Ebay intake opinion/experience

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      Nylon fittings? :rolleyes: Overpriced imo, but cheap enough that I'd buy one if I couldn't weld.
       
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      Yes I bought this cold air intake system for my 1st 2001 LS 3.9 it made the car breath way better than the factory ... The factory is still good ... Just wanted to experiment and I'm glad I did...I built my own heat shield also which turned out better than expected ...I was going to run a air inlet tube from the front bottom of the car into existing air hole also but never got around to it
       
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        By the way different set up obviously but same company and materials ...and I was surprised how nice the filter was so I used it
         
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            Well I'm probably going to pull the trigger on the eBay intake. K&N looks great, but I can't justify the cost vs performance ratio. If I could find one used later, maybe I'll get it.
             
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              Probably going to order this week.
              I was mostly concerned about the quality of the pipes, but its good to hear AmsterDutch has good experiences with this brand.
              And yeah I totally agree the price to performance ratio is nuts on the K&N intake.
              I have a lot of intake noise (according to my mechanic), My old 02 I had, same thing. Swapping to a custom air intake brought out the beauty of the engine on the old LS I once had, so I'm hoping it will be the same result here.
               
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              looks like the 1st one is headlights ready to go, and the 2nd one you're going to be installing the halos in your own headlights. Either way it bothers me that they don't have any useful pictures.
               
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              No PayPal. Not cool.
               
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              That does seem like a warning sign...
               
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              I used a card instead of my paypal with no problems ...but like anything in life ...purchase at your own risk
               
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              I guess I will take a chance
               
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              100% agreed, thats a red flag for me. I'm in Canada as well, id be importing it. I might just try and make my own.
               
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              I just ordered one.
               
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              Lemme know how it goes?
               
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              The one thing I found is that the vacuum hoses aren't plug and play, especially the crank case breather hose. different diameter fitting on the intake.
               
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              Would you be able to upload a picture?
               
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              Good for the seller. Paypal is horrible to us sellers and will be phased out of ebay in a year or two.
               
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                I understand from a seller POV, but even with Paypal, some sellers scammed buyers. I got scammed out of $20. Package never arrived, and Paypal did piss all to help me. Sellers account was immediately taken down after purchase (hmm) yet eBay tries to wash their hands clean by having you go through Paypal to resolve disputes.

                Screw eBay.
                There's a lot of sellers out there on amazon, aliexpress, newegg, Gearbest etc.. where you get decent support. I use eBay for $1 cell phone cases from china, and the odd item I cant find on other retail websites. Other than that, I'm not using their service.
                 
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                Come on guy don't skimp on the info. I guess I'll find out in a second.
                 
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                  OK here's the kit minus the filter.
                  I would:

                  1. Check for metal shavings still attached to where the pipe was drilled.

                  2. Wipe the pipes down internally.

                  3. Consider sealing where the the nylon fittings meet the pipe, since it could potentially let in unmetered air.

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