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Old 12-28-2006, 04:21 PM
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Can anyone tell me why I should spend the extra $200 dollars to get a brand name intake such as K&N or AEM or Injen. I look on ebay and see all these intakes for around $40. Then the K&N or AEM or Injen intakes run anywhere from $120 to $250. The less expensive ones are made by JDM? Decent brand? Thanks
 
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Old 12-28-2006, 04:58 PM
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Nobody's forcing you to buyan AEM or INJEN. Go ahead and buy one off ebay........just dont look at me
when your engine ****** upand you got no one to blame.
 
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Old 12-28-2006, 04:59 PM
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haha....anybody else....
 
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Old 12-28-2006, 05:01 PM
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ORIGINAL: runswit2guns

Can anyone tell me why I should spend the extra $200 dollars to get a brand name intake such as K&N or AEM or Injen. I look on ebay and see all these intakes for around $40. Then the K&N or AEM or Injen intakes run anywhere from $120 to $250. The less expensive ones are made by JDM? Decent brand? Thanks
buy any tube you want, it'll make little difference. if YOU want to have boasting rights - "look at me! i have an AEM v2!," buy the expensive AEM. you'll be fine with a ebay tube though. just make sure you get a brand name filter, like K&N or AEM's dryflow. you prolong your engine's life by having a quality filter on

but like caine said, its your engine. what you spend is up to you
 
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Old 12-28-2006, 05:02 PM
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HAHAHA i am sorry for laughing, but JDM mean Japanease Domestic Market, it isn't a name brand, it is a fad that is going on right now, some people will ****** up ANYTHING that has JDM in the title.
the intakes you see on ebay are just generic brands, if you are low on money just get an ebay intake and put a K&N filter on it.
 
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Old 12-28-2006, 05:02 PM
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I'm just tryin to find out if there is something in the name? Are you paying for the name or is it performance and quality? And which one is better, AEM, K&N, or Injen?
 
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Old 12-28-2006, 05:05 PM
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so the intake on generic brands are comparable to that of K&N except for the filter?
 
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Old 12-28-2006, 05:10 PM
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^ i wouldn't ay comparable, but you will notice a little difference in throttle responce and a bit more power even with the generic intake. they are just not dyno proven like the AEM and Injen and K&N intakes are. they are literally just piece of metal pipe with a filter on it. where AEM, K&N, and Injen had research and development for their intakes so they prove the results are there
 
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brand name = extensive R&D = $$$ VS generic = NO R&D = fitment issues = $

simple enough?
 
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Go with the ebay ones. Thats what i did. Like what My05Civic was hinting at, a tube is a tube, metal is metal, so go get yourself an ebay one with the tube and then go buy an aem dryflow filter which i did. Saves you lots of money and with the same performance. Yeah i'm one of them dudes who don't see the point in buying name brand **** that cost like 4-5 times more when i can get something much cheaper with the same performance, and yes the ebay one i got works wonders. I feel the gains and just go buy a filter, thats the most imporant part. The filter. A tube is a tube, metal is a metal lol. If its made out the same **** then why spend 250 bucks more????
 

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