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Old 12-20-2007, 05:10 PM
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Ebay Intake Chrome Intakes Review with pics

Just got my Chrome Intakes Stage 1 from eBay. I found out after I bought it that people have had horror stories with these not fitting, taking forever to ship, not having the proper hookups necessary.

Lucky for me, mine shipped the next day and took 3 days to get here. Box was great. Took the intake out of the box and saw that there was a grommet for the intake air temperature sensor, as well as a nipple for the vacuum line (that my truck did not have, but I do see it on some other of you guy's trucks) but it had a good firm fitting cap on it. Also included were 2 brackets to bolt the intake to the body and a 1" filter for the PCV tube.

Fitment was fabulous! The tube fit snuggly into the indentation for the stock hose in the washer bottle. With the filter on it, its great and fits perfectly into the place the stock one fit. It took a little finagling to get the IAT sensor into the grommet as it was definitely too small, but in the end, it fit just fine once i stretched the rubber out and put it back in the cut out.

The only qualm I had was that in order to get the 1" filter onto the PCV I needed to goto the hardware store and get a 2" long 1" diameter piece of pipe to use as a joiner. The PCV hose was soft rubber, and the filter obviously can't clamp on to that, esp considering they are the same size. Spend $3 on a piece of copper 1" tubing, and a 1" band clamp and put it on just fine.

So despite the horror stories, I am very impressed with this intake, especially considering it was $35 shipped. On to the pictures:








Big 's to Chrome Intakes.
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Old 12-20-2007, 05:35 PM
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Can you post the seller you bought from on ebay? A quick search on my part turnes up 0 intakes for trailblazers.
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/02-03...spagenameZWDVW

Thats the exact one I got.
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Looks real good ! And looks like you got it at a great price too.
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Here's a stupid question... What is that smaller filter for ? The one that looks like it is connected to something coming out of the fire wall
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Without a heat shield, that thing is utterly useless. Sorry to burst your bubble, but all that's going to do is suck hot air back into the engine.
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Without a heat shield, that thing is utterly useless. Sorry to burst your bubble, but all that's going to do is suck hot air back into the engine.
What's a heat shield ?
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What's a heat shield ?
You know the airbox you removed, its a heat shield as it keeps the HOT (aka BAD) air from the filter. You should either hollow out your stock airbox or fab one up with some sheet metal. Look at the K&N or Airaid CAIs for ideas. It makes a difference after a long trip and you get off the interstate and hit the gas, TB becomes a slug, believe me.
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exactly...that's why i got the k&n intake...comes with a heat shield but it is still not that great of one...the intake is large and fits directly into the factory position is another reason why i went with the K&N (also got it for $213)...i think the chrome looks good under there on yours so if you don't really care about horsepower gain or loudening your exhaust then i wouldn't worry about it...great install too

here is mine (excuse the dirt we've been in a drought for a while and the truck does have 96+K on it)...the black piece around the air filter is what the heat shield looks like



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Without a heat shield, that thing is utterly useless. Sorry to burst your bubble, but all that's going to do is suck hot air back into the engine.

Thats why I gutted the airbox today and screwed back over it

I just want to say that I'm not a noob at this engine stuff.


Thats the motor for my 10 second 2002 GTI that I did everything, and i mean EVERYTHING myself except for the rollbar, and the machine work on the block. I did the valve job, trans build + diff install, wiring, motor build, plumbing, etc all myself :P


It came down to price for that intake and for the price you can't beat it. I might end up fabbing up a heatshield or just lining the inside of the stock airbox now that its gutted with some aluminum flashing. The Trailvoy is to tow this:


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