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i am looking for a CAI for my 2003 2.5rs.
please let me know i have cash
 

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go with something on ebay, they are cheap and anyone you go with is going to be as good as another, maybe just buy a K&N filter instead of the crappy one that it will come with.
 

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go with something on ebay, they are cheap and anyone you go with is going to be as good as another, maybe just buy a K&N filter instead of the crappy one that it will come with.
no offense, thats not very good advice, at least for me.
your talking about one of the single largest investments in any1s life is thier car, and buyin cheap knock-off products to aid my car in runing. is not something i have ever been interested in doing, and IMO neither should any1 else.
you get what you pay for
thanks though
 

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actually its not me saying that and i'm not trying to be a dick or anything, its honestly what i've heard in the past from several people. any N/A car isn't going to gain any hp from a CAI maybe 1hp if that. all of the CAI are basically identical, all the filters sit in the fender behind the passenger fog light. but the bets intake my opinion is going to be cobb tuning, but as far as i'm aware they dont even sell it anymore on their site.
 

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like he said^^

the cobb is probably the best....but i dont think they make them anymore....the injen would probably be the next best:
http://www.rallitek.com/incoinsypoal1.html

but man, dont trash ebay parts....the ebay borla replicas are better than the actual borlas.....the ebay FMIC kit im running is very good quality and less than half the price of what a big name brand one would cost.....would i ever buy an ebay knockoff clutch? no, internals? no....but come on man, a pipe is a pipe!....i have a lot of ebay parts on my car...and have been happy with 90% of them and have saved a bunch of money....

you get what you pay for of course...fitment isn't always top notch with knock off and sometimes you have to modify the part to fit....but its worth it to save some money ;)

but yeah, if you have no problem spending 300$ for very little HP gain go ahead get the injen....it'll fit perfect and look good..(something i dont really care about anymore...different strokes for different folks!)
 

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actually its not me saying that and i'm not trying to be a dick or anything, its honestly what i've heard in the past from several people. any N/A car isn't going to gain any hp from a CAI maybe 1hp if that. all of the CAI are basically identical, all the filters sit in the fender behind the passenger fog light. but the bets intake my opinion is going to be cobb tuning, but as far as i'm aware they dont even sell it anymore on their site.
i understood what you were saying, it was a collective of thoughts, answers, and comments from others. a good number of witch are kids, pinching their pennies. what you said is not YOUR opinion from personal experience. i simply gave you the other side of the coin.

i am fully aware of the pros and cons of using CAI, and SRI, cost VS preformance. the HP gains and torque loss, at what rpms. i have done my homework, over and over again.

as far as ebay parts go, you said you were happy with 90% of them, until that critical part falls under that 10%. you will continue to be happy then.
thats just not a chance i am willing to take. i would rather pay 280 for the real one than 180 for a fake. and since i have the money, thats a luxury i can afford.

thank you for the input
 

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as far as ebay parts go, you said you were happy with 90% of them, until that critical part falls under that 10%. you will continue to be happy then.
thats just not a chance i am willing to take. i would rather pay 280 for the real one than 180 for a fake. and since i have the money, thats a luxury i can afford.

thank you for the input
fair enough.....it's your money.....

question though...why dont you look into some cam regrinds and a pp6 (will be just slightly more than the intake and will get you MUCH better results)...or even look into a swap or turbo kit?

i've just never understood spending 300$ for somehting that gets u 5 HP (if you are lucky)
 
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