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Old 10-11-2013, 09:38 AM   #1
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Post UPDATE:Injen Long Tube CAI review

I have not seen many reviews of this intake on the new LFX engine although I am relatively certain it would function the same as on the LLT engine.DISCLAIMER: I have only had this modification on my car for 4 days, but in that time I have launched from stand still and done multiple pulls from most gears. So if any of my opinions on this intake change I will be sure to come back on here and change it.

INSTALL: 9/10
This was my first mod under the hood of a computer driven vehicle. I do realize intake's are generally an easy install, but I was pleasantly surprised on how easy it was. The directions that came with it were extremely precise and clear. I had one mishap that happened was completely my fault. My advice is follow the instructions in order or you will get windshield wiper fluid in the eye. The only reason to me that it does not get a 10 is the fact that you have to remove the mud flap and if you choose not to take of the tire it is pretty tight but still enough room to work.

LOOKS: 10/10
To me it looks perfect. This is obviously a very personal and biased interpretation, but hey, you are reading this anyway. I have the crinkle black coating and it looks factory, but has the big Ingen emblems letting you know it is aftermarket.

POWER: 9/10
Well we are getting into the reason you read this review. Let me clarify the conditions that all of these tests took place under. It read 70 degrees in my car and relatively low humidity with my car's coolant temp at 190 degrees. From a dead stand still my car never broke loose with factory intake. With this intake my car broke loose with traction control still on. This alone made me "happy happy happy". 2nd gear pull did not break loose, but I definitely felt a greater pick up. 3rd gear pull is where i felt the greatest increase in the "push you back into your seat" feeling. My car really lagged kicking out of 3rd gear, but with this intake you can tell a very viable difference. Now I would also like to note for people that do not know; the LS has a speed limiter of 118 mph which I hit around 5500 rpms in 4th gear in manual mode. So all of these tests were completed up to my speed limiter.

SOUND: 11/10!
By far my favorite thing about this intake. I would pay the $259 over and over again if I would have know how it would make my engine sound. I can hear it every time over 2500 rpms screaming "thank you for letting me breathe!!!!!!"
I am so incredibly happy that my v6 can sound mean. I never would have thought it! when I have my windows rolled down, and my music up I can still hear her roar. So to make it simple; buy it just because of the sound if nothing else. I promise you wont regret it.

OVERALL/VALUE: 10/10
I was very torn between 10/10 and 9.5/10, but truthfully I do not know how the value could get any better, it being $259 shipped to me that would be a 10. Overall I would give it a 10 for the sound alone, but it has very noticeable power increases and looks great under the hood.

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http://www.autoanything.com/air-inta...A2810A0A0.aspx
Hopefully you guys catch the same break I did and get a nice discount. If you are not familiar with autoanything their discounts show up on a random basis. and it is just the luck of the draw of when you click the button and which url it sends you to. As explained to me by their customer service, AND THE DISCOUNT WILL TIME OUT. So order quick!

UPDATE:
I drove in the very heavy rain today. I also went through a couple of decent sized puddles. I have no hydroshield and I had no issues with hydro lock. I even redlined my car and had no lag or noticed anything out of the ordinary. Just wanted to give some people peace of mind if thinking about this intake.


I will be posting videos of the sound, along with pictures of the engine relatively quickly. Thank you all for reading, and if there is anything else I could have done better, as this is my first review like this, let me know. Also, if you have any questions feel free to post here or PM me!

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Andrew

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Old 10-11-2013, 12:24 PM   #2
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Old 10-11-2013, 01:49 PM   #3
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Any chance of videos as well?
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:51 PM   #4
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Any chance of videos as well?
Yes there will be videos probably tomorrow!
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:51 PM   #5
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:10 PM   #6
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:13 PM   #7
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How close does the MAF electrical cable come to the hood?

Did you buy the hydro shield?
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:14 PM   #11
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How close does the MAF electrical cable come to the hood?

Did you buy the hydro shield?
Maybe an inch? But it closes without any problems at all. And I am going to purchase the hydro shield as a precaution but I drove in the rain with no issues
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Where did you get it from and what is the part #?
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Congrats, OP.

I went with a different intake, but I will agree with you 100% that the sound difference alone is worth the price of admission on this mod. I love it.
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First Injen I have seen on the LFX. Looks good. I will keep an eye out for the video.
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:28 PM   #15
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Where did you get it from and what is the part #?
I have a link in the description above!
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Congrats, OP.

I went with a different intake, but I will agree with you 100% that the sound difference alone is worth the price of admission on this mod. I love it.
I'm sure your intake functions just as well! This was just the best one within my price range and I lucked out with the discount from autoanything!
And yes the sound is absolutely amazing!
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First Injen I have seen on the LFX. Looks good. I will keep an eye out for the video.
Hopefully a video will be up tomorrow!
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First Injen I have seen on the LFX. Looks good. I will keep an eye out for the video.
Installed mine a couple weeks ago. I went with the chrome tube though. I love the sound too


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Installed mine a couple weeks ago. I went with the chrome tube though. I love the sound too

I may be crazy but the black crinkled seems like it would get less hot that a metal? That's the reason I went black crinkle.
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I may be crazy but the black crinkled seems like it would get less hot that a metal? That's the reason I went black crinkle.
that might be true. I just like the way the chrome looks
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that might be true. I just like the way the chrome looks
I agree the chrome does look good with your red car.
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Hey 13lstuner, I'm not seeing the link for the part number.
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Suprised noone noticed he spelled injen wrong in his title. Thanks for the review injen sells great intakes
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I agree the chrome does look good with your red car.
its actually orange. haha
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This was my first mod inside of an engine block of a computer driven vehicle.
Minor gripe, but if you're inside the engine block during the install of an aftermarket intake, you're doing it wrong.

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