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Do Ebay tubes differ from name brand????

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Old 01-10-2007, 09:40 PM
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Default Do Ebay tubes differ from name brand????

I have a ractive SRI from some hick down here in FL. I really don't see a difference in performance. Does the tube make any difference in the performance, or is it just the filter.

Also, the guy gave me a steel filter(wtf) and alo the simple paper one. Is there really much of a difference or was it just a bs deal. I tried using both and I see no difference at all. Please let me know wuts goin on.
 
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Old 01-10-2007, 10:13 PM
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The tube really doesn't matter IMO, as long as it's a proper inner diameter and mandrel bent. The filter is the most important part. Goorder a K&N from our sponsor.
 
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Some tubes are made in such a way that they keep the air inside from getting hot, but either way its not a big difference if any. Filter is the main thing.
 
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Old 01-10-2007, 10:48 PM
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heat absorption actually does hinder performance slightly, but a steel tube is still a steel tube at the end of the day.

the diameter, bends and filter matter more.

that said, i'd still buy a name brand tube. that's just me, though. i like my car enough to buy nice stuff for it.
 
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Old 01-11-2007, 11:22 AM
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Filter is the bigges thing, but you look at the AEM V2, thats the only one of it's kind. It's a tube inside of tube. Research it if you wanna know more, but if you get an ebay intake, just replace the filter with an AEM Dryflow or K&N and you'll be set.
 
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Old 01-11-2007, 01:15 PM
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you will not be able to really feel any performance difference with an SRI alone...
 
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says your butt dyno... lol.
 
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I like my butt dyno
 
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