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I've been looking at all of the familiar websites for a Mazdaspeed CAI for a Mazda 6i, but every where it's like $300. I found one at Mazdastuff.com for $273 I think, but I've never bought from them. I like therpmstore.com, but they wouldn't give me a price match. Does anybody know where I can get this CAI for about $200 maybe?

I'm having my local Mazda dealer install it so it's gonna cost me a lot already. Looking to spend no more than $450 total. Oh yeah, not buying it from eBay. They are pretty sketchy from time to time!
 

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Should just install it yourself. That will keep you in-budget. Its probably one of the easiest installs you can do for your car aside from changing a tire (which you will have to take off anyway.)

There are written guides all over the place for doing these types of things. Just get a basic tool set, a nice sunny day and a cold beer, take your time, and dont force anything and you should have no problems. Plus, you have all of us to back you up! :)

Dealerships do nothing but steal your money unless its a warranty thing. My opinion...
 

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Yeah, it's basically a warranty thing. I don't want to void my warranty if I do it myself. Plus, I can't fix it if I throw a CEL.

I'm little nervous about taking off the bumper also. I've taken out the center console, installed the audiolink/ipod thing, and some other minor stuff. I don't know if it's as simple as some of the other stuff I've done.
 

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I just called Mazda and they said if I do it myself then I'll void the warranty. And they said labor (to install the CAI) would be anywhere from 100 to 170, I guess I'll just have them install it when I get it.

I'll install the hydro shield. By the way, where can I get one of those? Can't find them on therpmstore.com
 

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u need to do some research man. they can only void a warranty if they PROVE that whatever part caused the failure. if they cant prove it, then its still fully covered. those laws were passed back in like 1981 to protect us from dealers for that reason. dealerships just take advantage of unknowledgeable people that dont know any better.
 

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Yeah, first of all they'd have to prove it. Second, just keep the stock airbox if you're that worried and swap it back in if you ever have to take it in for warranty service.
 

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I just called Mazda and they said if I do it myself then I'll void the warranty. And they said labor (to install the CAI) would be anywhere from 100 to 170, I guess I'll just have them install it when I get it.

I'll install the hydro shield. By the way, where can I get one of those? Can't find them on therpmstore.com
As someone mentioned, your warranty can't be void unless the mod was proven to be at fault. Also, the only warranty that you'll be able to sustain when a dealer installs mods is the work on the install. If I were you, I would personally install the intake myself and pocket the 100+.
 

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I guess you guys have a point. I could just put the airbox back in if I have any problems.

But if I throw a CEL, I'll have to pay for that. I think my warranty is about to expire later this month or next month (3 year/ 36000 miles). So by having the dealer do it, I read that I extend my warranty by 12 months/12000 miles? I read that at: http://tinyurl.com/34lnydp from Mazdausa.com

I know I could probably do this myself. I'm just worried about messing up my baby!
 

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As I understand it, throwing a CEL due to the intake doesn't actually hurt anything. The computer just thinks something is wrong because the values are not within spec for the OEM equipment. That doesn't mean anything is actually messed up. Autozone reads codes for free. As long as the codes are related to the intake, you can just ignore it. If anything else pops up, put the airbox back in, reset the ECU, and only the unrelated CELs should remain, which you can now show to the dealer.

Also, the warranty on the entire car doesn't extend due to you buying that intake. The warranty on the intake lasts for 12 months/12,000 miles or the duration of the car's warranty, whichever is longer. My interpretation of that is that you are covered on the intake until 5 years/60,000 miles, since it's part of the powertrain.
 

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Thanks Freak4Dell. That gives me a little more confidence to install the intake myself.

I still can't find anybody that sells the intake cheaper than therpmstore.com. I guess I'll be buying from them in this weekend when I get paid.
 

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BTW if you are concerned about warrantee, buy a used air box from a salvage yard and swap it back in - 5 minute swap time. You can leave all that junk in the front fender well alone with this mod - easy and FREE, what more can you ask?.
 

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again i think the 12/12000 warranty is on the part only if installed by a dealer
 

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I finally decided to just do the air box mod until I can afford the intake with labor. I know, I'm a wuss. I just can't afford to have my car put in the shop if something goes wrong doing the install myself.

I really just want a little more noise and possibly some mpg gains. I also got the replacement k&n filter for the air box. Hope this makes me smile until the CAI.
 
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