Originally Posted by Dale2011WRX
So you're still pulling the same hot air from the engine compartment, only now you've partially blocked your air filter?
eek, hate to agree. be sure to bend it up so it doesnt get vacuumed down over air filter panels / folds.
you really, really need a cold ram intake of some sort. fast-rushing air is the best way to cool that area.
google "WRX snorkel" or WRX ram-air. $30 plastic scoop that fits behind grille ===>>> best
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