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Old 01-04-2008, 09:22 AM   #1
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Hey guys just thought i post some pics of my new intake. Quick install, nice sound. Nothing new but i thought wth.




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Looks nice!

Did you notice a difference in power?

I can't wait to get mine.
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The intake does look nice in there. Probably one of the nicest looking ones I have seen.
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Thank you, i will be painting the valve cover today. Ill post some pics of what it looks like, its gunmetal like my interior.
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Not a fan of valve cover covers being painted but at least its not pink or white! Good job on the painting though.
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I just received my intake today. Here's my review:

Installation: Pretty easy but the cover under the front fender had to be opened to get the OEM air tube out and to put the AEM filter in. I didn't need to loosen the battery hold-down as indicated in the instructions.

Power: Under normal acceleration the car felt a little more easy going. Nothing major, it just felt like it was having an easier time getting up to speed. Under medium-hard acceleration it felt peppier. I didn't try wide open.

Sound: It sounds just like OEM using light acceleration like I use for everyday driving back and forth to work. A little more throttle and it lets out a nice aggresive growl. Get closer to wide open and it gets really throaty and a bit obnoxious for my taste. I will be looking for some way to tame that beast.
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I just received my intake today. Here's my review:

Installation: Pretty easy but the cover under the front fender had to be opened to get the OEM air tube out and to put the AEM filter in. I didn't need to loosen the battery hold-down as indicated in the instructions.

Power: Under normal acceleration the car felt a little more easy going. Nothing major, it just felt like it was having an easier time getting up to speed. Under medium-hard acceleration it felt peppier. I didn't try wide open.

Sound: It sounds just like OEM using light acceleration like I use for everyday driving back and forth to work. A little more throttle and it lets out a nice aggresive growl. Get closer to wide open and it gets really throaty and a bit obnoxious for my taste. I will be looking for some way to tame that beast.


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I took the battery out it made things simple, didnt have to remove any additional parts. As far as sound goes, i got about the same write-up as you. Like all intakes they sound best when you open them up mid-high range and thats when you feel the most performance. After all the intake only adds 6hp so you wont notice a significant difference necessarily. I noticed a slight change in my gas mileage as well, not much but i did. If you dont like the sound it makes in mid-high range just drive normal. You will hardly know its there. All in all i am pretty happy with my purchase from AEM, also upon its arrival i happened to notice it said 50 state emissions legal. That was a bonus, got mine for $220 shipped with everything needed.
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To BFDBOX where did you get the smoke spray?
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I bought it from Hobby People, they have locations all over California and two in Las Vegas Nevada. Hobbypeople.net , Its a gun metal color with clear coat on top for plastics. Tamiya is the company that makes the paint, make sure you buy clear.
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I don't really know much about intakes, is it a cold air intake or short ram? sorry im a newb
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its a cold air intake, short ram is short and not long.
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do they have short ram intakes for the 08 xb?
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do they have short ram intakes for the 08 xb?
Weapon-R has one as I recall.
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Yes Weapon-R has a short ram.
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never heard of Weapon R, good brand?
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Nice write up & pics! How mcuh time for the CAI install? And do you know if it sounds the same as the TRD CAI?
I think I will also install one of the Vent Grille Set - $30 from http://www.figureengineering.com/ for looks and to get more cold air in.
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Nice write up & pics! How mcuh time for the CAI install? And do you know if it sounds the same as the TRD CAI?
I think I will also install one of the Vent Grille Set - $30 from http://www.figureengineering.com/ for looks and to get more cold air in.
220 shipped is what i paid and then i just installed it myself.
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