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just going to order air intake for  08 IS250 any advice before I buy one, ( best one, easiest to fit, best power, is it worth it so on )

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1, Best one? (personal pref)

ie F sport intake looks stock and not as loud as a CAI (F sport intake is not the same intake from a F sport)

injen/K&N etc is nice loud but exposed

prices vary from 300-600 K&n~to F sport

2.Easy to fit? ( most of thm are)

3.Best power? (on a 250 it will make no difference)

4.Worth it? (if your after sound yes if anything more than that no)

 

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Thanks ilv I had a good look at the air on mine and you are rite I believe it wont make any difference so I ordered a K&N and I have mounted a cold air hose from behind the front grill direct into the air box I will see if that makes any difference, hopefully will help a little.  

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cold hose?

why not use the stock intake piping?

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The stock intake is smallish I just incresed the the amount of air into the airbox with the hose.

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Last Question dose anyone know if there has been any problems with K&N air filter oil affecting any sensors on Lexus. 

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Ok just a happy word the K&N filter made a marked difference really noticeable.

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Bump for an old thread...

Which aftermarket intake is the loudest?

From my google search i can see the below intakes available for my car:

. K&n 

. injen 

. f sport 

. Spectre - looks a bit cheapie though

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On 11/17/2016 at 9:09 AM, Zukzuk said:

just going to order air intake for  08 IS250 any advice before I buy one, ( best one, easiest to fit, best power, is it worth it so on )

I had a Takeda intake on my is350 and it was very loud from about 3500rpm. Sounded like a V8.

Highly recommend it you want sound. No experience with other brands. 

Didn't feel any power gains to be honest. 

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8 hours ago, pearlisf said:

I had a Takeda intake on my is350 and it was very loud from about 3500rpm. Sounded like a V8.

Highly recommend it you want sound. No experience with other brands. 

Didn't feel any power gains to be honest. 

Cool thanks for that. Yes only after sound, i dont expect to get miraculous gains from an intake only. Plus the is350's 233kw is more than enough for a daily driver

Can i ask where you purchased your intake from?

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13 hours ago, water said:

Cool thanks for that. Yes only after sound, i dont expect to get miraculous gains from an intake only. Plus the is350's 233kw is more than enough for a daily driver

Can i ask where you purchased your intake from?

I was lucky enough to purchase mine brand new from a member in Adelaide. His new Lexus arrived in a wrong colour so he just ended up buying a Mercedes instead, and he had already purchased lots of mods for a Lexus haha.

You can purchase the intake on Ebay from USA. They are about $700ish but it is well worth it. Completely transforms the car. 

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The weak AU$ has made purchasing anything from the states not worthwhile, a $400 intake has a $1200 shipping fee. 

I will keep looking locally, not many options, and the few that i can see, are from brands ive never heard off

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drop in filter and piping is the way to go

Toms AFE etc

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Ilv1004s, what is this piping you refer to? Sorry for my ignorance.

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Pipe between the airbox and inlet manifold. Change the flex/plastic pipe for something solid and straight.

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Cheers, will investigate 

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On 3/23/2020 at 9:27 AM, Atlantis said:

Pipe between the airbox and inlet manifold. Change the flex/plastic pipe for something solid and straight.

Wouldnt this pipe need to also cater for the maf sensor & Is the end result of doing this more induction sound?

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MAF sensor is built into the airbox lid so doesn't get touched.

Smoother pipe should give a less interrupted airflow. Not sure about added noise.

I think that usually comes from a bigger hole in the airbox (like the F-Sport one).

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With the way the aussie dollar is at the moment, i wont be buying this intake anytime soon 😞

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buy a toms drop in filter and be done with it
less blind but more effective

and resuable and non oiled so it dosnt foul the maf sensor

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