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So I'm about ready to start putting some money into my car and have been looking at a bunch of parts. First thing I wanna do is get some cold air flowing. My hearts pretty set on an Injen SP but I keep getting down to that last question and just can't decide. Color. I know it's pretty silly but it makes a big difference to me. Every time I open the hood, I can't decide if I want shiny chrome, or the black to match everything else. Who has the polished finish and is happy with it? Does the finish get messed up quick? Is black just the way to go? Does black look better? And should I not be so quick to grab the Injen SP? Just want to make sure I make the best decision I can with the least amount of money

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I have a polished gmpp intake and it gets dirty, but you just wipe it off and it looks like new again. Black looks like plastic and I hate plastic all over my engine

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I like my K&N typhoon, it goes with any color

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So I'm about ready to start putting some money into my car and have been looking at a bunch of parts. First thing I wanna do is get some cold air flowing. My hearts pretty set on an Injen SP but I keep getting down to that last question and just can't decide. Color. I know it's pretty silly but it makes a big difference to me. Every time I open the hood, I can't decide if I want shiny chrome, or the black to match everything else. Who has the polished finish and is happy with it? Does the finish get messed up quick? Is black just the way to go? Does black look better? And should I not be so quick to grab the Injen SP? Just want to make sure I make the best decision I can with the least amount of money
say NO to chrome! :p Its all what you want, id maybe go with the same color as your car or one that contrasts it. Dont go black,


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I would agree, chrome isnt the choice lol. Plus Injen has that funky restriction elbow shape, the k&n has a smooth 90 bend.

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say NO to chrome! :p Its all what you want, id maybe go with the same color as your car or one that contrasts it. Dont go black,
X2!!!!!!!! Match the color with the car color

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Haha, well matching the color to the car color would be black. I guess if I were to go for a contrast color, I would get red. Somewhere down the line, I want to get black rims with red pin striping around the edge. But I digress, do you have a preferred website with those type of color options and good deals such as free shipping? All I've seen you can get is Black and Polished.

Also, I haven't really seen any K&N cold air. I don't want ram air, just personal preference at this point.

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also, make sure your car doesnt have SAI, a little ugly tube on your intake box. then you will be limited

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Yeah, thanks to the great state of New York I do have SAI. I found a listing on ebay Injen Cold Air Intake Chevy Cobalt 2005 2010 w Short RAM SP7024BLK Polished | eBay with the polished intake, but it's like the best deal I can find and free shipping. I think this one is actually compatible with SAI if I'm not mistaken. I asked the seller, so we'll see. I can't think of what else that big ass port on the polished part is.

Just looking at it, that listing is gonna end soon, but they'll relist it, they always do. Makes this overtime I'm about to work worth it in my mind.


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