I don't see just how much of a difference there is between an ebay cold air intake vs a brand name intake. Don't think you will see much difference between both CAI's. Unless you need it to be street legal, then I would go with aem, if that is not a concern to you, get an ebay CAI, then go to autozone and get yourself a K&N filter. And spend that extra cash on some other goodies
The 'turbo it' comment was a bit out of line, but I'll give you my opinion:
Why oh why do people always want to spend above $200 on a hard intake system? What's the deal? Let me give you some advice - go to your local exhaust shop, have them mandrel bend you some 3" pipe for about $20-$40. These shops can bend you a good intake that actually works and doesn't suck hot air into your system like an eBay one or cost over $200 like AEM. Purchase a few couplers, a reducer for the throttle body, and clamps from your hardware store, then buy a good cone filter (about another $20). Basically for $60-$70 bucks, you have something that's way better than the ones on eBay because the bends are to your specs and won't require coupler after coupler, plus it's way cheaper that all that namebrand silliness and performs exactly the same - if not better.
I've had experience with both "Name Brand" intakes and E-bay intakes and honestly there is no difference, the only issue i've ever ran into was the ebay pipe that goes to the TB was'nt bent enough so you would probably need like a elbow to make it fit but they're all different, i prefer the ebay intakes considering that its just a pipe and cost WAY less or have one custom fabbed your choice!
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