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    hey guys i was wondering if you guys knew of any good CAI systems on EBAY? i found one that was a decent price but am not sure whether to buy it or not. has anyone heard of BOMZ? they have a CAI system that doesn't seem to be too bad but im asking you guys for your advice. thx


    -Chad-

    #2
    Originally posted by xchadx167
    hey guys i was wondering if you guys knew of any good CAI systems on EBAY? i found one that was a decent price but am not sure whether to buy it or not. has anyone heard of BOMZ? they have a CAI system that doesn't seem to be too bad but im asking you guys for your advice. thx


    -Chad-
    to me an intake is an intake... they all suck air
    its juss about positioning..

    iono

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      #3
      Originally posted by sn0rky
      to me an intake is an intake... they all suck air
      its juss about positioning..

      iono
      it is much more than just the positioning(which i'm assuming air filter placement) that makes a good intake system. the length of the pipe, diameter, whether it is a constant diameter throughout or tapered down along with filter material and velocity stack all play a big role in making a good intake system.

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        #4
        Originally posted by xchadx167
        hey guys i was wondering if you guys knew of any good CAI systems on EBAY? i found one that was a decent price but am not sure whether to buy it or not. has anyone heard of BOMZ? they have a CAI system that doesn't seem to be too bad but im asking you guys for your advice. thx


        -Chad-
        most people are fine with their cai systems from ebay. some may have minor fitment issues(such as rubbing...etc). but majority of them share similiar pipe bends, material, and diameter size. the only concern some or most from what i've read on various message boards is the quality of the air filter. you are better off getting a quality air filter such as a k&n to replace the one that comes with it.

        a couple of people here have the bomz system and it is working just fine on their cars. if carb legality is not a concern in your state, then you don't have to worry about it having a carb e.o# that is usually found on higher brand name systems such as aem.

        edit: some threads dealing with bomz

        http://www.g2ic.com/forums/showthrea...highlight=bomz

        http://www.g2ic.com/forums/showthrea...highlight=bomz

        http://www.g2ic.com/forums/showthrea...highlight=bomz

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          #5
          I have a bomx sri on my car and it is ok, the only thing i dont like is when i close my hood it rests on the larger metal part of the filter, also on the sri i have it only has one hole for a vacum tube or whatever and i had 3 on my car, i just removed the other two(does anyone know what the other two smaller tubes do and if i am hurting my engine but not hving them connected?)but im making a custom ram air setup that connects to the sri so you wont even see the filter once i'm finished

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            #6
            I got the short ram Bomz intake off ebay a year ago and have had no problem with it. It was a tight fit in the car, but the hood doesn't touch it. It also gives a deep throaty sound. (PS...don't put on any intake without putting on an exhaust system, b/c I don't have an exhaust on yet and when I put the intake on, my car wasn't as peppy cause now it can't get rid of the air fast enough that I'm pulling in, so my car is slower.) Has anyone else had this problem or is it just me?

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              #7
              Originally posted by skaren25
              (PS...don't put on any intake without putting on an exhaust system, b/c I don't have an exhaust on yet and when I put the intake on, my car wasn't as peppy cause now it can't get rid of the air fast enough that I'm pulling in, so my car is slower.) Has anyone else had this problem or is it just me?
              ummm that assumption is wrong. putting on a short ram doesn't make you pull in that much more air than a stock intake would. a short ram intake with open air element filter allows the engine to breath more easily instead of struggling with the stock intake design. your car feels slower because its a short ram. short ram intakes are designed for upper rpm gains because of the pipe length and design.

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                #8
                That would explain why at first it's slower, but after about 3 to 4 thousand rpms it really pics up. thanks.

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                  #9
                  yep. no prob

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                    #10
                    actually i noticed my times dropped by .3 from just a shortram intake.. after exhaust another .3

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                      #11
                      get it...i got a CAI from there and just replaced the filter w/ an AEM one ...paid about $80 all together....so it was still was some savings from an AEM one

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                        #12
                        Just look for the intakes on ebay that come w/ K&N filters to begin w/. I got a polished cai for my 92 GS that came w/ a K&N for well under 100 bux shipped & it kicks ass, I definately can't complain.

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                          #13
                          or that works...i didnt have that option when i bought mine

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                            #14
                            so noone knows what the extra two wires from the intake go to, or what they are for, and how they affect your car??

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by JGibbs
                              so noone knows what the extra two wires from the intake go to, or what they are for, and how they affect your car??
                              people know, but the answer has been discussed before and can be found through searching. heres a couple...

                              http://www.g2ic.com/forums/showthrea...a+tubes+intake

                              http://www.g2ic.com/forums/showthrea...ir+boost+valve

                              in short it hooks up to the dashpot valve and start up valve.

                              and there are many threads on how to hook them up too....heres one...

                              http://www.g2ic.com/tegtips/engine/29.html

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                                #16
                                How much more horsepower will a cai give anyway?Just wondering because i will be getting one this weekend for free

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                                  #17
                                  CAI giving actually horsepower gains by itself is minimal, to get the most of it it you need I/H/E

                                  but for a gain by itself maybe like 2HP lol its more noise than anything

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                                    #18
                                    you really arent going to get much gains from this - it's only a filter on a stick. if anything you'll pick up 10% throtle response, maybe a few tenths of a horse at WOT, and a little extra noise.

                                    you dont need i/h/e..you need a throtlebody (intake manifold also maybe) in order to get the most from that pipe.

                                    Free is good, dont pass up the first step. looking back i/h/e was nothing...it was childsplay. i dont recall getting REAL changes in the car until manifold & throtlebody - i am convinced if i had those before header/exhaust that it still would have make significant increases. slapping on a 70mm TB & skunk2 manifold next, it will change the whole driving experience. your gas pedal will be redefined & probably your powerband too.

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by skaren25
                                      I got the short ram Bomz intake off ebay a year ago and have had no problem with it. It was a tight fit in the car, but the hood doesn't touch it. It also gives a deep throaty sound. (PS...don't put on any intake without putting on an exhaust system, b/c I don't have an exhaust on yet and when I put the intake on, my car wasn't as peppy cause now it can't get rid of the air fast enough that I'm pulling in, so my car is slower.) Has anyone else had this problem or is it just me?
                                      Another reason it feels slower is because you're SRI now takes in HOT nasty engine air (less dense O2). If you get a CAI you will notice more response in the low end. I just took my CAI out for the winter and put my Hot ram intake back in But hey, it's better than Hydrolock

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                                        #20
                                        i got my free cai.Its a aem cai and it matches the color of my car.the only thing is that the filter goes pretty far down..........like between the bumper and the wheel well.Is this normal and is it safe to have it like that with the weather snowy and wet?

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                                          #21
                                          i would suggest taking it off for the winter

                                          the pipe is a 2 piece design right

                                          if it is just take the lower pipe out and attach the filter to the upper pipe like a SRI style

                                          may not look the best that way but it beats hydrolocking your motor up

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                                            #22
                                            here is what it looks like.......and its only one piece

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                                              #23
                                              Youre supposed to cut it (in half) in order to utilize a bypass valve. Since you dont have this valve, you can convert it to shortram during the winter and connect it back up for CAI during dry season.

                                              am i implying that you should cut it. Just get a silicon coupler or equivalent.

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                                                #24
                                                when i first got the car I bought a 25 buck CAI off ebay. I was supprised with the quality and it looks great. Anything is better than stock(most cases)
                                                So get an ebay CAI, if you dont like it your not out much money anyway.

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                                                  #25
                                                  i just got my cai from ebay yesterday. actually surprised on quality, except for filter. probably going to get a k&n. cant u just buy these at a local parts store, and how much?

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