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Old 01-28-2010, 06:01 PM   #1
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What kind of intake and or strut brace set-up are you running?



Hey guys,

Well I figured since I've spent so much on the looks of my car I figured I would give my engine bay some attention.

I'm planning on getting a ITG intake. It's pricey, but comes with a gorgeous heat shielf and c/f intake pipe



I just don't know if it's worth it.

Right now, i have a aluminum pipe coming out of the afm, with a k&n cone just behind the headlight, with no heatshiled. Sounds nice but isn't that great looking.

Also planning on getting a Active Autowerkes strut bar, I love the way it looks but is it really worth it? since the car is a vert, slammed on coilovers I think the extra rigidness would help. What do u guys think?



What are some of your guys using?

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Old 01-28-2010, 06:31 PM   #2
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I'm running a stock box with the baffle and snorkel removed (sounds good ). Spending all that money on a CAI doesn't really seem worth it to me at the moment and would put it on the bottom of my list unless someone is selling one at a good price. If you want some nice bars check out mason engineering. They are a lot beefier than most of the other bars out there and look a lot nicer in my opinion. I really like the rear strut bar since you can easily remove it for trunk space if needed. Rogue engineering also has a really nice front strut bar that I'm ordering soon.

Here's a link to their site: http://www.masonengineering.net/Subpages/E36.htm
and here is a link to the rogue engineering race brace: http://www.rogueengineering.com/Merc...uct_Code=RE_RB
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Old 01-28-2010, 06:38 PM   #3
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yeah I saw the mason engineering one earlier today. not much of a price difference. I looks really solid, but looks wise I think the aa one looks a lot classier! Which is really important to me lol

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Old 01-28-2010, 08:59 PM   #4
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get a acs strut bar it looks really nice trust me ive seen one on a blue coupe and it look really classy
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Old 01-28-2010, 09:45 PM   #5
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lol ^^^ jack before i go to your house and take it while you sleep, i'd pipe down

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Old 01-28-2010, 10:03 PM   #6
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K&N 57.

it sounds nicee
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Old 01-30-2010, 05:10 PM   #7
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no one else here using CAI or strut bars?

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Old 01-30-2010, 07:37 PM   #8
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me not yet. just running a drop in k&n filter
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:56 PM   #9
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Cosmos racing CAI, nice loud growl.
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:15 PM   #10
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the loudest is the simota cf intake
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:47 PM   #11
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Currently running a K&N 57 Series FIPK Intake. Sound great and looks good with the heat shield
http://www.knfilters.com/search/prod...x?Prod=57-1002
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:44 PM   #12
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ECIS CAI and ACS Strut brace; compliments the H&R and Bilstein sports suspension I installed.... LOVE IT!...
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