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Old 03-22-2007, 09:26 AM   #1
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Cheap cold air intakes?

Are these cold air intakes on ebay for like fifty bucks just as good as the expensive brand name ones? Whats the big difference? Does a cold air intake make much of a performance difference on a 3.8?
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Re: Cheap cold air intakes?

no, no, and no.

Ebay intakes are ****.

Big difference... one you'll have problems one u won't.

Performance... if you want good performane bolt ons quick power add... just do a K&N Air filter, under drive pulley and some exhaust.
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Old 03-22-2007, 09:42 AM   #3
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Re: Cheap cold air intakes?

Whats a good cold air intake to put on? Ive put on a cat back. Whats some other good mods for my 3.8? without killin my gas mileage cause i drive on the highway everyday to work.
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Re: Cheap cold air intakes?

sct xcal 2 tuner...

and i happen to have one for sale.

under drive pulley... annddddd..... K&N air filter... no need for the CAI... the air filter is badass and has the same gains... just remove the snorkel
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Re: Cheap cold air intakes?

how much for the tuner? doesnt kill my gas mileage? what all does the tuner change? remove what snorkel?
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Re: Cheap cold air intakes?

there is a snorkel that blocks a great deal of air connecting to your air filter. get the K&N and remove the snorkel.

The tuner is amazing...

someone on here knows the link to the sct site... they are really good... firm shift points, rev limiter gone, governer gone, advance timing on cams, advance the spark detonation
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Re: Cheap cold air intakes?

how much for the tuner? it will work on my 00 3.8?
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Re: Cheap cold air intakes?

My car is a 5 speed too
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Re: Cheap cold air intakes?

you wont need any sort of tune to just put on a CAI. Just bolt it on and go. They help but are not needed for slight mods like this.

If you want some flash then get a CAI in chrome (from MAC) else K&N will work but some have had issues with the K&N (not sure why though) and dont worry about metal heating up and all that crap... it doesnt make any difference really.

You can get a CAI that leaves the air filter where it is now or you can get one that moves it inside the inner fender. My old mac cai moved it right inside the fender. Here is a pic of what it looked like:



I couldnt tell any difference other than the exhaust tone changed so dont expect any real power gains, maybe 5rwhp/3rwtq from it~
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200 shipped.

w00t off topic, found a borla exhaust for my tC... ill sound like u cobras now! hahahaha j/p
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Re: Cheap cold air intakes?

the cai rly helped out on throttle response on my 6er. also, go with a bbk, they look freakin sweet in the engine bay. you can check out my engine bay pics if ya wanna see what it looks like. very similar to specvs mac.
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Old 03-22-2007, 05:11 PM   #12
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Re: Cheap cold air intakes?

Do i just plug this programmer in and thats it is it set up for my v6 or do i have to get it programmed?
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Re: Cheap cold air intakes?

it has my old tunes on it. you'll need to bring it to a local tuner or ship it off to vmp tuning, or i can ship it to him, you tell him your code and what you need and you have him ship it to you
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Old 03-22-2007, 07:21 PM   #14
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Re: Cheap cold air intakes?

how do i find a local tuner? got a web site for this programmer?
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Re: Cheap cold air intakes?

you are in PA right? if so u may want to try JDM here in jersey, i can get you more info if you are interested
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Old 03-23-2007, 12:14 PM   #16
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do i just tell em what i got and they program it to my specs? how much is this? cause most the ones ya buy new will program it for free for life.
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