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Old 08-21-2006, 03:43 PM   #1
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Question Cold air intake

I am looking into getting a cold air intake for my 05 Subaru RS 2.5

I have no idea where to start. What products out there are junk and what will work? I know about K&N but would like to get around the $200 + price tag. Anyone have an idea?
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Old 08-21-2006, 07:22 PM   #2
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I am looking into getting a cold air intake for my 05 Subaru RS 2.5

I have no idea where to start. What products out there are junk and what will work? I know about K&N but would like to get around the $200 + price tag. Anyone have an idea?
Go to the top of the page........... Sticky: The official CAI/Exhaust thread for N/A scoobies
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:21 PM   #3
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CAI's don't really do much for our cars without tuning, and actually hurt the part of the powerband you use for everyday driving, all for only a couple of horsepower up top where you only rev to when really, REALLY pushing the car hard. Stuff like pulleys, headers, and especially suspension would be a MUCH better outlet for your mod money.
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Old 08-21-2006, 11:38 PM   #4
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Yup i agree, the CAI is just to make it sound louder, the stock air box is quite good and draws air from the front of the car.
With that said, I have a GANZ Flow and it is cheap and easy to put on and take off.
I think thats the only nice part, when changing the filter it is easier to do so with this setup than stock.
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Old 08-22-2006, 08:50 AM   #5
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Granted CAI's don't do much on their own, when combined with headers and a catback more gains can be found. There are a number of dyno sheets if you search, showing the Cobb CAI makes decent power and loses little to nothing in the lower range.
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Old 08-22-2006, 09:58 AM   #6
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That helps me a lot. I have been toying with the idea of putting in the CAI but don't really feel like doing much else to the car. It sounds like if I only put in the CAI, I would be throwing some coin away. Maybe I'll just stick to a decent air filter. Thanks again.
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Old 08-22-2006, 01:45 PM   #7
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The CAI can be useful IF you remember that a NA engine can be thought of as an air pump.

With that thought ...if you increase the air in>>>>>>then increase the air out.....

The air in is enhanced with the CAI.....the air out can be enhanced with headers/free flow muffler.

Not huge results but maybe 5-10 hp.

OK....my .02

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Old 08-22-2006, 03:22 PM   #8
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The CAI can be useful IF you remember that a NA engine can be thought of as an air pump.

With that thought ...if you increase the air in>>>>>>then increase the air out.....

The air in is enhanced with the CAI.....the air out can be enhanced with headers/free flow muffler.

Not huge results but maybe 5-10 hp.

OK....my .02

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Which, allthough small, is a noticable gain on a car hat gets 130 to the wheels.

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Old 08-22-2006, 03:39 PM   #9
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check out cobb, im verry happy with mine
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Old 08-22-2006, 03:58 PM   #10
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I just cant wait to get my Injen installed...

mmmm.... loud sucking noise.
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Old 08-22-2006, 08:33 PM   #11
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I heard Injen was bad, because of the moisture it brings in, dont know the whole story just what i heard.
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Old 08-22-2006, 09:04 PM   #12
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Get a short ram intake kit. $40 off ebay.
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Old 08-22-2006, 09:34 PM   #13
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+1 for Cobb. Pricey but worth it.

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Old 08-23-2006, 08:58 AM   #14
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i love the cobb intakes too, but i don't they make one for 05...
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Old 08-23-2006, 09:34 AM   #15
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Get a short ram intake kit. $40 off ebay.
and with a $3 rubber plumbing coupler and a $20 straight piece of 3" aluminum tubing...turn it into a CAI.
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