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Old 07-28-2006, 07:50 PM   #1
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Default STI vs WRX oem turbo inlet pipe (size difference?)

I searched but didn't see anything comparing the two. Are there any difference between USDM WRX, STI, JDM STI, and Spec-C turbo inlet pipes? Is there any advantage to using any of the oem STI inlet pipe/hose on a WRX?

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Old 07-28-2006, 10:05 PM   #2
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All those pipes are the same, so switching would be madness.
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Old 07-28-2006, 10:17 PM   #3
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they are all junk...all of them will tear where they clamp onto the turbo inlet.

(although, doesn't one model of JDM STi use a silicone inlet? maybe the s203/204?)
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Old 07-29-2006, 01:08 AM   #4
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I just saw a STi (JDM??) silicon inlet at Super Autobacs in Buena Park for $1166.00 (thats right, didnt misplace the decimal)

Looked pretty in the Cherry Blossom color though ;-)
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Old 07-29-2006, 01:30 AM   #5
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They're the same. Be sure to get what you want, because after you install it you wont want to install it ever again, lol.
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Old 07-29-2006, 01:43 AM   #6
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Good to know...thanks for the info!
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Old 07-29-2006, 02:03 AM   #7
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(although, doesn't one model of JDM STi use a silicone inlet? maybe the s203/204?)
The S204 has the red inlet but not sure what it's made of...

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Old 07-29-2006, 02:51 AM   #8
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$1166.00
you should have bought 2!
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Old 07-29-2006, 03:11 AM   #9
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I just saw a STi (JDM??) silicon inlet at Super Autobacs in Buena Park for $1166.00 (thats right, didnt misplace the decimal)

Looked pretty in the Cherry Blossom color though ;-)
The one on display looked more like Toilet Plunger Red to me.
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Old 08-09-2006, 06:27 PM   #10
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All those pipes are the same, so switching would be madness.
Just to let you guys know...I ended up buying a v8 Spec-C inlet hose and it is noticeably bigger than the standard WRX version. I pasted my inlet next to the Perrin/WRX comparison shot from Perrin's website to show the size difference.

The main issue I notice right away is that one vaccuum nipple is missing. I will have to check what connects to that one. I may just have to T-it off of the one near the bracket I guess.

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Bump - If you're still on the forums, did you figure out any way to deal with that extra vacuum nipple? I have a WRX with a ripped inlet (the one pictured on the right) and accidentally bought a spec C inlet (in the middle) to replace it - The two problems I have are

1., the WRX inlet contains the extra nipple by the bracket where the spec-c one does not, and
2. the hose near the top of the spec-c inlet that comes out the top and goes to the left (pictured as just a hole on the WRX inlet here) is smaller in diameter than the WRX one.

Any help would be appreciated!

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