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What brand of Intake System????

What brand would you say would be the best choice for a cold-air-intake system?
K&N, Volant, AEM, others?
I was looking at K&N or AEM, both run around 200$
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www.ssd4u.com

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i got air force one...
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I don't like those at all, the one setup was 260$, the other one is just a tube for over 100$ with no filter...I don't know
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I like www.performancecenter.com, their intakes are about 50$ less than the previous mentioned place, but it's still alot, I think.
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here, this is the one you want.... i have it works just like those expensive ones.

MAC intake....

search there are pics everywhere.
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i just went w/ the ssd cone filter kit thing...

cheap, does the same crap as others...the tube is just for show...its gonna be the same size pipe...
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BULLCHIT!!


haha, i dunno...it added mpg's and a little get up and go...thas all i wanted....
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im gunna highjack cuz this only takes one reply but what is the diffrence in getting a cold air intake and adding a cone filter to the stock intake?

and that stylin concepts is a nice store, its only a few mins away from me
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brent, if you look INSIDE your tube what do ya see?

a non smooth surface which makes it harder for air to move through...
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u get improved air flow and a little hp...mainly more mpg with the cone...

think of it...360 degrees of air intake vs 180 with the stock flat filter...more air

a cai is mainly for imports...they position them to maximize ducting to allow the coldest of cold air possible in..

we'll prolly never get one, as our engines are cramed in the engine bay
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brent, if you look INSIDE your tube what do ya see?

a non smooth surface which makes it harder for air to move through...

and if you look inside my cat...you'll see....meow mix

its all the same to me..i know theres some differences, but i'd have to see the data before i'd buy the tube to go along with my cone
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its probably worth like 3 hp lol

ya wont even notice will ya get like tuners, NOS, ingectors, stuff like that
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and if you look inside my cat...you'll see....meow mix

haha he said cat
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My friend has a cheap kit in his car, the tube and cone filter. It's so cheap that the cone material is corroding and whatever it's made out of, is just caked in stuff that normally would just fall out of a 'good' filter. The tube itself is also tarnishing or whatever.
I agree, that if you would put a good quality cone filter on the stock tube it would be better than stock, but getting a quality 'tube rig' would be better with less restrictive tubing than the stock corrugated rubber one, the difference would be very-unnoticeable i think.
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get the mac or the ssd kit they are very much the same good quality kit for less alot of people run them if ya wanna throw away a extra hundred for a k&n could you throw some of it my way too?
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The SSD kit is 190$ for the tube and adapter and k&n filter.
The MAC kit is 159$ + shipping.
The K&N and AEM kits I found start at 191$, same price
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mac is 139.00

profecientperformance.com(check the spelling) has free shipping.
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Yes they do. It's proficientperformance.com
Does your TB spacer have any performance/mpg gains?
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not really, i bought mine used, if you want to try it i would recommend finding one that way, my friend paid 30 for his and i paid 40 for mine.

for 150 it isnt owrth it imo.

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oops. dupe post.
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its probably worth like 3 hp lol

ya wont even notice will ya get like tuners, NOS, ingectors, stuff like that


I wanted a metal tube for mounting purposes. People complain the metal heats up.. blah blah blah.. plastic is better.. My factory intake tube ( plastic ) didn't last very long ( I think it broke when I grenaded the first time ).

I bought that MAC intake on ebay for.. 100$? 120? You can buy them new for under 150$. They flow a LOT more air over the factory tube and from Digimoto doing IAT readings, The air is actually COLDER then a plastic ' factory ' tube.

Pull your air silencer and get a drop in K&N filter, would be about the same as far as ' gains ' go. Endless you upen your A:F tables and tune.. its pointless to go ' happy ' all over it.
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he's runnin NAWSSSS

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