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Old 02-27-2013, 05:23 PM   #1
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Cold air kit

Are the 50-60 dollar eBay kits as good as the $170 and up name brand kits?
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As the old saying goes, you get what you pay for. And from my experience it is extremely accurate in the auto world.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:42 PM   #3
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^ I agree to an extent. Usually the actual piping is probably very close, but the filter is usually where the big difference is. I can't imagine the ebay kits having as good of a filter as the normal kits.

I would look for a used kit online or on craigslist. I'd much rather spend far less money on a quality used kit than a new questionable one.
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I was thinking I could get an eBay kit Nd swap the filter with a k&n. that would be 100 bucks or less total
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You'd probably be fine doing that to be honest. I always just bought a name brand one so I knew exactly what I was getting.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:40 PM   #6
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No difference in the kits...one oiled filter works like another be that upr, bbk, air raid, k&n, spectre, etc...normally you get what you pay for but in a cai it doesnt matter as long as its an oiled filter
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:49 PM   #7
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Actually everything I've read is the piping on the eBay kits rusts rather quickly. The filters are comparable to some extent although I don't believe for a second that a cheapo eBay filter will stand the test of time and last.. I have no 'proof' but it's logical thinking and stands to reason..
I've always used Mac brand CAI personally and I would suggest using a used name brand kit over an eBay kit any day.

Last year I read an article in a motorcycle mag where they tested several eBay kits, like slip on mufflers, rear sets etc. they found the performance was on par but the quality and fitment suffered greatly.. BUYER BEWARE
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I ordered the upr kit. Oiled reusable filter and aluminum piping. I wanna stay kinda cheap because hopefully next year I'm going to either turbo or supercharge it
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I ordered the upr kit. Oiled reusable filter and aluminum piping. I wanna stay kinda cheap because hopefully next year I'm going to either turbo or supercharge it
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I'm sorry. It's BCP racing. This is the contents

This combo includes T-306 Aluminum High Quality Finished Intake pipe as shown in the picture High quality built Washable and Reusable Air Filter as shown in the picture All necessary mounting hardwares, vacuum hoses and reducers will be included like shown in the picture MAF sensor adapter (This will be included only if your car needs one for installation, some cars may not need it) A General Installation instruction will be included
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I'm sorry. It's BCP racing. This is the contents

This combo includes T-306 Aluminum High Quality Finished Intake pipe as shown in the picture High quality built Washable and Reusable Air Filter as shown in the picture All necessary mounting hardwares, vacuum hoses and reducers will be included like shown in the picture MAF sensor adapter (This will be included only if your car needs one for installation, some cars may not need it) A General Installation instruction will be included
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What's a good replacement finderwell filter?
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K&n, spectre, bbk...really just personal preference.
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I got a pretty good one off of eBay lol I only used the piping from it threw the couplets and hose clamps and filter in the trash and got all new ones lol
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I got a pretty good one off of eBay lol I only used the piping from it threw the couplets and hose clamps and filter in the trash and got all new ones lol
Mine should be here Wednesday. We'll see how good it is
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Mine should be here Wednesday. We'll see how good it is
Post which one you got like a pic of the eBay screen
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Post which one you got like a pic of the eBay screen


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Looks almost like a bbk kit to me
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Here is the one I got it's pretty much the same thing

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Is that regular ford blue on the intake plaque?
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:11 AM   #20
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I tried to match it the best I could when I powder coated it but it's just a regular blue I guess
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