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Thumbs down Take that PVC intake off!!!!

This is just a note to all of you who are using PVC pipe intakes (aka welfare intake, home depot CAI and so on..) I had a PVC CAI on my car and after doing a few test runs with it decided to return to stock just to see how much gain I was getting. I compared my results and to my horror my home crafted intake had dropped me by 5-10 HP and 15-30 ft-lbs!!!! I was using 2.5 inch pvc pipe and I think the inside diameter is just too small. I ordered a K&N CAI Tuesday and I will post some results here once it's on.

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Isn't PVC really bad for your engine, ie when it heats up it releases nasty gases?

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I went and check and if they are releasing gasses it's not showing on the PVC. Not sure about that but if it's true it's just another reason. Oh and turbo flutter through PVC is really really bad sounding!

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Flutter sounds awsome!!!
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lol @ pvc...
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Why did you order the K&N? Thats a 2.5 tube also isnt it?
IMO if you were gonan upgrade, shoulda gone with a 3" CAI, like a AEM or somthing.
I have had yet to see one post about a PVC intake actually releasing harmfull gasses into a motor and causing damage, i can understand if it actually melts, but have yet to year of that happening too.
Seen PVC intakes on quite a few DSMs also, ghetto? Yes, but it can work if needed.

Again, just my opinion.

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http://www.wordiq.com/definition/Polyvinyl_chloride
READ DOWN THE PAGE A LITTLE. DANGERS OF "PVC"

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Oops sorry bout that. the PVC is 2.5 inch OUTSIDE diameter. The inside diameter is 2 inch.

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I dont know why you guys ghetto rig your new cars. I prefer to leave it stock than have a white pipe under the hood, or even if its painted, its obvious what it is.
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I dont know why you guys ghetto rig your new cars. I prefer to leave it stock than have a white pipe under the hood, or even if its painted, its obvious what it is.

They can't help it Hector... After a few weeks of mowing lawns and cleaning their rooms, they'll have enough money to buy those Altezza taillights that look cool, but until then, they are stuck with whatever Dad has floating around the basement....

Can't blame a kid for trying though....

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They can't help it Hector... After a few weeks of mowing lawns and cleaning their rooms, they'll have enough money to buy those Altezza taillights that look cool, but until then, they are stuck with whatever Dad has floating around the basement....

Can't blame a kid for trying though....
while I do agree with this... misbadgers have no room to talk.
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I dont know why you guys ghetto rig your new cars. I prefer to leave it stock than have a white pipe under the hood, or even if its painted, its obvious what it is.
Look who's tawking

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They can't help it Hector... After a few weeks of mowing lawns and cleaning their rooms, they'll have enough money to buy those Altezza taillights that look cool, but until then, they are stuck with whatever Dad has floating around the basement....

Can't blame a kid for trying though....
look whos tawking too

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I dont know why you guys ghetto rig your new cars. I prefer to leave it stock than have a white pipe under the hood, or even if its painted, its obvious what it is.
Very true... Then again has anybody actually saw that much of an improvement in a CAI compaired to the stock box other then "it sounds like a jet plane"?

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I know that Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) causes cancer if the fumes are inhaled.

PVC intake, hehe, We call those white trash mods.

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Would it even be worth all of the time and effort put into making this? Cheapest filter around for that would be like $30ish (APC that’s quality right there) piping im sure will be under $10 and all the stuff to connect it will be under $10 im sure also. But its probably going to take you about 2 hours to make it then to install and rig all the wires and crap up. Then you need a breather which is another $15 including hoses and stuff. With all the money put into it and time you could just buy a used intake…

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