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RE: All Turbo Inlets

Do you think its worth the $$? I want my next mod to be bang for the buck without spending too much $$. I have been looking into a test pipe and maybe the TWM STS. Only reason I am considering the inlet is because I have heard it has helped get rid of knock issues, which I have been having.

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Its worth it. The stock is sooo restrictive at least it looks that way. I have not got my new one yet but judging by thestock pipe a new one will help a TON
 

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in terms of hp and tq numbers...no its not a HUGE gain...very minimal to say the least....

as for as letting the turbo breathe efficiently? yes indeed...and it will help spool much quicker...

$165 for the cobb unit isn't too bad...helps with the heat soaking issue and let the turbo breathe better...

a test pipe is worth more for HP.....its all up to you...take your pick :)
 

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Every little bit helps... this isn't a WOW mod but it does work in opening up the air intake/pre-turbo side and that's not a bad thing...
 

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Thanks for all of the quick replies. I know the testpipe will definitely give me the most power for the $ I am looking to spend; however, I also want to fix the problem I am having with knocking. I have heard from some who have installed aftermarket inlets, that prior to installing the inlet they also had knock issues, but they were minimized if not resolved after putting an aftermarket inlet on. Anybody have any insight on to why this may be? Sorry I am not trying to be difficult, just would rather spend the ~$160 on a testpipe if the inlet isn't going to help with my knocking issue.
 

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[quote author=qwerty4550 link=topic=136508.msg2941635#msg2941635 date=1234841314]
Thanks for all of the quick replies. I know the testpipe will definitely give me the most power for the $ I am looking to spend; however, I also want to fix the problem I am having with knocking. I have heard from some who have installed aftermarket inlets, that prior to installing the inlet they also had knock issues, but they were minimized if not resolved after putting an aftermarket inlet on. Anybody have any insight on to why this may be? Sorry I am not trying to be difficult, just would rather spend the ~$160 on a testpipe if the inlet isn't going to help with my knocking issue.
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have you tried dash hawking to see whats up with the knock?

the turbo inlet wouldn't hurt....i haven't heard about it curing knock...but i did hear about it curing turbo smoke problems
 

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yes it is restrictive :shock:








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[quote author=Krystm link=topic=136508.msg2941723#msg2941723 date=1234842697]
oh that caruch guy.. looking at Oil CC install in like 2 weeks keep that sunday open. 2 weekends from now.
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i should be good.

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[quote author=qwerty4550 link=topic=136508.msg2941635#msg2941635 date=1234841314]
Thanks for all of the quick replies. I know the testpipe will definitely give me the most power for the $ I am looking to spend; however, I also want to fix the problem I am having with knocking. I have heard from some who have installed aftermarket inlets, that prior to installing the inlet they also had knock issues, but they were minimized if not resolved after putting an aftermarket inlet on. Anybody have any insight on to why this may be? Sorry I am not trying to be difficult, just would rather spend the ~$160 on a testpipe if the inlet isn't going to help with my knocking issue.
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Probably because they ended up tightening the inlet clamp. When I had the stock clamp, it kept coming loose on me. And it is extremely picky. Simply not being tight, but also not loose (ie snug) would cause knock. I could tell because I would develop knock. Retighten, and it would go away. So, I ended up replacing with a T-Bolt clamp. So far so good.
 

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[quote author=freebird_78 link=topic=136508.msg2941781#msg2941781 date=1234843573]
[quote author=qwerty4550 link=topic=136508.msg2941635#msg2941635 date=1234841314]
Thanks for all of the quick replies. I know the testpipe will definitely give me the most power for the $ I am looking to spend; however, I also want to fix the problem I am having with knocking. I have heard from some who have installed aftermarket inlets, that prior to installing the inlet they also had knock issues, but they were minimized if not resolved after putting an aftermarket inlet on. Anybody have any insight on to why this may be? Sorry I am not trying to be difficult, just would rather spend the ~$160 on a testpipe if the inlet isn't going to help with my knocking issue.
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Probably because they ended up tightening the inlet clamp. When I had the stock clamp, it kept coming loose on me. And it is extremely picky. Simply not being tight, but also not loose (ie snug) would cause knock. I could tell because I would develop knock. Retighten, and it would go away. So, I ended up replacing with a T-Bolt clamp. So far so good.
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now that you mention it...it might be due to the loose as hell from the factory hose clamp on the turbo inlet...

i have heard EVERY member who installed a turbo inlet, found that their stock clamp was loose and that thing came off with no effort

that might worth an investigation
 

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[quote author=Krystm link=topic=136508.msg2941833#msg2941833 date=1234844450]
Yup my inlet slid right off. Heard many others same experience.
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mine was actually on there normally. it took some tugs to get it off
 

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[quote author=freebird_78 link=topic=136508.msg2941781#msg2941781 date=1234843573]
[quote author=qwerty4550 link=topic=136508.msg2941635#msg2941635 date=1234841314]
Thanks for all of the quick replies. I know the testpipe will definitely give me the most power for the $ I am looking to spend; however, I also want to fix the problem I am having with knocking. I have heard from some who have installed aftermarket inlets, that prior to installing the inlet they also had knock issues, but they were minimized if not resolved after putting an aftermarket inlet on. Anybody have any insight on to why this may be? Sorry I am not trying to be difficult, just would rather spend the ~$160 on a testpipe if the inlet isn't going to help with my knocking issue.
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Probably because they ended up tightening the inlet clamp. When I had the stock clamp, it kept coming loose on me. And it is extremely picky. Simply not being tight, but also not loose (ie snug) would cause knock. I could tell because I would develop knock. Retighten, and it would go away. So, I ended up replacing with a T-Bolt clamp. So far so good.
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That is what I have been thinking too. Last time I took the battery out I made sure to check the tightness on the inlet and it was loose. Tightened it up, but I would bet that it is loose again. What size t-bolt clamp did you get?[quote author=steven88 link=topic=136508.msg2941665#msg2941665 date=1234841683]
[quote author=qwerty4550 link=topic=136508.msg2941635#msg2941635 date=1234841314]
Thanks for all of the quick replies. I know the testpipe will definitely give me the most power for the $ I am looking to spend; however, I also want to fix the problem I am having with knocking. I have heard from some who have installed aftermarket inlets, that prior to installing the inlet they also had knock issues, but they were minimized if not resolved after putting an aftermarket inlet on. Anybody have any insight on to why this may be? Sorry I am not trying to be difficult, just would rather spend the ~$160 on a testpipe if the inlet isn't going to help with my knocking issue.
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have you tried dash hawking to see whats up with the knock?

the turbo inlet wouldn't hurt....i haven't heard about it curing knock...but i did hear about it curing turbo smoke problems
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I have a DH. I did a WOT run last night in 4th and did not get any knock; however, I do get it fairly often. I have posted my logs elsewhere on the site and every1 that has looked at them has said that I most likely just need to get a tune (out of my price range right now).[quote author=the_caruch link=topic=136508.msg2941713#msg2941713 date=1234842577]

yes it is restrictive :shock:




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How do you like it? Any issues with the recirc hose being too short?
 

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How do you like it? Any issues with the recirc hose being too short?
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i can attest to the loose inlet. i was checking mine while doing some maintenance last week and it slid right off the turbo with one finger. the only thing keeping it on is its mounting bolt but there is no way it could not have sucked in unmetered air. well i will let you know if a week or 2 later it is loose cause my cobb inlet comes today, so i will be switching it soon. good luck and take care.
 

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mine was lose also when i was changing my inlet. i got the cpe inlet and i love it the car spools up faster and i can tell the car feels better and smoother
 

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Damn, I need to get one :(
 

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[quote author=qwerty4550 link=topic=136508.msg2942094#msg2942094 date=1234886024]
[quote author=freebird_78 link=topic=136508.msg2941781#msg2941781 date=1234843573]
[quote author=qwerty4550 link=topic=136508.msg2941635#msg2941635 date=1234841314]
Thanks for all of the quick replies. I know the testpipe will definitely give me the most power for the $ I am looking to spend; however, I also want to fix the problem I am having with knocking. I have heard from some who have installed aftermarket inlets, that prior to installing the inlet they also had knock issues, but they were minimized if not resolved after putting an aftermarket inlet on. Anybody have any insight on to why this may be? Sorry I am not trying to be difficult, just would rather spend the ~$160 on a testpipe if the inlet isn't going to help with my knocking issue.
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Probably because they ended up tightening the inlet clamp. When I had the stock clamp, it kept coming loose on me. And it is extremely picky. Simply not being tight, but also not loose (ie snug) would cause knock. I could tell because I would develop knock. Retighten, and it would go away. So, I ended up replacing with a T-Bolt clamp. So far so good.
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That is what I have been thinking too. Last time I took the battery out I made sure to check the tightness on the inlet and it was loose. Tightened it up, but I would bet that it is loose again. What size t-bolt clamp did you get?[quote author=steven88 link=topic=136508.msg2941665#msg2941665 date=1234841683]
[quote author=qwerty4550 link=topic=136508.msg2941635#msg2941635 date=1234841314]
Thanks for all of the quick replies. I know the testpipe will definitely give me the most power for the $ I am looking to spend; however, I also want to fix the problem I am having with knocking. I have heard from some who have installed aftermarket inlets, that prior to installing the inlet they also had knock issues, but they were minimized if not resolved after putting an aftermarket inlet on. Anybody have any insight on to why this may be? Sorry I am not trying to be difficult, just would rather spend the ~$160 on a testpipe if the inlet isn't going to help with my knocking issue.
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have you tried dash hawking to see whats up with the knock?

the turbo inlet wouldn't hurt....i haven't heard about it curing knock...but i did hear about it curing turbo smoke problems
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I have a DH. I did a WOT run last night in 4th and did not get any knock; however, I do get it fairly often. I have posted my logs elsewhere on the site and every1 that has looked at them has said that I most likely just need to get a tune (out of my price range right now).[quote author=the_caruch link=topic=136508.msg2941713#msg2941713 date=1234842577]

yes it is restrictive :shock:




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How do you like it? Any issues with the recirc hose being too short?
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were you talking about the big recirc hose (that actually goes to your BOV/BPV?) or the little nipple near the turbo side of the inlet?

The actual recirc hose had no issues.

The little hose that goes on the nipple was too short to stretch to the CP-E location. a quick run to get some some correct diameter goodyear rubber hose and clamps solved that. the hose i bought comes in about 3-4 foot section. you onlyi need like another inch or 2 for it to fit. so you'll have tons of extra.
 

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[quote author=the_caruch link=topic=136508.msg2942299#msg2942299 date=1234890181]
[quote author=qwerty4550 link=topic=136508.msg2942094#msg2942094 date=1234886024]
[quote author=freebird_78 link=topic=136508.msg2941781#msg2941781 date=1234843573]
[quote author=qwerty4550 link=topic=136508.msg2941635#msg2941635 date=1234841314]
Thanks for all of the quick replies. I know the testpipe will definitely give me the most power for the $ I am looking to spend; however, I also want to fix the problem I am having with knocking. I have heard from some who have installed aftermarket inlets, that prior to installing the inlet they also had knock issues, but they were minimized if not resolved after putting an aftermarket inlet on. Anybody have any insight on to why this may be? Sorry I am not trying to be difficult, just would rather spend the ~$160 on a testpipe if the inlet isn't going to help with my knocking issue.
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Probably because they ended up tightening the inlet clamp. When I had the stock clamp, it kept coming loose on me. And it is extremely picky. Simply not being tight, but also not loose (ie snug) would cause knock. I could tell because I would develop knock. Retighten, and it would go away. So, I ended up replacing with a T-Bolt clamp. So far so good.
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That is what I have been thinking too. Last time I took the battery out I made sure to check the tightness on the inlet and it was loose. Tightened it up, but I would bet that it is loose again. What size t-bolt clamp did you get?[quote author=steven88 link=topic=136508.msg2941665#msg2941665 date=1234841683]
[quote author=qwerty4550 link=topic=136508.msg2941635#msg2941635 date=1234841314]
Thanks for all of the quick replies. I know the testpipe will definitely give me the most power for the $ I am looking to spend; however, I also want to fix the problem I am having with knocking. I have heard from some who have installed aftermarket inlets, that prior to installing the inlet they also had knock issues, but they were minimized if not resolved after putting an aftermarket inlet on. Anybody have any insight on to why this may be? Sorry I am not trying to be difficult, just would rather spend the ~$160 on a testpipe if the inlet isn't going to help with my knocking issue.
[/quote]

have you tried dash hawking to see whats up with the knock?

the turbo inlet wouldn't hurt....i haven't heard about it curing knock...but i did hear about it curing turbo smoke problems
[/quote]

I have a DH. I did a WOT run last night in 4th and did not get any knock; however, I do get it fairly often. I have posted my logs elsewhere on the site and every1 that has looked at them has said that I most likely just need to get a tune (out of my price range right now).[quote author=the_caruch link=topic=136508.msg2941713#msg2941713 date=1234842577]

yes it is restrictive :shock:




[/quote]

How do you like it? Any issues with the recirc hose being too short?
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were you talking about the big recirc hose (that actually goes to your BOV/BPV?) or the little nipple near the turbo side of the inlet?

The actual recirc hose had no issues.

The little hose that goes on the nipple was too short to stretch to the CP-E location. a quick run to get some some correct diameter goodyear rubber hose and clamps solved that. the hose i bought comes in about 3-4 foot section. you onlyi need like another inch or 2 for it to fit. so you'll have tons of extra.
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Oh alright, good to know. But AFAIK, the Cobb unit comes with everything necessary for installation, correct? Not to knock the CP-E Inlet at all, it is a very fine piece. I just think it should come with everything necessary to replace the stock inlet.

Anybody here having knock issues that were cured when installing an aftermarket turbo inlet? I still need to go check and see if the stock inlet is secured on the turbo or not.
 
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