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Old 05-31-2008, 08:28 PM   #1
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Default Cold air intake for my car?

Anyone know of a good, not too spendy cold air intake for my car?
It is an automatic btw..
or would a CAI be pointless on this car?
Let me know..Thanks.
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Old 05-31-2008, 08:38 PM   #2
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It's mostly pointless...

with that being said, there are a few companies that make them(injen and i think cobb come to mind), but they pretty pricey.
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Old 05-31-2008, 10:10 PM   #3
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DIY intake FTW.

If you are running an auto, I will tell you to do this instead:
1. lightweight crank pulley
2. replace ATF each year
3. get some lighter wheels
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Old 05-31-2008, 11:53 PM   #4
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DIY intake FTW.

If you are running an auto, I will tell you to do this instead:
1. lightweight crank pulley
2. replace ATF each year
3. get some lighter wheels

How much do the stock wheels weigh on a 97 Legacy GT?
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Old 06-01-2008, 12:37 AM   #5
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the mesh wheels are pretty light. i don't know an exact weight, but last time i lifted a couple of them (without tires that is), i was very impressed with how light they are (i know, not very helpful huh? ).

a good solution for cold air is to just remove the snorkus assembly from the fenderwell and run a piece of flex tubing down into the front bumper. if you live in an area where it rains a lot, you can either shorten the hose, or you could just run a 90 degree elbow joint from the box and skip the hose altogether. kinda ghetto fabulous, but it works really well, and it's pretty cheap.

i run a set up like that (minus the eblow joint, i still need to pick one of those up), and including the K&N filter and all the hose clamps, i don't think i've spent more than $80. that includes $50 for the filter though, which you don't even really need, so you might be able to do it for less than i paid.

if you do try something aftermarket, just be aware that you need to get one that will keep the MAF sensor bolted down good, because those things are very fragile. also, if you use a K&N filter, be sure to use very light coats when you clean and re-oil the filter. some people have reported that using too much of that stuff gums up the MAF.
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Old 06-01-2008, 01:43 AM   #6
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I used the infamous e bay intake on my 98. The intake was listed for a 98-01 RS if I remember right and I cut it down so I could use my stock air box (not necessary if not using air box). Cost was $50 shipped to my door. I like how it wakes up the "falling on face" power loss above 3k, but then again I have a manual so that's why it works for me. Also definitely recommend the snorkus delete that that one legacy recommender, but only if using the stock air box. I pulled mine out but didn't hook up a pipe or anything to the airbox from in the fender and it works well for me. There is a nice hole that will become open in front of the airbox if you do the snorkus delete that can be plugged with a factory SOA part (# escapes me though), but it i the 98-01 RS intake block off plate if I remember right. I think I found it on scoobymods.com but don't quote me.
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Old 06-01-2008, 06:48 PM   #7
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i thought about using the pipe from one of those eBay intakes too, paint it flat black and hook it up to the stock air box (which actually flows really well, especially with the K&N filter!). nice to hear that it actually works well, might have to look into that again.
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Old 06-02-2008, 09:49 AM   #8
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i thought about using the pipe from one of those eBay intakes too, paint it flat black and hook it up to the stock air box (which actually flows really well, especially with the K&N filter!). nice to hear that it actually works well, might have to look into that again.
If you do, be sure to get some Silicon Hose in the 3 inch diameter about 6 inches long to connect the air box to the pipe (my small town doesn't carry ANYTHING workable so I have a jimmy rigged setup and need to eventually redo it ALL due to TB Spacer.
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Old 06-09-2008, 07:33 AM   #9
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Stock GTB rims are one of the lightest there are from factory (I'm talking BG era) at 8kg ea

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Old 06-09-2008, 02:01 PM   #10
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I recommend the diy with the stock airbox method. I have an Injen CAI and it was a lot of money and wasn't really worth it. I just bought a K&N panel filter for the stock airbox and I'm about to convert back. Just my two cents.
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Old 06-16-2008, 05:50 PM   #11
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Stock GTB rims are one of the lightest there are from factory (I'm talking BG era) at 8kg ea

http://www.wheelweights.net/ says they are 8.1kg or 17.8 pounds Forged
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