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    Icon32 Why are "Cold air intakes" so god **** expensive?

    $307 for an AEM cold air intake for my car?? Are you shitting me?? Not like I drive a Mustang Cobra or Corvette, I drive a 4-banger Accord, I doubt it would make THAT much of a difference anyway.

    It will be a cold day in hell before I spend more than $100 on a piece of pipe and an air filter.

    At $307 it better come with a ******* and a reach around.




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    Re: Why are "Cold air intakes" so god **** expensive?

    ebay seller chromeintakes makes good stuff



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    Re: Why are "Cold air intakes" so god **** expensive?

    ebay CAI's are cheap. IDK how well they work. i went with an AirRaid (air rade) idk how to spell it but i like it.



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    Re: Why are "Cold air intakes" so god **** expensive?

    I wouldn't even bother with it for that money. It's just an accord lol.



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    Re: Why are "Cold air intakes" so god **** expensive?

    get a dry filter




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    Re: Why are "Cold air intakes" so god **** expensive?

    build one yourself with parts from autozone...they have all the parts you need




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    Re: Why are "Cold air intakes" so god **** expensive?

    My V2 intake was 350 on ebay from AEM. It is because there 50 state legal, they meet all the requirements, they increase horsepower, and the filter is a lot of the cost. I would buy another one if I had to.



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    Re: Why are "Cold air intakes" so god **** expensive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Louisiana_CRX View Post
    build one yourself with parts from autozone...they have all the parts you need
    I secound this. Pepboys crazy enough has things for building your own intake as well. Not to bad stuff. Or go to lowes or home depot. Get some PVC and a air filter and build away. I did that with my dodge dakota.




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    Re: Why are "Cold air intakes" so god **** expensive?

    i went with a zerotek or something like that i think it was and it does the same as an other CAI




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    Re: Why are "Cold air intakes" so god **** expensive?

    Built my own for my CTS-V. Got the pipe off eBay cheap and some couplers as well. Then got a C5 battery box out of my vette because it really isn’t needed and a K&N from kragen. I spent about $100 in all including a replacement battery shroud for the vette. pics below.... you can do similar on your GTO!





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    Quote Originally Posted by audioatg View Post
    I secound this. Pepboys crazy enough has things for building your own intake as well. Not to bad stuff. Or go to lowes or home depot. Get some PVC and a air filter and build away. I did that with my dodge dakota.
    don't use pvc...


    go to autozone or w/e get couplers some piping and an airfilter.. you will need to drill holes for your sensors.



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    Re: Why are "Cold air intakes" so god **** expensive?

    I should correct myself, by your name i figured you drove a gto....



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    Re: Why are "Cold air intakes" so god **** expensive?

    spectre is the brand that autozone and pepboys carries. they mak diffrent types of tubes(plactic and alum.) in diffrend shapes so you can make your own intake system.
    they have diffrent adapters for temp and maf sencers and so on.
    they make their kits in 3 and 4" and also have plenums to make kits for carbed stuff as well.



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    Re: Why are "Cold air intakes" so god **** expensive?

    weapon r ftw




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    Re: Why are "Cold air intakes" so god **** expensive?

    you need to look at your space too.. some cars stock boxes are about as efficient as you can go.. a short ram is required in some.. and being in FL a CAI is not the best idea..



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