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What is different between the CAI from name brand and those $40 E-bay Aluminum intake?

do that give the same performance with K&N filters?
 

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What is different between the CAI from name brand and those $40 E-bay Aluminum intake?

do that give the same performance with K&N filters?

1) about $200

2) yes
 

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I've seen pics of those metal ebay ones rusting even on the inside of the piping.
You get what you pay for.........
 

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so if the stocker intake... with cone will do the same?
so other than material, they are the same...
 

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if you get lucky it will fit, if you dont get lucky you will have to re bend it urself and try to fit :) i still have an ebay sri sitting somewhere around here coz when i got it, it just simply didnt fit, so i didnt even bother trying to fit and stuff and bought a steeda one instead :).. so imo just get a good intake right away :)
 

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so can our ztech made our own stealth CIA with our stocker?
 

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i have had 2 ebay CAI and 1 ebay SRI and 0 fitment issues.
i would just throw away the ebay filter and get a better filter.
u will get the same performance out of any CAI they are all aluminum pipes with filters on the end.
 

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i have a cold air and i think it runs better than just a k and n panel filter
 

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i got one of ebay after my aem one got stolen and car feels the same......and no rusting or anything and ive driven in snow,rain,etc....and its 3years old

 

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I always wonder... it should be just a tubing...
why prices are in such different...

And...
Now I am thinking about the E-bay...
so which seller to get...
that will be my next question...
 

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did anyone use the engine paint to paint the ebay SRI or CAI?
if so... post pic please!!
 

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do you remember which seller by chance?
 

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do you have to pick the CAI or SRI?
or it came with both?
pic is confusing
 
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