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i haven't posted here in a while, but now I decided to get an intake, finally.

So, my friend bought a cheap intake off ebay for like 40 bucks and I was thinking off doing the same. The zomk speed intake....

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I couldn't really find anything on here about the brand.

any comments would be great, i dont want to waste $$$$$$$.
 

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then don't buy this intake get the focus sport cool flow or an F2 something not off ebay
 

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probably be better than the stock intake, but you get what you pay for really. Zomk more than likely doesn't put r&d into probably anything "they" put out (aka dude on ebay) so the fit may be off a bit, filter looks like poor quality (the most important part). Just nit picking but the photo shows two screws instead of nuts for the mount, likely a mistake but its advertised "Exactly as pictured".
 

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dude save your $$$ and get a good quality intake like the focus sport one, its gonna cost you more of course, but it will fit properly and you will get a good quality air filter that will last a long time.

do yourself the favor save a buy quality parts, you will be happier in the long run
 

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Save up and get a better brand-name intake. Never cheap out on parts, especially performance parts.
 

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there's nothing wrong with the zomk, other than the filter. i brought it up on this sight months ago, and then the HPS. the HPS is now popular. all the intakes are pretty much the same, just metal with good bends, allowing your car to get more air. id say to go with the HPS, as it looks a bit less ricey, and has been shown to install well. someone did a review on the zomk too. look that up.

spending extra is a waste of money, unless you look at the k/n FIPK or the cosworth. they are really the only 2 that are actually different, and thus, worth extra money.
 

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there's nothing wrong with the zomk, other than the filter. i brought it up on this sight months ago, and then the HPS. the HPS is now popular. all the intakes are pretty much the same, just metal with good bends, allowing your car to get more air. id say to go with the HPS, as it looks a bit less ricey, and has been shown to install well. someone did a review on the zomk too. look that up.

spending extra is a waste of money, unless you look at the k/n FIPK or the cosworth. they are really the only 2 that are actually different, and thus, worth extra money.
hey NemesisEnforcer there is a diff in the part focus sport and HPS focus sport prolly use's better product to make it and when it come's to the HPS i have seen that installed and it just looks cheap focus sport has better R&R time in the tintake and that why the powder coat it now cause they rust from the inside out


do u self a favor and buy i good peice u do not want to cheap out on these kinda part's
 

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hey NemesisEnforcer there is a diff in the part focus sport and HPS focus sport prolly use's better product to make it and when it come's to the HPS i have seen that installed and it just looks cheap focus sport has better R&R time in the tintake and that why the powder coat it now cause they rust from the inside out


do u self a favor and buy i good peice u do not want to cheap out on these kinda part's
FS rusts from the inside out?? i mean that makes sense, but when did they start powdercoating them? slash when was this discovery made


and im gunna agree with nemisis, i think an intake is an intake as far as the tubing, only reason i would still go with FS or f2 or another well known company is the fitment and you usually get a nice high quality filter (itg ftw!) i mean if it was the case of a short ram intake which doesnt seem too complicated, i think an "ebay seller" could probably reproduce them without too much difficulty as far as fitment, but you still encounter the issue of a half ass filter
 

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hey NemesisEnforcer there is a diff in the part focus sport and HPS focus sport prolly use's better product to make it and when it come's to the HPS i have seen that installed and it just looks cheap focus sport has better R&R time in the tintake and that why the powder coat it now cause they rust from the inside out


do u self a favor and buy i good peice u do not want to cheap out on these kinda part's
as for this intake, the tubing is FINE...assuming it is the same thing as the HPS intake, just buy it to get the bent tubing and then get you a better filter at AutoZone for $25 and be done with it.

As for rusting from the inside out, why are you getting an excessive amount of water and/or salt on the inside of the tubing, AND i'm pretty sure its made of aluminum anyways.
 

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as for this intake, the tubing is FINE...assuming it is the same thing as the HPS intake, just buy it to get the bent tubing and then get you a better filter at AutoZone for $25 and be done with it.

As for rusting from the inside out, why are you getting an excessive amount of water and/or salt on the inside of the tubing, AND i'm pretty sure its made of aluminum anyways.
No matter what intake u buy it is going to rust from the inside out. take a look at the mounting points on the FS and F2 and u will see the mounting on that intake for the lower half is wrong. One more thing warneej don't be a dick about people's typing dick
 

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For that amount of cash, you could just buy a high quality filter and do a custom SRI. Easy mod, with considerable gains, for the cost.
 

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you dont have to worry about me buddy, i actually have the FS cai myself. BUT, i would have just gotten the HPS had i not found the FS for just 130 bucks! I actually had a fitment issue with my FS kit. I think you can get that issue with anything you do, to be honest. I do not think you will have a rusting issue with any of these, at least on the insides.

again, only the cossie and fipk are really any different than any other intakes. otherwise, they are just tubing with nice, smooth mandrel bends, instead of sharp, abrupt mandrel bends.

oh, and ITG/foam filters are best, in my opinion. pricey, but worth it to me.
 

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No matter what intake u buy it is going to rust from the inside out. take a look at the mounting points on the FS and F2 and u will see the mounting on that intake for the lower half is wrong. One more thing warneej don't be a dick about people's typing dick
aluminum doesn't rust........
 

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FYI....aluminum DOES indeed rust. There are many different grades of aluminum and some grades do indeed rust. I have seen this in person while doing my job in construction.
 

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aluminum can corrode but rust by molecular structure is FeO, Iron Oxide, therefore aluminum cannot rust. Common Aluminum corrosion is Aluminum Oxide in which it turns white-ish

What you are probably seeing at work is aluminized steel, which is what a lot of muffler shops use for exhaust tubing, in which the steel is chemically coated on the outside with aluminum, but it eventually rusts through or from the inside out
 

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There are a couple things that make me think twice about buying this product.

First off it says it is made with T-304 aluminum. T-304 is a type of stainless steel and not aluminum.

Second is where do you put the MAF sensor? From what it looks like in the picture it doesn't support using the stock MAF tubing as it only comes with two of those rubber connecting sleeves. Three would be needed for the stockers use. And if it is set up for using the MAF in its own tubing I wouldn't trust Zomk's ability to accurately get the tubing that houses the MAF sensor the right size. This would in turn cause the motor to run rich or lean depending on it being smaller or bigger than stock.

On top of that if the MAF isn't located in a spot where the airflow straightens (ie located near a bend) it won't get an accurate reading at all.

Unless there is some way to verify what this peice comes with, what you need to supply and so on I would stay away from it and go with a tried and true intake. Not some 40 dollar maybe it will work thing.
 

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you might be able to make it happen if you use the stock MAF tube and the stock TB boot...however rigging stuff up only works for so long and always looks like it was rigged...
 
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