performance wise, maybe not. I mean its an intake, the gains you will see alone arent very much any way. But quality wise it does. The welds won't be as good, the material won't either. When it comes to quality intakes, you get what you pay for.
when you buy a quality intake you arent just paying for the product, you are paying for its reasearch and development, testing, marketing, and a big thing is customer support. Do you think it something goes wrong w/ your intake that you bought off ebay that you'll ever see custom support ensuring that your product gets fixed, HELL no.
its your choice, but i would advise u to pay for a quality product.
if you buy a quality intake like aem it is powder coated and i think it has zink in the piping also to resist heat from getting into the actual air flow and yes after cruising for like 10mins your exhaust pipe intake will get hot. and the aem will be preserving the colder air and it has a good filter that will last a long time.
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