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Old 4th February 2010
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I'm on the rope between two different intakes. The first being the BSR:

http://www.genuinesaab.com/catalog/p...2a3e07c6c8ce85

The second being a Simota intake i found on PFS:

http://www.partsforsaabs.com/product...oducts_id=3259

Didn't know if anyone has compared them and could recommend either of them from personal experience. Thanks.
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whichever gives you a better price wins.
both good intakes, no problems.
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I agree with 9-3gotboostAERO that the price would be the biggest difference between them. I'd buy the BSR because the Simota intake is overseas, which means it would take longer on top of a higher overall cost. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think anyone sells the Simota intake in the States. Other than cost, its your personal preference!

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Or save even more money and build one yourself there are a few threads on how to do it. That is the route I personally went. I spent a little more on my filter and went with an AEM Dry filter, but I think total cost for me was less than $75
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hack off your stock box add some piping and a filter and theres your intake..... or save it and find a maf adapter like i did its generaly cheaper and easier
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I remember reading a few threads that hit pretty hard against the simota. Said it really dragged their car down. I went with BSR because of the stuff I read on the simota. I thought it looked cooler, and with no power upgrade for either it was really a toss between which looked better. I disregarded it with the problems I read about. Not sure you would have any problems at all though. And homemade works fine too, as long as you never want to put the stock box back on. So make sure you think about that part before jumping on that.
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I liked the simota too but heard a lot of bad press about it CEL's mostly after a few weeks of use. I want the BSR but I have to import it from the states and it costs a fortune to do that. Nothing bad said about the BSR as far as I know.
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there are 2 intakes by simota. the aeroform II that hes looking at has never had any issues for anyone, including myself. im a big fan of the sound the simota makes.
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i literally just installed a bsr intake with a k&n cone filter. and it sounds awesome. the sound alone adds 40hp
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I had the Carbon Simota Air Intake for 10 months now... It's pretty good, doesnt really add power though not unless you are willing to remap the ecu. I did came across the articles concerning simota but tried it anyway... so far no CEL for me... the sound is pretty good (sound is the only gain i had). Just remember to install it properly and be extra careful to your MAF sensor while installing it... never let it be contaminated for it will definitely give you a CEL.

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I just spoke to someone at PFS and he said the simota airoform pipe at the MAF is 2.75 inches and as long as its fitted correctly and everything is as it should be you won't get a CEL. Good advice or what? Awaiting a reply....
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This reply sounds relieving and appeasing to me. :-) What about the Simota Carbon Charger in take? I'm assuming they are the same with Aeroform II since they are both simota... (i hope im right)

Thanks Jonno007., It's a reply I have been longing to hear eversince.. But i do still think whatever intake you have wont add any power not unless you remap the ecu.

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this is what it looks like... installed it last summer[IMG]file:///C:/Pictures/Intake%20Pics/101_0226.JPG[/IMG]
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PACOTACO where did you get your MAF adapter? I was looking into making my own intake but didnt want to cut apart my air box.
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PACOTACO where did you get your MAF adapter? I was looking into making my own intake but didnt want to cut apart my air box.
lol..... hate to say this autozone hahahah they have plastic maf adaptors altho the piping is to big and u need to use a step down to a two inch they have a plate in it that fits our stock maf but you have to zip tie it in place but it dosent work so well infact im going to cut my stock box altho there is a place on ebay that sells a universal one with downsizing tubes and the proper plate also its made out of metal but its like 100 bucks i think and the rest of the piping on there is from a civic turbo kit including the filter
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This reply sounds relieving and appeasing to me. :-) What about the Simota Carbon Charger in take? I'm assuming they are the same with Aeroform II since they are both simota... (i hope im right)

Thanks Jonno007., It's a reply I have been longing to hear eversince.. But i do still think whatever intake you have wont add any power not unless you remap the ecu.
the carbon intake will throw a cel. the aeroform 2 wont
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Oh well.. if it does.. it does... havent have any experience about that...
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anyone got a link to the carbon intake? I only know of the BSR, Aeroform 2 and DIY ones.
Just want to know which one NOT to buy!
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i have the simota aeroformII and very satisfied!!




and some video that you can hear the intake

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CblSPbmqho
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d64NAa7j3zQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cveT-Kz6HVQ

hope this will help you to make your choice!! simota aeroformII and bsr are both good choice!! just stay away from the simota carbon charger and the k&n cold air intake
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Thanks PacoTaco.

For the price of the metal MAF adaptor i think id rather just take my time, and give cutting the airbox piping a shot.
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