I was just wondering if Rodmillen products are good? Like...performance wise. What about Blitz products? Are their products good in performance (i.e. increase of HP)
One more question.. which is better Rodmillen intake or Blitz intake for the IS300?
Blitz intake is way better than the Rodmillen intake.
According to many magazine Blitz intake can add 7-10 hp. Me & my friend e-mail Rodmillen for the pic of the chrome door mirror and the carbon fiber exterior door trim, Rodmillen's sale never reply. They got a really bad service.
IMHO, I'll go for the Blitz intake for better service and performance.
[This message has been edited by Zaku (edited October 10, 2000).]
I WOULD NOT buy one more thing from Rod Millen... I called and asked them about some IS parts and some parts for my 94 Supra TT and they acted like they didn't have time and their crap didn't stink... I have a little coin to spend on my cars, and I guess I'll be spending it SOMEWHERE OTHER THAN THERE!!! I have ordered from them in the past and got my parts quick, BUT customer service means a lot to ME!!! Go with THE BLITZ KIT!!!
I e-mailed three times in the past aobut the intake before it was released... no answer to any of them. I called in today and left a number... maybe they can redeem themselves?
Anyway, I was seriously considering the blitz filter also, but Blitz won't be making one specifically for the IS until next year (that's what the guy at Blitz said anyway) so you could just buy the filter and find the fittings elsewhere, but the question is... where?
P.S. if an intake lets in too much dirt, what long term effects will it have? And to what extent does an intake affect warranty?
Look at the pics I posted under the K&N post. The writing is in Japanese, but it shows the filtering quality. Look at the white circle. The Apex and K&N one are clean, while the Blitz and HKS are black.
I talked on the phone with guys from RMM and Toyomoto, and here's what they said...
RMM: Their intake system can be modified to use the Blitz filter, although you would still have to pay full price since the fittings are not sold separately.
Toyomoto: I saw a picture of an intake on their turbo IS, and asked if they were selling that and if it could be used for another filter. He said something about a conflict with the air mass sensor, but said that he could rig something up within a week that would be able to fit the Blitz SUS. Cost = $150 (without Blitz air filter)
So it is possible right now to get an intake using a Blitz air filter (~$90) along with Toyomoto's fittings and be able spend around 250.
Again, how does poor dirt filtering harm performance exactly? Apparently the SUS doesn't filter too well, while the Apex filters well and adds about the same power...
I've bought the RMM intake, spoiler and front grill. The guys were super cool I left my card number and they just shipped me the parts when they were released, I guess you just have to be serious about the purchase and also call when they are open. I will probably buy their turbo kit when its released, even if it is an OEM of somebody elses (Apexi, HKS).
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