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Old 11-26-2012, 11:33 PM   #1
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Default What intake is this?



my car came with it but it has no company marking. Its oiled but is it better then stock an if not what was the point.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:42 PM   #2
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Whatever it is, you better make sure you're tuned for it...
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:42 PM   #3
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Looks like Cobb but maybe that's bc the blue reminds me of it. Not sure though. eBay? Lol
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:44 PM   #4
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perrin possibly?
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:46 PM   #5
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It's obviously not the Perrin. Perrin is solid, this is silicone...
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:48 PM   #6
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different perrin maybe, I think they make a few different styles heres a silicone one
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:51 PM   #7
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Fill out your profile so we know what car and mods you have. Looks like Cobb or eBay silicone hose with perrin type filter. Also needs a cleaning. Hopefully your car has a tune for it
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:56 PM   #8
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Sure enough...Didn't know that.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:56 PM   #9
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the cobb maf is very different(I have one)

as stated above most likely ebay after maf hose with a cobb style filter, looks like a very old filter too
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:59 PM   #10
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its just an 06 wrx an as far as i know that is the only after market they added. I just couldnt tell if its a cheap ****ty one or not, an i have no idea if it was ever tuned as the car drives fine but slightly slow on acceleration at 3rd an 4th until higher rpm when the turbo kicks in.. Maybe it being dirty is why?
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:03 AM   #11
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its just an 06 wrx an as far as i know that is the only after market they added. I just couldnt tell if its a cheap ****ty one or not, an i have no idea if it was ever tuned as the car drives fine but slightly slow on acceleration at 3rd an 4th until higher rpm when the turbo kicks in.. Maybe it being dirty is why?
It looks to be a ****ty ebay one. No major brand markings. Generally people will start by telling you to automatically switch to the stock air box. That isn't always the best case though, since you are unsure of the tune on the car. I would contact a local tuner and ask them to check the ECU to see if it has been tuned. If it wasn't and you are running this intake you are damaging your motor. If it is tuned and you switch to the stock box then you could potentially be damaging your motor.

Any way you look at it, it's a gamble. Best to pay a little now for the peace of mind that your car is running safely. You can "feel" the car drive however you want. You will not "feel" it running lean until it is too late.

Just my $0.02. You made an investment with this car, why not make a little more to make it right.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:10 AM   #12
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Where would i go about getting a replacement filter if it is old when i dont know what it is? An how much for a tune on something like this you think?
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:11 AM   #13
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I have a feeling this car had other mods on it before turning it back to stock and the person before didn't have a stock intake for it. Doesn't make sense to just add a intake to a stock car.

Did you just buy this car? Are you planning on modding it? You might want to think about taking it to a tuner and getting a tune just in case. Could cause issues sooner than later
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:17 AM   #14
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Where would i go about getting a replacement filter if it is old when i dont know what it is? An how much for a tune on something like this you think?
Just buy filter cleaner and oil for a foam filter. Uni makes some. Just make sure there are no tears or rips and youll be fine.

Tune could cost anywhere from $100-400 depending. Look in your local section on this forum.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:37 AM   #15
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:39 AM   #16
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:41 AM   #17
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Yup perfect. I've used it on just about every foam filter I've had.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:47 AM   #18
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So taking it as an ebay filter its still a step up from a stock filter right? Would it being dirty or not tuned cause the acceleration issues possibly?
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:59 AM   #19
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Read some stickies. You'd be surprised that the stock filter/box is just as good as aftermarket on a stock car.

Its tough to say. Still a dirty filter is not good. Start by cleaning it and getting a tune.

I think for now you have to make due with what you have and just get a tune so no issues will occur
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:07 AM   #20
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Aight thanks man
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:32 AM   #21
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So taking it as an ebay filter its still a step up from a stock filter right? Would it being dirty or not tuned cause the acceleration issues possibly?
Until you hit around 400 whp, no intake is a "Step up" in terms of performance or reliability.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:09 AM   #22
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Does your car have a full turbo-back exhaust? I'd buy a stock air box (no need to find the snorkel, too), an EBC module, and order a $50 map from XPT tuning's website. Find a friend with a cable tactrix cable (or get one off eBay) and flash to stage II. Problem solved! This is all dependent on you having the turbo-back though : ) let us know.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:43 AM   #23
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So taking it as an ebay filter its still a step up from a stock filter right?
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Until you hit around 400 whp, no intake is a "Step up" in terms of performance or reliability.
there ya go

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Does your car have a full turbo-back exhaust? I'd buy a stock air box (no need to find the snorkel, too), an EBC module, and order a $50 map from XPT tuning's website. Find a friend with a cable tactrix cable (or get one off eBay) and flash to stage II. Problem solved! This is all dependent on you having the turbo-back though : ) let us know.
Good post. OP, you should certainly go through the whole car. If you can't identify whether something beyond the turbo is changed to increase flow, go to someone who can. Blindly making changes isn't going to result in a safe system. Even going back to stock isn't going to guarantee that you're safe. A tuner can look over the car and what's in it and recommend changes (or none) and make sure the tune for what you have is safe and appropriate, or tune it so it is.
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:52 AM   #24
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Blindly making changes isn't going to result in a safe system. Even going back to stock isn't going to guarantee that you're safe. A tuner can look over the car and what's in it and recommend changes (or none) and make sure the tune for what you have is safe and appropriate, or tune it so it is.
This is what I was trying to say. If this were my car that I would want running safely, this is the only path I would take.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:45 PM   #25
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U have to find out in details what modifications have been made to your car before you do anything. The intake is a cheap one, get rid of it.

As per Cobb technical support team, the air intake is useless until it is used with a tune and will increase slightly the power even if the car is not reaching 400hp+ as previously mentioned.

Goodluck.

Because of what u r facing, I always look to buy stock cars and will pay more for it than buying a modded one.
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