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I just want the tube and adapters, I'm going to stick with the paper filter.DevinSixtySeven said:they're injection molded plastic, yes? seriously, i'd only buy that kit if i could get just the tube and rubber adapters...i can get my own fasteners and so forth, all i want is the tube. the tube itself i dont see costing more than 50 bucks, i suppose considering r&d costs and profit and whatnot maybe just maybe a hundred bucks. the unichip, at max gain, is about 30 bucks a horse. that same scale puts the worth of that complete intake kit (including filter) around 120-150 bucks, and there's no telling how much of that gain was the filter and is therefore similar to a k&n or trd drop in (which run 40-60 bucks). i suspect the high price is so it seems comparable to the "cold air" cone style kits, and some r&d recoup.
i'd consider the product if there were some data supporting the tube itself, not the tube and the filter, since the tube is the eye candy but i suspect the filter is what packs most of the punch, and a lot of us already have a filter.
that said, a raps goes for a hundred bucks and shows about the same gain. an underdrive pulley falls in or around the same category. i could justify going for the kit if there were some data to support the utility of the tube separate from any other modification, and if it were priced similar to other modifications providing the same benefits.