HPS Silicone Intake Tube (Review)

Discussion in 'Intakes & TB Spacers' started by tmkpres, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. tmkpres

    tmkpres Well-Known Member

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    Well I was lucky enough to prototype HPS new silicone intake tube for the OEM box.

    Install is SUUUUUUUUUUUUUPER simple, no need to mod anything just remove your OEM elbow and replace it with the HPS unit. SIMPLE as that !!

    The HPS unit does make a little more of a growl under acceleration, throttle response is slightly better. Does make mid range power +4.3 WHP and +3.9 Ft./lbs. Best part about the unit is, there is NO heat soak !! Will probably make a little more power with a drop in filter, say K&N or if there is any other company that makes a drop in.

    Sorry for the crappy cell pics, but these are the best I have for now.

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  2. Monk

    Monk Well-Known Member

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    AND....... If it didn't do anything for the performance, I'd still want one just for the looks.
     
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    Hopefully, they offer additional colors.
     
  4. tmkpres

    tmkpres Well-Known Member

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    Yes they do. Red, and blue are the other two colors they offer. I like black because it flies under the radar.
     
  5. tmkpres

    tmkpres Well-Known Member

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    HAHA well you'll be happy that you will get a little bit of performance out of it. I like also for the fact it is easier to clean then the OEM unit.
     
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  7. twister8008

    twister8008 Well-Known Member

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    Looks cool. How does this help performance?
     
  8. tmkpres

    tmkpres Well-Known Member

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    1. Improved air flow (smooth inlet compared to OEM intake elbow, less air turbulence)
    2. Dissipates heat better then OEM unit (not letting heat soak into pipe)
     
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  9. ClearCutSi

    ClearCutSi Well-Known Member

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    This is Perfect for Florida cars with all the heat soak we experience down here. Price is fair also.
     
  10. twister8008

    twister8008 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks
     

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