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Old 05-12-2000, 09:11 AM   #1
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Post Improvment on intake for MY00 Legacy

The 2K Legacy has a cold air intake setup. It draws air directly from the front of the car. I noticed last night, there is a piece of plastic attached to the hood that will sit right in front of the intake opening when hood is shut.

I think the function of this plastic is to prevent large flying object enter the intake pipe, but it also prevent the little "ram air effect".

I took that piece off last night, and my 6 sense told me I gained 1 hp off this modification. My butt or ear dyno however, couldn't tell any difference.
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Old 05-12-2000, 09:24 AM   #2
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Every time I wash my car I look at that thing and think about taking it off, but then I realize how much *water* it is keeping out of the intake.... here in Seattle I think it serves it's purpose.

I have gone over and over doing something with my intake, but every time I think that I probably could not do much better than pull that air from in front of the radiator... I think we have a pretty damn good stock intake...

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Old 05-12-2000, 03:18 PM   #3
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I agree with Andy...can't really do much to improve the cold air intake. However, I did replace the filter with an Amsoil filter. My butt dyno can't tell much difference, but it sounds a bit meaner under hard acceleration.

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Old 05-13-2000, 05:10 AM   #4
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Let's face it fellas, the cold air intake we enjoy on our new legacy's is way better than the old set-up.

I just wish there were some aftermarket suspension components available. I think the new Y2k Legacy's would look far better lowered an inch or two.

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Old 05-13-2000, 06:58 AM   #5
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Mine was gone after about three hours of ownership! I have enlarged the opening to 3" at the filter box and at the scoop. The new hose is flex drain pipe from America's best.(Home Depot) I don't know if it's any better but it sounds way cool. Andy, the rain and snow doesn't seem have any effect on the filter.
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Old 05-15-2000, 08:13 AM   #6
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Euro, any further details on the cold-air intake mod would be appreciated...

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Old 05-16-2000, 02:04 PM   #7
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Jim, Mike, et.al. -

I was reading though this thread Ultimate 2000 intake and I was thinking of combining some aspects of Jim's mod with Scrappy's mod.

Jim, you mentioned that you went with 3" hose (drainpipe) and enlarged the openings, did you just "utility-knife" it? Lookign at the intake it seems that the stock tube is 2.5", what if we were to get this stuff: Silicon Hose which would be much smoother on the airflow (and therefore we could mount 2.5" up to the stock connectors and probably get better airflow than the 3" drainpipe. Then, to top it all off, get an Amsoil filter for maximum flow.

So, to sum it up: Use stock wedge "ram-air" intake venting, patch in silicon hose (bypassing the silencer), and pipe directly to stock airbox with an Amsoil filter. What do you think?

It looks like it would be about $50+ for the silicon piping, but it might be worth it...

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PS - Jim, we need more pics of your car!
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Old 08-05-2000, 08:07 PM   #8
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Sorry to bring such an *old* thread to the top, but I gotta tell my story...

Last weekend I dropped in the K&N Filtercharger... 100% change in the feel of the car, it immediatly started pulling straight though the infamous 3k-4krpm "flat spot". Great throttle response, and a the butt-dyno says *more power* (even Kim said "wow, this is pulling!"), and even a bit better gas milage. Ok... End of ad for K&N.

Well, I was bored today, so I ran up to Lowe's and bought $8.37 worth of parts: a length of 3" aluminum heat-ducting, and two pipe-clamps.... I pulled the intake silencer off and ran the hose from the end of the cold-air intake right back to the stock airbox. Simple. HOO BOY this car sound mean now! At about 3500rpm the engine gets this really low growl... very cool sounding. I don't think it changed anything as far as performance goes, but it just sounds *great*. I'll run out and take a pic of it for everyone...

And last but not least, my "Factory" performance muffler from Subaruparts.com will be here no later than Tuesday... they messed up the shipping address and I was not where they tried to ship it on Friday, or it would be in by now...

Ok... enough for now...

A

Ok... I had no light to take these, so one normal shot, and one "Niteshot", I'll get a better pic in the morning with my film-camera...




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Old 08-05-2000, 09:36 PM   #9
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Andy I used a 3" hole saw to cut open the filter and scoop. Then epoxyed 3" tubing into both parts.Then put the 3" hose over these fittings.This change does make a difference! If you want we can do yours sometime.
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Old 08-05-2000, 09:43 PM   #10
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Cool... I remember seeing yours, but I was just going for the 5-minute job... Everything is such a big difference how it is, and I bet my holdup is the muffler at this point (we'll see tuesday)...

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