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I have a question about cold air intakes the ones modern cells are either 3 inches or 4 inches whereas the factory Turbo inlet is only 2.5 inches so you have a 4 inch pipe getting reduced down to 2.5inch i would assume there is no real game here to be made at all from a bigger pipe since it's being reduced to a 2.5 inch so I was just wondering if this is true as I just bought a eBay intake with a 3-inch intake to 2.5 inch adapter for 40 bucks because my factory intake box was shattered open
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I only ask this because why would I pay $300 for an intake that cost $40 on eBay. I understand the 3.0 intake would be nice for bigger turbos but if it's being reduced to factory size then wouldn't it be a waste of money to buy that if your have no plans to go big Turbo?

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Personally, a CAI will not give you $300 in gains.
Upside, less restricted airflow and cooler air. Downside, can and has sucked up water and hydro-locking the engine.
Money better spent on exhaust and tune.
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Got full 3" exhaust. My factory? box was cracked do I needed to replace it and next to impossible to find a replacement box so this eBay cai that only goes inside the engine bay will do just fine... Going to replace the air filter on it tho... Can't complaint for 40

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I figured so... Just can't justify spending 300 on a brand name intake that has a 3" reduced to 2.5 in the end... Like drinking water from a cup through a straw..
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