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Old 09-16-2010, 01:18 PM   #1
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I am officially the first to have a CAI for a 2011 impreza! Deff worth it
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:32 PM   #2
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I am officially the first to have a CAI for a 2011 impreza! Deff worth it
What brand? where did you get it from? your going to need a tune for whatever intake you buy.
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:44 PM   #3
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I was gonna say... has the rich condition caused by removing the snorkus been addressed in the new body style?
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:25 PM   #4
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I was gonna say... has the rich condition caused by removing the snorkus been addressed in the new body style?
no it has not. I had to get my car tuned to fix that problem.
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:34 PM   #5
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Definitely NOT worth it. Enjoy your lack of low end power
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Old 09-17-2010, 09:41 AM   #6
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It is a custom CAI! It cost me 400$ but it's helping! And btw there is no loss in low end! There's actually more power then before! The backpressure of the intake allows power all the time! I'm not tuning the car till the headers and exhaust are put on so maybe this winter! It runs better then it did before that's all that matters
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:06 AM   #7
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:/ $400 for a CAI is ridiculous
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:53 AM   #8
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:/ $400 for a CAI is ridiculous
It's better then waiting for 1 to come out! It's all welded 2.75" pipe! The MAFS was the expensive part
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:02 AM   #9
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but for such a low amount of hp gain its not worth that much :P but to each his own i would have rather invested $400 in the suspension or exhaust kit
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:08 AM   #10
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It is a custom CAI! It cost me 400$ but it's helping! And btw there is no loss in low end! There's actually more power then before! The backpressure of the intake allows power all the time! I'm not tuning the car till the headers and exhaust are put on so maybe this winter! It runs better then it did before that's all that matters
"There's a sucker born every minute." -- P.T. Barnum
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:38 AM   #11
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I'm actually doing suspension this winter when I actually have the money! Springs, wheels/tires, front+back sway bars
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:58 AM   #12
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yea.. im just gonna let this one go
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:33 PM   #13
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It is a custom CAI! It cost me 400$ but it's helping! And btw there is no loss in low end! There's actually more power then before! The backpressure of the intake allows power all the time! I'm not tuning the car till the headers and exhaust are put on so maybe this winter! It runs better then it did before that's all that matters
$400 ... oh my

And "back pressure of the intake" ? You have no idea what you're talking about do you?
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:50 PM   #14
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And "back pressure of the intake" ? You have no idea what you're talking about do you?
I'm surprised that nobody mentioned if he replaced his stock blinker fluid with some high viscosity synthetic he could gain 5-10 RWHP
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:55 PM   #15
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It does make the car more responsive but take it how you want it! A CAI does do something for your car if you guys say so or not
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Old 09-17-2010, 01:06 PM   #16
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of course a CAI does something but $400 is a bit much
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Old 09-17-2010, 01:09 PM   #17
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Custom is custom! 1 of a kind even tho they all do the same thing
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Old 09-17-2010, 03:23 PM   #18
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No ... no ... no ... no ... NO

But it's your car and your money (thank god), so do what you want.
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Old 09-17-2010, 03:26 PM   #19
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As long as it came with a sticker that adds 5 WHP you are good to go.
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:50 PM   #20
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Unless you change the ECU's parameters, allowing it to think with the new intake, it's useless and not optimized for it. Even adding an open air filter element and deleting the airbox can be harmful.

It's your engine. I've done the research over 4-5 years of playing with NA Subarus. I don't run one because it's not safe in my eyes, unless tuned for it... which after $400 for it, who has the money to do that?
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Old 09-18-2010, 03:04 AM   #21
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You are totally backwards...
A major brand CAI is about 200-250, MAYBE $300 (AEM, Perrin, etc)
A "custom one of a kind" CAI costs less than a major brand, cuz you are purchasing the tubing, filter, and MAF seperately. You can make the "custom" CAI for about $150.
Next time before you let someone talk you into the "benefits" of their custom product, do your homework. Dont take it the wrong way, just know that there are people who have done countless hours of research, from which we can all benefit.
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Old 09-18-2010, 03:22 AM   #22
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God... "backpressure in the intake". Now that's one I've never heard before.

Dude got owned or is an epic troll.
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Old 09-18-2010, 10:35 AM   #23
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I thought backpressure.... was...

Maybe he meant forward pressure since you know... it's like... sucking air in? lololol
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Old 09-18-2010, 12:34 PM   #24
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Yeah idk why I said that for somereason it sounded right in my head when I was thinking about it but it makes no sense lol I'm a ****in idiot
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Old 09-18-2010, 12:48 PM   #25
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Yeah idk why I said that for somereason it sounded right in my head when I was thinking about it but it makes no sense lol I'm a ****in idiot
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There's plenty of good advice here, and if the majority of it contradicts your thinking, you might want to figure out why.
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