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Old 11-06-2007, 10:09 PM   #1
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vibrant intakes are they good

just wanted to know if they are good performance parts
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Old 11-07-2007, 12:51 AM   #2
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An intake is not forced induction...and Vibrant is not something i would put on a BMW...
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Old 11-07-2007, 01:20 AM   #3
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vibrant makes a few decent/average products, most i wouldnt suggest putting on a forced car. as for the intakes, i see no problem in using one for a NA application, i mean its usually what people use to do a homemade intake anyways
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Old 11-07-2007, 01:18 PM   #4
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you can use any piping from a intake system everyone does that because the bends are exact fit to your application, now depending on the company you must be aware that not every company has great welds and they can fall apart but in most cases i have never seen a problem with intake pipe welds falling apart on a boosted application.
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Old 11-10-2007, 07:18 PM   #5
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They are crap dont waste your time...it doesnt even come with all the parts...i know of 2 that were ordered in both were incomplete and one had damaged pipes
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Old 11-10-2007, 11:04 PM   #6
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what kind of intake is the best
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Old 11-11-2007, 02:16 AM   #7
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cosmos intakes are good from the states...full silicone tube with K&N filter..optional amsoil filter...very loud at WOT
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Old 11-11-2007, 03:46 AM   #8
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I always loved vibrant exhaust systems .. then make import cars sound throaty .. not something I would consider a cheap product. Megaflow is something I would consider cheaper as they sell it at Crappy tire. All in all I wouldnt put it on a bimmer.
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Old 11-11-2007, 07:31 AM   #9
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i guess my reply had nothing to do with this tread lol, for some reason i seen it was posted under froced induction and thought you were talking about using the pipe as a cooler pipe.

anyways if its all motor all and all i dont even think vibrant makes shit for bimmers, but in my openion i wouldnt use vibrant on a bimmer ,just because of the name. its like using ractive on a porsche
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Old 11-11-2007, 05:43 PM   #10
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They do make a cold air kit for e36 but its junk...will probably break and fall off like the ebay cosmo one
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Old 11-11-2007, 09:13 PM   #11
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They do make a cold air kit for e36 but its junk...will probably break and fall off like the ebay cosmo one
dont say silly stuff. where and find it for me have you found someone's intake ever breaking and falling off, if it did its probably because of user error. a pipes a pipe, a coupler is a coupler, the actual cone is the important part. even then they dont break so easily , ive ran one on my civic for years and never had an issue.

the problem with BMW guys is that they think because its a BMW they have to put the flashy expensive shit on it. i'm guilty of it as well. if your on a budget there is nothing wrong with an affordable alternative.
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Old 11-11-2007, 11:59 PM   #12
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I agree w/ Furious. An AA or Dinan CAI will give the same performance as a Vibrant, AEM, or Injen intake-- an intake modification will only increase maybe 2-3 hp anyways on a cold night. A pipe is a pipe-- just make sure you've got a good filter on the end and that its installed properly.
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Old 11-12-2007, 12:01 AM   #13
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Oh yeah, and make sure its a Vibrant CAI intake you buy. Short-ram intakes make you lose hp and worsten throttle response.
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Old 11-12-2007, 03:30 AM   #14
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Old 11-12-2007, 05:23 PM   #15
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...again the vibrant kits are always missing the main pipe...and ask spennie..his cosmo bracket snapped and it fell of his car and he ran over it lol....if you want to just make one and stuff a K&N on it

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