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Old 08-25-2006, 02:56 AM   #1
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/02-04...21901735QQrdZ1

i saw this for sale on ebay and didnt know if it was too good to be true, so if anyone has ordered this intake and recieved it with no problems please let me know.
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Old 08-25-2006, 03:00 AM   #2
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didnt bought intake, but I bought from PCP before. they're pretty nice seller. products are mostly cheap performance but might be good if your cars is on a tight budget.
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Old 08-25-2006, 06:42 AM   #3
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If you must have an intake, get one that's known to be good... K&N Typhoon.
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Old 08-25-2006, 08:44 AM   #4
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If you must have an intake, get one that's known to be good... K&N Typhoon.
Yeah, because more money MUST mean more power, right?


That intake looks fine. The pipe matchs any other intake I've seen, and it comes with a real K&N, not this nockoff crap you usually get.

FYI, I have an ebay intake on my car. 10+hp, 11+ lb/ft. Injen I believe claims 7 and 7, and I forget COBB's claims. It cost me $40.
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Old 08-25-2006, 08:45 AM   #5
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Yeah, because more money MUST mean more power, right?
No, but it does mean that more research went into it, and it's been shown not to mess up your MAF readings.
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Old 08-25-2006, 12:45 PM   #6
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thats if he even has MAF. If he's like me and has MAP he's all set.

$40 is about what you would pay for the filter alone...so yah it looks like a good deal.

And as I tell everyone who gets the ebay short-ram....for around $25 more ($3 coupler at home depot, $20 aluminum tube) you can make a CAI out of it.
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Old 08-25-2006, 12:55 PM   #7
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Its 40 with 30 in shipping. Gotta love ebay!
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Old 08-25-2006, 01:57 PM   #8
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Yeah, because more money MUST mean more power, right?


That intake looks fine. The pipe matchs any other intake I've seen, and it comes with a real K&N, not this nockoff crap you usually get.

FYI, I have an ebay intake on my car. 10+hp, 11+ lb/ft. Injen I believe claims 7 and 7, and I forget COBB's claims. It cost me $40.
but the k&n is known to be the "safest" intake to run on a wrx/sti.
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Old 08-25-2006, 02:21 PM   #9
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All dandy and stuff....but I have bought an ebay intake before and the pipe did not fit right within the engine bay.... bumped up against stuff and the bends weren't right. Also, I have learned over the years not to buy from anyone that has less than a 98% feedback rating. His is 97% and there were 40 negatives and over 20 neutrals just in the past month. I'd turn the other way.
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Old 08-25-2006, 02:29 PM   #10
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I think regardless of what intake you buy, it will be crapola if its not tuned for. I dont see why the ebay peice wont work just as well as the others when you get a good tune. Although I have heard of MAF issues with the cheaper intakes so use at your own risk. Do a search, see what other people have said about their experiences with intakes.
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Old 08-25-2006, 02:53 PM   #11
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FYI, I have an ebay intake on my car. 10+hp, 11+ lb/ft.
As in, you dyno'd the car before the intake, added the intake, and then dyno'd 10+hp and 11+lb/ft immediately after?
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Old 08-25-2006, 03:33 PM   #12
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but the k&n is known to be the "safest" intake to run on a wrx/sti.
Yeah isn't it also known to make no more power over the stock airbox also? $300.00 for an intake that does nothing but look good? No thanks I'll pick one up for $40.00 and spend $260.00 for someone to tune for my new intake.
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Old 08-25-2006, 03:48 PM   #13
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Yeah isn't it also known to make no more power over the stock airbox also?
Actually, no.
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Old 08-25-2006, 04:03 PM   #14
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Yeah isn't it also known to make no more power over the stock airbox also? $300.00 for an intake that does nothing but look good? No thanks I'll pick one up for $40.00 and spend $260.00 for someone to tune for my new intake.
Why dont you just not spend the $40 on the cheap intake, then you would have $300 to spend on something good. But, I imagine if you are looking at the $40 intake on ebay, you probably dont have $300 to be spending actually, so I say, just save your money and stick with the stock air box...
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Old 08-25-2006, 04:36 PM   #15
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Buy a K&N Drop in filter and save your money for better things. IF its sound ur after, do the snorkus delete method. The only time I will considder an intake for my car is if I choose to do a FMIC setup, which wont allow the stocker to be there.
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Old 08-25-2006, 05:15 PM   #16
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i went with a full k&n short ram air system. My car is a stage 4 with a vf-30 turbo so it could use some extra airflow. Also i was planning on getting it tuned for the summer anyway so might as well get the intake before i do so.. Thanks for the replys!
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Definitely a better choice.
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Old 08-25-2006, 05:47 PM   #18
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i went with a full k&n short ram air system. My car is a stage 4 with a vf-30 turbo so it could use some extra airflow. Also i was planning on getting it tuned for the summer anyway so might as well get the intake before i do so.. Thanks for the replys!
actually your car doesnt need more airflow, the stock box is plenty for a VF30. research my friend...
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Old 08-25-2006, 05:49 PM   #19
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As in, you dyno'd the car before the intake, added the intake, and then dyno'd 10+hp and 11+lb/ft immediately after?
I would love to see those numbers after an aftermarket intake on nearly a stock WRX. It is best to stick with the stock air box and add a K&N or Perrin Drop in filter. But if you have a front mount intercooler, you need a short ram style intake regardless.
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Old 08-25-2006, 07:08 PM   #20
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actually your car doesnt need more airflow, the stock box is plenty for a VF30. research my friend...
you may be right nonetheless i already bought the intake knowing that it will not make a big difference if any and will update stats when i get the tune.
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Old 08-25-2006, 09:51 PM   #21
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As in, you dyno'd the car before the intake, added the intake, and then dyno'd 10+hp and 11+lb/ft immediately after?
That is correct sir. Kevin Thomas actually did the test to settle the "ebay intake" arguements.
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Old 08-25-2006, 09:56 PM   #22
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My first post may have been a little misleading. The intake was installed on a 2.2L Impreza L. It of course was naturally aspirated. My point was that, when you pay short of $200 for a name brand intake, thats what you're paying for. The name. Ebay intakes are knockoffs, plain and simple. They are based off the designs that are already out there, but priced for much much less.

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Old 08-25-2006, 11:51 PM   #23
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Sticking with the stock intake is way overrated. Horror stories from some bad intakes have brainwashed everyone. Someone says "intake" and the masses grab pitchforks and torches.. Same with bov's.


A panel filter and snorkus delete won't do anything. It almost makes no difference in sound, either.



Edit: Though in my experience you make power from cold-air intakes but not so much with short rams.
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Old 08-25-2006, 11:55 PM   #24
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FYI if u look at the pipe and the coupler for it...the coupler has one side that is bigger than the other...therefore its the wrong size pipe for the car to run properly...
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Why dont you just not spend the $40 on the cheap intake, then you would have $300 to spend on something good. But, I imagine if you are looking at the $40 intake on ebay, you probably dont have $300 to be spending actually, so I say, just save your money and stick with the stock air box...
My point was for $300.00 it's just not worth buying the intake when you can get better results for your money.

And in fact I do run an ebay intake of sorts.. It came with my SSAC FMIC.
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