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      11-12-2018, 09:40 AM   #45
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Still looking for owner feedback on this CAI kit. Please share your thoughts. Thx
Installed this weekend. Took about an hour, but I was very careful as I was taking things apart. Biggest issue for me was getting the factory air box clips off the bottom of the air box.

It looks awesome when it's installed. Fitment is perfect and you can tell a lot of development hours were spent.

Performance wise, it's a little bit louder. If you are looking for wooshy turbo sounds this isn't the intake for you. However, I went out last night for a couple pulls in the cold weather and the car does seem like it's got a little more bam-bam through the midrange. I also noticed my exhaust was popping a little more than usual.. that could just be the cold air though.

The only thing I think I'm disappointed in would be the scratches left on the CF cover from the clips when you open the airbox. I probably could have been more careful, but I think if I had to do it again I'd probably make a little square of some protective wrap for the clips to sit on.
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OK,, my wife keeps asking what I want for Xmas. A LSD would be a bit much so I think I'll settle on this! Thanks for the feedback guys!
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OK,, my wife keeps asking what I want for Xmas. A LSD would be a bit much so I think I'll settle on this! Thanks for the feedback guys!
Go big or go home, LSD!
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Go big or go home, LSD!
Hahaha... maybe next year... mad money on the low side after buying my car and a car for my daughter this year...
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With the disclaimer not for use or sale in Ca does that mean authorized Dinan dealers won't ship to CA?
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Now this is what I'm talkin about!!!..
a real intake
closed system
carbon fiber
should do well
on my radar!
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With the disclaimer not for use or sale in Ca does that mean authorized Dinan dealers won't ship to CA?
I want to know this as well
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      11-23-2018, 10:34 PM   #52
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With the disclaimer not for use or sale in Ca does that mean authorized Dinan dealers won't ship to CA?
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Dinan will not ship this product into CA. Whether or not a distributor might is up to them but would make them liable for the associated fines should they be targeted.
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Dinan will not ship this product into CA. Whether or not a distributor might is up to them but would make them liable for the associated fines should they be targeted.
this major sucks lol, how would we get this if we theoretically want to use it for track use.
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Scored one yesterday (Cyber Monday) and saved $90... Looking forward to Christmas morning!!
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this major sucks lol, how would we get this if we theoretically want to use it for track use.
Folks have done some creative things over the years. As long as the delivery address isnt in CA though what happens to it or where it goes after that is not our concern.
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Dinan will not ship this product into CA. Whether or not a distributor might is up to them but would make them liable for the associated fines should they be targeted.
It's funny! your office is in Gilroy, CA.
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It's funny! your office is in Gilroy, CA.
Haven't been in Morgan Hill since March of this year. We are now in Opelika, AL. Regardless, even when we were in CA the same policy applied and we couldn't ship to a CA address any product that was not 50 state legal. Simply saying "race product only" and that type of thing doesn't hold water any longer.
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Dinan_Engineering Any chance we could get a video of the CAI to hear the difference in sound?

Thanks!
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Dinan_Engineering Any chance we could get a video of the CAI to hear the difference in sound?

Thanks!
Sound difference is minimal in the grand scheme of things and a video wouldn't pick up the nuanced difference very well, if at all (we have tried in the past). If you are after sound the Dinan intake is not for you. You will want an open air intake if that is a priority.
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Sound difference is minimal in the grand scheme of things and a video wouldn't pick up the nuanced difference very well, if at all (we have tried in the past). If you are after sound the Dinan intake is not for you. You will want an open air intake if that is a priority.
Thanks for the reply. I'm not after sound, as some of those open-air intakes are a bit obnoxious, but in the product literature it advertises a "sportier sound", so I'm just curious to hear the difference.
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Looks great. Waiting on the B48/B46 version.
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Looks great. Waiting on the B48/B46 version.
It's coming. Waiting on carbon per usual.
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I've had it for about 2 weeks now. My car only has an AA tune and Dinan Mid-Pipe.

Sound

Exactly the same, I thought I would hear the turbo spool a bit more, specially with a tune. Can't tell a difference.

Performance

I have the feeling that the car is breathing a little better and the throttle response is slightly improved. I hope it isn't psychological.

Looks

This is obviously the best part. If you like to take your car to "Cars & Coffee" (I never do, don't have time), this would be a conversation piece once you open the hood. Not a huge benefit for me, but that's where this intake shines.

Bottom line, if you like the carbon fiber, your car has other CF accessories and you don't mind spending $600 on an intake to complete the look of your car. Go for it. If you are looking for performance per dollar, look elsewhere unless you have everything else.

As always, just my 2 cents...
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Have any of you guys received your intakes from Dinan (Black Friday purchases)...? Assuming y’all are really backed up?
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Have any of you guys received your intakes from Dinan (Black Friday purchases)...? Assuming y’all are really backed up?
Nope... Ordered on 11/26 and still not shipped. Patiently waiting....
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