Originally Posted by Kingmidas87
So I've been hearing a lot about people wanting this intake and I looked it up and seem like a cool mod but has anyone installed the whole kit? And how is it holding up? I ask that cuz he said he gets his intakes from junkyards. My apology ahead of time if the topic was already brought up and covered.
You can get new aftermarket OEM replacement intakes, but the cost far exceeds junk yard prices. He gets them from junk yards to keep the cost down.
My kit included a "high temp" silicone EGR hose that blew out within a few hundred miles. I had to replace it with copper tubing and fittings from a hardware store. I sealed it with 3,500 degree fireplace sealant. Very solid now and doesn't leak. If you buy the kit, plan to plumb the EGR with tubing while you are doing the swap.
Use Loktite on the threads when you assemble and everything will stay put.
8,000 miles later everything is still nice and tight and working flawlessly.
I don't know how necessary or even how beneficial it is, but I got the optional 65mm throttle body because my exhaust is so open compared to stock. At any rate, the car runs great!
Just my 2 cents...