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#1 (permalink) Old 04-28-2004, 11:16 PM
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I want to buy intake... But there are so many to choose from.. ghead
I need help making a choice!
So if any you guys have them and like them let me know, and let me know what kind they are and where a good place is to get one.
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most intakes yeild similar gains. Your best bet is to find the cheapest one and slap a K&N filter on it. Another alternative is to make one yourself.

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most intakes yeild similar gains. Your best bet is to find the cheapest one and slap a K&N filter on it. Another alternative is to make one yourself.
yeah go to a local muffler shop or something they will be able to get you the pipe and bend it for you, and theres your intake, buying a 325$ one doesnt really serve a purpose 1 it doesnt give you that much hp any ways (intake that is) second you can just make your own! haha

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I've got the benfer intake. Its awesome quality and performance.

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just out of curiosty how much did you pay for that intake?

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if you want easyness... go for the jim conforti and make your own heat shield.

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Paid $150 brand new.

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ok kid goto ebaymotors an search tyfoon, and they have em for 50 buks buy it now, it looks good for the money
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o and its not a short ram air, its the full cold air intake
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why the hell is it so cheap!!!!?????!!!!???!!!
does anyone have a "typoon"? Is it any good?
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I think they're K&Ns intake or something, atleast if it's a real Tyfoon.

Basically for the extra money you're paying for materials (carbon fiber, aluminum) and fit. The cheaper intakes probably won't fit as nicely as the Dinan one will.

As for the quality, it's pretty tough to mess up bending a piece of aluminum pipe. Most of the time it's just the thickness of tubing that affects the price. If you get a carbon fiber one then there's a difference between cheap and expensive, sometimes.

IMO go with the cheapest intake you can find on ebay, and slap a K&N on there, just like Presidente said.

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I think they're K&Ns intake or something, atleast if it's a real Tyfoon.

Basically for the extra money you're paying for materials (carbon fiber, aluminum) and fit. The cheaper intakes probably won't fit as nicely as the Dinan one will.

As for the quality, it's pretty tough to mess up bending a piece of aluminum pipe. Most of the time it's just the thickness of tubing that affects the price. If you get a carbon fiber one then there's a difference between cheap and expensive, sometimes.

IMO go with the cheapest intake you can find on ebay, and slap a K&N on there, just like Presidente said.

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yeah as long as you have the k&n on your golden, intake doesnt add that much to begin with so dont worry about it, make sure that intake the typhoon one will fit your car!

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Honestly, the first response is probably the best. No offense to those of you with CAI units, but the biggest gains are cosmetics and sound. If you are out to improve breathing, the most cost effective solution is to replace the stock filter with a K&N.

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