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cheap ebay intakes=evil ?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by evilgsr, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. evilgsr

    evilgsr Member

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    well i was changing my air filter in my gsr and got to thinking that for only 20 more dollars than the price of an oem replacement filter i could pick up one of those cheap short ram style ebay intakes would i actually be hurting myself by doing this or would it really help my car breath a little better albeit being a little ricey this basically is just temporary until i get my turbo kit , also do the filters on the valvecover i think their called "breather filters" help or hurt more from what i understand they take some pressure off the engine but i dunno just curious <_<
     
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    get whatever pipe you want but go get your self an aem or k and n filter and youll be set to go
     
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    do you have to worry about it being smog legal?
     
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    not the carb legal intake filters such as injen and aem, i think k and n to
     
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    i don't think those cheap ram air have a carb #
     
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    cheep OEM intakes = heatsoak @ its finest
     
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    Get a cheap ebay one and then get some exhaust wrap, or heat shilding wrap and wrap up the tube. Better than AEM!! :D
     
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    I have had problems with the cotton gauze being too porous and not retaining oil well. If you get the eBay cheapo intake I recommend getting a k&n filter for it. But by that time you are almost to the price of a good SRI.
     
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    What's a SRI ??
     
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    they don't, i can get carb legal CAIs for most all hondas for 80, still no 20 dollar ebay special...
     
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