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Old 10-14-2012, 01:09 AM   #1
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Hey, I have a 1996 subaru sti with a zerosport air intake, i was looking to change it to something better, I did some reading, seems like apexi intake is the way to go, but I have a couple quick questions will a 2002 usdm wrx intake fit gc8 wrx's? and second question should I keep the zerosport piping in there and get an apexi filter or just get a whole apexi kit with new piping?

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Old 10-14-2012, 02:54 PM   #2
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if you have an EJ20K, which im assuming you do, Apexi does not make a pipe replacement kit for it.

their "kit" is the filter with a mounting bracket.

Keep the zerosports pipe, add on a filter if you desire.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:59 PM   #3
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really, im having some bad luck finding another intake kit to fit on the ej20k... I thought the apexi would work. Is there any other kits that fit the ej20k?
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:00 PM   #4
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Why do you want to change it and what makes you think something else is "better"?
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:22 PM   #5
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I want to change it because I want the best for my sti and I think theres better out there because I got some welfare "zerosport" intake on there...
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:40 PM   #6
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Zerosports is not "welfare" as you call it. Its a very reputable Japanese market brand.

That small piece of pipe sells used for around ~$100USD.

There isnt much you have to change on the intake side of the EJ20K.

Keep the pipe. You're fine. Stop crying.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:52 PM   #7
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Oh okay, sorry I havent heard of the brand before and havent read/or heard of many people using this brand ether... thanks for the help
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:19 PM   #8
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It is not recommended to install a CAI or ShortRAM, can damage the flowmeter, the better the filter Depanel
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It is not recommended to install a CAI or ShortRAM, can damage the flowmeter, the better the filter Depanel
Just stop right there.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:57 PM   #10
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It is not recommended to install a CAI or ShortRAM, can damage the flowmeter, the better the filter Depanel
What in the nine hells are you talking about?

That makes less than zero sense.

I have an ej20g apexi intake. The apexi filter is great; as is the apexi resonator delete although I did a PNP the the resonator delete because it is a cast aluminum peice and I felt it could be much better. After a while I started to dislike the shortram though. The additional heatsoak was lame in afternoon traffic. So with some additional 3" pipe including a 45* aluminum elbow and some adaptors I moved the filter into the wheelwell where the factory intake was pulling air from. Much better.

If your gc is infact an ej20k and not an ej20g im sure there is a better way for it to breath. Its just a matter of seeing how it is actually routed what materials and what filter you use. I believe the 20k routes under the IM.
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