Good call gentlemen.
I was at first looking around for an aluminum intake pipe, but price was the same if not higher. However the real deciding factor was the allotted room. The pass through from engine compartment, to front bumper is not a perfect circle. This means I would have had to go down in size of tube diameter. Plus you are passing by the radiator. I didn't want to heat the tubing bringing in cool air. And finally the over all look. A polished aluminum tube would look out of place. The heater hose blends into it's surroundings. This way it looks like a high end system, and maintains the benefit of the larger diameter piping.
So far I'm up 1.5 mpg on the first tank, and still have yet to receive my K&N filter and Outerwears prefilter. NO CEL either! I am however getting the traction control light coming on from spinning the tires!
NOTE: I'm not stating this mod somehow gained a ton of hp. But the engine does seem much happier, as does my foot.