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Old 06-12-2018, 05:35 AM   #1  
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So I was window shopping on Concept Z this morning when I came across this little diddy. This looks pretty silly and, oh my, it says you get gains!.. for 620 bucks. But tbh I've always thought about running a tube down to the grill rather than putting in a CAI to mitigate water intake but get a little boost on the highway. Chime in with your thoughts
https://conceptzperformance.com/blit...000_p_2233.php
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Diddy is right; lots of discussions about CAIs over the years and the bottom line is Nissan did a good job with the OEM design. There's no huge gains to be found with this particular CAI, and plenty of better ways to blow $620 (plus shipping). Save your money and thank me later...
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$620 for -1hp and -2TQ NICE
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Oh make no mistake I was never going to buy this thing unless is was on an infomercial for $19.95
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JDM parts = $$$

I'm a sucker for some stuff (cough, $300 for my TK Hebi Bebi...clearly not in the right state of mind during that purchase) but I imagine you could easily fabricate something similar to that Blitz intake for a fraction of the price.

Just no Blitz name.

And no 'swagga' points. lol.
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but I imagine you could easily fabricate something similar to that Blitz intake for a fraction of the price.
This x100 just not in carbon fiber although the picture in the link just looks like plastic
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Oh make no mistake I was never going to buy this thing unless is was on an infomercial for $19.95
Even if it's $19.95, the design is never going to make any gains without a specialized tune. Why bother?
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not worth it, most intakes aren't, something like the z1 intake is ok if you want extra sound, but don't expect huge gains.
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Only Intakes ive seen worth a damn that give good power are the ADMIN intakes.


http://www.administrationtuning.com/...DE-p/mafde.htm


Besides that, id stay OEM.
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Only Intakes ive seen worth a damn that give good power are the ADMIN intakes.


It does not come with a heat shield, but I plan on fabricating one for mine sometime in the future.

Or, I may just hack up the shield that came with my Stillen. Still undecided...
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I have yet to see a tuned vs tuned by same person so you are not going to convince me that 90% of the gains from that intake aren't from the tune itself. it is just a tube and a filter nothing magical.
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Only Intakes ive seen worth a damn that give good power are the ADMIN intakes.


http://www.administrationtuning.com/...DE-p/mafde.htm


Besides that, id stay OEM.
Admin looks nice, but there are short ram alternatives out there that offer an aluminum tube with a heat shield.
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I'm not aware of any short ram alternatives that have a straight through design with 3.5" diameter from the filter to the TB with no bottleneck at the MAF sensor location, but let me know if this is incorrect.
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lol. I endorsed the admin tuning intake in my previous post. I suppose I should have said I was not aware of any alternatives other than the admin tuning that has a straight through 3.5" design.
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Seriously though. It's a good looking peice but how are they gonna make a performance oriented large diamater aluminium tube and leave it wide open for whatever is coming off of the radiator/engine? The CAI looks to be what it was designed for and at 390 that'd be a sexy system.
At a glance Mishimoto makes a nice box (no tube) Berk took a crack at it, and HPS has a good looking system though its at the stock diameter. But you're right that it might as well be stock.

Edit: Or were you referring to the admin CAI the whole time?..

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