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Well everyone I was finally able to get my hands on a pre-production Joe Z Intake. I got it in the mail this morning and went out and installed it right away :thumbup: The install was extremely easy (no more then a 30 minute DIY) and came with great instructions that had pictures to help for those who are picture people. I didn't run into any problems what so ever while installing it. I chose to take off half of the stock airbox (but kept the sensor connected) to make it easier for me to work with. After I installed it, I started the car and let it run for a few minutes to get used to the new airflow (no problems) then I went around the block taking it easy before going WOT.

I had mine anodized F blue to match the F around the logo on the engine cover. I believe Joe Z is planning on doing them in black and anodized blue (he can hopefully provide more info).

I'm not sure if I can feel any difference but I do notice a deeper sound from the intake between 2000 and 3400-3500 RPMs, or right before the second intake opens up. I like the color it adds to the engine bay. The intake really adds an aesthetic touch.

It pairs up perfectly with his exhaust (which I still need to take pictures of). I'm really enjoying running both of his systems as this is how the F should sound coming from the factory imo. Enjoy the pics, I took a few along the way, sorry about the shi**y quality, they're cell phone pics. I'm having some photos done next weekend and will post up more then :woohoo: Let me know if y'all have any questions or would like different photos!

The original intake tube and engine bay with the cover off



All wrapped up


No intake installed


All done 15 minutes later



For Joe Z and the NTL guys :thumbup:
 

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Mike now you can get the car dynod and see if there are any additional gains to the wheels.
 

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I'm waiting for mine:eek:

Lou
 

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Mike now you can get the car dynod and see if there are any additional gains to the wheels.
I'm planning on it. The only dyno around here is a dyno dynamics one, are they legit? I'm not sure how good it is compared to a dynojet

good stuff Mike...let me know when you get a gathering in Dallas as I would like to see it in person.
Sure thing, I will definitely let you know!

I'm waiting for mine:eek:

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I got pre-production unit #001 ;) The production ones should be out soon :cool:
 

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Good stuff Mike. I need to order mine from Joe Z. This will be my 3rd Joe Z intake. I usually get it direct from him. :D
 

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Good stuff Mike. I need to order mine from Joe Z. This will be my 3rd Joe Z intake. I usually get it direct from him. :D
Thanks Flip! Must be nice to get it directly, I had to pay for shipping :rolleyes: Judging by how many you've had, I'm guessing you like Joe's products?
 

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Hiii Miiiike,
I can think of something else that would sure dress up your engine bay...:) Spring is comin' and now I know you know how to remove your engine cover, are you gonna wait much longer? ;)

BTW, nice install and intake.

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How much of difference does that make, you know in stupid terms for those of us or if just me , that don't know anything about cars..... LOL
 

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Mike i have read your thread in Clublexus saying that the intake will be available in couple weeks,any new??I see you just installed your intake how can i get one?? any contact??Carson have nothing yet.i am so excited i want one for shure reading what people say about it wow just amazed,i just order my pts exhaust and waiting to arrive at my door.lol can't wait let me know thank you in advance
 

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Mike i have read your thread in Clublexus saying that the intake will be available in couple weeks,any new??I see you just installed your intake how can i get one?? any contact??Carson have nothing yet.i am so excited i want one for shure reading what people say about it wow just amazed,i just order my pts exhaust and waiting to arrive at my door.lol can't wait let me know thank you in advance
I'm sending you a private message with contact info
 

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Timetoy from the clublexus forums re-dynoed his car and got 375whp, as opposed to 370 from his last dyno.
 

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Thanks Flip! Must be nice to get it directly, I had to pay for shipping :rolleyes: Judging by how many you've had, I'm guessing you like Joe's products?
Of course. Joe is a good friend of mine. I guess i'm lucky that he lives not too far away and he's able to install mine on the spot.
 

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Of course. Joe is a good friend of mine. I guess i'm lucky that he lives not too far away and he's able to install mine on the spot.
I'm jealous! I had a problem with one of the vacuum lines and had to call him while I was installing it, good thing he answers his phone. Maybe I'll move out to Cali just for the car scene :rolleyes:
 

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I'm planning on it. The only dyno around here is a dyno dynamics one, are they legit? I'm not sure how good it is compared to a dynojet


Hello Mike,

We messaged each other on the Ricekiller forum sometime ago.

The Dyno Dynamics Dynos are one of the better dynos on the market. Unlike some of the older Dyno Jet Dynos, they allow the tuner the ability to properly tune the vehicles ECU. There is a very interesting article I would like you to read. The former owner of Dyno Jet spills it all! The article is located here...

http://www.ricekiller.com/forums/showthread.php?t=62750

Mike, I was looking at the CTS-V, but with the recent turmoil at GM, I am thinking about the IS-F again!

I would like to extend a special offer to you!! Please message me and I will tell you about it.


Chris :)
 

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Hello Mike,

We messaged each other on the Ricekiller forum sometime ago.

The Dyno Dynamics Dynos are one of the better dynos on the market. Unlike some of the older Dyno Jet Dynos, they allow the tuner the ability to properly tune the vehicles ECU. There is a very interesting article I would like you to read. The former owner of Dyno Jet spills it all! The article is located here...

http://www.ricekiller.com/forums/showthread.php?t=62750

Mike, I was looking at the CTS-V, but with the recent turmoil at GM, I am thinking about the IS-F again!

I would like to extend a special offer to you!! Please message me and I will tell you about it.


Chris :)
Chris,

You will have a PM momentarily. I'm going to be in the Dallas area tomorrow evening through Sunday morning. The NorthTexasLexus crew is holding a meet Friday night if you would like to join and we might also make an appearance at the "cupcake" meet on Saturday if you were planning on going, I'll be sure to go and meet you.

Big Mike
 

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Chris,

You will have a PM momentarily. I'm going to be in the Dallas area tomorrow evening through Sunday morning. The NorthTexasLexus crew is holding a meet Friday night if you would like to join and we might also make an appearance at the "cupcake" meet on Saturday if you were planning on going, I'll be sure to go and meet you.

Big Mike


Mike, I will be leaving for New York to teach a class on Friday. Thank you for the invite anyway!

I will return your PM momentarily!


thank you
Chris :)
 
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