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Old 05-10-2009, 04:58 AM   #1
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Default whats a good short ram intake for N/A?

im looking for a good effective short ram intake.
Does anyone know if it would void warenty? because im still under warenty.
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Old 05-10-2009, 11:31 AM   #2
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im looking for a good effective short ram intake.
Does anyone know if it would void warenty? because im still under warenty.
Yes, it voids the warranty. I use the Injen on my 2006 Impreza 2.5i.

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Old 05-10-2009, 01:21 PM   #3
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check out the sticky up top by williaty for lots of good info and discussion
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Old 05-10-2009, 02:03 PM   #4
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Injen for efficiency.
Hybrid quieter.
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Old 05-10-2009, 09:33 PM   #5
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I drive my car in for some other engine issue with the Injen SRI in. They didn't object it. One service dude who tested drive the car after the service even commented that "I like the sound of you intake."
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:41 PM   #6
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you really need to research before you post like this.. but hybrid is the way to go
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:06 PM   #7
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i was a "ricer" back then i had a 04 ts i put a hks filter directly on the throttle body. WOW is it loud. it also whistles like the turbo would and a DEEP intake growl when you step on it. i tryed it it was ok for a day or 2 then i go sick of it/the rain would make it damp.
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:11 PM   #8
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It can only void warranty repairs for things that are directly related to the short ram intake, I believe. So if you one of your struts prematurely craps out, they can't deny you warranty coverage because the short ram intake doesn't affect the strut.
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Old 05-13-2009, 01:30 PM   #9
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I drive my car in for some other engine issue with the Injen SRI in. They didn't object it. One service dude who tested drive the car after the service even commented that "I like the sound of you intake."
The dealer (Auto Plaza, Bayamon, P.R.), were I bought my car, did not object to it either. They installed it. But the other Subaru dealer on the Island does. That is why I caution him on it. Best thing to do is check with your dealer.
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Old 05-13-2009, 02:03 PM   #10
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if you're really that worried about the warranty buy the SPT sri for now. most, if not all, subaru dealers will be more than happy to order and install it for you. i have the injen myself though cuz imo the spt looks ugly as sin lol.
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Old 05-13-2009, 02:12 PM   #11
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you really need to research before you post like this.. but hybrid is the way to go

This has to be the only community where "I have a hybrid" refers to an intake design...
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Old 05-13-2009, 03:16 PM   #12
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Cosmo Intake works fine
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:21 AM   #13
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Buy my used Injen CAI+SRI in the classified!
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:00 AM   #14
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SPT has an intake, it's made by HKS though
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:43 AM   #15
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SPT has an intake, it's made by HKS though
i thought that design looked familiar!
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:16 AM   #16
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I have a 2006 impreza, and i found a 2006 wrx engine for sale at a good price. I was wondering if the engine swap is worth it. Its almost impossible to find performance upgrades for a non-wrx or sti engine. I wany my turbo and i just bought it so it is going to be impossible to trade it in for a wrx right now without eating to much loss for my car.
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:38 AM   #17
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engine swaps are dicy. is it from a joe schmoe on ebay or something like that? if it's hardly used then it my not be a bad idea, but if he beat the snot out of it you're just asking for trouble. at any rate if you go through with it, it would be wise to tear it down to see what you have and fix any internal problems before you drop it in the car. be sure the seller has all the wireing harnesses with it too. it's the best way to go if you want reliable turbo but just be careful.
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:43 AM   #18
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cobb ftw. if you need to get it serviced just keep your stocker and throw it back on there.
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:48 AM   #19
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I found it through ebay a while ago. He still has not sold it but it only had 26k miles on it. From the pics it looks like it it was either crashed or he is upgrading to an sti engine. I dont want to make a mistake but the price is almost to good of a deal to pass up. It includes harness and everything needed. I am just nervous about it because i am a new Subaru owner so i am a little antsy to upgrade
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Old 05-15-2009, 01:40 PM   #20
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80% of the benefits of a CAI can be had with just the addition of a K&N drop in filter. And that won't void your warranty.
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Old 05-15-2009, 01:53 PM   #21
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It can only void warranty repairs for things that are directly related to the short ram intake, I believe. So if you one of your struts prematurely craps out, they can't deny you warranty coverage because the short ram intake doesn't affect the strut.
+1 ... i believe this is true. If you modify your exhaust then ur factory exhaust warranty is void... but they cannot void any part that isn't directly related to the mod made.
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Old 05-15-2009, 03:31 PM   #22
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80% of the benefits of a CAI can be had with just the addition of a K&N drop in filter. And that won't void your warranty.
How about 20% rather than 80% Haha.
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Old 05-16-2009, 01:23 AM   #23
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It is almost impossible to find performance up grades for 2.5i. Everything made seems to be made for wrx and sti. Anyone found any good websites for parts? And Jerry Xu i see your in Baltimore. Where do you get all your stuff done? There are a couple shops around that specialize for Subarus, just wondering if you have a preferance.
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Old 05-16-2009, 01:39 AM   #24
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Before you go nuts I suggest you sit and seriously think about what your goals are with the n/a impreza. What do you want? Is this realistic? How far do you want to go and can this car take you there on your budget? Don't dump cash into a car you're never going to be satisfied with. If you want speed you may as well save up and buy a wrx. If you're content with a fun, nice looking, nice sounding car then stick with it.

I just say this because I wish someone reminded me of the same thing from time to time. It is really easy for me to get carried away with performance... then at some point I realize this car won't meet my end all performance goals without some amazing mechanical know-how or budget which I do not have
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Old 05-16-2009, 02:38 AM   #25
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It is almost impossible to find performance up grades for 2.5i. Everything made seems to be made for wrx and sti. Anyone found any good websites for parts? And Jerry Xu i see your in Baltimore. Where do you get all your stuff done? There are a couple shops around that specialize for Subarus, just wondering if you have a preferance.
Agree. The STI/WRX mods are abundant, 2.5i mods are precious.
You can still get:

-Short Ram Intake (Injen)
-Exhaust header(OBX with small modification)
-Cams (see my thread on Delta cams for 2.5i)
-LWCP/flywheel (FF02), and
-Tuning (RR or Rallitek coming up shortly i believe)
-There are still a few more mods.

The above parts cost $1000-$1500. After mods, a few of us are definitely getting to 200-250HP at the crank on the 2.5i (The delta cams alone will gain 15-25HP). This is stock WRX territory except our car is ~200 lbs lighter in weight. Definitely worth it.

Jerry
PS: do most work myself. Its part of the fun besides driving.

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