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hey guys,

whats the best turbo inlet pipe out there these days?

i haven't been keeping up to date so i dont really know whats out there now in regards to different turbo inlet pipes..

which one has the best gain etc?

Thanks Alex.
 

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ok so they are all the same even if they have different intake sizes etc?

what about powder coating and all that does it make a difference?

also who makes them these days?

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i would say none are noticeably better than the other....they all remove the restriction on the stock POS pancaked inlet...

if anything, the silicone ones would perform better...aka cobb and cp-e

or the ceramic coated ones from rpmc or other vendor
 

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PG has the RPMC inlets for $150 shipped because RPMC have announced that they are no longer producing them now that Cobb and CP-e are manufacturing their own.

For now, RPMC is the cheapest, then Cobb, then CP-e I believe. They all produce the same results. Mad fast turbo spool ftw
 

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[quote author=nighthawk358 link=topic=135022.msg2906336#msg2906336 date=1233597604]
i would go with the cp-e inlet in case you want to go big turbo in a future
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Yeah but with CPE's they give you a choice but you'd have to choose the stock turbo inlet version or the Gt version.
 

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the current cp-e turbo inlet will not fit with the GT series big turbos...the inlet will only fit stock sized k04 turbos...which is 2 inch diameter turbo size
 

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Personally, I plan on getting the Cobb inlet. It is moderately priced compared to the others and am sure is of good quality. I also plan on getting an Accessport so it will be tuned for in the future. The CPE pipe is nice and has a couple extra features over the Cobb, such as a brass nipple and rolled edges on the coupler, but you are also paying more for it. RPMC and Darkstar also make good budget inlets.
 

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^ hahaha, nice.
 

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cobb or cpe (silicone) will better protect against heat if you are worried about that (I think it might help a little, but it probably wont affect much in terms of real world performance...).

The aluminum inlets make your turbo a lot more audible (i love it), it seems like the silicone ones dont seem to affect sound much, if at all.

Not huge differences or issues either way.. but they are all in same price range.
 

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Get the Cobbs ones they look much better and cheaper. And silicon has better heat resistance. But to be honest this doesnt really help improve much on heat soak or HP at all. Its really neglible, not if you are always sitting in the traffic on a stop then yes this inlet would help out very little on heatsoak issue. But on freeway runs or going traffic this are basically useless, its more on the looks for me since the air in the front of our grill is pushing to cool the engine already.
 

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but what about if you have a cp-e xcel cai? don't you need to then get the cp-e one as the mouth is bigger?
 

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[quote author=paz04u link=topic=135022.msg2905103#msg2905103 date=1233534819]
ok so they are all the same even if they have different intake sizes etc?

what about powder coating and all that does it make a difference?

also who makes them these days?

Thanks..
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Yes Black powder coating seems to move the air more efficiently! :roll:
 

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doesn't medieval motorsports have one for $100?
 
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