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can some one tell me how long the tk straight tube is???im guessing 18 or 16 inchs, trying to copy-cat it for cheap. i really dont want to pay 250 for a 20$ piece of metal and a 20$ filter. ty
 

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can some one tell me how long the tk straight tube is???im guessing 18 or 16 inchs, trying to copy-cat it for cheap. i really dont want to pay 250 for a 20$ piece of metal and a 20$ filter. ty
Just take a tape measure and go measure where you want the tube to reach under your hood. Having TK's tube length wouldn't help since you would have to bend exactly the same way to get it to fit.
 

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It's definitely not $20 worth of metal, you try buying 3" aluminum piping lately? The cost of the piping alone in a nice T6061 will be $80 - $100, then you have to cut and weld it. We also include the ECU bracket, the filter, the mounting tabs, coupler, clamps, etc. Not to mention all of the $$$ we have into building the product from scratch to help support this market.

can some one tell me how long the tk straight tube is???im guessing 18 or 16 inchs, trying to copy-cat it for cheap. i really dont want to pay 250 for a 20$ piece of metal and a 20$ filter. ty
 

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It's definitely not $20 worth of metal, you try buying 3" aluminum piping lately? The cost of the piping alone in a nice T6061 will be $80 - $100, then you have to cut and weld it. We also include the ECU bracket, the filter, the mounting tabs, coupler, clamps, etc. Not to mention all of the $$$ we have into building the product from scratch to help support this market.
I don't think a lot of people understand that there is more to an intake than a bent pipe. There is a lot of work to make sure things fit, work, and will last. There is an idea that metal tubing cost a couple bucks and that you can get it bent or welded cheap. It is just not the case. And good filters cost $40-$50.

I would rather buy a part I know a shop has taken the time to get right and comes with a recommendation then try it on my own. The time, hassle and possibilities for bad things to happen are just not worth it.
 

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Get um TK, get um...
 

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Yea I'd go with turbo kits. The product is proven and there hasn't been one negative review that I've seen and I've seen a lot. It's the best mod I've done so far and would recommend it to any forte owner.
 

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im sorry but im an engineering major and i guess this is just something i really want to do, and im positive piping wont cost me more then 40 bucks, i have a tig welder,. but if nobody wants to use a tape measure and check it out for me i guess ill just test some pipes my self. sorry for not jumping on the bandwagon guys
 

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im sorry but im an engineering major and i guess this is just something i really want to do, and im positive piping wont cost me more then 40 bucks, i have a tig welder,. but if nobody wants to use a tape measure and check it out for me i guess ill just test some pipes my self. sorry for not jumping on the bandwagon guys
It's not about jumping on bandwagons or the fact that you want to do it yourself. Sometimes it's how you say things.

Your original statement of you dont want to pay $250 for $20 piping and a $20 filter insinuates that's what TK's kit is. When in fact there is "engineering", design, r&d and various other costs and parts involved.

It's insulting not only to TK but to others who support one of the forums sponsors.

You say you are an engineering student? But yet you want to copy their work?? If you are serious about engineering, figure it out. Isn't that where the fun part would be?

I hope your able to create one on the cheap through your efforts and I honestly hope you do.

Just my 2 cents and best of luck.
 

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It's not about jumping on bandwagons or the fact that you want to do it yourself. Sometimes it's how you say things.

Your original statement of you dont want to pay $250 for $20 piping and a $20 filter insinuates that's what TK's kit is. When in fact there is "engineering", design, r&d and various other costs and parts involved.

It's insulting not only to TK but to others who support one of the forums sponsors.

You say you are an engineering student? But yet you want to copy their work?? If you are serious about engineering, figure it out. Isn't that where the fun part would be?

I hope your able to create one on the cheap through your efforts and I honestly hope you do.

Just my 2 cents and best of luck.
Well said Beast...but you are being to nice:p. If he is a engineering student that can't figure how much pipe it will take to go from A to B, then he better stay in school!:D JMO
 

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The Beast said it best. If you want to copy this so bad, figure it out yourself otherwise don't insult a great company and a great engineered product.
 

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daymn-if i had an eng.major and tig welder- i'd be having alsorts of fun......lol.....
hell- scrap the major- just let me have a tig....
i'd figure a way to work up a ram scoop CAI .....
:)

but seriously tealchief-

me not having an eng.major.
nor a tig welder
nor a nice lil garage somewhere
not to mention time to spend figuring out on a dyno i'd have to 1st)find here in tampa 2)pay for usage fees
not to mention not having a pipe bender......
i would think- that if all of those costs were added up-
unless i was lucky to have access to a few of the "hardware" parts (dyno/tig welder/time off from work/etc)
then sure yeah- i could design my own exacto match to TK's CAI for pennys on the dollar for what they are selling them for. esp. if i got some one to take blueprint measurements for me..........
 
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