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Old 01-23-2004, 12:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Since nobody responded last time, here I am again...

Does Carbon Fiber really make that much difference for a Cold Air Intake? BenFer has 2, one aluminum and one carbon fiber and the difference is $50. Is it worth it?
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probably not. You are probably paying for the looks of the carbon fiber. thats my opinion. maybe someone else knows better
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You are mostly paying for the look. I understand that they are identical in design. The Carbon Fiber might keep the air a little cooler and be a few ounces lighter but they should perform the same.
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i hear that having carbon fiber will transfer much less heat compared to standard steel tubes. however, i believe it is mainly for the looks. personally, i do not like the carbon fiber look, but that's just me.
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