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Old 01-17-2013, 08:50 PM   #1
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Default Taking out stock airbox on 2012 WRX.

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So I picked up a Cobb SF intake and figured I'd install it myself. This might be stupid, but how much force should I put on the damn hose to remove it? I loosened the two clamps all the way and I pulled it pretty hard as well as lifted up the half of the airbox it's connected to but it seems I can't get the damn thing off. What's going on?

I'm a dummy.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:02 PM   #2
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Wiggle and pull. Its just held by hose clamps.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:18 PM   #3
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Wiggle and pull. Its just held by hose clamps.
...I'm embarrassed.

To LA fitness I go.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:35 PM   #4
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Yep, its not just hangin out on there, it is fit on pretty good. The hose is made of a sort of rubber, so it has a little give. Just wiggle and pull. You think removal is hard, good luck getting it back on.

I hope you have a way to tune for your noise maker.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:46 PM   #5
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Yep, its not just hangin out on there, it is fit on pretty good. The hose is made of a sort of rubber, so it has a little give. Just wiggle and pull. You think removal is hard, good luck getting it back on.

I hope you have a way to tune for your noise maker.
I currently have TP stage 2 with a catless TBE. There's also a map for the intake.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:52 PM   #6
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^ Good, Eric knows his ****. Also an awesome guy. Just making sure you had a Tactrix or an AP.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:27 PM   #7
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slide a slim object like a flat screwdriver under it and pull up gently around it, it'll get much much easier..

putting it back on is easier than first time removal in my opinion. just be careful and use a wider one rather than skinny- more surface area and less likely to damage anything- honestly it is pretty durable.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:07 AM   #8
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Use a heat gun <carefully> or your "someone special's" blow dryer to warm the end of the hose.
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:58 AM   #9
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Unfortunately the directions i found off cobb's site weren't the best imo. I even watched a install video on youtube but that was terrible too becuse it was played in x10 speed (fast forward). But what i thought helped a lot was i stuck a flathead between the hose and gently pry it out a little. I felt as if there was some kinda sticky stuff or glue that was holding it or maybe i was just exaggerating? But yes pulling out that hose was a pain. Just pry it gently all around the hose and pull it simultaneously. Hope this helps! GOOD LUCK!
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Old 01-19-2013, 10:02 AM   #10
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yea when I put on my Cobb taking off the stocker was a PITA. I was also doing it in like 25degree temps so the rubber was really hard and wouldnt budge..I had to use my heat gun to warm it all up even then it took alot of force and some sore finger tips prying it back but it finally came off
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