3.5'' Intake

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  1. Stevezy

    Stevezy Greenie N00B Member

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    I'm looking to purchase a 3.5'' intake. A lot of people recommend HTP but it doesn't seem like they are selling intakes anymore. Some others that seem reputable are JBR and CS. If anyone has any experience with their intakes, let me know. I noticed Damond Motorsports also has a 3.5'' intake but it is a non-recirc intake, where a BOV is required. Does anyone have any input on whether that would be a good choice?
     
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    Can't speak for the others but my Corksport 3.5 has been a champ in terms of durability and being easy to tune. With any metal intake though would wipe it out with some brake clean or other solvent as you'd be surprised how many metallic bits get hung up in there during manufacturing.

    Also should probably mention; there's some heater lines right around the turbo, some folks (myself included) need to extend one of the lines in order to make room for the 3.5" pipe. Would strongly recommend getting a metal splice connector to extend those hoses if you need to. I had a plastic one at first that warped and failed, dumping a ton of coolant and had to get a tow home.
     
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    I've got a CS 3.5" intake delivering tomorrow, so this is helpful to know! Will the heater lines be reasonably self explanatory when looking at it?
     
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