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Old 05-19-2003, 09:25 AM   #1
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Question intakes for 99RS

what's the best Short Ram Intake for a my99 RS? i know AEM makes one for 2000+ RS's, am i to assume it wouldn't work on my car? what other comparnies are good and make for my car?
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Old 05-19-2003, 09:39 AM   #2
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About the only 2 my99 intakes on the market anymore are the Weapon R and the Injen (billed as a 98, but you can work it on the 99). Your only other choice is buy a MAF adapter and some extra fasteners and convert your own...

Cobb conversion isn't too hard, but a bit expensive... I found it was worth the time, money and effort...
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Old 05-19-2003, 04:28 PM   #3
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My friend and I have weapon r's and we have no problem. Before the recall I blew 2 sensors but after the new one I havn't had one problem. I am burning about 4 quarts of oil every 1k miles and I took it to the dealer and they said it was because of the intake so I took it out and put the stock airbox back in and it's still burning tons of oil so I know it's definatly not the intake. It sounds so awsome and is verry easy to install. My friend got it maybe 3 months ago and paid like $180 shipped.
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Old 05-19-2003, 04:29 PM   #4
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Sorry afterthought. What every you do, don't get the dragon filter it's complete garbage. Get the hyper filter.
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Old 05-19-2003, 04:39 PM   #5
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why a short ram? anything ive read says that intakes that go into the fender are better for subarus. just wondering why you chose short ram
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Old 05-19-2003, 04:45 PM   #6
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For one since we have mass airflow sensors I'm pretty sure you can't get a cold air intake without customizing it. Plus I wouldn't trust it with water. Like I said I blew 2 already and I don't wanna blow another. Plus now that I have the stock airbox back on there is a huge difference without the intake on. It seems a lot slower. Also short rams are really loud and I love the way it sounds with an exhaust.
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CAI > Short ram...

Injen makes one for the MAF... as posted above... their filter is located fairly low... the cobb (which has to be modified) draws air from the top of the fender... you got to be doing some insane crap to get water in there...
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Old 05-19-2003, 06:41 PM   #8
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My friend and I have weapon r's and we have no problem
Have you checked to make sure your not running lean on the MY99? MY98's are OK but when I had a similar style on mine I was running REALLY lean past 5.4K, Much happier with the Cobb.
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Old 05-19-2003, 06:42 PM   #9
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CAI > Short ram...

Injen makes one for the MAF... as posted above... their filter is located fairly low... the cobb (which has to be modified) draws air from the top of the fender... you got to be doing some insane crap to get water in there...
doing insane crap is my middle name, i dont get water in my cobb. havent had it in in the winter months though, ill let you know how it works next winter
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Old 05-20-2003, 09:13 AM   #10
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doing insane crap is my middle name, i dont get water in my cobb. havent had it in in the winter months though, ill let you know how it works next winter
i'm not worried... we don't get winter...
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Old 05-20-2003, 12:10 PM   #11
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I aboslutely loved my Weapon-R (non-dragon). I fashioned a cold air duct from the fender opening and mounted it directly to the filter mouth... very easy and effective mod. Personally, I don't like the throttle response difference with the Cobb (on MY00+), it really was night and day.
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Old 05-20-2003, 05:29 PM   #12
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Have you checked to make sure your not running lean on the MY99? MY98's are OK but when I had a similar style on mine I was running REALLY lean past 5.4K, Much happier with the Cobb.

You ran lean? That's weird, we run rich. It's not insanely rich but you notice that you are. I didn't know it was possible that you could run lean from an intake.
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Old 05-20-2003, 09:16 PM   #13
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You ran lean? That's weird, we run rich. It's not insanely rich but you notice that you are. I didn't know it was possible that you could run lean from an intake.

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My old old notes from the RalliSpec intake show that the lean condition only occurs at 5500 rpm and up and only at WOT. Part throttle even to 6200 rpm showed rich readings.

You could run without a SAFC for a while, but it is not recommended, even though no knock was heard during the test runs. Besides you can get all the power using an SAFC.

Advantages?
Ganzflow - cheap, good power.
RalliSpec - more power than Ganzflow and louder too. No oil on the filter element req. Includes catchcan for crankcase.
Cobb - About the same power as RalliSpec different tone tho.

Disadvantages?
Ganzflow - keeps stock air box, lots of restriction, least power.
Rallispec - No longer in production.
Cobb - Oiled filter element. Recirculates oil vapor into intake. Possible to suck up fender water(?)
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Old 05-20-2003, 10:04 PM   #14
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If you would like a Short ram MAF intake I can get you one made by Performance, Development, and Manufacturing here in Denver (www.PDMturbos.com). Let me know if you're interested.

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Old 05-21-2003, 12:11 PM   #15
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a short ram with a MAF is what i'm looking for. give me more details and i'll check it out. has anyone tried the Injen short ram? and has anyone heard of TSI? i haven't, but apparent;y they make alot for our car.
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Old 05-21-2003, 03:31 PM   #16
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Ive got a custom one on my 99 with a MAF adaptor..works fine except I have a question. I recently replaced the spark plugs with a set of NGK stockers... and I noticed a SLIGHT ping whenever I start the car and during the first few hundred RPMs from a standstill accelaration (not when I nail it and the RPS go high) Like when you slowly accelarate from a stop light...VERY faint but nevertheless present.

You think the intake is throwing the fuel mixture off? it DID NOT before I changed the spark plugs (although I did hear a ping or two when i first started the car

Should I get a "colder plug"? I still havent done the recall, I have the stupid MAF, but I never bothered to replace it (my old one was fine) but its been months and I cant find it!




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Old 05-21-2003, 03:47 PM   #17
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hmm... I've only heard of the run lean condition at high rpms... 5500+

One would assume less air is present on a low takeoff and that you would actually be running rich, not lean...
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Should I get a "colder plug"? I still havent done the recall, I have the stupid MAF, but I never bothered to replace it (my old one was fine) but its been months and I cant find it!

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No, don't get a colder plug. Run higher octane (I'm assuming you are using 89 octane) gas. Keep going higher until ping isn't present during take-offs to see if this rids the car of the problem.
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Old 05-21-2003, 07:15 PM   #19
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Actually I run 93....

Can it be timing?..although it hasnt changed, I have a Pocket PC tool that gives me readouts on timing...what would be the correct values at different RPM during the timing? Since I can read it...I can check it..

High Rpms are fine..no pinging

(Not trying to hog the thread )

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Now unless its a piece of metal thats vibrating at that RPM and Im losing my mind (LOL) but I seriously doubt it cause it pings under load only, not free revs

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Actually I run 93....
I was hoping you wouldn't say this.

It seems it could be something serious. I've never heard of a case where timing went off so far as to make the car ping with 93 octane. While you are still driving it in this condition, colder plugs will be a plus. Good luck!
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Old 05-22-2003, 11:15 PM   #22
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does anyone know if injen or TSI make are good for the 99's?
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Old 05-23-2003, 04:03 PM   #23
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does anyone know if these will work on a 99 2.2? I've been looking for an intake forever. I need confermation..

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Old 05-24-2003, 09:19 AM   #25
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all intakes for a 2.5 will work on a 2.2 as well, just keep model years the same and you will be fine
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