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Old 10-13-2007, 12:49 AM   #11
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for the $179 price you get:

9" K&N Filter ($34 on the INTENSE site)
Custom molded throttle body adapter (custom, probably worth $30)
30" of INTENSE 3.5" intake tubing ($12 a foot, so $30)
PCM tray (16.99 on the INTENSE site)
Two thin-walled aluminum couplers (probably worth $5, they are only pieces of cutoff aluminum pipe
All necessary clamps. (probably worth $10, they are high quality clamps)
Easy to follow instructions

that totals out to about $130... I have no idea why people pay that much

I bought mine used for $50

I was allowed to purchase one of the custom couplers when I was assembling my FWI, I paid 50 bucks for it, plus shipping, so if you update your totals....thats about right.
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Dirthead Racing presents: tubing guarenteed to perform equally as well as "INTENSE™ Custom Air Ducting"
Who guaranteesthis, you?

We don't get our tubing from McMaster-Carr.
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for the $179 price you get:

9" K&N Filter ($45 on the INTENSE site)
Custom molded throttle body adapter (custom, probably worth $50)
30" of INTENSE 3.5" intake tubing ($12 a foot, so $30)
PCM tray (16.99 on the INTENSE site)
Two thin-walled aluminum couplers (probably worth $8 each, they are only pieces of cutoff aluminum pipe that are also deburred
All necessary clamps. (probably worth $15, they are high quality clamps)
Box is about $1.00
Labor to cut the hose and put the kit together by one of our part timers
Easy to follow instructions

that totals out to about $174 not including labor... I have no idea why people pay that much

I bought mine used for $50
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Don't worry Rogue, just add two peices of vacuum line for the Evap canister relocation and you'll make it an even better buy.
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Dirthead, that is NOT the same as INTENSE tubing. I know. I searched McMaster and alot of other sources to help a member find it in 3", and it wasn't easy.

Your tubing will coil bind and cause turbulence long before INTENSE tubing does.

Let'* see you put a 45 degree bend in it and shoot another pic from the inside.



The tubing you found has a bend radius of 1.75". INTENSE tubing has a bend radius of nearly a foot. When tubing like this compresses, the compressed material has to go somewhere. Half of it coils up INSIDE the tubing. The tighter the bend radius, the weaker (and more restrictive when bent) the tubing is.

The McMaster tubing is about as similar to INTENSE tubing as your underwear is to your socks.
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Blah blah blah my ***, BEND it the same amount and look inside.

Just because it'* black, round, and empty inside doesn't mean it'* the same. You think INTENSE chose that tubing BECAUSE it was more expensive? Or perhaps because they carefully looked for the right stuff that wouldn't disturb the laminar flow when it had a bend in it?



I have tremendous resources at my disposal for material acquisition. It'* what I do. And I can tell you from personal experience that the tubing isn't even CLOSE to the same. If I knew of a cheaper source for it, I would have done so myself. Instead, because I couldn't find a comparable product, I purchased the FWI from INTENSE. I'm very happy with the quality and performance of the whole package.
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Old 10-13-2007, 03:35 PM   #20
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you cant screw with the tried and true!
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