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Old 02-20-2010, 08:36 PM   #1
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What do you guys/girls say about putting a k&n intake into my 06 legacy 2.5i? do you think its worth it? please leave comments
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Old 02-20-2010, 08:44 PM   #2
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For the cost of a CAI versus benefit on an atmospheric engine I'm not sure it's worth it...

Having said that it does sound nice and makes throttle response oh so crisp
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:25 PM   #3
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It will do nothing for your hp/torque numbers. Your STOCK intake more that enough air for your STOCK motor. All it will do is hurt your wallet, let more crap into your motor because it has bigger holes in it hence the reason why it flows better, and finally depending on you local smog requirements you may fail. Do not do it. Keep the money and buy some suspension parts you will be much happier with those instead of a CAI.
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:30 PM   #4
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Just Desnorkus it, you get the sound and maintain stockness
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:42 PM   #5
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I have on on my 09 WRX, it sounds awesome. I love it.
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Old 02-20-2010, 09:47 PM   #6
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Old 02-21-2010, 01:39 AM   #7
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You will get better low end performance, but minimally with a real dyno. The butt dyno will seem higher because of the noise you will hear.

The performance of the part doesn't justify the cost of the part, but to each their own. Just follow the cleaning procedures of the filter.

It will have a grunt when you stomp on it.

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Old 02-21-2010, 01:46 AM   #8
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It will do nothing for your hp/torque numbers. Your STOCK intake more that enough air for your STOCK motor. All it will do is hurt your wallet, let more crap into your motor because it has bigger holes in it hence the reason why it flows better, and finally depending on you local smog requirements you may fail. Do not do it. Keep the money and buy some suspension parts you will be much happier with those instead of a CAI.
You need to read before you post.

1.) The K&N Intake is 50 state legal

2.) Dynos have shown a 14.9HP increase over stock

3.) It sucks in more air because the cone can suck in air from 360 degrees rather than the 2" diameter port hole the vehicle currently has.

Now, I do agree that the money would better be spent elsewhere, but don't go spreading misinformation about how this product will hurt an engine because of the "bigger holes."
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Old 02-21-2010, 01:47 AM   #9
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Go for it!!!!
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:05 AM   #10
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You need to read before you post.

1.) The K&N Intake is 50 state legal

2.) Dynos have shown a 14.9HP increase over stock

3.) It sucks in more air because the cone can suck in air from 360 degrees rather than the 2" diameter port hole the vehicle currently has.

Now, I do agree that the money would better be spent elsewhere, but don't go spreading misinformation about how this product will hurt an engine because of the "bigger holes."
14.9HP on an N/A Subaru?!

Hell, I'd expect that when I'd put it on my dad's Dodge Ram!
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Old 02-21-2010, 03:12 AM   #11
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You will get better low end performance, but minimally with a real dyno. The butt dyno will seem higher because of the noise you will hear.

The performance of the part doesn't justify the cost of the part, but to each their own. Just follow the cleaning procedures of the filter.

It will have a grunt when you stomp on it.
You will LOSE low end power, and GAIN high end. I have one, it sounds nice, but I'm ready to put my stock one back one. It's not worth it. Put the money into sway bars instead.
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Old 02-21-2010, 08:33 AM   #12
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You will LOSE low end power, and GAIN high end. I have one, it sounds nice, but I'm ready to put my stock one back one. It's not worth it. Put the money into sway bars instead.

Depends on how you look at it.

Up until 3k, yes you will lose power WOT. Minimally. But, still dyno less. However, jap cars are useless below 3k, regardless. That is why I say you will gain low end, because when the car starts to make power, shy side of 4k, your gain is noticeably more low end than before. I consider low end on jap cars and most other 4 bangers to be 3kish. Unlike my S4 where low end power meant 1850rpms.

See what I mean?
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:40 PM   #13
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