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Old 04-26-2007, 06:35 AM
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Cold Air intake

Do the ebay Cold air Intake pipes for about 25 bucks come with the good shape and good quality???
And do the ebay bypass valve work like the AEM bypass valve
or is this a total waste of money???
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Old 04-26-2007, 05:47 PM
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No, not a total waste of money at all.
The ebay intake filter isn't all that bad and you can use it for some time. Eventually, it's wise to change it.

The ebay bypass, im sure it's the same design as the AEM one, foam material and all...

I say go for it if your budget minded.
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Old 04-26-2007, 05:55 PM
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ebay CAI w/ K&N filter FTMFW...i paid like $50 for an CAI w/ k&n filter with shipping ;)
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Old 04-26-2007, 10:26 PM
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Old 04-26-2007, 11:38 PM
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+2 , bypass should be identical and get K&N
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Old 04-27-2007, 02:15 AM
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AEM BYPASS


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Take a look at the difference... does the ebay work good as well as the aem... by this i mean prevent water from going up air intake
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Old 04-27-2007, 06:47 AM
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air is going to take the path of least resistance. Hence if the filter at the end of your intake is waterlogged, the air will find an easier way to enter the manifold. Typically via the bypass, no matter how it looks. the question is, does the air enter the filter when it's dry or does it pull through the bypass 100% of the time?
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I was wondering the same thing ogs. It seems like the air resistance would be less through the bypass regardless of how wet the filter is. So does a bypass reduce the performance of a CAI? Which performs better--> Short ram vs. CAI w/ bypass?
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I was wondering the same thing ogs. It seems like the air resistance would be less through the bypass regardless of how wet the filter is. So does a bypass reduce the performance of a CAI? Which performs better--> Short ram vs. CAI w/ bypass?
If you're looking to get a short ram, go for the Top Fuel Carbon Fiber air ram, which has a much larger intake pipe diameter for a whole 1/2 of the length of the whole SR intake. The enlarged piping size is approx. 4" and will the shrink down to 3" at the filter joint and the throttle body joint. That enlarged intake will significantly improve your mid and high end, whilst not sacrificing your low end.

The bypass, from what i heard from some of my friends using the CAI will actually reduce the performance as lesser air volume and lesser air velocity is going to the filter. Another option for CAI is to fit in a flexible aluminium hose with a funnel and direct it into the SR filter. That way, you won't have to worry about hydro-locking.
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That's what I figured about the bypass. I've been tossin the idea around for a while b/c I live in FL where we get a ton of rain and all the roads are flat. Plus, I don't really like SR intakes and those fat ones look pretty rediculous to me. I was thinking about just getting the bypass and keeping it nearby so If I get in a sticky stiuation, I could just pullover and throw it on. Only takes a minute anyways...
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If you're looking to get a short ram, go for the Top Fuel Carbon Fiber air ram, which has a much larger intake pipe diameter for a whole 1/2 of the length of the whole SR intake. The enlarged piping size is approx. 4" and will the shrink down to 3" at the filter joint and the throttle body joint. That enlarged intake will significantly improve your mid and high end, whilst not sacrificing your low end.

The bypass, from what i heard from some of my friends using the CAI will actually reduce the performance as lesser air volume and lesser air velocity is going to the filter. Another option for CAI is to fit in a flexible aluminium hose with a funnel and direct it into the SR filter. That way, you won't have to worry about hydro-locking.
Pics of it on a Lude anywhere?
I'm a fan of a 3" SRI with BPi Flowstack and K&N filter.
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Check out my gallery. The pic of the Top Fuel Carbon intake is there. It's fitted with an A'PEXi Power Intake.
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