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MAC 3.0 cold air intake?

Why are the MAC cold air intakes cheaper than K&N and S&B cold air intakes? Are they not as good?
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all the intakes are basically the same damn thing, its usualy what you have a preference to. some dont like k&n some do etc etc
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So Im really not getting a better value with any then. Thanks that is what I was wanting to know.
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yea.. as little as the change really is and any power you get from any intake.. its not worth it to pay more than u have to.. as long as it looks like you'll get some clean unrestricted airflow you'll be good
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the mac looks better...
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it depends, its really all about the manufacturing process and design of the intake.

by manufacturing process i mean quality of components. K&N and S&B have been making filters and intake for a VERY long time now. As a matter of fact, if a filter ISNT made by K&N, its most likely an S&B

The other thing is design. The MAC has a chrome tube, some people like that, others dont. the S&B has a black plastic tube that appears closer to OEM. And please, nobody bring up the metal/plastic tube debate, its been proven not to matter.

The S&B also has a closed in air filter box, to make sure that the hot engien air does not get to it. The MAC and K&N use a shield, which may work some, but not as well. The S&B box also helps keep out some of the annoying drones and NVH that are commonplace with a new intake.

I hope that may have given you some insight, though it may not help you make your decision for the record i am using an S&B intake on my F150 now
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I liked my MAC intake, it worked fine for me. Didn't need to spend a couple hundred on another intake.
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plastic is so much colder than a metal one...


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