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Old 10-21-2019, 03:05 PM   #101
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So I've been putting off ordering an intake because I wanted an exhaust first (Which I'm making with a friend of mine now so itll be done soon). However, I watched the humble mechs intake video on his golf r and wow the DV sound got crazy loud from an intake. You got any plans for one?
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Old 10-27-2019, 10:29 PM   #102
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Those look great and what a savings compared to the Racingline. That’s crazy!!!
Thanks guys!

Yeah, I agree...

I can also find their turbo inlet pipe on ali express for $16 shipped.

Turbo inlet pipe for $22 shipped

It's all made in china, just go to the source.
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Old 10-27-2019, 10:32 PM   #103
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So I've been putting off ordering an intake because I wanted an exhaust first (Which I'm making with a friend of mine now so itll be done soon). However, I watched the humble mechs intake video on his golf r and wow the DV sound got crazy loud from an intake. You got any plans for one?
Honestly, I don't...

I'm going to go with the Ali Express turbo inlet and inlet pipe (Racingline's supplier), grab an air filter, remove the snow guard and call it a day. Total cost would be about $115 last time I checked.

If you want some great reading:

http://mygolfmk7.com/2019/09/ultimat...ti-air-intake/
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Old 10-28-2019, 09:06 AM   #104
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oooo data

I love the approach of just buying from the supplier. Much cheaper. I'll be doing the same if I do an intake on the Miata.
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oooo data

I love the approach of just buying from the supplier. Much cheaper. I'll be doing the same if I do an intake on the Miata.
Definitely give Ali Express a look. The quality is the same as the big brand names since it's their manufacturer most of the time (obviously if it's a made in the USA part it wouldn't be on there).

I figure $115 all-in to get 97.5% of the airflow of a $600+ intake setup is pretty good.
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Old 10-30-2019, 03:49 PM   #106
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Maybe I'm dumb but isn't ali express just like ebay?
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Old 10-30-2019, 04:23 PM   #107
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Even more direct to the supply than eBay tends to be.
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Old 10-31-2019, 06:44 AM   #108
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Even more direct to the supply than eBay tends to be.
this.

its where a lot of ebay suppliers source their wares from

edit: alibaba is where they source from. alibaba is for bulk purchase/direct from manufacturer. aliexpress is for consumer/end user.
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Old 10-31-2019, 11:09 AM   #109
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Ali express is awesome. It’s scary to go on there and see so many products being resold by shops for 3x (or way more) the cost.

Like this carbon fiber intake for example:

Ali express, $13.73: https://m.aliexpress.com/item/329581...i1572534393986

KAMotors, $130 (with added vibrant coupler of course): http://kamotorsperformance.com/bmw-e...0-m50-s50-s52/

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Old 10-31-2019, 01:37 PM   #110
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Wow, lol. Add a vibrant coupler for another $13 and $100 profit!
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Old 10-31-2019, 09:27 PM   #111
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Lol, man that is a nice profit!!

I have never bought anything from aliexpress but they have some interesting stuff.

Also if you want to hear the DV and turbo more remove the noise blanket thing that is under the hood. I installed my intake and was pleased with the extra noise but wanted more. Took that shiz off and at WOT can hear 30-40% more of that turbo greatness I'll forego the radio some days just to hear the car.
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Old 11-01-2019, 08:19 AM   #112
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Aliexpress is neat, for sure. The MKVI Jetta's didn't come with a traction control button, because, just VW things. Anyway, ECS and USP sell traction control button kits for anywhere from 95-120 dollars, roughly. I got the same **** on Aliexpress for 20ish dollars, thanks to a tip from a guy on Vortex.
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