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Old 12-07-2006, 10:39 PM   #1
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Question 01 Honda Civic EX; Intake ?

I was looking around ebay for a cool air intake for my newly purchased 01 honda civic ex. Has anyone had exp. purchasing intakes from ebay? I guess what im asking is, are they reliable, quality products?
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Old 12-07-2006, 10:52 PM   #2
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I was looking around ebay for a cool air intake for my newly purchased 01 honda civic ex. Has anyone had exp. purchasing intakes from ebay? I guess what im asking is, are they reliable, quality products?
It depends on who you buy from and on the intake itself. There are some fake ones that don't benefit your engine, but others that do...Just check the feedback people have given.
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Old 12-08-2006, 07:17 PM   #3
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It depends on who you buy from and on the intake itself. There are some fake ones that don't benefit your engine, but others that do...Just check the feedback people have given.

I don't understand how you can have a "fake" intake. The ones you get off eBay will be fine. Its essentially a pipe with with an air filter on it. You could pay $200 for a shiny AEM unit that boast performance numbers or you can buy the same thing for about $40 thats just as shiny and get a nice K&N filter for $20.

Read this and that should sum it up.
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Old 12-08-2006, 09:12 PM   #4
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I don't understand how you can have a "fake" intake. The ones you get off eBay will be fine. Its essentially a pipe with with an air filter on it. You could pay $200 for a shiny AEM unit that boast performance numbers or you can buy the same thing for about $40 thats just as shiny and get a nice K&N filter for $20.

Read this and that should sum it up.
Not a fake intake, but one that won't benefit the engine...Like this one...

I don't think this (CAI):


or this:



Will give any more power than this (OEM):
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Old 12-08-2006, 10:06 PM   #5
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Not a fake intake, but one that won't benefit the engine...Like this one...

I don't think this (CAI):


or this:



Will give any more power than this (OEM):
Those will do the same thing others will do... Its better than stock. But its really not a big deal. If u wanted to u can get a pipe from home depot, bend it, add a filter and you would have an intake. All do the same thing, dont waste money on name brand intakes.Some of the auctions include good air filters but most dont. When i bought mine, i got a good air filter. ( not the paper ones) I was going to get the K&N one but this one is just as good.

Also decide between Cold Air intake or Short Ram intake... If you choose CAI, make sure not to get any water in it. There was a lot of rain one night, and one of my friends with an s2000 got some rain in the CAI...that hydrolocked the engine.
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Old 12-09-2006, 01:04 AM   #6
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Not a fake intake, but one that won't benefit the engine...Like this one...

I don't think this (CAI):


or this:



Will give any more power than this (OEM):

Then maybe you're better off not thinking.
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Old 12-09-2006, 01:49 AM   #7
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In the stock intake, I think the filter is the most restrictive part...So a new K&N air filter on the stock intake should make more power than an entire CAI (Of the ones pictured above)...Right?
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