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Old 05-21-2013, 12:13 PM   #26
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why are you trying to modify your car?

i'll stand by my suggestion of going to see your local tuner. or, at least call cobb.

nobody knows if you're trying to put together a drag car, something that will rip up autox tracks, or just want to get your groceries a little quicker. anyone giving you advice without knowing the purpose is a fool. reason i'm taking a step back is you just went from wanting to get an intake to wanting stage 2 in just a few posts.
Nimbus, I appreciate the sincere concern for my WRX's well-being. Although (my) WRX is very pretty, she is currently taken.

I am only going with the AccessPORT at this time.

All should be good and I will let you know when she is single again and y'all can sext each other.
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:15 PM   #27
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CAI: Stock or AEM
SRI: Cobb SF with box [modify the box to add a front barrier to make it better]
If getting an ap, these are your only options without spending more for a tune after install.
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:16 PM   #28
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Thanks for the info...do you have gauges to read your IAFs?
AP does display intake temps as well.
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Old 05-21-2013, 02:30 PM   #29
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Cathexis,

Thanks for the informations...
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:02 PM   #30
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AEM. Its not too noisy and it draws in cooler air from the fender so the throttle response is more consistent. There was a time before the Cobb SF intake came out for the GR cars when Cobb said they saw the highest gains from the AEM due to the colder air than any other intake.

If you're afraid of water ingestion go with the Cobb SF. Although I hear its annoyingly loud which may or may not be a concern to you.

I chose the AEM and I am happy.
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:13 PM   #31
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Love my AEM CAI as well!
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:26 PM   #32
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AEM all the way. The filter is far away from the engine/radiator and it has a the engine bay shield to keep more heat away from it.
Only downside (not for me/my location) is that there's a potential for water to get to it if your local roads get flooded.
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:28 PM   #33
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Guys,

Thanks for the replies. I am going to look into some DIY water protection methods people have used while running the AEM CAI...
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:24 PM   #34
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I'm using the Perrin Intake and Perrin Stage 1 flash. No complaints, looks and sounds nice and the car opened right up with the reflash.

The whole reason I went with an intake was because my stock airbox was rattling with the air dam that connects from the front. I thought it would be a good time to add an intake, even though there are no/minimal gains even with a tune.

I plan to continue with Perrin on my car, but COBB is just as good.
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Old 05-22-2013, 01:40 PM   #35
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If you run into hydrolocking problems with a CAI, you must be trying to drive through a friggin river.
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Old 05-22-2013, 02:34 PM   #36
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I hydrolocked my motor going through a deep puddle that was about 2 feet deep a couple years ago. It was dark out, so I didn't really see the puddle or how deep it was. I had a Prodrive CAI on at the time. I still have it, and I sometimes think about putting it back on. Sometimes **** happens. I never thought I'd be dumb enough to drive through a puddle deep enough to do that.

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Old 05-22-2013, 02:54 PM   #37
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Its not possible to hydro lock your engine in 2 inches of water, which isn't deep in the first place. I live is south Florida where it rains a ton. It is not uncommon for streets to become flooded. I just choose not to drive down those streets. ::shrug::

If you drive slow you shouldn't have a problem with any puddles under 6 inches deep.
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:01 PM   #38
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i love my AEM but it's a bitch to get in there and clean it when the time comes.
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Its not possible to hydro lock your engine in 2 inches of water, which isn't deep in the first place. I live is south Florida where it rains a ton. It is not uncommon for streets to become flooded. I just choose not to drive down those streets. ::shrug::

If you drive slow you shouldn't have a problem with any puddles under 6 inches deep.
Oops. I meant 2 feet deep. It was a very large puddle, and it was too dark to see it.
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Its not possible to hydro lock your engine in 2 inches of water, which isn't deep in the first place. I live is south Florida where it rains a ton. It is not uncommon for streets to become flooded. I just choose not to drive down those streets. ::shrug::

If you drive slow you shouldn't have a problem with any puddles under 6 inches deep.

Maybe not hydrolock but water a small amount of water can still mess up the Sensor. Just letting the OP know a potential issue if flooding is an issue in their area. Driving slow is the key but takes away the fun in drivng in the rain... though I still prefer the AEM
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:57 PM   #41
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I live in Houston...so this is a problem...Dang Ole Tree...
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:29 PM   #42
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Oops. I meant 2 feet deep. It was a very large puddle, and it was too dark to see it.
haha yeah 2 feet deep would pretty much guarantee hydroloc. I stay away from any puddles because I almost hydrolocked my Z06 underestimating the depth of a puddle. Instead of 4 inches deep it was a foot deep plus more probably.

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Maybe not hydrolock but water a small amount of water can still mess up the Sensor. Just letting the OP know a potential issue if flooding is an issue in their area. Driving slow is the key but takes away the fun in drivng in the rain... though I still prefer the AEM
Yes I stay away from all puddles. I will play in the rain, but not when there is a puddle in the street.


On a side note has anyone used the AEM filter sock? They recommend it due to its water resistant properties. I could see this maybe working for resisting splashes but there is no way it will save you if you submerge the car in water deep enough cover the entire filter element. Thoughts?
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I have a filter sock on my cone filter on my short ram. I can tell you just from my experience washing it, that the filter sock will do nothing against submersion.
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:21 AM   #44
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Are you dead set on getting an Access Port? You can get an open source tune that will be more suited to your car for less than the cost of the AP if you have a tuner around that can do a street tune. This is the rout that I went an it really opens up your options when it comes to parts.

I'd say, if possible, to ditch the AP and use the money you save to buy an electric boost control solenoid (EBCS) and some driveline bushings/mounts, or just do the smart thing and pocket the savings for payments or gas or something.
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^I disagree. The AP is well worth the money and ATR is free with the AP. Open source does not have the features the AP has. Its really nice being able to swap tunes on the fly and data log without hauling a laptop around.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:25 AM   #46
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i dont understand why people dont like having the AP. it's a nice tool. sure you save $500 if you skip it. is it worth getting a $500 tool for a $30k car? i think so.
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Old 05-23-2013, 09:30 AM   #47
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Are you dead set on getting an Access Port? You can get an open source tune that will be more suited to your car for less than the cost of the AP if you have a tuner around that can do a street tune. This is the rout that I went an it really opens up your options when it comes to parts.

I'd say, if possible, to ditch the AP and use the money you save to buy an electric boost control solenoid (EBCS) and some driveline bushings/mounts, or just do the smart thing and pocket the savings for payments or gas or something.
Thank you for the advice, however, I already purchased the AccessPORT (got an amazing deal on it brand new). I have decided this will be the least troublesome way of making my car perform better right now, and down the road, as I move out of Stage 1. To everyone who has contributed to this thread, I say thanks.
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