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Old 09-28-2006, 10:45 PM   #1
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CAI from ebay or americanmuscle.com? which the better buy?

pretty self explanitory which would u guys think would b the better thing to do. get a CAI from ebay or get one from americanmuscle.com (formally mustangtuning.com) or wut are other good sites to find out with reasonable prices?
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Re: CAI from ebay or americanmuscle.com? which the better buy?

i would say americanmuscle...i just dont trust ebay
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Re: CAI from ebay or americanmuscle.com? which the better buy?

If they are the same brand go with ebay. Ebay usually has the best deals. Just set a limit on how high you will bid and dont go above it. Like for CAI don't go above like $100 for it. Ebay is a great place for used parts. Also look around mustang forums. Go to 3.8mustang.com and look in the classifieds and also check out v6power.net. Someone is bound to be selling one for cheaper than brand new and they are still in good shape.
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Re: CAI from ebay or americanmuscle.com? which the better buy?

I've shopped around for both my intakes and gotten really good deals, as in ~60 bucks a piece for K&N FIPK II systems. I'm on my second one of those (don't ask) and love them.
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Just make sure if you buy it on ebay they have good feedback
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Speaking of CAI on ebay... why are they so cheap? I started looking yesterday and I saw them, brand spanking new, for less than $30.
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Re: CAI from ebay or americanmuscle.com? which the better buy?

all the cai's ive seen on ebay are peices of crap, look like crap, but they at least do what they are designed to.
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Re: CAI from ebay or americanmuscle.com? which the better buy?

The ones I saw looked like they belonged on a Honda but they are for our cars. But if they do what they are supposed to do and aren't pretty, I'm fine with that. Form follows function.
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then why buy a chrome ebay cai... if you could care less about looks you can do other things for cheap lol
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If you buy a CAI off ebay, make sure you're buying from a seller with a very high positive feedback, and one who has sold lots of CAI's. I've heard where some ebay CAI's don't come with all the parts needed for the install. I was lucky with mine. They aren't pretty, but they do the job. I'm upgrading to a nicer looking one next year (non-ebay) before car show season to help dress up the engine bay. The ebay CAI just doesn't look that nice under the hood.
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then why buy a chrome ebay cai... if you could care less about looks you can do other things for cheap lol
I just meant that they looked alright to me. As long as they come with everything I need, and they do the job I need them to, $30 ain't bad. But if you have any other suggestions, I'm willing to listen.
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