal opinion, its cheaper than the rice pipe and you dont have to get a special filter/extend your wires into the filter for the sensor, so I think its good for what it is.


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An afterthought I had:

You could always go to Autozone or somewhere of the like and grab a straight piece of "exhaust pipe" for like $5 and use that as well only thing holding me back from grabbing a 90 is they're bent crush.
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That intake is doing more harm than good at least in the summer, its going to suck in all the underhood heat straight back into the motor
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That intake is doing more harm than good at least in the summer, its going to suck in all the underhood heat straight back into the motor
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I'm going to grab a straight and 90 piece of pipe from my cousin to make it go farther down and curve down though Ithink, or just the 90 to go into the fender.
Read much?

If I run it into the fender I'm unsure of what I'm going to do regarding blocking it from the engine bay heat... if I run it straight I'm just going to put half of the old intake box in there and block it off there.
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Hi, and thanks for sharing.
I was thinking GM must have been onto something when they designed the stock intake for the car, so I thought I might just enhance the current one by installing a performance air filter into the stock box. I think K&N makes a drop in filter that has a lesser restriction. Any thoughts??
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Hi, and thanks for sharing.
I was thinking GM must have been onto something when they designed the stock intake for the car, so I thought I might just enhance the current one by installing a performance air filter into the stock box. I think K&N makes a drop in filter that has a lesser restriction. Any thoughts??
while that is a good option, its still restrictive....the Ebak kit is not worth the money.....

do a search for "Rice Pipe" and you will see the recommended Intake that we use on the club
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l restrictive....the Ebak kit is not worth the money.....

do a search for "Rice Pipe" and you will see the recommended Intake that we use on the club
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My personal opinion, its cheaper than the rice pipe and you dont have to get a special filter/extend your wires into the filter for the sensor....go to Autozone or somewhere of the like and grab a straight piece of "exhaust pipe" for like $5 and use that as well
How is the rice pipe any better? It'* longer but using the eBay intake + extra piece of straight pipe eliminates the problems of having to extend the wiring of the sensor, and its also much cheaper.. both filter and pipe wise
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Here'* the link to some advice that was given earlier

Intake advice
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Moved to Performance and Brainstorming. Seems to have migrated a bit from an eBay start.
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its the alltime famous HOT air intake with a worthless filter!!!!! sorry to make it sound harsh but....
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