Are you reading my posts????
I am all for a CAI. In fact, I have a 3.5" CAI myself. I am not going to believe that its necessary to pay in excess of $200 to have one when I know that gains from a CAI alone will be minimal if any on an inline 6 cylinder engine. Get an off brand less expensive CAI and put your mod money to good use and get an exhaust, chip or both to go with your CAI to make it a more effective upgrade.
You go spend over 200 dollars on CAI and I will say thats a great mod and good for you.
I will spend 75 for the same piece of bent mandrel pipe and a filter without a fancy namebrand sticker, then put the other $125+ into other mods for my car.