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Old 02-24-2007, 03:42 PM   #1
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Default Any advice on cold air intake systems?

Hey, need some advice. There are a variety of cold air intake systems available... which ones are the best? Any thoughts? I drive a 2005 WRX wagon, pretty much stock.

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Old 02-24-2007, 03:49 PM   #2
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I'd recommend reading the sticky threads or perhaps searching. I have a feeling this has been discussed here once or twice.
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Old 02-24-2007, 04:34 PM   #3
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I'd recommend reading the sticky threads or perhaps searching. I have a feeling this has been discussed here once or twice.
Ignoring Unabomber's FAQs makes him cry.
It's also worth pointing out that although this has been discussed at length, there is a complete divide.
I run the SPT intake. Sounds great, does what Subaru says it will.
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Old 02-24-2007, 05:19 PM   #4
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Screw the intake, just leave the cold side of the turbo hanging out there, no filter either, your turbo will spool at like 12mph then.



Sorry bud. Read the manifesto. All the answers you seek are found there.
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Old 02-24-2007, 05:25 PM   #5
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yeah, it actually has alot of info on it.....I just decided against one and took the snorkel off
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Old 02-24-2007, 06:39 PM   #6
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Thats the best idea. I have posted it before, but when I installed my SPT short ram, my IDCs jumped from 90% to 100%. It did not ever "learn" it, and I needed a retune to fix the problem.
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Old 02-24-2007, 06:40 PM   #7
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intake should be done after several other mods, READ
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Old 02-24-2007, 07:53 PM   #8
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OP- do not ruin your wagon with an intake until a tuner tells you to get one. The OEM box is better for your car than any intake. If you call Cobb and ask them they will tell you the same thing.
Wagons rule!

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Old 02-24-2007, 08:00 PM   #9
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You can modify the stock air box, no not the snorkel mod, to make more noise if thats what you want. Just stick in a K&N drop in and hack the stock box. Another evo owner showed me the link and I hacked the box and saw some gains with increased turbo sound. One of my cousins did something similar to his wrx instead of getting an intake.
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Old 02-24-2007, 11:59 PM   #10
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You can modify the stock air box, no not the snorkel mod, to make more noise if thats what you want. Just stick in a K&N drop in and hack the stock box. Another evo owner showed me the link and I hacked the box and saw some gains with increased turbo sound. One of my cousins did something similar to his wrx instead of getting an intake.
Yea, "just hack the stock box," What the heck does that mean? Were supposed to be mind readers.
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Old 02-25-2007, 04:19 AM   #11
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hole saw bits out to let more (presumably hot) air in, with exception IF head light is removed then more cold air

nb: dont drill filtered side
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Old 02-25-2007, 08:40 AM   #12
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dont get it and save your money for something that will actually help you. If you must have it k&n would probably be your best bet, but i wouldnt recomend getting any.
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