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Old 09-11-2002, 11:45 PM   #1
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Question Impreza 00-01 RS Intake??!!

NEWBIE QUESTIONS: I have done a search on intakes for 'Impreza 00-01 RS' to compare which one performs better. Yet, everyone has very different experiences. Thus, I would like to ask a couple of questions:

1) What do you think of your intake? Such as: power; low end torque; etc...
2) Which intake(s) do you recommend?
3) Do you prefer 'short ram' or 'cold air'?
4) Intakes that use factory air-box or not?

BTW: I have a Weapon R intake, yet I am not too satisfy with it.

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Old 09-12-2002, 11:01 AM   #2
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Default Cobb/PRM

Cobb/PRM-->awesome intake.

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Old 09-12-2002, 11:24 AM   #3
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DYI
Cheap, easy, most of the gains of intakes that cost 10x $.
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Old 09-12-2002, 12:03 PM   #4
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I like my Ganzflo with K&N filter.
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Old 09-12-2002, 04:32 PM   #5
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the Cobb/PRM's are great from what i hear, but i don't think they make/sell them anymore (not positive though). I have the Ganzflow + K&N panel filter and it runs awesome.
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Old 09-12-2002, 06:08 PM   #6
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I like my Ganzflo with K&N filter.

Same here.


You're only going to get so much power. It's a 165 hp stock. Not a Viper.
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Old 09-13-2002, 07:19 AM   #7
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I have an Injen CAI and am very happy with it.
My friend Corey (on this board) has the Cobb and he like it.

We are both going to a drag strip this weekend where our cars are almost identical in mods except he has cams and i do not. I still think i have a chance at beating him though (i beat him before he had the cams and I had a ganzflow). i'll post back here if i beat him again.
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Old 09-13-2002, 11:41 AM   #8
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I've got the Ganz flo, and really like it.

On a non technological note, when I bought the Ganz flo Larry got it to me several days before it was actually supposed to arrive. This was still the most satisfactory autoparts transaction I've ever done.

Get the Cobb or the Ganzflo and support vendors that pioneered subaru performance parts in the US.
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Old 09-13-2002, 07:43 PM   #9
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I got the Injen as well. Not much improvement in power but *slightly* noticable. The biggest change will be in the personality of your car. It will sound and feel somewhat meaner if you know what i mean.
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Old 09-13-2002, 09:00 PM   #10
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I've had both Cobb and Ganzflow w/K&N.

Neither had noticable low end loss.
Cobb fit better into the fender.
I do not like the intake box with the restrictive 2" hole. Unless you do the 3" modification to it, I don't like it.
Cobb is to loud IMO and the Ganzflow sounds just right.
I would probably never get a short ram.
Ganzflow is also quite a bit cheaper.

They both have there advantages and disadvantages. Personally I didn't mind spending the extra money on the cobb. I believe with other mods it will provide the most air flow.
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Old 09-14-2002, 12:34 AM   #11
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Thumbs up Injen

Go with and Ingen Intake very good feedback!
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Old 09-14-2002, 09:30 AM   #12
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Wow! Thanks for all the awesome suggestions guys!!
So the tope 3 choices are:
Cobb Intake
Ganzflow w/K&N
Injen Intake

And never go for short ram:

Thanks,
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Old 09-14-2002, 11:30 AM   #13
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Yup, short ram is poop
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Old 09-14-2002, 01:59 PM   #14
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Default PDM Racing Intake

Although I haven't picked one up myself yet. I think I'm going to go for the PDM racing intake (http://www.pdm-racing.com) It's the cheapest one out there ($50 US), uses the stock panel filter, but still draws cold air from the fender. I think it's probably more expensive to DIY it with the same parts they have. Plus, you can put a pseudo ram-air funnel into the fender (location dependent on your bumper style, email me for a pic of the one I did)

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Old 09-14-2002, 02:05 PM   #15
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Had a JCS shortram, loved the sound but kept on getting that nagging feeling that I couldve gotten a better intake. So I got a COBB and couldn't be happier, it's just a little too quiet compared to the shortram i had b4. =P
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Old 09-14-2002, 06:07 PM   #16
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Yup, short ram is poop
Hey... ....I resent that, and so does my short ram intake.
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Old 09-15-2002, 03:52 PM   #17
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Hey... ....I resent that, and so does my short ram intake.
Oh...so sorry. I meant to say all short ram is poop, except for Obyone's
Hey I really meant no offense but out of past experiences w/ short ram I wouldn't reccomend it to others. But to each his own.
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Old 09-15-2002, 09:36 PM   #18
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Default Re: PDM Racing Intake

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Originally posted by sniece
Although I haven't picked one up myself yet. I think I'm going to go for the PDM racing intake (http://www.pdm-racing.com) It's the cheapest one out there ($50 US), uses the stock panel filter, but still draws cold air from the fender. I think it's probably more expensive to DIY it with the same parts they have. Plus, you can put a pseudo ram-air funnel into the fender (location dependent on your bumper style, email me for a pic of the one I did)

Steve
Actually, you can make one very similar to it for about $25. BUT, it will be ugly (no polished pipe), and use cheap rubber joining bits from Home Depot (well, mine does anyway). And, you'll have to cut the pipe yourself, which is kindof a pain.

If i had seen the PDM when i was doing my intake, i probably would have just bought one of those, hehe. ;]
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Old 09-16-2002, 03:11 PM   #19
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So, if we ignore the money factor.
Will you choose PDM intake or Cobb intake? And why?

Thanks,
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Old 09-16-2002, 03:58 PM   #20
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Originally posted by SEXY GC8
So, if we ignore the money factor.
Will you choose PDM intake or Cobb intake? And why?

Thanks,
Brian
If you ignore the money factor I would get the Cobb. Looks better, and more power where the car needs it.
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Old 09-16-2002, 06:34 PM   #21
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Oh...so sorry. I meant to say all short ram is poop, except for Obyone's
Hey I really meant no offense but out of past experiences w/ short ram I wouldn't reccomend it to others. But to each his own.
Oh well...It was my first intake. Now I have a Cobb in the mail so the AEM will go into my garaged parts bin.
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Old 09-17-2002, 12:00 PM   #22
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Default PDM Intake Recently Installed

I recently installed the PDM Racing CAI with a K&N filter. It was very easy to install, I like the fact that it keeps the stock airbox and no modifications to the car were necessary to install it.

PDM is great to deal with, everything was shipped on time and arrived as promised.

This is on a 2002... Don't know how that compares to a 2000-01.

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Old 09-17-2002, 07:48 PM   #23
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all my stuff is custom made.
cold air box with a cold air funnel from the front of the car.
1200 cfm k&n filter.
2 inch pipe and a pleneum box.
all this is matched with a race exhaust.
big improvements in power and economy.
before the mods the car felt asthmatic and slow.
now it rev to 6500 rpm (redline) pulls hard all the way.
it's kind a fastish now, keeps up with 2.2 turbo legacys (if they are standard)
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Old 09-17-2002, 08:06 PM   #24
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Though I've never driven a car with a "cold-air" intake such as the COBB or PRM, I happen to like my JCSports short-ram. And with my custom made CF vent scoop, it probably gets colder air than the COBB or PRM.

BRIAN
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