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Night.Runner 02-17-2011 11:02 PM

140$ spectre CAI vs 50$ ebay CAI
 
im looking into getting a CAI for my dodge, i was wondering if through personal experience anyone has tried and spectre CAI and a cheap ebay one. any DYNO tests or any results in gas mileage would be great. im not looking into dropping several hundred dollars on a K&N or MOPAR just a cheap upgrade to get a little better performance

JackDaniel 02-18-2011 10:21 AM

I have an ebay one, it came with my truck when I purchased it. Its okay, I mean its just cheap ya kno? it originally was hangin down below by the fender, looked like a silver limp you know what off my engine, so i shortened it a bit. Other than that I guess its okay but the sprectre one also provides you with a guard that separates the filter from the engine which mine doesnt. Ive also been considering this spectre one, the price is nice and looks more professional that fricken ebay.

Night.Runner 02-18-2011 02:04 PM

thanks for the reply, think im gonna go ahead with the spectre from autozone, ill tell you how it goes

sk8noregon 02-18-2011 05:03 PM

I think your making a good choice with the Spectre instead of a cheaper one personally. I've looked at alot of the generic ones on eBay and just think they're universal and wouldn't deliver the performance of a made-to-fit one would. Good Luck !

ScatPak07 02-19-2011 12:56 AM

I have to agree, the Specter one would be better. They both will give you a gain in performance but the Specter will give you more. Some guys on here have made some of their own CAIs out of plumbing pipe and noticed a difference. If you are separating the filter from the motor it helps a lot since you wont be sucking in as much hot air

xPUNlSH3Rx 02-20-2011 03:44 PM

Spectre all the way, I've had it in my Ram for a week now and love it, plus it comes with the metal filter shield to help keep some of the Hemi heat down :)...I don't have a pic of it installed but here is a picture of it when I got it....Fitment is 9/10 because of the bolt that goes to the radiator shroud it is kinda hard to get it back on. I can't keep my foot off the gas so I have not seen and MPG improvements but it feels a bit stronger, I would definitely recommend it....(The Y pipe doesn't come with it lol)
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p...2-08173116.jpg

JackDaniel 02-21-2011 02:35 PM

looks good, and congrats on buyin yours, I think Im gonna replace my cheap one wit a spectre, we can have a sweet lil spectre CAI club hahaha ill post pics when I buy er

mzumel 07-24-2011 01:39 PM

Spectra cai model #?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by xPUNlSH3Rx (Post 449316)
Spectre all the way, I've had it in my Ram for a week now and love it, plus it comes with the metal filter shield to help keep some of the Hemi heat down :)...I don't have a pic of it installed but here is a picture of it when I got it....Fitment is 9/10 because of the bolt that goes to the radiator shroud it is kinda hard to get it back on. I can't keep my foot off the gas so I have not seen and MPG improvements but it feels a bit stronger, I would definitely recommend it....(The Y pipe doesn't come with it lol)
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p...2-08173116.jpg


which spectra did you get? 9932 or 9935? anyone has these on their trucks? Do you like them?

http://www.summitracing.com/search/B...c&autoview=SKU

chefred112 07-24-2011 02:01 PM

I've run an ebay cai before and it seemed ok...

http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/...CAI/intake.jpg

marshallsmith44 07-24-2011 03:54 PM

Alot of the eBay ones look just like the spectre IMO


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