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Old 09-02-2013, 12:19 PM   #51
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Nothing wrong with an Ebay catback as long as you are smart enough to solve slight fitment issues. Which lately, seems like a lot of people aren't.

Some things you pay full price for, and get the good product, others you can "cheap" out on and get the job done just the same. But thinking I paid full price for ANY of my parts is laughable, discounts ftw.
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:08 PM   #52
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Tunes on e85 thanks.
Did you mix the e85 with unicorn tears?
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:24 PM   #53
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I was thinking about getting a cobb sf just for the noise but then I saw a couple things searching around that it may possibly cause me to run "too" rich with the ots map I dont know how true that is Cobb is a great company and I trust them just decided that its not worth it for me. very little to no gains might not be so good for my car so I'm sticking with the stock air box
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:55 PM   #54
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Did you mix the e85 with unicorn tears?
If it helps you sleep at night. Internet warriors.... Are you tryina prove a point ?
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:03 PM   #55
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What makes something quality in your eyes? The price tag? There is A LOT more knowledge and information lurking in the built motor forum. Maybe you should check it out, ya might learn something for once.
Why do you assume I don't know anything? I have worked in the manufacturing industry for over 25 years, you think I don't know what constitutes quality?I would bet I did my first motor rebuild before you & all these trash-talkers were born. I often read the Built Motor forum, why do you need to "advise" me to do that?

You do realize all this crap started because I said I paid $700 for an exhaust. If you were talking to Bill Gates, would you call him stupid for paying 100 million for his house? He can afford it, he would laugh in your face.

Perhaps when you mature a bit, move out of the parent's basement and get a decent job, you can afford to get what you want. Until then, you just look silly for criticizing others who do just that.
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Old 09-02-2013, 03:52 PM   #56
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I was thinking about getting a cobb sf just for the noise but then I saw a couple things searching around that it may possibly cause me to run "too" rich with the ots map I dont know how true that is Cobb is a great company and I trust them just decided that its not worth it for me. very little to no gains might not be so good for my car so I'm sticking with the stock air box
If you want the noise do the silencer delete. It will get you where you want to be and its free!
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Old 09-02-2013, 04:13 PM   #57
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If you want the noise do the silencer delete. It will get you where you want to be and its free!
I'm pretty sure that's not a thing on 11+ WRX's.
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:43 PM   #58
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I'm pretty sure that's not a thing on 11+ WRX's.
08+ for that matter. No silencer to delete.
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:56 PM   #59
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My car had a silencer jug in the fender and its a 2011.
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:59 PM   #60
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My car had a silencer jug in the fender and its a 2011.

XT? The WRXs I have seen have a stubb coming off the bottom of the box that is sealed off, but that is it.
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:09 PM   #61
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08+ WRX = no silencer
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:08 PM   #62
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look,

Most of the stuff on flebay and a lot the "name brand" items you see on various distributors are just rebranded versions of the same product that come from the same few chicom factories churning the stuff out.

Some suppliers actually look through what they import from china and ensure proper fit, some don't.

MY time is worth a lot to me. I would rather pay a premium on a product knowing there will be no fit issues and everything will just bolt up.

If you are poor or a penny pincher whose time is not worth so much than have at it. Folks who have lots of time on their hands might find it worth their while to coerce a ill fitting chicom part.

Even though Uncle scotty obviously has lots of time on his hands( as evidenced by his post count) I would wager were he is, they don't let him play with hand tools, much less leave his padded cell
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:34 PM   #63
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RELEVANT INPUT: getting custom dyno tune and my tuner told me to switch back to stock box, and it's for one issue....HEAT. Cold air intake, yeah it draws it from the fender. But the metal pipe holds heat WAY better than the stock plastic. When I bought the CAI it made sense to me. Drawing in colder air=better. But if the pipe heats up more how much colder are my IATs anyway? And beyond that, we had to do 20-30 minutes between pulls on the dyno for the car to cool down and I figure I don't want to do one pull on the road then lose 20hp for the next one. That would suck. But I guess it depends on where you live. It's hot here in the summer so this is just MY PERSONAL experience. Heat was the biggest issue and the stock one handles it better.
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:38 AM   #64
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Agree with Eyedeas! Had SPT intake and made car run rich, metal intake was always hot...stay with stock box unless your going to make 400+ HP and get it tuned.
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:59 AM   #65
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Anyone have any experience with the tomei expreme ti? For a 2008+ hatch. Pros cons?
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:29 PM   #66
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My guess is that if youve thought about it, it will bother you having stock airbox until you buy an aftermarket one. Youll hear more intake noise which I kinda like, but be sure to mention it to your tuner next time around.
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:12 AM   #67
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I had the Cobb intake - sounds amazing, but I switched to the AEM CAI for some lower intake temps. Not quite as loud as the Cobb, but still sounds good. If you get a protune there will be some sort of gains with an intake, how much? Not sure. But it's something if that makes you feel any better that it's not a complete waste.

its not a waste. i got protuned today with an aem cai and gained 40 whp from baseline running the cobb stage 1+ aem map. 221.2 whp vs 261.1 whp. take it for what its worth but there are definitely gains when tuned properly.
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:36 AM   #68
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Wow/

What's the take on FMIC setup that dictate SRI?
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:29 AM   #69
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Wow/

What's the take on FMIC setup that dictate SRI?
Well you HAVE to run it so unfortunately you will deal with the heat of the engine but when boosting the FMIC cools the charge to where i would say the effects are negligible but this is only what I have read around in places but no personal experience
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my point was that when you mention an intake you get knee-jerk responses about how it's not worth the money, yet it is one of the most cost effective mods there is.
cost effective?

i disagree.

cost effective is buying some tools and doing research on how to get air into and out of the engine with as few restrictions as possible. there's a reason why porting stuff is done in every high performance internal combustion engine build ever.

you can get an electric die grinder, a set of carbide double burr bits, and some flap wheels for ~$100.
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Well you HAVE to run it so unfortunately you will deal with the heat of the engine but when boosting the FMIC cools the charge to where i would say the effects are negligible but this is only what I have read around in places but no personal experience
Again, the problem is not the actual IAT, it's the measured IAT. It doesn't matter if you have the best intercooler on the planet, unless you're running blow through or speed density with the IAT sensor relocated post-IC, you're GOING to have heat soak and power problems with a short ram.
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:30 AM   #72
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Again, the problem is not the actual IAT, it's the measured IAT. It doesn't matter if you have the best intercooler on the planet, unless you're running blow through or speed density with the IAT sensor relocated post-IC, you're GOING to have heat soak and power problems with a short ram.
Thank you for the clarification like I said most my info comes from scrolling these forums and found mixed info at best.
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:37 PM   #73
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cost effective?

i disagree.

cost effective is buying some tools and doing research on how to get air into and out of the engine with as few restrictions as possible. there's a reason why porting stuff is done in every high performance internal combustion engine build ever.

you can get an electric die grinder, a set of carbide double burr bits, and some flap wheels for ~$100.
Is your time free? If you are talking about doing TGV deletes, the gains will be small to negligible at VF power levels. If you are talking about porting exhaust manifolds, there are varying opinions on the effectiveness of that mod. Either of those will end up soaking up hours of time. No doubt there are a lot of skilled mechanics out there, but poorly done port matching can make things worse, especially head work. I will go out on a limb and guess that 95% of people reading these forums have no business trying to port their own cylinder heads.
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i will go out on a limb and guess that 95% of people reading these forums have no business modding a car the bank still owns.
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:56 PM   #75
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i will go out on a limb and guess that 95% of people reading these forums have no business modding a car the bank still owns.
Guilty as charged.
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