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Old 07-21-2012, 02:11 PM   #141
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Great thanks!
Sorry, I should have replied earlier... I was out of it last night and up too early this morning for work.
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:12 PM   #142
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Sorry, I should have replied earlier... I was out of it last night and up too early this morning for work.
I know, I was just saying to myself what a d-bag you are for not replying immediately to my post!
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:36 AM   #143
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Finally had mine installed yesterday. My mechanic was less than impressed with the fitment of the parts, but got it to work. He's installed hundreds of these btw. I'll report back with any issues.

I have to say I'm on the fence about the noise. It's much louder than I anticipated. I'm going to give it a few weeks, but may ultimately go back to stock if I can't get over the increased noise.
Yeah I agree Vector pretty loud, doesn't sound all the great. Like a riced out Honda with the fart box muffler. I am pretty disappointed. I've have had K&N filters and CAI on all my cars this is by far the worst sounding

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noise= power,

has anyone though of a simple sheet metal bracket that bolts on the filter side of the maf flange, rund down the side of the filter (not touching it obviously, then bending it so it kind of holds the filter up onto the maf? it would put less stress on the clamp. you'd only need one if it went across the length of the filter end. and it wouldn't bother airflow too much. heck it'd even keep the filter from falling off.
Noise does = power for the most part but this is not the the car for power
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:43 AM   #144
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Noise does = power for the most part but this is not the the car for power
Noise=power

Power=fun

Focus=fun

Therefor:

Noise+Focus=fun+fun=2fun

So mathematically, yes.
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So mathematically, yes.
geeeeez got me there
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I want to know what you guys are hearing. Either my ears are broke or I have a special kit that makes very little noise. Only noise I hear is when I floor it. Maybe my exhaust covers up most of the noise...
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Old 07-22-2012, 11:32 AM   #148
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I want to know what you guys are hearing. Either my ears are broke or I have a special kit that makes very little noise. Only noise I hear is when I floor it. Maybe my exhaust covers up most of the noise...
Me too. At 70 MPH while in cruise all I hear is the exhaust, even then its pretty quiet. You gotta give it the beans to hear the intake, and it doesn't sound ricer at all, its got a deep sound for a 4 cylinder.
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I'll take it for a good price. Pm me.
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Me too. At 70 MPH while in cruise all I hear is the exhaust, even then its pretty quiet. You gotta give it the beans to hear the intake, and it doesn't sound ricer at all, its got a deep sound for a 4 cylinder.
Even with the lunchbox delete all I hear is a low hum from the exhaust while cruising... No intake. When I romp on it there some noise but my exhaust covers most of that... Not exactly subtle in the exhaust dept.
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