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Guess I am the first on the board!

Here are the pix everyone wants:







The intake is very well made, the two pipes are TIG welded and the welds are of excellent quality and appearance (there is some minor over penetration, no big deal)
There are two silicone couplers: one 90*, one straight
Two MazdaSpeed die cut stickers (would look good on my toolbox ;-) )
Two bottles of cleaner for the filter (this is good for one cleaning at 20,000 miles if you follow the instructions)
One AEM dry-flow filter
One splash shield
Bolts, clamps, and hardware all packed neatly in Styrofoam popcorn with MazdaSpeed on the side of the box :p

The instructions are clear, and should be enough for anyone to follow. (Mazda wrote them for their own techs)
It is not necessary to remove the front bumper as with the CP-e CAI.

Not much else to say about it now... I paid $310 and picked up at Tonkin after work (guess I had to pay shipping too, not really bothered about it though)

I will be installing this Saturday at the latest. (and sometime after that my TurboXS race pipe and Hybrid BOV might actually arrive)

And I will leave you with a pix of intakes being loaded onto the UPS truck (one trip of many)
 

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[quote author=redms3gt link=topic=70133.msg1222755#msg1222755 date=1172110184]
It is not necessary to remove the front bumper as with the CP-e CAI.


Is this true? I hope not, I just ordered it.
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are you saying you want to remove your front bumper to install the cai and now you are bummed you dont have to? :p
 

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[quote author=CosmicBlueMS3 link=topic=70133.msg1222770#msg1222770 date=1172110523]
[quote author=redms3gt link=topic=70133.msg1222755#msg1222755 date=1172110184]
It is not necessary to remove the front bumper as with the CP-e CAI.


Is this true? I hope not, I just ordered it.
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are you saying you want to remove your front bumper to install the cai and now you are bummed you dont have to? :p
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no i think he got the cp-e and does not want to remove it
 

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I think he got the CP-E

[quote author=RonTonkinMazda link=topic=70133.msg1222752#msg1222752 date=1172110174]
awesome! yeah i am doing them at that price for everyone shipped or not i will get you back next time your in :) Yeah ups had 4 full hand trucks of these lol
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No biggie, I am happy to get it. Thanks again Josh.
 

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Nice bed sheets, I really like them, but there is this shiny sliver thing covering them up so I can't get a good look.
 

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[quote author=dread link=topic=70133.msg1222804#msg1222804 date=1172111200]
Does the car need to be put on a jack stand or can I install this with the car on the ground.
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No, you have to take the driver's side wheel off.
 

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Sweet, I can handle taking the wheel off. Are you going to cuddle up with your intake tonight? She is sprawled out and waiting for you. I may have to order this, so shiny. I don't think the dealer needs to install it to keep your waranty.
 

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[quote author=ElyasWolff link=topic=70133.msg1222746#msg1222746 date=1172109964]

Bolts, clamps, and hardware all packed neatly in Styrofoam popcorn with MazdaSpeed on the side of the box :p


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Mmmmm, popcorn.

Oh, and the CAI looks ok too.

:D
 

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[quote author=MS3 Hot Hatch link=topic=70133.msg1222856#msg1222856 date=1172112133]
Cool logo. It must look great installed. Can't wait to get mine, but I'll have to pay a dealer for installation if I want the warranty. That takes some of the fun out but warranty is warranty.
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Well the warranty thing is semantics anyway. Legally they cannot throw away your entire warranty just because you don’t have a Mazda intake (or did not have them install it)

Or you can just tell them another dealer installed it and you lost the receipt ;-)
 

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Thanks Josh!

Mazda is not dumb, nor are they out to screw you (I cant say the same for some dealres *cough Allan Web Cough*)
This is a very easy install, and again I think even my fiencee could do it (she is coming along nicely, swapped the header from my wrecked Miata to her Miata with very little help)
 

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[quote author=ElyasWolff link=topic=70133.msg1222954#msg1222954 date=1172114063]
Thanks Josh!

Mazda is not dumb, nor are they out to fuck you (I cant say the same for some dealres *cough Allan Web Cough*)
This is a very easy install, and again I think even my fiencee could do it (she is coming along nicely, swapped the header from my wrecked Miata to her Miata with very little help)
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we have a spec miata for sale if you are in the market ;)
 

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[quote author=RonTonkinMazda link=topic=70133.msg1222923#msg1222923 date=1172113450]
the install can be done by anyone green warranty only covers parts so if you install it or mazda it does not matter
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Who do I blame for any "accidental" flooding or water going up the intake?
 

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[quote author=MS3 Hot Hatch link=topic=70133.msg1222982#msg1222982 date=1172114400]
[quote author=RonTonkinMazda link=topic=70133.msg1222923#msg1222923 date=1172113450]
the install can be done by anyone green warranty only covers parts so if you install it or mazda it does not matter
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Who do I blame for any "accidental" flooding or water going up the intake?
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yourself i guess lol to hydrolock a car its more driver error than anything. you have to hit a large amount of water at a high throttle nobody will warranty against that
 

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With the way you are asking about hydrolock, I am a little concerned.... you didn't manage to do that already did you?!
 
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