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Black Mesa Racing
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i have one. it works fine.
 

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GT40 all the things!
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Have one. Worth it for sure.
 

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ha mixed thoughts. but i only bring this thought up cause my universal SRI intake i bought a while back from checkers is getting a little beat up. expecially the filter, it has some rips from rubbing. i always wanted to try and convert the SRI to a semi CAI with a air ducting. but when looking on ebay, i can get a full CAI system for 40 bucks, instead of buying another filter and the air duct for a semi CAI. idk any thoughts guys?
 

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My first CAI was a BOMZ racing cai from ebay and it was crap. Cheap parts and thin piping, dented easily. Bushing to mount pipe to engine an frame fell apart as soon as I tried to tighten it....save up and get a better cai. Stay away from ebay.
 

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Cursed
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i have the BOMZ cai and i've not had any issues whatsoever.
 

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Save yourself the hassle; and as mentioned before, save up for a better quality intake. Get yourself a Volant or an AEM.
 

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i guess i'm just extremely lucky with the inexpensive stuff. i just can't understand why you would want to pay 2x or more for something that does the same thing.
 

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there is really no difference between the 40 dollar ebay and $250+ dollar intake.
they are both aluminum pipes with a filter on the end. i would say save ur money i have had absolutly ZERO problems with my ebay intakes ony multiple vehicles.
 

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Ive had no problems....i went from a aem cai to a ebay cai when my aem cai got jacked and the ebay unit worked the same,same sound and power...mine is 3yrs old and still looken new.
 

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Aurelius Pardus
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lol........ but why waste the money? might as well just get a universal cone and stick it on the end of the intake lol... I know it's not CAI, but that'd probably work just fine for an SRI and still get whatever it is you wanted, plus it's like what, 20 bucks?
 

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I ran my best time ever with a BOMZ CAI lol I'm not saying that it fit perfect heck I could'nt even bolt it down it was that far off. It did work though. 15.8 w/cai and 15.9 w/ stock tube and cone filter on the end. But the difference between the times was so little you could very easyly account for driver error.
 

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Getting a higher quality intake is good for multiple reasons

1. High quality materials (i.e. fittings and couplers etc. don't break)
2. Higher flowing
3. Overall just better.

I love my volant, and I guarantee it's way better than a $20 from eBay.
 

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unless you can show me a piece by piece comparison that proves it's not all the same parts that they are charging more for, i will still stick by my BOMZ (ebay) cai.
 
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